Browning® Fishing SilaFlex Spinning Rods
In the 1960's, Browning pioneered the development of fiberglass rods... and in so doing, created a legend. Crafted of proprietary Hi-Density tubular fiberglass, a SilaFlex rod offered the most advanced technology of the day--the ideal blend of light weight, strength, flexibility and sensitivity. Today's SilaFlex is true to the original (if you've owned one, your hand hasn't forgotten the feel!). Same quality blanks, same classic actions, upgraded with aluminum oxide guides, premium cork handles and lightweight graphite reel seats for exceptional handling all around.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ndblaikie Small price, Good quality This rod is amazingly light, throws crankbaits a mile and simply cannot be beaten on price. I was in two minds as to whether or not to purchase this as a crankbait rod, I am so glad I did. The rod looks nice, reel guard is sturdy and the rod performs on bigger fish. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap but sturdy, lightweight cranking rod, why pay for expensive rods when this will work very well! April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandpa1953 Best rod This is one of the best fishing rods I've used in a long time. I love the action with it. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatDaddy74 Perfect spinning rod for crankin' I was looking for a spinning rod w/ parabolic action for throwing crankbaits & after alot of research I got this. Browning Silaflex is the absolute best spinning rod for crankbaits ever! April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shakeybasser crankin' for bass after going round and trying to find a spinning rod for crankbait fishing, i "settled " on the silaflex 7' M. i'm glad i did. these fiberglas rods take all the stress off your arms and allow for a day of cranking your favourite lures without wearing you out. the soft tip absorbs the vibration and also allows the fish to eat the lure, none the wiser that he's been hooked! i was hesitant in buying a 2 piece rod, but this one is great. solidly put together, i didn't have to fidget with lining up the rod, everything stayed in place. i paired this up with a quantum q-vex 30 (5:1 retrieve) and 8# suffix line. a perfect combo. thanks to the people at bass pro for helping me find this gem, i was literally going nuts trying to find a crankbait spinning rod. i'll be picking up the 6' 6" MH next, for tossing those bigger cranks. September 15, 2012
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Top 1000 Contributor
A:Yes! I have been using for crankbaits and it performs flawless, casts crankbaits a mile.
Top 50 Contributor
A:yea, i think so. these are great crankbait rods that should be paired up with a matching reel and mono-filament line. the tip absorbs the action of the crankbait. and the mono allows for a little stretch when setting the hook. use a sideways sweeping action with your hook set, just not too fast.
Top 50 Contributor
A:the weight of these rods doesn't come into play. i didn't notice any issues. i just totally enjoyed the fact that these are great crankbait rods. i was able to work them all day without stressing out my arms. the rod tip absorbs all the action and leaves you free to concentrate on catching fish. a must have for serious cranker.
Details:I plan to go at least once a week this year to my local ponds Im buying this rod this week and pairing it with this > Pflueger® President® XT.
Im going to be fishing spinners, plastics, live bait, & whatever else I have in my box. I usually grab my 7' rod now and take that. But im curious what you think I should get the 7' or the 6'6" ?
do 7' 'ers cast further ? I assume they do... ?
sometimes I will have a row boat / canoe others will just be from shore.
...oh & what do you recommend for line ? test / brand ?
thanks in advance !
A:My friend, the Pflueger is an excellent match. Use the 6.6" with 8 or 10lb Berkley clear mono and black with silver flake senko's.
A:personally i would buy the 7ft. rod...it will cast farther.the test of ur line depends on what u r fishing for. i use mine for back bay fishing 10lb braid & 20lb leader.
A:I fish both salt water and fresh water. I like to be consistant with my rods and whether spinning or bait casters, I like 6'6" rods. You may be able to cast further with a 7' rod, but I get a lot of distance with the 6'6" rods and really don't think the difference would be noticeable. I use 10 lb. test line on this outfit which is MH and 8 lb. on my spinning outfit with a M rod. I use 12 lb. on all my baitcasters regardless of the flex of the rod.
Top 250 Contributor
A:If I'm in a boat I prefer the 7' rod, if I'm fishing from shore I prefer a 6'6" model. It really depends on how much brush you will have to contend with fishing from shore. If the shoreline is clear I would go with the 7' model. You can get a little more on your cast with the longer rod.
On spinning gear I prefer fluorocarbon line in 6-10lb test depending on the size of the reel. I prefer Spiderwire 100% fluoro but the Bass Pro XPS 100% Fluoro is pretty good too.
A:the have both. Get the 6.6" 2pc medium.
A:u can get this rod in a one piece or two. i have the two piece, its my traveling rod...its a great rod!
Top 250 Contributor
A:The 6' is one piece, the 7' is two piece. The 6'6" M comes in both one and two pice models and the 6'6" MH is one piece only.
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