Sale Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris CarbonLite™ Trigger Rods

   

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6'6"

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL66MTF

6'6"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL66MHTF

6'9"

Med Hvy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL69MHTXF

7'

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70MTF

7'

Medium

Action:
Moderate

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70MTM

7'

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70MHTF

7'

Heavy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
12-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1-1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70HTXF

7'6"

Heavy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
12-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
CL76HTXF

7'6"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1-1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
CL76MHTF

6'6"

Med Lt

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
6-14 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/16 - 1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL66MLTF

6'6"

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

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

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL66MTF-2

7'

Medium Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CL70MHTF-2
  • 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
You're going to hear a lot about CarbonLite as it far exceeds current technology in rod design. Performance-wise, it's 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!
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 212 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thanks BPS! So bought this rod(med-hevy) and broke it within first 20 cast so took it back just had a bad one when returning rod no hassle great customer service so tried a second and it works flawlessly very light holds up when hooking big fish I just love picking this up and casting line flows good on it thanks BPS! April 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not a bad rod, wouldnt buy another though I finally got to pair this rod to a reel and use it for some spinnerbait fishing. It had a nice feedback and feel, and good backbone on a hookset w/o being too heavy. The one thing i did not like that caused me issues is the hook holder was mounted on the right side in front of the reel, causing the line to hang up on it after casting too many times. I will probably remove it and rewind it on the bottom of the rod where it belongs. The tiny micro guides didnt seem to help or hurt in casting, but are a bit of a chore to string line thru. April 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great rod Light & sensitive , but you need better guides. I have 5 carbonlite ,I just replaced 2 with Fugi alconite guides, what a difference now ,I have 3 more to go,$25.00 guides,$70.00 labor?,so my suggestion to all buy signature series u avoid all this, you can feel your line going through cheap guides,the guides do not have no ceramic on them ,Fugi it just smooth flow for accurate pitching , flipping March 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great rod - poor grip I recently purchased the 6'9" MH version of this rod with standard guides along with the Johnny Morris Carbon Lite baitcasting reel. Fished with it for the first time today. Love the sensitivity and backbone of the rod. I used it as my worm rod. On one hook set, the rod slipped completely out of my hand and (fortunately) landed in the boat. In 35+ years of bass fishing, I have never had that happen before. The cause was due to the fact that the foam material on the grip gets quite slippery when wet. I dried off the handle and my hands, and in just a few more normal casts the basic moister from casting made the grip slippery again. I am considering trading it in for an XPS Extreme which uses a cork handle. March 20, 2014
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all around rod?

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I know its not ideal but I usually throw wacky rig senkos, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, sometime a 1/2oz rattletrap or a small crankbait. I like the 6ft6 size. Should I go with medium or mh?
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I'd probably go with a 7' Medium or medium heavy myself. a 6'6" seems short for me for casting lighter stuff. I usually use shorter rod for 3/4 oz or bigger football / jig n pig style, as those will throw easily with a shorter rod.
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Go medium... its a one piece rod but super strong.. I throw a lot of different bates myself..
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I like to use mh as my all around it can throw lighter stuff when needed but has the backbone for heavier baits
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no. not heavy enough. Did land a 10 lb walleye with one, no challenge at all.
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I wouldn't do it. This is a rod designed for Bass fishing in fresh water. Sharks are pretty much the opposite.
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Depending on the size of shark you are going after. The 7" heavy rod is rated for 30 pound line, but with proper technique and line, I bet you could land a 60-70 pound shark. I would refer to the BPS Salwater catalog though and check out some of their inshore and offshore rod offerings.
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no, i had the tip snap off.
This rod is somewhat fragile
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7' MH or 7' H would work best for this particular rod series.
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can pull through some heavy stuff,
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Absolutely. It was designed for this type of fishing.
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That would be a very good choice, but I would go with the 7'6" model to get that extra leverage. You will love how light weight the rod is.
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I use this rod when fishing any heavy cover...like Lily Pads or Heavy matted grass this rod especially the Heavy action will get a fish out of there fast!!! I have 4 of these rods and will never use anything else...I use the 7'6" H for all my flipping into heavy cover!!
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I would look at the Castaway grass rake - you cannot beat it...
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The Carbonlite rods are by far the most sensitive rods that I have ever handled, plus the light weight makes it a pleasure to use in all day flipping and pitching.
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Or what other purpose can this rod be used for along with cranking? Flipping?
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Pitching&swimjigs
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yes it can do anything,not great,but it can do
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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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with the MH rod the tip of rod feels light enough to cast a mile, yet base strong enough for heavy lifting.
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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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I would use 7'6" to increase cast distance.
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perfect,12 pound sunline florocarbon
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Good. You want a little softer action though, so maybe medium action. Good sensitivity, good strength, distributes the weight of the crank perfectly.
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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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yes,30 pound suffix braid,4 o trokar hook
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This rod is amazing and you can be confident it has great feel when working worms, or jigs. Super light but very strong, it sends the information from the fishing line perfectly.
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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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