Bass Pro Shops XPS Extreme Spinning Rod

   

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6'6"

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

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

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
C

Model:
ETR66MS-2
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6'6"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
6-17 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
C

Model:
ETR66MHS
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Why call the Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Extreme® Spinning Rod Extreme? The word “Extreme” is somewhat overused these days, so with these rods, we’ve tried to stay true to the official definition, which is (according to Webster’s Dictionary) “exceeding the ordinary, usual, or expected.” We have packed every possible ultra-high-end feature into the strongest, most profoundly sensitive package, and still kept your investment under $100!

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! Three piece travel rods include cordura covered travel case and nylon rod sock.

  • 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

PowerHump Handles:

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.

Bass Pro Shops XPS Extreme Spinning Rod 4.5 5 44 44
pretty good rod Overall, this rod is a good rod. It has great sensitivity and seems to be made well with quality components. The main things I don't like about it much are the handles. For starters, and maybe I am too old school, I don't like the lightweight handle trend. If I want to grab the rod there then I prefer to have something to grab other than the rod blank. I would prefer to have a one piece rear grip on these although I was aware of the handle style before I bought it. Second I just don't like the feel of the forward handle much. The shape is a bit odd and it seems to be of a large diameter for the rod size which makes it feel a little strange to me. Maybe I need to get used to it a bit more but it just doesn't have that right feel to me yet. Other than that, which is mostly my personal preference, this is a good rod. November 12, 2014
Own two of these Having read where some have had issues with the tips breaking, I decided to wait before writing this until I had a chance to put these through a full fishing season. I purchased a two piece medium, 6.6' last fall and a two piece medium light, 6'6 over the winter. My fishing is done in local farm ponds where bass in the 2-6 pound range are plentiful. I have caught well over 100 fish with each of these and I must say they have performed admirably. Both rods are very sensitive; I can feel the wobble of crank baits, spinners spin, jigs pull off the bottom, and definitely when a fish has picked up a lure. One thing I don't do is pull bigger fish (any fish over 2 pounds) out of the water using the rod. I always pull them out by grabbing the line or the fish. I am very satisfied with these rods and expect many years of use out of them. September 27, 2014
Great rod for the $$$ I needed a 2 PC rod to take on a canoe trip to the boundary waters in Minnisota / Canada. This one did great on Walleye, Pike, and Smallmouth!! The 7 other guys on the trip were envious!! September 15, 2014
Not deserving of high rating I bought this rod in store due to such high ratings online. I am not COMPLETELY disappointed with the rod, however, it snapped up top on the FIRST fish I caught. It was not an "operator" error, I was shocked when I heard the snap. Still brought in a 5 lb bass despite the snap, but after spending so much money i was pretty bummed. June 25, 2014
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This is not telescopic.
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The rods are produced in China.
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I tend to fish on the pier of texas city and galveston's seawolf pier and i was just wondering about this rod's durability and how well would it handle medium sized reds and everything else you might catch from the piers? I was thinking of using it with the Penn® Fierce™ Saltwater Spinning Reels FRC4000 with braid line. Will a 15 lb test line with a 20 lb flurocarbon line be fine?
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aluminum farrels sp? do not go well with super braid.
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I have been using braid with these rods for a few years and have had no problems with it.
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I have this rod in Medium power and want to go lighter for small, light crank baits and drop shotting.
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Not at all. 6'6" ML is definitely the right model for the dropshot technique. It would also work well for a split-shot rig, which can be just as deadly as the shaky head rig.

For lighter crankbaits, however, I would highly recommend the 7' ML BPS Crankin' Stick (baitcast rod). I'm talking about baits weighing between 1/8 oz. and 3/8 oz.; they do make lighter crankbaits (e.g., 1/16 oz.), but those are usually designed for species of fish other than bass. The added length helps you toss those lighter lures further, and the Crankin' stick is specifically engineered for the job (blend of various materials besides just graphite). Plus, they usually go on sale several times each year for $60. Tight lines!
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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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It has a metal plate with the Bass Pro logo on the butt and doesnt seem to unscrew. Thanks
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The older models with the solid cork handle have an unscrewable butt cap, but the new, split handle models don't.
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would prefer Diawa or shimano
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I use the pflueger president on my, very sweet setup for pitchin rubber and light trolling.
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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.
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going fishing for salmon and need to know if this rod will handle it. rod info line 50lbs
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No clue. You would have to break a $100 rod to answer this question. No rod is rated for how many pounds it will hold before it breaks. At least 10 pounds
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If there is ever anything wrong with any BPS product, just take it back to customer service at any BPS store, and they will make it right; right there and then; no paperwork and no hassle.
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There is a 1 year limited warrenty. They will replace if defects in mfg...
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