The anatomy of a fishing rod is more or less the same despite the wide variety of styles and designs that are on the market. The main parts are the rod blank, line guides, reel seat, and the rod handle. The reel seat is how the reel is attached to the rod and is either made for a baitcasting reel (above the rod) or a spinning reel (below the rod). The line guides are the rings attached to the blank and generally speaking, the more line guides on the rod the better. The rod handle can vary in grip design and length depending on the application. Common materials used are plastic, foam, or cork. The blank is essentially what the rod is. The rest of the parts are designed to complement the design and purpose of the blank.