Bass Pro Shops Graphite Series Trigger Rod
Good rod, but not indestructible
We own 4 or 5 of these, but will not buy any more. The rod performs well and is a great value, about that, there is no doubt. However, after 1 year of use, 2 of the rods broke. A Medium action broke on a minimal, slight accident that should not have busted the rod. The other was on a Medium Heavy that busted on a hook set at Lake Fork. Grrrr!
July 22, 2014
Can't Beat the Price
Let me start by saying that for the price, this rod is great. I have definitely paid more for worse rods. That being said, I have also paid more for better rods. I use this primarily as a back up and the handful of times that I have used it I have enjoyed it. The construction is sound, it's fairly sensitive, and I can catch fish on it, which in the end is the whole point. I personally prefer the bionic blade and would suggest buying it if you have the extra cash. However, this is a good rod which will save you a few bucks to spend on extra tackle.
May 26, 2014
These are telescoping rods. But only the first 1 1/2 foot section between the reel seat and first rod eye slide into each other. And the length goes from 7 1/2 foot to 6 foot when inserted. They are tough and durable rods. I had them before for many years when chartering and loved them, especially when storing them below in a cabin style boat. Those rods went with the sale of that boat. But I thought ahead and know the storage space in the floor of the new boat I'm getting will be less of a hassle if storing shorter rods. These newer ones are the BP Graphite Series IM-6 Heavy Fast Action. GPS76HT-T 7'6". I wanted the stiffer action for pulling in-line planer boards. These are light, sensitive but strong rods that you could hold all day for a one man trolling missions or cast if you wanted to. They have real cork handles and come with tremendously strong and long reel seat worm gears, that accepts any style reel and tightens them to the rod like a vise. I've seen and had to many others that slipped or jumped a thread when really cranking them down. These do not. The rods themselves are priced great price and are finish rapped beautifully.
April 14, 2014
If the spec would have specified that the rod was telescopics i would of pass and get another one. BPS should know better that detail is important !! Very disapointed at BPS!
March 6, 2014