Berkley® Lightning Rod® Shock Series Spinning Rods
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- Designed specifically for superline fishing
- Diamond-polished aluminum oxide guides
- 1K Power Helix
- Strike Amplifying Tip (S.A.T.)
- Split-grip design
- Suspending reel
Because superline fishing is here to stay, Berkley designed their Lightning Rod Shock Series Spinning Rods to give anglers a rod specifically designed to handle today's superlines. The Lightning Rod Shock Series Rod's 1K Power Helix construction creates extra strength with a lightweight feel, and the Strike Amplifying Tip (S.A.T) blends fiberglass with graphite to produce for a slower-reacting tip that results in fewer lost fish. Diamond-polished aluminum oxide guides reduce friction, decrease wind knots and other line management issues while remaining lightweight and tough. The Lightning Rod Shock Rod Series also feature a split-grip design that delivers more sensitivity and better balance with less weight, and a suspending reel seat keeps the reel from hampering vibration, ensuring maximum sensitivity.
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Rated 5 out of 5
by Tayloboost Best rod........
This rod does work!I fish 2-5 times a week in salt water and maybe once a month in fresh and i catch a lot of fish on these rods.I own a 7'med and 7'6medlt
and love them both 7' for everthing and 7'6 i use for live bait i mainly fish for snook and snapper on rocky banks and these rods take a beating atleast once a month i find my self slipping off a rock and throwing my rod so i dont fall on it and they still havent broke.there built to last and they are so sensitive.and when they designed the rod grip its like it was made just for my palm and ton of backbone
January 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JM506 Awsome Deal
I purchased a 6'6 medium action and have been very impressed with these rods. I plan on replacing all my rods this winter with the lghtning shock series. I only wish they made 8' heavy casting model for flippen.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blackdogxx Berkely Lightning Shock... good value
I bought it today after 3 years not buying any rod. I almost exclusively use a 7' medium CarrotStick. I have had no problems with it at all, but wanted a rod a bit softer in the over all feel. I have found a 7' rod for bass, blue cats, bowfin, crappie, chain pickerel (seldom over 6-8 pounds) in VA lakes that I visit is plenty of rod. 10# flouro line and a Daiwa pretty good quality spinning reel s a reliable and comfortable match. I will pay 60-100 dollars for a reel or a rod, but that's my limit. The Carrot Stick has shown to be worth the high price, in my view.
Some guys report broken tips on the Berkely Lightning, so I cannot comment on that. But the workmanship and feel and finish (and price!) are nice. The CarrotStick is pricey, but is tough, yet comfortable. The medium is a bit stiffer in the feel, especially in the tip. I figure for the price of the Lightning, it's worth trying it and I am not an accomplished fisherman.
Once they are on a circle hook, I can get them in... finding them is the hard part! I crush the barb and let every one go (I'll buy whitefish at the store if I want to eat fish).
September 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimH1 Great for finesse fishing
I catch far more fish on plastic worms and creature baits than I did before. The fish hang onto the bait longer allowing me to get a good hookset.
June 5, 2012
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