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.
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 72
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaveA Sweet
I purchased a 6.5' spinning model based on how light and crisp it felt in the hand. I caught a good dozen largemouths with it on it's first use and I was hooked. Palm swelled grip is one of the more comfortable I've felt, It's sensitive, efficient in casting and delivers NICE hooksets. Yet it does this without being overly "phone pole" stiff. Balance and performance is nice with a 11 oz reel spooled with 10# mono.
I'd have given it a 5 rating if the first guide was a little larger. Doesn't seem to hurt casting but I prefer larger.
Liked it enough where I've purchased two more since.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLS1 Nothing wrong with this rod
After reading all the reviews it seems many like this rod and some hate it. I own 2 spinning models which are 7 Ft med. No problems with either. I also own a 7.5 ft heavy action casting model. It works great as well. I use them for catfish and salmon. Nice rods for heavier fish since they are a bit on the stiff side. I would not hesitate to use this rod for smallmouth because they do allow for a huge hook set. I would think big pike and musky could also be handled with these as well. Functional and very attractive rods. I have pflueger arbour reels on the spinning models and they match up beautifully. Great rods at a great price. On a final note any graphite rod will snap unless careful handling is exercised. An overlooked nick is usually the cause.
May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by crappiemagicman Good rod for the money
Just got one of these in ML power and I like it. Only complaint is it makes some noise when braided line is being reeled in. I'm going to try waxing the guides to help with the noise. Hopefully it resolves my issue. For the money though, not a bad stick at all.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yotoes Excellent Rod
I bought these rods for split shotting and drop shot rigs. They are excellent rods,using 1/8 to 1/4 bell sinkers for the drop shot rigs and 1/8 split shot or lighter. Using 10 lb braid and get great feel from the rods. Great Buy and great rods.
November 21, 2013
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