Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris CarbonLite™ CL Trigger Rods
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- 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 4.4 out of 5 by 218
Rated 4 out of 5 by JasonW99x Great Rod - Great Service
Like others have recently posted, I had an issue with mine where the tip broke during a hookset. Bass Pro carries a 1 year warranty on their rods, and luckily for me I was just a few days over 11 months into it. I took it back to their store (ordered online originally) and they were able to replace it with an identical new one. Great service.
I knocked off 1 star due to the tip breaking. I've got 3 other CarbonLite rods and have had them for almost 2 years without an issue. To me, these rods are great, can cast long distance and cast all day. They're wonderful paired with a Pro-Qualifier. You may see only negative reviews recently but don't let that sway you away from giving these a try.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BassfisherTN My favorite rod
I bought the 7'6" H last winter. I use it to flip bombshell turtles, chuck Alabama rigs, pitch jigs, and I even use it to cast frogs when I want to. Super lightweight and sensitive. I only had one break and that was because I committed a cardinal sin of fishing rods and reeled the lure all the way up to the tip and tried to get it unstuck from a rock, breaking the tip in the process. In my opinion, the best rod on the market for under $100
August 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by davidb104 Disappointed
I was excited when I bought the 6'9" MH. Liked the
handle and the extremely light weight. Very sensitive,
with ample power to set the hook. I've used Shimano
Compres and Crucials for years, and they're very
durable, but considerably heavier. Not impressed
with the new models. I really thought the Carbonlight
was the answer for me, 'til this AM. Had a 2 1/2 lb
bass on a TX rig Mag II, and the rod just snapped
when I lifted it aboard. Plan to replace it--one more
June 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by rbski111 Breaks Too Easily
Bought this rod based on good reviews. Rod broke after the third guide from the handle. I can't believe this rod broke just on a hook set on a fish hitting a topwater frog. Ridiculous. I;ve NEVER had a rod break on a simple hookset and I've owned many rods. Only the second time I've used it since purchase. Good thing I have the receipt. Returning and getting something else. What happens if the next one snaps after only 1 year of use??
June 15, 2014
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