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Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris® Signature Series II Spinning Rods

   

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Length Power Other specs Quantity Price & availability

6'8"

Medium

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
JML68MS

6'8"

Med Hvy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
6-17 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
JML68MHS

7'2"

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
JML72MS

7'2"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
6-17 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
JML72MHS
  • Super-high-grade 85 million modulus graphite blank
  • Industry-leading Type 1 Slit Carbon Powerwall construction
  • Exclusive carbon cloth butt wrap for unprecedented strength
  • Fuji® New Concept stainless steel K-guides with Alconite® rings
  • Premium molded split handles with ultra-comfortable P-Tec polyfoam grips
  • Our super-low-profile two-piece exposed-blank reel seat with a Soft Touch finish    
There isn't a fish alive that can trash this rod; we've proven that. And our customers confirm that no other rod, at any price, can match it for sensitivity. The Johnny Morris Signature Series II Rod combines the proven performance features of the original series--one of the world's lightest, toughest, best handling rods--with some hot new upgrades, without altering the core. Proven performance features include super-high-grade 85 million modulus graphite blank, industry-leading Type 1 Slit Carbon Powerwall construction, and exclusive carbon cloth butt wrap for unprecedented strength. Upgraded features include Fuji New Concept stainless steel K-guides with Alconite® rings, premium molded split handles with ultra-comfortable P-Tec polyfoam grips, and our super-low-profile two-piece exposed-blank reel seat with a Soft Touch finish.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite rod I recently purchased a 7' 2" MH Johnny Morris Signature Series II spinning rod. I have been using this rod exclusively the past month or so for smallmouth bass fishing in the New River in near Radford, Virginia. I am using a Shimano Stradic CI4 2500 spinning reel on this rod spooled up with 10 lb. Power Pro Super 8 Slick line with a shot of 8 lb. fluorocarbon tied to the end. Great combination....fabulous rod and equally fabulous reel. This setup is the best I have thus far used...well balanced, light-weight, strong.......The rod is super sensitive with a lot of backbone for fighting big fish and hook-setting. I like the MH so I can get a better hookset when I have a lot of line out. Since I have begun using this rod, I finally quit having wind-knot problems with braided line. This rod is equipped with "Tangle Free" Fuji "K-Series Concept Guides" which is designed to address the wind-knot issue. This I know for certain.....something has changed, so for whatever reason, wind-knots have disappeared since I began using this rod, for which I am eternally thankful. I either currently own or have owned and used all the top-end rods like G Loomis, etc. This Johnny Morris Signature II rod is as good or better than any rod I currently own or have owned. No more $300.00-$400.00 spinning rods for me as long as Bass Pro keeps making this rod. By far, the best rod I have used......Getting rid of those pesty braided line wind-knots by itself is reason enough to give this rod a try. July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent rod for the $$ I own four of these rods and use exclusively for largemouth bass. The feel is amazing and balance is perfect. Well worth the money. July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Performs as well as many much higher priced rods. I have several Falcon Cara and Kistler helium rods and am really surprised how good a rod this is. Sensitivity is just as good as the Falcon or Kistler. The balance is very good with a Shimano stradic or Sahara . I ordered the medium heavy for Shaky head and tube baits and it has performed above my expectations . The weight of the rod was surprisingly light and the only reason I rated the rod as a 4 instead of a 5 was due to the foam type grip which I like but am unsure of the long term durability. This rod performs just as well as the higher price rods I own. July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very satisfied. This rod is better then some hi end brands. It's worth every penny, I gaurentee, that for a hundred bucks you will not find a better rod. June 27, 2013
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The advantage for the K series alconite guides compared to the Fuji titanium frame SIC guides used on the original Johnny Morris series rods is that the K series guides are more tangle free -- especially when fishing with one of the newer super braid lines. Alconites also cost less -- keeping overall rod cost down.

Both titanium frame SIC guides and recoil guides flex better which can be an advantage, and SIC guides are harder than alconite guides.
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Definitely not!

The titanium framed SiC guides that were on last years model were much better but they also cost more so I'm sure BPS went to stainless steel framed alconite guides to save money.

FYI: The rod price is lower this year and the cheaper guides probably play a big part in that.
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