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Free Offer Berkley® Lightning Rod® Shock Series Trigger Rods

   

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6'

Med Hvy

A

Line Weight:
10-25 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

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A

Model:
SHC601MH

6'6"

Medium

B

Line Weight:
8-20 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SHC661M

6'6"

Med Hvy

B

Line Weight:
10-25 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SHC661MH

7'

Med Hvy

C

Line Weight:
10-25 lbs.

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

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
C

Model:
SHC701MH
  • Designed specifically for superline fishing
  • Diamond-polished aluminum oxide guides
  • 1K Power Helix construction
  • 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 Trigger 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 Rods 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 4.5 out of 5 by 89 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value I had been hearing several good reviews on the Shock rod from Berkley for awhile now and wanted to give it a try. I was looking for a decent pitching rod. There were several things I wanted for my pitching rod a split cork grip, thick back bone, Texas rig hook keeper on top of the rod, and guides that would allow the use of braid and other super lines. This rod had all of these. Plus, it was very light weight. The price was good too. I purchased the 7' MH. I would rate the tip as being a fast tip. I paired this with a Abu Garcia Silver Max reel and 50# braid for heavy pitching jigs. For 3/8 oz and smaller jigs with a trailer, this rod was fantastic. Balanced well and no issues with casting or pitching. The power of the rod felt perfect for the 3/8 oz and smaller. For 1/2 oz jigs, I felt it was a little to much for it. I tried some 7/8 oz jigs with trailers and that ended up causing overruns and was just too much. In the end, I ended up going with a Heavy action for the 1/2 oz and larger. Much better power for these jigs. The rod has about a 40% exposed reel seat. I would liked to have had a fully exposed reel seat for that added sensitivity, but with the price range its to be expected. The rod paired with braided line, had good sensitivity. Not near as much as my 100 dollar plus rods, but when dragging a jig across the bottom, I could feel every rock and log just fine. Several reviews have complaints about the tip breaking on this rod. Most are with the 6'6" MH, but I have not come close to breaking this rod. I have pulled in some fish carrying 5 pounds of muck and not had issues. I wouldn't put it in the garbage disposal or run it over with a truck, but so far its held up well for what I have put it through. I upgraded my pitching rod to a heavy power last month. I loved this rod so much, I decided to keep it and put it to use. I switched out the braid and went with 12# fluoro and made this my dedicated swim bait rod. Using a 5" stick bait swim style with a 1/8 oz weighted hook seems perfect for this rod. Almost like it was made for it. With the price and the features that come with this rod, its hard to beat. I am going on 7 months of heavy use with this rod and have not had any issues so far. Cork is somewhat stained, but still holding up very well. After repeated uses with braid and fluorocarbon, all the guides are still intact, show no signs of wear and no grooves at all. Berkley's claim that its a rod for super lines and can handle them, seems to be very true so far. September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by lighting rod I fish Tar River this past week with the club. I realy like the feel and handleing of this rod. it was at a good price and did a good job for what I wanted. July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Sensitive Rod I use this rod for catfishing, I am very please with the action and sensitivity. I pulled in a 28 pound bluecat and it withstood the steady strong pull. This is a great feeling rod. April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Value Rod This rod is strong and as sensitive as any rod in this price range. I have the 7' MH and it rivals its more expensive counterparts. I prefer this rod over my All Star rod. The split grip cork handle is very nice. I have pulled plenty of 3-4 lb smallies in with this rod and recommend everyone having one as a great all-around rod for the price. I own 2 of them. February 12, 2014
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This rod is available in the 7'6 Heavy sku 1944820, they are in stock in the warehouse, however the inventory is low therefore not appearing online at this time. New inventory is expected in mid July.
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There are 6 guides.
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Yes you can. Just about any low profile bait caster is compatible with this rod.
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Yes, you sure can. I have a lightning rod shock and it is great.
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graphite or blend?

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Is the entire rod a blend of graphite and glass, or is it just the tip?
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Just the tip. Its a blend to give it longetivity
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Looking to use my Zebco 733, 17LB mono. Looking at 6'6" MH, or should I go with 7ft MH? Just want a good rod to handle just about anything and a have fun and loaner rod.
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7ft would be better
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Get the 7' MH. It may be too light a rod for heavy cat fishing but its better for an all around rod than the 6'6". Plus you will get more distance with the 7'
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For all around I personally would get the 7ft. Saying that, I usually am fishing out of a boat and do not have to worry about the tip hitting the ground while doing presentations like walking the dog or something like that. In that case I would go with the 6'6. I have a 6'6 rod like this and like it a lot, however that was when I was first getting into baitcasters and serious fishing so I really didn't know how I felt about the 7 ft rods. Hind sight, I should have gotten the 7 footer. Hope this helps!
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Best rod for the money. I would go with the 7` med. hvy. this rod is great for all around fishing, no question.
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I have used the SHC701MH 7' for going on 2 years now for jigging exclusively. It has performed fine for a rod in it's price class. I have tossed nothing less than 3/4 ounce hack attack jigs on this rod and have landed numerous bass. It won't set you back too far $ wise. To date I have not had any malfunctions with it. E.
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I would defiantly use the 7' MH. That is provided you are using weighted worms.
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Worming i like to use the 6'6 or 7 ft medium heavy, but for jigging i like the heavy action to really get the fish out of the weeds in a hurry so he doesnt tangle me up
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The Abu Garcia Veritas is perfect for it. I almost only jig and it's all I'll use now. And it's one 99$ at bass pro
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does anyone have advise on rod reel set up for frog fishing and is the 7ft mh good choice
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I prefer a H rod for frogs but this MH is pretty stiff. It will work.

As for Reels I prefer Abu Garcia. Try the silver or black Max to stay around 100 dollars
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N0, because you need to have the rod tip down when fishing a frog and 7ft is probably going to be to long when fishing it down off of a boat or bank. I prefer a 6ft
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very good choice as you have plenty of backbone plus a soft tip for sensitivity.
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the 7ft mh is a great all-around rod. if i only had to have 1 rod, that's the legnth and action i would have. i've used 7ft mh for everything i think and it's always came through for me. i would definately use it for frogs. the lightning rods are good quality rods
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How are the tips?

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I am looking at getting the 7ft MH. Are the tips fast?
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I don't know about the 6'6" models but yes the 7' MH is a fast tip. Has plentybof backbone too
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They are not the fastest I have ever used. I like the tips on the KVD signature rods much more than these because they are lighter. But for the money, you can not go wrong with this rod. I use it to throw topwater, spinner/chatter/buzz baits mostly.
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The tip seems to be a bit slower than my other rods with a fast tip but also faster than my moderate cranking rods. I would say it is between the moderate and fast tips.
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The tips are a bit slower than a typical 7MH graphite rod. There is a reason for this though. When a fish gets in close with no strecth line and a stiff rod you are going to rip the hook from his mouth. Also if you are acustom to fishing mono your more than likely crossing the eyes of the fish with the hookset, with braid you need some cushion to keep from ripping the lure from a fish's mouth. It's a great rod, go for it man.
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slower tip to absorb for the no stretch of braid I would say moderate.
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On the 6'6 rod there are 7.
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There are 7 guides
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on the 7 foot model, there are 7 guides counting the tip
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6 Guides
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6 foot or 6,6

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which one would be better, im fishing out of a pontoon with limited room and wats better a the m or mh heavy action i have the 6ftm spinning and love it im lookin at the 6.6 for baitcast tho
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It depends on what size fish you think you are going to hook in to if your catching 5-12lbs i would get the mh because it will be easy to rip them in rather than the medium. If you get the Medium you will be able to throw baits farther than the mh. its really your opinion
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MH because you can use anything with a mh rod
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If you are just going to us it for dock fishing it would be better to use a 6ft MH because you have better mobility with it. But if you are going to use it for other fishing the 6'6 MH would be better.
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id say the 6'6" MH because of its superior castablility and power, but it is still very portable. just learn how to cast sidearm or underhand off the boat and you'll be fine.
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i would choose the 6'6. it has a lot more power and it has great sensitivity. the 6 foot is not as strong and doesn't cast as far. if you are fishing with live bait go with the 6 foot and if your going for big fish then get the 6'6 rod. these rods are great!!!
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i like the mh the best
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