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Lightning Rod™ Spinning

Model#BSLR502UL
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Due to increased demand and in light of the current circumstances, this product is not currently available. Berkley® is committed to helping you #fishthroughit and we anticipate this product will be available again by September 30th. In the meantime, we recommend purchasing from one of our trusted partners.


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Availability:  Available on 09/30/2020

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$39.99
  • 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.
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  • MODEL # BSLR501UL
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Ultra Light
    Rod Length
    5'
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    2-6lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    6
    Lure Rating
    1/32-1/4
  • MODEL # BSLR502UL
    Availability:  Available Soon
    $39.99
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    Lightning Rod™ Spinning View Larger
    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Ultra Light
    Rod Length
    5'
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    2-6lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    6
    Lure Rating
    1/32-1/4
  • MODEL # BSLR561L
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Light
    Rod Length
    5'6"
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    4-8lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    6
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR562L
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Light
    Rod Length
    5'6"
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    4-8lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    6
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR601ML
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Light
    Rod Length
    6'
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    6-12lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    7
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR602ML
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Light
    Rod Length
    6'
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    6-12lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    7
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR661ML
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Light
    Rod Length
    6'6"
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    6-12lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR662ML
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Light
    Rod Length
    6'6"
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    6-12lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/16-3/8
  • MODEL # BSLR601M
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium
    Rod Length
    6'
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    8-14lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    7
    Lure Rating
    1/4-5/8
  • MODEL # BSLR661M
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium
    Rod Length
    6'6"
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    8-14lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/4-5/8
  • MODEL # BSLR662M
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium
    Rod Length
    6'6"
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    8-14lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/4-5/8
  • MODEL # BSLR701M
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium
    Rod Length
    7'
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    8-14lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/4-5/8
  • MODEL # BSLR701MH
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Rod Length
    7'
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    10-17lb
    Rod Action
    Extra Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    3/8-3/4
  • MODEL # BSLR702M
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    $39.99
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium
    Rod Length
    7'
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Line Rating
    8-14lb
    Rod Action
    Moderate Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    1/4-5/8
  • MODEL # BSLR661MH
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    $39.99
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    Lightning Rod™ Spinning View Larger
    Technique
    Spinning
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Rod Length
    6'6"
    Number of Pieces
    1
    Line Rating
    10-17lb
    Rod Action
    Fast
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Rod Handle Material
    Rubber Cork
    Hook Keeper
    Yes
    Guides Including Tip
    8
    Lure Rating
    3/8-3/4

Product Reviews

Lightning Rod Spinning is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 64.
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 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 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 1 out of 5 by from Had high hopes, but very disappointed. I purchased this rod and was happy with it at first. Brought in a few fish on it and was impressed with the feel of it, but she snapped on me just now. I was casting a 1/8th oz jig with a small grub body. It was a regular smooth cast. I wasn't trying to even cast it very far. Snapped about three guides down from the tip. I was within the lure rating of the rod medium spinning. This will be the last time i buy a rod anywhere near this price point or from berkley. Love some of your products but the only two rods ive owned from the company have been a let down.
Date published: 2020-05-22
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 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 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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