Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 205
Rated 5 out of 5 by rockchalk06 Heaven in a 7 foot rod
I spent the better part of 3 months researching, testing and trying to decide on a new rod. I had some criteria like split EVA grip, Micro Guides, super light weight, 100% exposed reel seat, plenty of backbone, hook keeper on top of he rod and the rod had to look nice as well. I was eventually going to replace every rod I have with one brand and style. Not only was the Veritas series of rods very highly praised, it fit every one of my criteria for a new rod. I have never been more pleased with a rod than I have with this rod.
I purchased the 7 foot medium Micro Guide rod. I fish top water, especially popr's, about 60% of my time. I wanted a dedicated top water rod with a fast tip and a medium action. I needed a rod to load the small top water baits. I am shore bound, so I any amount of distance I can get is key to landing fish. With the extremely small Popr style baits, this rod is amazing. It loads up perfect. Distance is amazing as well. I am using 30 pound braid on a Revo S reel, paired with this rod. The combo is amazing.
The 7 foot medium rod weights in at 4.2 ounces. One of the lightest rods I have ever held. Rod has 10 guides including the tip. All the guides are titanium for weight savings and the inserts are coated so you can use any type of line with it. The Texas rig hook keeper is very strong. This was my first rod with a Texas rig style hook keeper. Its very nice not to have to pull the hook out of plastics to secure them.
I had also been using this rod for 3 and 4 inch swim baits, rigged with 1/4 ounce hooks, large jitter bugs and 7.5 to 10 inch weightless worms. All loaded very well and gave me no issues. The rod is rated to can handle 1/4-5/8 ounce baits. I went further and tried a 1/2 jig. It was way to much for this rod.
I absolutely fell in love with this rod. I was so satisfied that I have no replaced all my of casting rods with Veritas rods. Give this rod a shot, you wont be disappointed.
September 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 Snapped on the first fish caught
The very first fish that I caught with my new Veritas Micro Guide Rod, it snapped about 8 inches from the top on a 14 1/2 inch bass. I don't even use the "cross their eyes" hookset. I use the sweep and reel set. Fortunately I was using braid and was able to land the fish. This rod had not been stepped on, banged against other rods, or otherwise poorly handled. Now let's see how good Abu Garcia's customer service is.
September 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie Veritos is great
I have had mine since May and I have pulled in many fish with it without the first problem. The sensitivity is unreal. I've caught my biggest and slung it in the boat with no problem. It was a tiny almost three pounder but it was big to me lol. I love the rod u can't go wrong for the money.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Redfish and speckled trout tamer....
Tested my VRS66-6(MH) for the first time last week on large redfish and speckled trout. The rod's backbone, action and sensitivity are perfect for this, my favorite type of fishing. The only problem I had was with a couple of the those single-foot guides. On my 3rd cast with the new rod, the first reduction guide past the butt-guide sheared off. On the next day of fishing, the second reduction guide sheared off. Both breaks appear to be brittle fractures. My guess is that impact of the double uni-knot connection between my braid line and fluorocarbon leader against the guides caused the breakages. Otherwise, it was a great fishing trip since the rod was still usable while missing 2 guides...it still allowed me to stop a couple of large redfish when they tried to run under the boat!
August 21, 2012