Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5 out of 5 by samarmy1 Great
This is an awesome rod and its very affordable. Its very sensitive and has real good flexibility. I would recommend this rod to anyone whether you fish bass, crappie or walleyes. Great Job Berkley
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassfisherman81 AWESOME rods !!!
I have about 5 of the lightning shock rods 3 are spinning rods and 2 are casting rod . I have had the for about 4 years an going .... They are a great rod cheap price too. I have never had a problem will breaking them . I take care of my equipment so if you do the same they shouldn't break . I have caught a lot of 2 lb bass on them , also I'll admit I have dropped them many of times and no damage was done they still fish like new . So I highly recommend them if you want a sensitive rod that don't cost so much also it won't hurt the wallet .
December 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Djman72 Good Rod
A buddy of mine both bought this rod from BPS to pair with our first baitcasters (7' MH casting). We both have different opinions on it. I love the rod, have caught plenty of large bass and recently took it out to catch some SteelHeads in the creeks near Lake Michigan. Holds up great, has sensitive enough tip to feel a bass hit a jig or senko, while having enough backbone to land some bigger/stronger fish.
On the other hand my buddy loved the rod for the same reasons but has his break about 12 inches from the tip while landing a 2-3 LB bass. I Was with him and we were both pretty surprised the rod would snap like that as the fish was still in the water. Could have been a defect rod, but we go fishing alot and I've seen him land plenty of fish the same size or bigger on it.
I would give the rod a 5/5 but after seeing the snap im not sure I'll get it again.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bassgal I finally managed to break it.
I bought a 7 foot MH triggerstick a couple of years ago, specifically to use with braid. I have been using 50 lb braid on it, to present lures to fish in cover, like stickups, trees and downed timber. It has been a very good rod, well balanced, fairly light and with a soft and fast enough tip to compliment the use of braid and be nice and sensitive. I used the braid so that I could pop and rip snagged lures out of the stickups, instead of breaking them off, or having to go in close with a lure retriever. Well, Yesterday was my unlucky day....I finally jerked back on the rod a little to hard and fast on a snag. It didn't bend the rod very far, but was just too much with unforgiving braid. Oops. Oh well....luckily, the rod isn't very expensive, so I'll certainly be picking up a replacement soon. And I'll be a little less enthusiastic about trying to get snagged lures loose this time around.
July 25, 2013