Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 89
Rated 3 out of 5 by BassPa great, but!!!
I’ve been using this rod at least once a week , great quality, performance , sensitivity and lots of action , the only problem I had was with the design/depth of the lower reel seat, my reel snapped off the rod twice while reeling two large bass. Compared to other split-grip I own, lower seat is not deep enough . Solve the problem by tightening the seat screw with a wrench . Hope Berkley will fix this problem in future. Only reason for not getting 5 stars.
November 4, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by IS300BASS Awsome Rod! Awsome Price!
I dont know where to start with this rod just that fact that its GREAT! I have hook everybass on this rod since I got it, havent lost one yet! Great backbone and a awsome tip! Really underprice rod! Gonna purchase another one soon for my new set up! Plus really great rod to work those senko! Only thing is that I wish they made this trigger pole in 7'6!
October 4, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cypher Unmatched for its price range
I have 3 of these rods and I must say, they are something else. It feels and performs almost like a carrot stix, at 1/4th the price. I've managed to pull out 5lb+ bass out of heavy cover with these rods without a problem. Mine are matched up with Shimano Curados and they work very well together. Give it a shot! You will not be disappointed.
August 25, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by slink16 Frog Rod
I've never had a frog rod so when the Shock Series came out I decided to give one a try. I purchased the 6'6" MH baitcast rod. Figured the fiberglass/graphite combo would be a perfect combo for the frog presentation. Paired with a superline this rod hauls them out of the slop, no problem! The fiberglass tip lets the fish eat it and the backbone drives the hooks home plus horses them out of the thick stuff. For sure my strike to land ratio is much better thanks to this rod. Two things that I don't like are that rod doesn't "load-up", making pinpoint casting difficult. This could be because I like using 1/4oz frogs, so maybe heavier baits are in order for better accuracy. Also, the holes in the handle can make your hands sore after extended use. A few wraps of tape can certainly fix that problem. Still, I give it Five-Stars.
August 22, 2009