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6'

Medium

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 3/4 oz.

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1

Model:
SHS601M

6'6"

Med Lt

Line Weight:
4-10 lbs.

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

Pieces:
2

Model:
SHS662ML

6'6"

Medium

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 3/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
SHS661M

7'

Med Lt

Line Weight:
4-10 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Model:
SHS701ML

7'

Medium

Line Weight:
4-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 3/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
SHS701M

7'6"

Med Lt

Line Weight:
4-10 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Model:
SHS761ML
  • 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 70 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5stars Take out the numerous comments from Sokol from New York and this would be rated 5 stars. I think it's a great rod for the price Fish on the average 3 days a week August 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by rod review purchased four 7.7 foot rods had to replace all four very bad quality workmanship two rod tips broke first fishing trip. luckily had BPs replacement warranty replace with 7 foot tip broke second fishing trip. I have never had such a bad experience with berkley rods. i still own several other berkely rods and love them this line is junk be wary. August 28, 2013
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Not certain, but it is a Berkely branded and sold by BassPro. Any normal use would be backed in case of a breakage. I fished a medium 7' one as my fave rod for 3 years #I put away Kistlers and the Shaw Grigsby model#. They are easy to buy and feel great and respond really well for bass and 5-6 lb catfish in Virginia.
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Berkley warrants to the original purchaser that its Berkley products are free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase.
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I fish primarily senkos and flukes, which rod would be the best choice? Thank you!
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I love it, very light weight and sensitive. This rod definitely shines for senko fishing. I have always preferred the 6'6 version. The 6' seems a little to small and lack sensitivity, but the 7' model is to big and bulky, especially for senko fishing.

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flukes i would use a 6' mh with 30lb braid
senko 7' m to mh
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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.
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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!
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I don't remember seeing in the description whether the rod has a hook keeper or not...........
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It does.
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It does have a hook keeper
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rod does have a metal loop hook eyelet just above the reel seat. is postioned in line with the line guides
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yes it does!!!

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has a hook keeper
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There is a hook keeper on the Lightning Rod Shock.
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Bought mine last year, and it had one :)... but the rod snapped in half on me last week :(
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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?
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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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If it didn't stand up to freshwater for me it probably won't stand up to saltwater for you man.
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if you like a stiff rod the berkley shock isnt the way the daiwa pro bass is a great rod for the price.
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yes it is thats what makes it a better rod dont forget to rinse it off at the end of the day.
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For Salt water I would use a heavey rod. See which one has the heavy'st and use that. You wont be disapointed.
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I'll take a swipe at it based on my experience over 6-7 years and reading what pros use. A 7' medium or heavy spinning rod in a graphite or similar #like a Carrot Stick# covers a lot of ground. I really like the Berkely Lightning Shock rod in 7' medium for largemouth and smallmouth, bowfin, and smaller catfish #under 10 lbs# from a jon boat or canoe.
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7' m
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6'6"ft. med. light -most versitle all around size
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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.
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Depending on your application i would say the 6'6 was a good all around choice
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I'd go with item number 38-161-334-00 since it suits my needs (line/lure weight) the best.
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Small fish (crappie and bluegill versus bowfin and largemouth) in a 7' medium rod would work well. Medium is the maximum 'spine' strength and these rods are light and with a sensitive tip. You can feel slight nibbles yet pull in an 8-10 lb fish to boatside to net it or release the hook. I like the 7' medium for Virginia lakes and James river smallmouth and gar.
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medium light would be better if you want to feel the fight more.
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i would not use this rod, i would get another rod in a light or ultra light
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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.
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Med light gives you more sensitivity and medium gives a stifer rod for hook set
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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
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Realy depends on how much fun you want to have. for pan fish I would go for the ML..........
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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.
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it depends on the amount of action you want. If you want pull the fish in quick or if you want a good fight. I would go with the medium light rod. happy fishing!!
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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.
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I found 2 brands that are consistent and very smooth operating,,,, Shakespeare and Daiwa. the Daiwas 2500 is my favorite and the Shakespeare Supreme or President are both very nice.
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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.
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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
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Bass Pro Shops® Tourney Special® Baitcast Reel
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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.
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Pflueger president XT
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I use a Shimano Sedona 2500FD
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Both work excelent. Both are only a couple of bucks more than your high price.
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I would recommend these to you:

Abu Garcia® Cardinal 100i Spinning Reel

Shimano Sonora 2500fb
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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.
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Is this a fiberglass rod or is it graphite or what?
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Graphite.
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rod is made of graphite.
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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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carbon fiber
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