Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris CarbonLite CL Series Spinning Rod
Broken tip, just like the other reviews.
I have this rod in both the casting and spinning versions (purchased both right around December). I loved both of them, until this week. The spinning rod, which has seen all of 10 casts, broke just below the second eye while setting a hook on a smallmouth. The worst of it was that I was in the northwoods on a fishing trip with the boys and only had 1 other rod to fish with for the rest of my trip. Needless to say, I was not happy at all and will be returning it for another brand. Look at the reviews....this broken tip is a very common problem that I wish I knew about before buying. Going to BPS tonight to see what they'll do about it. Too bad, it was a very sensitive rod with potential.
June 19, 2013
This is a FANtastic rod!!! I purchased the 6'9" med lite rod while on sale last month. I have used this rod for the past 4 weekends, 5 full fishing days. I am impressed!!! I paired it with the Abu Garcia Soron 20 STX. Using 8# Fireline Crystal. It exceeded my expectations. It seems like this rod exccels using braided line. While fishing for Bass using a jigged soft Crawbait I hooked a 7.5# catfish. I was the envy of my frens. This past weekend I went camping with my neices nd my nephews. One of my neice (7 years old) did not want to use her kiddie rod, she wanted to use my Impressive setup. She no longer wanted to baitfish. I was using 4# Berkley Vanish, using spinners nd spoons. I was suprised at how easily she used the rod! She hooked 2 fish with the 1st two cast. I was impressed!!! Thanks BPS!!!
July 18, 2011
Amazing rod!! Wow! I bought the Lightning Rod Shock and thought that was good, until I picked up this rod. Needless to say, returned the Shock, and YES, got the sale price on the 6'6" M spinning CarbonLite.
Mini review: took it out today and threw panfish assasins on jigheads from 1/32 to 1/8 oz. 1/16 oz Shakey head worms. Casts extremely well - paired with a Shimano Spirex 2500 FG, 10lb braid, Yo-Zuri Hybrid 6lb leader, "large" black fas snap (super small, but allows for quick lure changes).
Braid does not scream through the guides like other rods. Was pleased at that.
Felt little hits unlike any other rod I own. Am extremely pleased.
I did compare this rod (in-store) to the 6'6" Vendetta which was very tip-heavy, CarbonLite is very tip-light. Mojo's were similar to Vendetta's.
So far VERY impressed with this rod - only wish I had more money for a casting rod at the sale price.
January 19, 2010
Just buy one!!!
I love kayak fishing, I mainly fish in my skeeter though. I love to drop shot!!! I fish for smallies up in New England. I bought the 6'6" med heavy version for the big smallies up here, it has a great tip, super sensitive, lightweight and has great backbone, I have a Shimano sahara 2500 on it now with 10lb Seagur AbrazX. It works great! I have nothing bad to say about this rod!!!
December 21, 2014