Berkley Lightning Shock Spinning Rods - $49.99
For one, each Berkley Lightning Shock Spinning Rod features a Strike Amplifying Tip (SAT), designed to accommodate for braid's lack of stretch. By blending fiberglass with graphite, Berkley was able to produce a slower-reacting tip, which for anglers, results in fewer lost fish. Delivering the ideal backbone as well for fishing braided superlines, the Berkley Lightning Shock Spinning Rods' lightweight 1K Power Helix blank construction provides the power necessary for solid hooksets and the strength to steer large fish away from trouble. Aluminum Oxide Guides, diamond polished to a rich, blank surface, provide increased durability and reduced friction. The guide frames are also engineered to sit closer to the rod blank to help decrease wind knots, and resist twisting or bending under the extreme stress loads inherent to fishing with superline. In addition, the tip-guide is rounded out toward the rod tip to reduce the occurrence of wind-assisted loop knots at the end of the rod - an issue often associated with fishing superlines.
Also equipped with a revolutionary Suspending Reel Seat, the reel seat's unique design removes the dampening effect of the reel from the rod blank, maximizing the sensitivity emanating into the angler's hands. The Berkley Lightning Shock Spinning Rods' Split-Grip Handle design also facilitates a greater sensitivity transfer, while providing optimum balance and reduced weight. Offering anglers affordable rods for fishing braided superlines to their full potential, the Berkley Lightning Shock Casting Rods are perfect for any braided superline situation.
Comments: Just got this rod and I paired it with a quantum kinetic spinning reel on 14 pound superline. It looks and feels great. I can't wait to use it!!
From: Ben: LaFayette ga USA
Comments: I bought the 7' med rod last christmas. was originallu going to get an ugly stik, sure glad i didnt. I fish for bass from a kayak and shore and this rod has so much backbone it is insane. the orange painted part is straight as an arrow even on my personal best 7lb lm. the gray bends and plays the fish so well, i can feel when it turns its head. very sensitive for 50 dollars, best rod for the under 100 dollar mark. never missed a bite. walmart sells them for 40 which is where i got mine. only complaint is it really needs more than 6 guides. but the fish dont care! tight lines.
From: Zach: orlando florida usa
Comments: Great rod sor finesse fishing. Sensative and can reel in a Pig! I really like the split grip, the butt of the reel is a good spot to put your second hand when casting especialy long distances. Use light line and you will be able to cast far distances. Use somthing like eight pound or six pound test or maybe a little more. Happy Fishing and Tight Lines!
From: Jake: Cape May County, NJ
Comments: ive heard bad things bout this rod about the tips breaking off and all other crap but ive had this rod for two months and its been amazing this rod is very sensitive i can feel minos hitting my line...ive pulled in countless bass and catfish from 3oz to 40lb i hooked into a flathead catfish and it bent my rod 180* on 10lb line and i caught that catfish this rod is amazing i would recommend this rod.
From: Keaton: Rockwood, TN
Comments: got the 7'0 med lt for finesse fishing paired up with the diawa laguna 3000 and 10 lb copolomer liine. great fiinesse combo, casts a mile, but i mainly use it to skip baits under docks and stuff, it works great, and im mainly a baitcast guy and im imporessed, maybe i'll switch to all berkely rods
From: Kendog: Up North
Comments: This is a pretty good rod for the price. I had the 7' medium and used 30lb tracer braid for Northern Pike. I found the rod to be quite light for a rod in this price range, with good sensitivity and great backbone. Has it set up with a Pflueger president and was just an amazing combo for a good price. Just over 100 bucks total. And it held up to some big fish, the best two being a 20lb Pike and a 22lb pike. Believe me, northerns of that size destroy gear that isn't well made.
From: Brandon: Moosomin, Sask, Canada
Comments: I have a older Lightning Rod and its been a great rod for feel, hook set, and I think my best and longest lasting Rod.
From: Kenneth: Saginaw, TX
Comments: i have this on a Falcon volt spinning reel. and it is an amazing combo for the price i havent had any problems with it. and i have already caught a 5 lb. bass on it.
From: Mikey: USA
Comments:Bought one 2 months ago. Great rod for the price. handles big fish very well. solid hooksets.
From:Zach: Illinois, USA
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Perfect for any superline fishing situation, the Berkley Lightning Shock Spinning Rods are specifically engineered to accommodate today's braided superlines. Braided lines can be a nightmare for ordinary fishing rods and these rods deliver and affordable, quality solution.