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Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris CarbonLite Micro Guide Trigger Rod

   

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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:
CLM66MTF

6'6"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-20 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
CLM66MHTF

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:
CLM69MHTXF

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:
CLM76MHTF

7'6"

Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
12-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
CLM76HTXF

When the fish have lockjaw and you really have to work for every bite, the Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris CarbonLite™ Micro Guide Trigger Rod is your rod. We took our popular CarbonLite Original Trigger Rod and shot its sensitivity right through the roof! We've replaced the original guideset with extreme-high tech Pac Bay micro guides--11 perfectly-calibrated, stainless steel guides plus tiptop, all with hard Hialoy inserts. These tiny guides precisely focus the flow of your line, eliminating slap and greatly increasing vibration transmission. And with all possible excess weight trimmed away, you get an almost superhuman sense of feel. So if that fish so much as breathes on your bait ... Give it a try!

  • Ultra-rich carbon fiber blank
  • Extreme-high tech Pac Bay micro guides
  • Split handles
  • Advanced P-Tec polyfoam grips
  • Super-light two-piece Soft Touch reel seat is bridgeless   
Bass Pro Shops® CarbonLite™ Micro Guide Trigger Rods 4.2 5 75 75
Best Choice For Casting Rod! This rod is great! i bought my first bait casting reel in February of 2012 and i had to buy a rod for it. so i bought an ugly stik. it was a good rod but it got heavy after a while. so i went to bass pro and bought the carbonlite with micro guides. I like this rod more than my St. Criox Triumph! When i first picked it up off the shelf it didn't feel like i was holding anything. It's extremely light but very strong. After hours of fishing my wrist didn't hurt like it did with the ugly stik. it has a good action. It's a well built rod. i was skeptical about spending 120 dollars but it was well worth the money! When i get out of school and get a job i will be buying more! September 8, 2012
great! so light u dont know its in your hand, great backbone for setting hook also. Will be buying more. August 14, 2012
Pretty disapointed Ive basically bought every baitcast rod at bass pro between 80-120$. Got this because ive never had micro guides. also got the 7'6"mh because of the longer handle. got some small bass and one channel cat the first day next trip out i set the hook on a small cat and the blank broke right behind the trigger under the hand grip. still got the fish but i had the rod for three days and it broke now i gotta drive back to basspro thankfully i got a warenty. basically i think its to light and fragile feeling. July 21, 2012
Amazing!!! I bought this for my husband for fathers day. It was a rod & reel Combo priced @ $199.95. Worth every penny! He loves it! Its very light. I am the best wife ever :) a must have! July 14, 2012
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I DONT OWN A VERITAS MICRO GUIDE BUT I DID OWN A REGULAR VERITAS ROD AND IT BROKE IN 2 PLACES
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carbonlite for sensitivity and balance but neither for durability. My carbonlite snapped in the middle of a cast after one month and a friend had the exact same thing happen with his veritas. have you thought about a skeet reese honeycomb micro rod. Similar price and I have no complaints about mine yet.(had it for like three months)
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I've settled on Bass Pro Carbonlites Micro and Regular guides and Abu Garcia Vendettas for my baitcasting rods. I don't see the value in the Veritas. The Carbonlite Micro is crazy light and very sensitive. Plus Bass Pro is loyal to their customers. They replace one of mine for free after a year due to one of the eyelet guides falling out.
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I have both and its hard to choose between the 2. They are both excellent
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My wife and I got this rod and the johnny morris II series rod. I know the JM is made of 85 million modulous graphite and this one is carbon fiber and I have heard carbon is better. Any opinions?
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In my opinion, the Carbonlite is WAY better. I returned my JM II because it was so dang heavy in feel compared to the carbonlite. My only recommendation to you is to NOT get the micro guide Carbonlite rods if you plan on using braid. They are very flimsy (guides). If you use fluorocarbon, they are dream rods!
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I have (2) Kvd cranking rods & (2) kvd casting rods, and they are amazing, I almost got the JM rod and then I read about breaking on hook sets, so I got a few of these & couldn't be happier. I fish for stripers & have been catching 15-25lbs on a 7'10,6'6" quantum Kvd signature series cranking rods and the show no signs of snapping, they have micro guides also and they are strong. I have them paired with quantum smoke reels and it weighs as much as a rod alone. U can cast it 8hrs and not be tired at all.
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how well does this rod handle braided line?
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It works just fine actualy that is all I fish with 90 percent of the time
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It is AWFUL with braid. I do not trust this rod's micro guides with braid after losing a fish of a lifetime. I was flipping a 1/2 oz texas rigged creature bait on the 7'6 Heavy micro guide rod. Long story short, I set the hook, it was a done deal, almost at the boat and the 10+ pound bass broke off as I hear a loud SNAP! I thought it was the rod, but it was actually the micro guide cutting my braid and causing me to lose a dream fish. I returned most of my carbonlites but kept 2 for lighter fluorocarbon finesse fishing- that's all I trust the micros for now. So upset because other than the micro guides, this is the best rod I ever felt.
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YES IT IS A GOOD ROD FOR CRANKIN
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BPS Crankin' Stick is specifically for cranking and it's a lot cheaper- around $75 bucks. I suppose you could use the Medium Action Carbonlite for crankin' if you wanted, but I'd trust the crankin' stick over it.
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I have 2 - 7' MH carbon light micro rods. I use them for pitchin' and crankin'. I used to use the RicK Clunn 7' crankin' rods for crank baits but they're not available anymore. The carbon lights have good back bone but still have good flex at the last 2 feet which is good for pitchin' and crankin'. I actually like the carbon light better because it is lighter, more sensitive and casts better with the micro quides.
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Duckett is about twice as much but a better rod allaroud.
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I have several BPS Crankin Sticks and really like them, for the money.
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I have a couple CarbonLites and like them a lot. But I know the Bionic Blade is an excellent rod. Is the weight savings on the CL worth it versus the BB?
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Carbonlite all the way
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There is no way any compairison between Carbonlight Micro and the Bionic Blade. The carbonlight is a much better rod. It has the backbone that people look for in a quality rod very light, great micro guides you can where ever you like and get it there with little effort. Its so much more comfortable you can fish all day and not wear yourself out. Trust me get yourself one and you'll agree.
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I own both and would consider the Bionic Blade a good rod but not excellent. I would consider the carbon lite mirco and excellent rod and is quickly becoming my favorite for flipping heavy cover.
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Yes, especially when you're out fishing all day and hardly notice the weight of the rod.
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Simple answer. YES! I can't believe you are asking this question and you own the rods!
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I would go with a Bionic Blade for flipping and pitching with a 7' or 7'6" rod. When you need power, the Bionic Blade is the way to go between the two. A BPS 7'10" Extreme rod is sweet for flipping, pitching, and frog fishing. I always go with a 1 piece rods too.
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I am stuck between these two. Looking at 7' Medium Heavy, Moderate Fast rod for an overall SB rod. Both great sticks. One is obviously 30$ cheaper. CL Micro is a little under .400lbs while the TS is ~ .525lbs so this is really not too significant for me. It boils down to the lure weight rating. The CL rates up to 1oz lures. The TS is able to handle 1.5oz. I will be mostly throwing 3/8th and 3/4oz SBs but I will be using 1oz+ here and there so it is imperative this rod can toss that weight and toss it far.

So which do you guys think is the better choice? I am sure going over 1/4 or 1/2 ounce over the lure weight rating probably won't do harm to the rod as long as I am careful but I feel that that rule of thumb is directed toward "softer" rods, unlike the CarbonLite. So I am bit uneasy saying the stiff CL won't snap while using a heavier lure b/c I feel it might not handle overloading the lure weight rating. Anybody have used or think heavier SBs on either one of these rods will work?
Which rod is your recommendation?

Other rods in the similar price range and features are accepted and appreciated.

Thanks a bunch, guys.
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If you're launching 3/4 oz spinnerbaits, I would advise against the 7' MH Carbonlite and look at a 7' H. However, if you throw a lot of 3/8 and 1/2 oz spinnerbaits, then the 7' MH Carbonlite is absolutely the ticket. I wouldn't trust the MH for 3/4 or 1 oz casting applications- it would be under powered and you would work too hard. It would be like throwing a DD crankbait on a short medium rod.
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I own two of the medium-heavy CL MicroGuide rods, but only use them for worm and jig fishing due to their high sensitivity. Using 1/2 oz jigs and weights loads the rods pretty heavily, even though they are rated up to 1 oz, so I would be hesitant to throw very heavy SBs on them. Also, a SB is more of a reaction-type bait so I think that you can forego some of the sensitivity. If you are going to be fishing open water (offshore structure) then a moderately fast model is fine, but it you spend more time casting SBs at specific targets I would recommend a fast or extra fast model to increase your accuracy.

If the CL is not on sale then it is twice the cost of the Tourney Special. I would go with the TS and spend the difference on more SBs.
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Get the CarbonLite. I have the Tourney Special and the Graphite series rods which I bought before I decided to upgrade my rods to match my reels. I now have 2 CL micros, 6’6” & 6’9” MH and regular guides 6’6” MH. Also have 2 Abu Garcia Vendettas, 6’9” MH & 7’ M. I wish I would have waited and picked up more CL micros instead of the Vendettas. But when you can pick up Vendettas for $48.00, you don’t pass it up.
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was looking to purchase the Quantum Smoke Reel/Rod combo, but I could save about 80 bucks if I buy the Carbonlite/Quantum reel combo.

so what do you think is the Smoke rod worth the extra 80 bucks?
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Yes the smoke rod is worth the higher price point. The craftmanship and components are of a much higher quality than the Carbon Lite Microguide rod. I have purchased and used both rods. The smoke rods have lasted my entire tournement schedule with no problems and performed well, while the guides on the carbon lite broke off on hook set during its first use. This occured on initial purchase and again after an exchange. If you want to save the money get the carbon lite without the micro guides, its a good rod the guides/footings/attachment points are faulty/cheap.
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i love the proqualifer reel with the carbonlite rod.friends have falcons etc and mine handles just as big fish as theirs with plenty of sensitivityand durability, for the price difference i would sure select the carborlite
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I have the carbon lite rod and reel combo and another carbon lite quantum combo and love them both. The smoke..no doubt is a fantastic reel and an OK rod.. but i think the best rods are the carbon lite. The carbon lite reel is going to have a slower retrieve than the smoke but it feels amazing no doubt.
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I doubt the quantum rod is better than carbon lite. This is a great rod.
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IT IS A 1 PIECE ROD
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Well it starts out a one piece lol but mines a two piece now. read my review on it.
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They are one piece rods...most bait-casting reels are.
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Great rod man I have had mine for a week and it is amazing.
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One piece rods .
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one piece of junk
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freezing guides?

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How do the micro guides work in freezing conditions? Being smaller, do they freeze up too quick to use during the winter?
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They will freeze fast, even normal guides will when it gets below 32 degree air temp and the water is at 33 degrees. I will use a lot of Bass Pro brand rods with normal guides and fish until they freeze on every cast. Then I go ice fishing when the ice is thick enough.
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I had no problems with crank baits in 28 degree weather. I have not tried a braided line in the rod yet but I think that line is not good in the cold weather from my use.
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I want to get a new baitcasting rod that has power but it light. Thanks!
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This rod is the one for you then... i have two rods...the micro-guide rod and the regular trigger rod. The only way to describe these rods is feel like a feather but when you set the hook and are fighting a fish it feels like a steel rod. Its strong and has amazing control and the rod itself is ridiculously lightweight.
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I have felt other rods that were $150 dolla range and for the money this rod is rock solid. Great grips and casts like the wind blows
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Yes, it's SUPER light!
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this rod is a piece of junk it broke in my hand on the 4th cast.
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Yes, I paired it with an Abu Garcia Revo Premier. Total weight (rod and reel), eleven ounces. Great combo. The rod is very sensitive and works great.
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yes amazing rod SUPER light and made with tons of graphite!
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When you buy very light rods you have to be very aware that they need extra attention . You can't just toss them in the back of the truck or boat without thought about protecting them from getting scratches or nicks . Both nicks and scratches can many times be the end to a perfectly good rod . You must also be careful to use the med and med/light rods according to manufacturers recommendations for tactics and or line suggestions . If you use larger line on the lighter rods then you are asking for trouble . If you use a single rod or two as your bass arsenal I suggest you go with a med./hvy rod not a med or lighter . No matter what brand you buy in the higher end rods med or lighter rods will break sooner or later when used for technics that they are really not meant for . So with this information in mind yes these rods are durable but remember the really light rods can and will sometimes break no what brand you buy . Just take what ever you buy back if still under warranty and get the same one again unless the reviews are saying that these rods break easily . If not under warranty then try another maker if that makes you more confident . If you have twenty or more reviews and only 1 or 2 complain of breaking rods then odds are they were at fault in some way or just got one with a small defect in it . As I said I've had the newer light rods from all different makers break on me . It can happen to any of them . Just steer away from ones that are notorious for breaking. These rods have been good for me . Good luck .
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this is a good rod for what you are looking for!!!
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Dont buy it. It's not as durable as it says. It broke after 2 cast using a ring fry worm ! And another guy sd his broke whie setting hook on a bass.
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yes. i think if right rod for application is used you want be disapointed
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this is a great rod i bought 2 med heavy action and they are unbelievable
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