Bass Pro Shops® Tourney Special® Spinning Rods
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- 20% lighter than previous models
- High-grade, 42-million modulus, multilayer IM7 graphite blank
- Pac Bay® 304 stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts
- Exclusive low-profile exposed blank reel seats
- Split-grip EVA handles
- Pro Guard epoxy finish
- Multipurpose hook keeper
Dominate the competition with Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Spinning Rods, crafted with premium graphite for a rod that's 20% lighter than previous models. Remarkably powerful yet incredibly responsive, these tournament-grade rods are built on a high-grade, 42-million modulus, multilayer IM7 graphite blank for remarkable strength and minimum weight. Lightweight Pac Bay 304 stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts provide unhindered line flow in either direction. Other features include exclusive low-profile exposed blank reel seats for maximum feel, and split-grip EVA handles. Our 2013 Tourney Special Spinning Rods sport a durable Pro Guard epoxy finish and multipurpose hook keeper.
Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4 out of 5
by EStrong Good rod, Could use some improvements.
I have 4 of the Bass Pro Shops® Graphite Series™ Spinning Rods (the $39.99 ones, see my review on those) and needed to replace one because it snapped while landing a fat 35lb Smallmouth Buffalo (the rod was old and already close to breaking). So I decided to upgrade one level and spend the extra $10 and try the Tourney Special. I compared both BPS series rods to the new Ugly Stix GX2 and found that both BPS rods had more stiffness at the tips and both where extremely lighter than the GX2. I've fished with both the cork and synthetic grip handles and don't have an issue with either, I guess it's a matter of personal preference there. As far as fishing and performance, the Tourney rod is a slight step up from the Graphite series and it works fine. For $50 it's not a bad deal. So far no issues for me. One thing that I noticed and prevents this from getting 5 stars is the hook keeper. It does catch the line every so often which can be a pain but not something that would prevent me from getting another one of these especially when they mark down all their rods $10 on sale. Get one and try it, you have 60 days to return it if you don't like it.
August 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Biily Bring back the cork
I have been using the Tourney Special one piece 6'6" for years.Several other sizes too, including my bait caster. I fished many a tournament with them. I never checked the description for the newer version and when I opened the tube and saw the new handle I was mad because I thought I ordered wrong. The new version is ugly and poorly balanced. The guides are cheaper too. Bring back the old version at a higher price if you need to, I am not a fan.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MisterX PASS THIS ONE UP
This used to be one of the best values in a reliable rod but this new version is a loser. Like other reviewers have queried, where's the cork? Besides the poor balance the reel seat on the 7' I bought didn't line up with the first guide. It was a quarter turn off and I had to bend it into alignment. Fortunately it didn't damage the wrap or the glaze. I would have given a zero star rating but the lowest option was one; no more tourney specials for me.
June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by grc50 Tourney rods
I've bought ~30 of these rods thru the years taking many family member and kids fishing.. Great spinning and casting rods until you removed the cork grip. Totally changed the balance and feel of the rod.
Even my now adult son who grew up on Tourney rods and bought the new non cork handle ones, complained about them..He bought a different brand to replace them.. Please put it back on.. Change is not always better. Thanks
March 16, 2014
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