Bass Pro Shops 3' Graphite Series Spinning Rod
3' Spinning Rod
These short rods are designed primarily for ice fishing, but like many other fishermen, I found another good use for them. I bought them to train my grandson how to fish with spinning gear. Longer rods are just too cumbersome for youngsters. We catch mostly bluegill and bass from the pond behind my house. I have landed 4+ pound bass with these rods...no problem. I use a decent quality reel with the drag set fairly lightly. I also use a good quality superline. Don't expect long casts with light lures with such a short rod though. Quality fishing line will help improve casting distance. Also, I use the trick of using a plastic bobber as a "floating" casting weight to cast dry flies...the bluegills tear the flies up...and don't seem to mind the bobber splashing around a few inches in front of the fly. *I think a fiberglass version of this rod would be even better because it would allow for longer casts (fiberglass is more flexible than graphite). Even though it would sacrifice the added sensitivity of the more rigid/lighter graphite .
August 25, 2011
very good value
i have it paired with Bass Pro Shops Tiny Lite real.i went saltwater fishing yesterday and it did just fine. handled sand trout, pinfish and grunt..its very sensitive.then i hooked up on a 1pound catfish and that was fun on such a small combo
January 23, 2012
This is the perfect urban "Recon Rod". I keep the rod paired with a Quantum PT10 reel and #8 line behind the seat of my truck with a small tackel bag. I hit community park lakes/ponds when I spot them driving around, and it always ends up in the golf bag. I have caught numerous sun fish, smaller bass, a few 1-3 lb. catfish and bass. The Rod has held up great after consideralbe abuse by me and the fish I've caught.
October 3, 2011
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