REBATE FREE OFFER Berkley® Lightning Rod® Shock Series Spinning Rods
- Designed specifically for superline fishing
- Diamond-polished aluminum oxide guides
- 1K Power Helix
- Strike Amplifying Tip (S.A.T.)
- Split-grip design
- Suspending reel
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by allaboutfishing1 way better then it looks this rod looks great feels great and more then that its a great rod for the money.50 bucks are you kidding me.this rod compares to much more expensive rods that i own. its light and sensative great buy. good job berkly. February 18, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by JClary AWSOME Great rod. very sensitive and looks even better paired up with the new quantum catalyst spinning (or casting if you prefer) reel. love it February 16, 2009
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Details:I fish primarily senkos and flukes, which rod would be the best choice? Thank you!
A:flukes i would use a 6' mh with 30lb braid
senko 7' m to mh
Top 100 Contributor
A:I dont want to say niether but I have too. When I fish a fluke, senko or SK zero I want a rod with enough flexabilty to sling a weightless one a mile but more importantly the sensativity to feel the slightest touch. I have found that the best is to use a spinning reel and 8-10 Lb Fluorocarbon on a good rod. I prefer the St Croix AVS 70MF but I know for a fact the Mojo Bass MBS 70MF is almost as good and half the price.
Top 25 Contributor
A:Either the 6-6 medium or the 7-0 medium would work fine for senkos and flukes. The 7-0 would be my choice but I know some guys that like a little bit shorter rod for finesse style presentations.
If you look at some of the other manufacturers rods, especially the ones that are technique specific, most of the senco style rods are 6-8 to 7-0 in length in medium action with fast or xtra-fast tips. One key is to be in that 3/16 to 3/4 oz lure weight range, which these rods are.
The 7-0 would make a great Senko rod. Good luck this season!
Details:I don't remember seeing in the description whether the rod has a hook keeper or not...........
A:rod does have a metal loop hook eyelet just above the reel seat. is postioned in line with the line guides
A:There is a hook keeper on the Lightning Rod Shock.
Details:I am looking for a under-$100 rod to match with my new Quantum Cabo 40, and am considering both the Berkley Lightning Rod Shock (b/c I fish with braid) and the Berkley Cobalt Fire. Is the Lightning Rod Shock as good as the Cobalt Fire for inshore saltwater fishing? Does it stand up to the salt?
A:ive been useing for almost a year in salt water with noproblems and they are so sensitive and light i have no problem catching big red fish and snook from shore
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A:If it didn't stand up to freshwater for me it probably won't stand up to saltwater for you man.
A:if you like a stiff rod the berkley shock isnt the way the daiwa pro bass is a great rod for the price.
Top 500 Contributor
A:yes it is thats what makes it a better rod dont forget to rinse it off at the end of the day.
Details:If you had to choose only one, which of the 6 would you choose?
A:6'6"ft. med. light -most versitle all around size
A:I actully bought 6 of these rods of different strengths. It all depends on what your useing it for. A good all around rod I would chose a Med action. This will be good for 7lb fish and less.
A:Depending on your application i would say the 6'6 was a good all around choice
A:medium light would be better if you want to feel the fight more.
Top 250 Contributor
A:i would not use this rod, i would get another rod in a light or ultra light
Top 1000 Contributor
A:i have the 6'6 rod medium and i works great for panfish and bass. i have a pfulger trion g7x on it and the combo cant be beat for the price. if you chose the med go 6-8 pound mono and thats it or else it gets a little hard to cast. i like to use rosster tails and i cast like a dream with 6 pound mono. this rod is amazing and cant be beat for $50. go with a light reel and you will have an awesome combo.
A:Med light gives you more sensitivity and medium gives a stifer rod for hook set
A:Like my freind used to say about Quail Hunting, If you got it pointed at them when you pull the trigger, it don't matter if it's a 12 gauge or 410.
Casting a ML with small baits is easier and less tiring than with a Med. If you use a good reel with the drag set correct, you can catch much larger fish than you think. I've landed 5 LB bass on a Wally Marshall 6 1/2 foot ML with 6 lb test line on a crappie jig, Just took a while. Good Luck
A:Realy depends on how much fun you want to have. for pan fish I would go for the ML..........
A:Medium light will allow a faster tip action which gives the fish more time to take the bait. heightens the sensitivity and casting of small lures.
Details:I'm thinking of buying the rod, but i dont know what reel i should buy. I'm looking for a reel in the $30-50 range.
A:get the Mitchell 308XE i have had one for 5 years and it looks brand new and it works like it is brand new i have caught 12 pound bass on it. im from IL too man. i fish hard and long. this reel is my baby man.
A:IF YOU WANT TO STAY IN THE $30 TO $50 RANGE I WOULD GO WITH A BASS PRO BRAND OR I KNOW PFLEUGER HAS A REALLY NICE SPINNING REEL GOING FOR I THINK $39.99 AT BSP. THATS WHAT I HAVE ON MINE
A:Bass Pro Shops® Tourney Special® Baitcast Reel
A:I paired my Lightning Rod Shock with an Abu Garcia Cardinal spinning reel. I have used that reel for over 5 years, from pond fishing to landing spots on Lake Lanier and it still performs great! It's just as smooth as the day I got it. I'm planning on buying another Lightning Rod Shock and Cardinal spinning reel pair.
A:I use a Shimano Sedona 2500FD
and Pflueger President 6730.
Both work excelent. Both are only a couple of bucks more than your high price.
A:I would recommend these to you:
Abu Garcia® Cardinal 100i Spinning Reel
Shimano Sonora 2500fb
A:The combination of the Lighting Rod Shock at $49.95 and Pflueger President Reel at $59.95 are hard to beat at four times the money. The Berkley rod, although you may experience a backorder situation, is as good as a $250 GLoomis trout rod or a $150 Carrot Stix. The Pflueger President is very smooth operating 10 bearing reel. I only fish for fresh water trout and use the 6735X reel and the SHS701M Lighting Shock Rod. I am extremely please with that combination.
Details:Is this a fiberglass rod or is it graphite or what?
A:rod is made of graphite.
A:Its like a hybrid i would say. Fiberglass plastic. the AMP is like a IM8. Shock is like glass wrapped plastic. i have broken one its medium to thin wall. strong though.
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