Bass Pro Shops Graphite Series Spinning Rod
2 Broken Rods
I bought the combo of this Graphite Series spinning rod with a Pfleuger reel 2 years ago, medium action. On the positive side, I like the feel, but I think most of that credit goes to the smooth reel. The rod broke a month after I bought it. Bass Pro replaced it (after I drove the 90 mile round-trip back to the store). Today, the rod broke again when setting the hook on a 4.5# bass on a topwater. It's not worth the drive to replace it again. I will go buy something else.
July 26, 2014
Good Quality Basic Rod for the Cost
I have 4 of these, 6ft MH Fast Action. I use these for Bass fishing and whatever decides to hit my lines that day. Never had any issues with tips or guides breaking or falling out, I've had 3 of these since 2008 and 1 brand new this Spring. I use all kinds of lures from small lightweight jigs to heavy crankbaits and line weights from 6 to 12 pounds. These are a little heavy compared to the more expensive rods out there but the sensitivity and flex is just fine. For $40 these can't be beat. I don't beat up my rods or equipment so I can't comment on what I call "reckless durability" and being able to standup to abuse and being tossed around. As far as fishing performance, these work fine. These go on sale for $30 every so often so keep an eye out.
July 22, 2014
Great all round rod
I bought two of these for my grandchildren ages 8 and 11. They beat the heck out of them for two weeks during a fishing trip. They still performed great!
July 21, 2014
Made the mistake of getting the 5'6" Light action. Within a few trips the guides for the eyelets fall out. My dad bought the same rod, same problem. Take your money somewhere else, these are low quality rods that fall apart quickly.
June 25, 2014