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Weighing in at less than 6 ounces, the Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris® CarbonLite™ Baitcast Reel fuses carbon-fiber construction with machined aircraft-grade aluminum, but weighs little more than an average apple! Built on a one-piece aluminum frame, with Duralumin gears and shaft, this bantamweight fighter bristles with pure power. The CarbonLite baitcaster is packed with features, including a V-grooved, ported, machined Duralumin spool; 10 stainless steel, double-shielded ball bearings; our time-tested and tournament proven Dual Braking System™; titanium nitride-coated line guide to virtually eliminate line friction; carbon fiber Recurve handle; and our smooth, powerful drag system with six alternating carbon fiber and stainless washers to help you tame the most vicious fish in the water.
When the fish have lockjaw and you really have to work for every bite, the Bass Pro Shops® CarbonLite™ Original Trigger Rod is the rod you need. Lighter than air; stronger than steel. (OK. So it’s not quite as light as air, but it is literally stronger than steel.) The average modulus of elasticity of steel is 29 million psi—the CarbonLite’s 85 million modulus blank is almost three times as strong! It’s absolutely the lightest, most astoundingly sensitive rod we’ve ever built. In addition to the featherweight 85 million modulus carbon fiber blank designed for the ultimate fusion of power and sensitivity, the CarbonLite uses nearly weightless P-Tec polyfoam grips and a super-light two-piece Soft Touch reel seat with the maximum amount of exposed blank: they’re both compatible with mono, fluoro or braided superlines. The nine stealth-black, Pac Bay DLC stainless steel-framed guides plus tip feature titanium-carbide inserts and a PVD coating to make them extra-slick and damage-resistant.
Johnny Morris CarbonLite Baitcast Reel:
Weighs just 5.9 ounces
One-piece machined aircraft-grade frame
Duralumin gears and shaft
V-grooved, ported, machined Duralumin spool
10 stainless steel, double-shielded ball bearings
Dual Braking System™
Titanium nitride-coated line guide
Carbon fiber Recurve handle
Bass Pro Shops CarbonLite Original Trigger Rod:
Featherweight 85 million modulus carbon fiber blank
Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris CarbonLite Reel and Original Trigger Rod Baitcast Combo
Grand Slam with this combo!
Ok, so I'm not one who normally writes reviews but I could not resist bragging about this combo. I have and still use high end, some even custom rods, ranging from St. Croix, to Loomis GLX, most of them paired with curado 100 (greenies) and Lews BB1 Pros, I've tried and used most everything out there, with the exception of dobyns and megabass. (This rod actually weighs .3 ounces less than my comparable Loomis GLX) We'll these combos are Bad to the Bone, and out preform all of my other combos. The reel cast smoothly and the rod is sensitive. I only bought one because I was skeptical. I wanted something for topwater walking/jerking. I went with the 6'6" medium. It was perfect. I did not want to pick up any of the other $300-$500 dollar combos I had with me. I used it for three days straight and have now been spoiled. If it holds up for a year I will be replacing all of my existing combos with these carbon lite rigs. Great product so far, just hope it stands the test of time. Oh and Bass Pro, please move the hook keeper to the bottom of the rod instead of its side. Other than that Great Job! Excellent Product!!!
October 13, 2014
7' MH Rods
I purchased 4 of these rods all are 7' MH casting rods and all have stood up to the test of hard hook sets and no problem for these tough rods . I have found these to be very durable and are very light to use all day without any problems. Highly Recommended y
August 1, 2014
This is on of the best combo setups I have ever had. I bought 2 combos, both 7 ft long with & high speed 7:1:1 reel version, one on a medium action (smaller cranks and spinnerbaits) and the other on medium heavy action (jigs, deeper cranks and spinnerbaits ect.). I use them for numerous techniques (cranks, spinnerbaits, jigs, swimbaits, texas rigged plastics topwater, ect ect.). Rods are very sensitive, you'll feel every tick and lots of backbone. 12, 14 and 17 lb fluoro sit great on the reels, the total setup is super light, even the med heavy action. Reels have great brake settings, drag power and great adjustments, casts a mile with great accuracy. You can power fish for hours and never feel it like you would with alot of other setups out there that claim to be light. If you don't want to over spend and get great reliability, sensitivity, power, control without being beat to death at the end of the day, this is definitely a great choice... I have used numerous high end reel and rods from the top of the the line manufacturers and non have made me feel more confident in a great setup than the Johnny Morris Carbonlite series... Seriously... Get a couple different setups for whatever techniques you use, You won't be disappointed.
April 6, 2014
I bought this combo for my son for Christmas. I wish I'd gotten one for my self. It lives up to its "Lite" name and casts a mile. I have the $69 Johnny Morris reel on the same rod and it can't compare to this one.
August 27, 2013
I have a JCL 10HA baitcast reel. Directions only talk about cast control and the 1,2 or 3 setting for the braking drag. There is no mention of where to set the magnetic braking ( 1 - 10). So what is the routine?
once you pick a lure weight. tighten the brake to 10 and turn the spool tension knob to the left until it unspools by it self. from there I make a 1/2 turn back to the right. then I adjust the brake to my liking.
first turn your magnets to the lowest position and snug up your spool tension fairly tight. hold your rod up at the 11 oclock position with your lure tied on. press the release button and watch lure. it should fall fairly easily from the tip to the floor in a few seconds. slowly loosen your spool tension after every try until u get the lure to fall as you would like. then turn the magenets to 10 and cast it. you can lower your magnets as you feel needed if you need less help to stop backlashes. the magnets help slow the lure down at the end of the cast to prevent backlash. With each lure weight change you may have to adjust your spool tension. hope this helps you. Kevin van dam goes over this process in one of his dvds in his 3 dvd pack but i cannot remember which one it was.
KVD, Skeet Reese, or St. Croix Mojo crankin sticks. Grab a reel in the area of 5:1 so that you can get the crankbait down to its max depth. The longer the rod, the longer she will fly. I stick to 7'6 and under.
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