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Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Spinning


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  • 24 Ton Multi Modulus Carbon Composite Blank Construction
  • Stainless Steel Guides with Aluminum Oxide Inserts
  • Double Up Locking Reel Seat
  • Rubberized Cork Wrapped Full Handles
The Berkley Lightning Rod has helped anglers Catch More Fish™ for generations. Now constructed with 24 Ton Multi Modulus graphite, the carbon composite blank is lightweight, sensitive and durable.
Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Spinning
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Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Spinning is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After shock I’m a big fan of the lightning shock, this regular spinning rod is sharp. One piece is a must for sensitivity, and I will not come apart at the wrong time. I parried this with a Revo Rocket 35 series, it’s gorgeous.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backbone of my business! I use this rod for my guide business targeting striped bass. I run approximately 250 trips per year and tried several rods until I found this rod. Customers are rough on equipment and this rod holds up. I continually look for something better and try new rods but ALWAYS come back to Lightning Rod. I have been using them for 12 years and am never disappointed.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Rod I have used the Lighting 5'6" for many years, purchased a new one this year as I am going more ultra light. Matched with a Pflueger Supreme 30 the combo is awesome on bream and crappie and will land the occasionally bass. The rod is very sensitive but has plenty of backbone for a slab.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rods! I am multi species guide in Wisconsin. The Berkley Lightning Rods have always been outstanding, and the new design is even better! Majority of time I’m fishing walleye and would recommend the 6’ Medium Light for pitch jigging, and 7’ Medium Combo for casting slip bobbers.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from POSSIBLY SECONDS I have ran lightning rods for years and love the old ones 20 years or so old. These new ones are less than the quality they should be. Had a new 6'6" medium light snap just above the splice. The second Berkley in two years to break under very minimal load. The new light action ones at the store the other night had from very little wrapping/epoxy on the rod tip up to a extreme amount and everywhere in between. Also these rods will not tighten up on a 1000 shimano reel or some others as the clamp will not close far enough. They work fine on the old style lightning rods. JUST POOR QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. I wish i could get my old ones rebuilt. I would sell these new ones. I'm very dissapointed berkley.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I purchased 3 of these rods, the value is spot on. Fast tip good backbone. the custruction of this rod is the best I found for the money.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rod for the money I started out as a bass fisherman using Lightning Rods. I have been a full time guide on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend for the last 20 years. My sponsors supply any Rod I want but I went back to lightning Rods for my clients as they hold up. The guides and rod tips are basically indestructible. Many guides and Rod tips on most rods will not stand up with clients stepping on them. A client will get a fish hooked and forget about the rods on the boat deck. For the money you cannot beat a Berkley Lightning Rod. That’s why this rod it the best selling rod in the country.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Lightning Rod in My Arsenal I just bought the two piece 7 foot medium action Lightning Rod this week and it is great! I've owned at least 15 Lightning Rods since my first one in the 1980s, and for the money they can't be topped. I still use many of the originals that I bought. One of my best friends just bought the two piece 6'6" medium light action Lightning Rod combo and he is thrilled with it. I highly recommend them to anyone. I also highly recommend Trilene Xl for freshwater fishing.
Date published: 2018-04-22
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