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Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris CarbonLite CL Trigger Rod

   

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6'6"

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

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Model:
CL66MTF
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7'

Medium

Action:
Moderate

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70MTM
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7'

Medium Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
2

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A

Model:
CL70MHTF-2
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You're going to hear a lot about CarbonLite as it far exceeds current technology in rod design. Performance-wise, the Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris CarbonLite™ CL Trigger Rod is all about revolutionary materials--a total re-thinking of what goes into making the strongest, lightest, most incredibly sensitive rod ever devised. A CarbonLite rod is a thing of beauty, built on an ultra-rich carbon-fiber blank that compares favorably to 85 million modulus (IM9) graphite. Sleek, smooth carbon fiber transmits vibrations instantly and weighs much less than standard materials, yet has hookset power to spare. The guides are special: feather-light, stealth-black, Pacific Bay DLC stainless steel frames with titanium-carbide inserts and a PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating to make them extra-slick and damage-resistant. Split handles with P-Tec poly-foam grips (and virtually no foregrip) keep weight low and blank contact high; our two-piece Soft Touch reel seat is light, comfortable, and bridgeless, exposing significantly more blank area to direct hand contact. All in all, you'll love the feel and handling of this revolutionary rod, guaranteed. And with every model available for far less than high-end rods--you'll love the price too!

  • 85 million modulus carbon fiber blank
  • Pac Bay DLC stainless steel framed guides
  • Almost weightless space-age P-Tec polyfoam grips
  • Two-piece Soft Touch reel seat with maximum blank exposure
Bass Pro Shops® CarbonLite™ Trigger Rods 4.5 5 165 165
Most Comfortable This stick is extremely light and provides comfort in casting allowing for a new positive confidence to be built. I read some stories about being able to cast all day without fatigue...this is it ! One issue however, is the hook keeper located on the right side of the rod just above the handle. It takes some skill to get a cast around that obsticle. I read in one of the reports that a fellow rod owner removed it, I do believe that's where I'm heading. I would like to suggest I be allowed to test some of this equipment prior to releasing it. I can provide great feedback and that hook keeper would not have been an issue. August 27, 2012
best bang for the buck First time spending this kind of money on a rod... i was a little iffy... after much time in thought about what to do,i talked with bass pro rep and well if i didnt like i could return it so i figured, hey why not.. Im gald i did, i have fished with ugly sticks for the last 20 years and well after feeling the weight differance!!!! night and day!!! I now own 4 of them and im proud to say.. August 20, 2012
Best Purchase Ever! Iv had this rod in a Med Heavy 7' for about 3 or 4 months now and it has proven fantastic, it has great durability and control while it has enough power to get a good hook set on fish, I fish very heavy cover and this rod gets the job done on hook sets and getting the fish out of cover, this rod complements almost all reels perfectly i have 2 of them, 1 for my curado and one for my pro qualifier! August 19, 2012
Greatest Rods Ever Made!! I have been using Carbonlite rods both the Micro Guide and the Regular ones and these are by far the best rods I have ever used in my life!!! I now own 6 of them and will never own any other rod!! The sensitivity is unmatched, and they are powerful rods!! You can Boat Flip any bass and pull any fish out of the heaviest cover with ease!! No need to spend $600 on a rod that will not out perform these Carbonlite rods from Bass Pro Shops. I own Medium to Heavy and all are fantastic rods!! Do yourself a favor and pick you up some of these rods!! You will not be disappointed!! August 15, 2012
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Or what other purpose can this rod be used for along with cranking? Flipping?
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A crankbait rod is not what I would use this rod for! Jigs, Flipping,spinnerbait
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size bait you use! I would use a rod with a mod action for crankbaits!
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CTF58 I use that same rod for flipping, frogging, and cranking, ya I have 3 of them....Love each one of them with any of those three presentations listed above....For the A-Rig I use the 7'6" Heavy Rod from Carbonlite which works amazing with the A-Rig Setup!! Hope this helps you out!!
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Plan on spooling with 30-40# braid w/ leader of course and 3/4-1.75oz baits. Looking at the 7'6 MH F (or possibly XF if going with cranking stick) the ratings are about the same for the carbonlite and crankin stick. I'm worried the carbonlite might be too stiff with those treble hooks and my braid. With the cranking stick I'm worried I might not have enough hooksetting power to drive in the treble and push the bait up the line. I'm kind of leaning towards the crankin stick b/c I could use it for deep diving cranks too....and the price.
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If your worried that the Carmonlite MH is to stiff you could always go down to a medium action. I switched all my rods to Carbonlites.
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The carbonlites are more flexable than there ratings. I recently purchased a 7'6 heavy carbonlite but consider it closer to a med/heavy. There still a beautiful lightweight and wellmade rod but ratings are off
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I just purchased the 7' med with the fast tip and I love it. I have it paired with the pro qualifier reel and will be using it for salt and fresh fishing. I have only used it for salt and fished a cork with live shrimp and a double rig fishing bottom. It was very accurate when casting and very sensitive to bottom features and fish bites.
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If I could only choose 1 it would be the MH. You can still launch a crankbait with it and I want to make sure I have some backbone in the rod for when I need to pull that lunker out of the grass.
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7ft mh I think would be better for all around
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Medium unless you are in super thick weeds and grass. I use my medium with 20 braid and its a work horse in everything. soft plastic crank baits spinners. its all good.
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Medium Heavy will cover more applications and allow you to use a wider range of bait sizes
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Yes...I have a heavy one and it acts like a strong medium heavy comparing to other brands. It is soooo light you can't believe it's an heavy rod.
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Carbonlite or Veritas?

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I have been putting a lot of effort into finding out details and reading reviews about both the Carbonlite and the Abu Garcia Veritas Casting rod. For the same amount of money, I wanted some input in how each of them performed. I have read about a lot of problems with rob breakage and line tearing from this rod, so right now, the Veritas looks like the better rod. Any input?
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I have used the Carbonlites for almost two years now and I have gone away from Abu Garcia rods and now have 6 Carbonlite rods and have never had any issues or problems with any line breaking or pole breaking....Maybe their line breaks due to weak spots and not checking it.....I love these rods and I recommend them with all my heart.....Crazy Good Rods!!! You will not be disappointed at all...
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I think the Carbonlite has better sensitivity and feels lighter. I bought 2 carbonlites 2 years ago, bought another 3 last year, and another one this year. Ii keep buying them because they feel great and I have not had any problems with them.
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I've had both and the carbonlite is way better , I love Abu Garcia reels that's all I fish but I don't like Veritas rod very much.
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The line breaking, tearing & shredding problem is with cabonlite MICRO GUIDES ONLY. Regular guide rods are excellent DO NOT PURCHASE THE MICRO GUIDE ROD. This rod has better sensitivity than Veritas
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I've had both a Carbonlite and Veritas break on me. If limited to these choices I'd go with the Carbonlite since you can take it back to Bass Pro and they will replace it on the spot.
You might want to consider Falcon rods as you can buy the BuCoo series for about the same money. I've never had a Falcon Rod break. Plus Falcon Rods are made in America !!!!!
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The Carbonlite is great, I have both the Carbonlite and the Veritas, (7' ML) the Veritas has micro guides which tend to foul up with the braided line I use.
The soft braided will flip over the guides and not pull off like it does on the Carbonlite.
The Veritas has a nicer reel seat
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Football Jigs?

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How is the 7 foot medium heavy rod for football jigging? If so any football jig you would recommend with it?
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TarponMaster......I use the 7'6" MH for Flipping Jigs and love the feel of it....I have not used the 7' but my mom uses the 7' when she flips Jigs and love the feel of it...I think its the best rod on the market and you will not be disappointed with your purchase!! I only use Strike King Football Jigs and use weights anywhere from 1/2oz up to 1oz and the rod handles those weights with ease!!!
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I love my 7' MHfor football jigs. As for a type jig there are a lot of good ones out there. Just make sure to match the jig with a good trailer.
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It works great for football jigs. Most of the time I use Strike King 3/8 and have used 1/2oz . If I was using mainly 1/2 or bigger I would go 7ft heavy.
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Excellent rod for jigs up to 1 ounce
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If you are going to use MH for football jigs, you might want to make sure the hook wire is not too heavy. Some football jigs have big, heavy hooks and these will cause you problems getting proper hook sets with a Med Heavy. Most football jig rods are heavy action with a fast tip. Lots of good footballs out there; Jewel, Strike King, Booyah.... just pick some and enjoy
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Deep/Large Crank bait rod?

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How is the 7 foot medium heavy rod for deep/large crankbait fishing?
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If you are going to be slinging big, deep diving crankbaits, get a rod as long as you can possibly stand, at least 7'6" and go with Medium Heavy. The longer rod will allow for farther casts, which will get your crankbait deeper and give you more hook setting power because you will move more line with a longer rod. The Med Heavy action will not wear you out as quickly either.
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Not the best choice for large / deep cranking lures. A longer "moderate" rod with some give to it would be a much better choice.
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Works great for it. If you can handle a longer rod I would go that route. But, the main thing is to put something in your hands that you can flip accurately and quietly. The rod doesn't matter if you can't hit the spot or if your making a big splash on entry.
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If your baits are less than 1/2 ounce and the cover is not particulaly thick, you should be OK. Will make a good worm rod, dragging around the bottom and over structure.
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The 7' MH is my main worm / jig rod, works great. Will also work for flippin' but the 7' 6" heavy is a much better choice for flippin'.
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What lures do you use with the 7 foot med. heavy rod?
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I typically fish lakes that are 2 - 5 feet deep. I mostly use this rod with plastics, however I'm comfortable throwing crank baits as well. I seldom throw jigs, so I don't know about them.
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texas rigging and jigs.
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Big worms with 1/4 oz. tungsten, 1/2 oz. rattle traps, spinnerbaits, frogs with braid, pretty much anything close to 1/2 oz total weight.
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7' MH is a perfect all purpose rod for just about anything. If you only buy one or 2 rods i would recommend 7' MH. I throw spinnerbaits and spooks with mine.
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Carolina Rig, draggingTexas Rigged plastics, spinnerbaits.... This is a very versatile length and action. If you are using something with a larger hook, this rod will probably perform pretty well for you. I have several 7' Medium Heavy rods myself.
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Just wanted to know how long these rods last? I fish tournaments and with money on the line I need rods I can count on..I use mainly pt energy rods and have have no problems, some Ive had for years. Can these rods hold up?
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I have used them for 3 years and I fish about 2-3 times per week. I haven't had any problems with the rods.
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I've had 5 of the MH Extreme cork handle rods for 3 years (the new version of the Extreme has the hard black foam). Fish them hard 2 -3 times per week. The only problem I've ever had is that one of the guide inserts popped out of one eyelet one time, super glued it back in and went back to fishing. Great rod for the money. With fluorocarbon and tungsten is extremely sensitive.
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I'm on my second season with mine and just purchased another at my last trip to BPS. The rods are very durable, extremely sensitive and LIGHT. There are a few rods as light or lighter but only one being in the same price range, those being the "orange" ones. After all the horror story reviews about snapping on hooksets, I'd say the Carbon lights are the way to go
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Had one of these myself and it broke about 8" from the tip. I use Quantum equipment myself; I believe I would stick with Quantum if I were you. I know I will be
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They come in one piece
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