Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Extreme® Spinning Rods
- Feather-light 60-million-modulus Powerwall™ IM9 graphite blank
- Diamond weave carbon fiber wrapped butt section
- Fuji® aluminum oxide guides
- Durable clear-coat finish
- Ultra-premium-grade cork grips
- PowerHump® handle
- Full-contact, Soft Touch reel seat
- Available in travel rod model
Here’s what you get: We start out with an immensely powerful yet feather-light 60-million-modulus Powerwall IM9 graphite blank, then wrap the butt section with a new diamond weave carbon fiber to enhance lifting power. We top the blank with virtually frictionless, mirror-polished Fuji aluminum oxide guides, and we finish the blank with the most durable clear-coat available. The grips are turned from ultra-premium-grade cork, with our exclusive PowerHump handle to aid in balance and enhance fish-turning power. The full-contact, Soft Touch reel seat puts your fingers directly on the blank so you can feel even the softest bite. The result is a fishing rod that is farthest removed from the ordinary, that is anything but the usual suspect, and that far exceeds what you expect from a rod at this price point. By definition, these rods truly are extreme!
Our specially contoured, premium cork handle design gives you enhanced leverage and an increased sense of confidence during the battle!
Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides:
Polished to a mirror-like, friction-free finish. Extremely durable; precisely spaced for perfect line flow.
Full Contact Soft Touch Reel Seat:
Lightweight, rock-solid reel seat locks your reel in place, and the blank-thru construction puts your fingers in direct contact with the blank for the utmost vibration transmission.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by J1M60 Impressive I bought this rod to bring on vacation. I needed backbone to pull out big bass from the pads and weeds and to handle the occasional pike. I am pleased to say it has performed well handling 3 to 6 pound bass in pads. This is my first Extreme spinning rod, I have a bait caster. It is great. June 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by jheinz poor design This is the 10th extreme rod I have bought. I love all of them. This new rod however, is another story. Because of the way the hook holder is installed, if the line is slack it has a tendency to get wrapped around the holder. I'm talking about mono. I don't know if other types of lines do the same thing. I hope they change this design June 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bluehair OK rod The rod is nice, and uses very good components seemingly. I do wish that you would go back to a full cork handle in stead of the bifurcated style June 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spinner283 xps extreme well balanced, a easy keeper. And a Abu Garcia Ora SX rounds it out..great combo! May 7, 2012
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Details:I have this rod in Medium power and want to go lighter for small, light crank baits and drop shotting.
A:This rod is excellent for bass. My recomendation is to use lighter line, 6lb-8lb during the cool-cold months and heavier line, 8lb-10lb during the warmer months. To give you an idea I caught a 10lb stripper on 8lb , using the same rod you have. See pic
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Details:It has a metal plate with the Bass Pro logo on the butt and doesnt seem to unscrew. Thanks
A:I use the pflueger president on my, very sweet setup for pitchin rubber and light trolling.
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A:I have this rod and have a Daiwa Exceller 2500 reel on it. The reel is the older model; 4.7:1 gear ratio so it has plenty of torque. This rod is made to throw heavier baits so I would suggest a reel with plenty of torque and a good drag. I don't have a Shimano reel, but I can recommend BPS Pro Qualifier, Pflueger Supreme and Abu Garcia medium size reels for this rod.
Details:I though I saw in previous ads that the seven foot two piece was telescoping, and my friend bought one a few years ago that was.
A:The 7 rod I bought was 2 piece not telescoping
A:The two piece rods are not telescoping. The one I purchased is 7' obne piece.
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