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What does everyone think of the Johnny Morris Signature Series Reel and Rod?  They are listed in the fall catalog at a great price, but I can't seem to find much info on either of them.

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I can only comment on the rods. They are a solid performer in that sale price range.  I grabbed mine for $109 on sale in the spring. I wouldn't pay the regular retail for one....just me. Was really impressed with it....then, the tip snapped off while casting a jig. BPS replaced it without the receipt.

Then, my partner Rick sets the hook on a nice 4lber and this happens....

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Still landed it tho..hand over hand. BPS replaced his as well. Nice rods, perhaps a little brittle due to the "700 million modulous blanks" But they are a good all around rod.  :)

Ricks rod snapping 4lber....

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Wow that is some break! On the bright side thats an awesome reel (Daiwa Capricorn) he has on that broken pole. Mines on a St. Croix Triumph and I have set plenty of hooks with no problems.

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Bionic hooksets rule!

If you look closely, you can see the cut on his face where the rod hit him. Lucky it didn't get him in the eye. That's why I wear sunglasses about 99% of the time.  8-)

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It's a great deal........ that rod is super sensitive, go look for yourself is the best way.....

I really like that combo--- especially on sale and BPS stands behind their products....

I guess your talking of the spinning combo which is nice.... but I love the Baitcaster combo much better.......

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I've used both the bait casting and spinning J.M. signature. Love both of them. Really smooth, casts a mile. I've got 4 of the bait casters if that tells you anything. The spinning is excellent as well.

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I have a JM Elite rod (same as Signature but with different guides).  It's a 7' MH/F with Recoil guides.  I like it plenty.  It's very sensitive.  I won't buy anymore, though.  While it's sensitive, it's not more so than my Fenwick HMGs, which I like a lot better (they are lighter and the grip is more comfortable).

I had a JM Elite reel (the blue one) which is a little bit of an upgrade from the Signature (more bearings I think).  The reel was excellent.  It seemed to be very well made and had an outstandinlgy effective brake.  But after 5 months it started to make a squeal that I couldn't get rid of and I suddenly lost casting distance.  Never did figure it out, but admittedly I didn't try very hard.  I simply took it back to BPS after 5 months and got a refund.

In short, I liked the rod and reel.  But I have different preferences.  But if you like them, I think they will serve you very well.

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Well I got the combo and I have a question.  What is up with the line that BPS puts on reels.  I have never seen line with such a memory.  Just looking at it makes a birds nest.lol  Last time I let them spool up a reel for me.  Time to spool it up myself.

Later, :)

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Hope you like your purchase....... it's a real quality combo--- I think you'll be real pleased with it.......

Did u get the spinning or baitcasting???

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I've never used a Morris rod but I've got a pair of the JMX 10HC's reels.  Amazing reels.  We'll have to see how they hold up but I could see changing to these completely from my Revo's.  

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I picked up a leftover '07 model JM Sig. Model 6'6" MH spinning rod a couple weeks ago on clearance at my local BPS. I've only had it out once, but so far I like it. I bought mainly for tossing frogs/toads in heavily weeded areas and have it set up with a Shimano Sahara 4000 and 50# braid, but I think I may wind up downsizing to a 2500 series reel and 30# braid. I just think it would balance better with a lighter reel.

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I know your gonna love that combo....... that reel and rod is so smooth and light........  they were $199 for the combo when I was in the store a few months ago........

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