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ok guys im looking to buy the  Berkley® Lightning Rod® Shock series rod in ML 7 foot model. i heard that the tipwas realy sensative and the rod light.....do any of u think tht the rod would be good for shaky heads and other fines soft plastics...thanks yall

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ive never seen one, but when you get yours id like to know what you think. for the price if nothing else it would be an ok bank rod.

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My wife has a Lightning rod for her spinning rig. It is a 6ft medium power model. It casts well and has handled channel cats, and large and smallmouth without a hitch. It is also very light and easy to use even when she floats all day.

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I bought a Lightning Rod (not Shock series) for spinning. It's a MH 6' model. It was on close-out for $20. It's been a good rod (sensitive and decent backbone). Great rod for that price ::D! IMHO I don't think a ML would do for soft plastics...

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I don't think you can beat a Lightning Rod for the price.  The new ones look great.

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I saw them at Bass Pro Shops when I was there last time, almost bought one.  Held off cuz I'm getting a Kistler Magnesium 6'10 MH spinning rod instead.

The tips are soft, so as it's claimed made for braided line.  I guess you can use it w/ mono, but w/ the soft tip & no stretch braid; it won't pull the hook out of the fish's mouth.

I am thinking I may go back & get the 7'6" ML spinning rod.  The b/c rod that I was going to get, I held off cuz of the trigger on the reel seat.  It curves in a weird way, that it feels different from a Fuji trigger on the reel seat.  You'll have to handle one to know what I'm talking about.

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does it have enough backbone to be able to fish soft plastics? thanks for the help

Too soft , you need a quicker tip. JMHO

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A friend of mine has used lightin rods all his life. He bought a new shock rod and in his experienced opinion, you can cast a little further with it due to the slicker rod eyes.

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Just looked at the 6'6" ML at a fishing show over the weekend and seems to be a pretty good rod. I'll be getting the rod to match with a BPS Viper reel that has Berkley Fireline Crystal Braid.

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