Bass Pro Shops® 3' Graphite Series™ Spinning Rod

   

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Length
Power
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3'

Medium

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
6-12 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
GS30MS
The Bass Pro Shops Graphite Series Spinning Rod measures in at a mere 3' in length making it an excellent rod for pitching lures under docks, working areas with thick brush, kayak fishing and ice fishing for larger fish. These Graphite Series Rods are also great for children. Our Graphite Series Spinning Rod features high-performing IM-6 graphite blanks for the strength and sensitivity you need to take your limit. Complete with aluminum oxide guides and our comfortable cork handles with a graphite reel seat.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Rod This medium action rod is ideal for light line fishing for lake trout through the ice. It has good backbone for the hook set and soft enough tip to play the fish on 8 lb test. Good rod for the price. March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by spinning rod the rod might be small, but it's strong. Can pull up a bass with no problem. Can toss through tight spaces along the bank with trees and still get distance into the lake. March 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by iM6 rod... Purchased at basspro store just before christmas. Havent fished with it yet but the rod feels great in the hands.Im a big fan of iM6 blanks,they combine great hook setting ability,moderate sensitivity,and great flexability..most rods these days feel way to stiff,seems to be the trend.Set the hook to hard with those rods and they snap in half.Rod has to have some give when hook setting to keep it from breaking in my opinion,anyways i bought the 6'6 MH action spin rod,and threw a penn fierce 4000 with 10lb mono on it to use for bass,speckled trout,puppy drum etc..fish in the 2-15 pound range.I suspect i shouldnt have any issues..if i do i will update review December 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by A Great Find! I wanted a quality spinning rod that was about 3' long, and which was not an ultralight or kid's rod. The typical 24" ice fishing rods were too short for me. I looked for this type of rod from MANY sources and Bass Pro is the only place that has it. I was surprised at how inexpensive it is. I saw the other reviews about rods breaking and I think they just got defective products. When I got mine, I bent it in different directions to see if it would snap easily and it didn't. I've caught fish with this rod and it is great. My only complaint is that one of my reels (a really old Daiwa) doesn't fit on the rod really well. But another reel fits on with no issues. The problem is that in the reel seat, there is a small raised "Bass Pro" emblem. It's covered when you put a reel on the rod. That emblem is raised just enough to keep my reel from being seated very securely. So far, I've caught fish with this reel and rod, and my reel hasn't fallen off. But it may be the source of problems later if the reel seat screw portion loosens up. I am very happy with this rod and would definitely buy it again. Worse case scenario, I will just use a different reel with this rod. June 18, 2012
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Suitable for 1-2 lb bass?

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I am looking for a 3" rod for mostly 1-2 lb bass, but the occational 5 lb+ pike comes along sometimes. Do you think this rod would be suitable?
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WIth out a problem. I accidentally snagged (by my guess) about a 6 lb Koi. while fishing a park lake. It took a lot of line and time to get it in but the rod worked great.
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This rod will work very well for the 1-2 lb bass. You'll want a good drag on your reel when the 5 lb pike takes the bait -- but the rod can handle that, too.
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4 guides
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4 - they seem to be quality ceramic guides
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4 guides counting the tip.
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i like to fish small creeks where there's alot of overhanging tree limbs and brush, so this rod sounds like exactly what im looking for!
just curious what type of reel and line would work for me?
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the rod recomends line 2-12 pound test and i use a the Bass Pro Shops tinly lite on mine. but and ultra light to small light reels should work.
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500 series shimano. Light is the key. Dont buy a heavy reel for this rod. Would flip under them limbs nicely.
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Shimano Sedona 1000FD.
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Any spinning reel will work fine, I have used a Pflueger Supreme & Pflueger Medalist with it and I currently have it rigged using a Mitchell 300XE with 12 lb test. The lighter test line you use the further it will cast. I have used it with 8 lb test as well, it worked great for me.
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i can cast about 25-30 feet with a medium splitshot. as long as you have a good reel yes.
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Longer rods allow for longer casts. Also, this is a fairly rigid graphite rod that doesn't add much of the "slingshot" effect to casts. Having said that, a small diameter, QUALITY fishing line will make a BIG difference in casting distances. As will heavier lures. I can cast plastic topwaters and small spinners a country mile with this rod! I have caught bass just short of 5 pounds on these rods...no problem. Use a decent quality reel with a smooth, consistent drag. Combined with some of these excellent new superlines, you should have no problem landing bass.
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1/8 ounce kastmaster goes about 30+ ft
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I have caught many bass using this fishing rod, I love this rod its great for kayak fishing. I was going through a narrow area recently at a pretty good speed and the tip of my rod got caught on the bank and almost bent the rod in half, I thought it would break but it didn't. I caught the bass you see pictured here (and many others) with this rod. As far as casting goes, that will depend on the line that you use and the weight of your lure. When I use ultralight lures like the Rebel Bumble Bug I'm generally fishing around overhanging brush and trees maybe throwing the lure 10 yards or less on 8 lb test. When I throw crankbaits I get much more distance, again depending on the weight of the lure, choice of line and wind conditions probably in the 25 yard to 35 yard range, I hope this helps.
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