Browning® Fishing SilaFlex Spinning Rods
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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 4.8 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoisonOkie Killer Crank Rod
This rod has to be one of the best values on the market, especially since glass rods are becoming so rare. While a little heavier than a carbon rod, they're still light weight, and they are tough as nails. That is not to say that they are short on sensitivity, however. I'm not sure I'd use it for finesse worm fishing, but that's not what it's intended for. Using a graphite worm rod to fish crank and top water baits isn't the best idea, either, and that's where the Silaflex excels. It imparts an incredible action on crankbaits without fatiguing the angler. I use 10 lb fluorocarbon and a non-slip mono loop knot with crank and jerk baits with this rod and the bass find it irresistible. This rod is forgiving and practically unbreakable with normal use, and best of all it's a STEAL at $49.99. Read the remaining reviews and see that you will not be disappointed with this rod.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by md9963 Old School Greatness!
I began fishing with my grandfather back in the late 60's, when there were not a million different graphite and carbon matrix rod choices out there. My grandfather swore by his Browning Silaflex flyrod, and never left home without it. When I was old enough to choose and purchase my own gear (early 70's) my spinning rod of choice was the Browning Silaflex, matched with a Daiwa spinning reel. This combination served me well for many years, and I went through many similar rod and reel combinations during those years. After years of fishing with "modern" rods and reels, I've often wondered why all the changes? I don't remember my old, simple Daiwa spinning reel having tangled line every six casts as do the new fancy spinning reels, and they did not cost a week's salary. And, you never heard of an old FG rod breaking on a mid-size bass. Thanks for bringing back the Silaflex spinning rod at a beautiful price. I have a Pflueger President on mine and it feels like the old days. My grandfather would be happy for me. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these rods. You don't have to be an old timer to appreciate the simplistic beauty of it, and you'll have a difficult time snapping this rod on some 5 pound fish. Enjoy!
June 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Canoe1958 To limber
I purchased this rod a couple of weeks ago. It's labeled medium heavy but it's more like medium. Wouldn't recommend it for like top water frog fishing in heavy cover. It's too limber.
May 24, 2013
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
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