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I know this has probably been posted many times before:

Looking for a new spinning or casting rod, still undecided at which I need more, under $50

I was looking at the BPS Graphite series, BPS Tourney Series and Berkley Lightning Rod Shock.

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An Abu Garcia Vengeance might be another rod to look at. under 50 dollars they're really isn't alot of quality rods.

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Here was a topic for a decent rod which most recommended the Lightning rod.

Another suggestion maybe for spinning look into Gander Mountains tournament rods. Hey they even got the spinning combos going for $64

http://gandermountain.shoplocal.com/gandermountain/Default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=2413594&rapid=1193918&pagenumber=12&listingid=-2083638716

I have an older model I use for wacky which I love.

Or if got any near store like BPS go see their bargain bins. Might have some clearance items with an extra percentage off from mark down price. I bought a spinning 7'M Browning Citori rod for $40 when originally $99.

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I actually like the Lightning Shock series. I keep it as a loaner for guest boaters that don't have their own set ups with them, and every one of them loved it. I don't think you can beat it in the sub-$50 range.

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Yeah, I would have to agree with Grey Wolf. Go with the Berkley Lightings.

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The regular Lightning rod , stay away from the Shock. :)

Aside from a $10 price difference, what are the main differences between the two?

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Aside from a $10 price difference, what are the main differences between the two?

The Shock is very wimpy and only good for small cranks. I own one and just don't like it as well as the regular lightning rod which has more backbone and a faster action.

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the shock was made for using braid the wimpyness is suppose to be there for the purpose of lighter hooksets hence the name shock ;)

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I think he is referring to the weak rod and has possibly confused the Amp with the Shock? I own the Amp and it was super inexpensive and I really like it. I will agree though it is not good for much except crankbait fishing. But for $40 shipped to my door I can't complain. It gets used every time I hit the water.

On the other hand, I also own a Lightning. I use it as a worm/jig rod it seems to me to be a bit stiffer than it's labeled, but for under $50 it's pretty solid.

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You might want to check out Dick's and take a look at the Field & Stream Tec Spec line of rods. They are normally $59.99 but there is usually a coupon online for $10.00 off the rods. I have the Tube/Jig rod and its a great rod and I use it for larger topwaters with great success.

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Honestly dude, they're all pretty bad. I would just save up some money.

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Field and Stream as mentioned above or go to Monster Tackle, they have Skeet Reese's rods for $58-$68...

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I'm a big fan of the Amp. In fact, I have my Stradic FJ on it.

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I don't use one personally, but the Daiwa Aird X has nothing but great reviews on TW. $54.99

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I have three LR's that I still use-one spinning. I find the actions to be great for lures you don't need a lot of sensitivity for. I got two on sale for $20 when they were switching to a new grip style.

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The LR Shock makes a decent rod for frogs 6.6 or 7.0 mh with braid . can't beat it for 50 bucks.

The LR 6.6 mh makes a good spinner bait rod.I use it alot no complaints. 

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My spinning rod is a Daiwa Laguna 7' ML/XF I picked up at academy on clearance for $15 and I adore it.

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On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2011 at 9:02 AM, Grey Wolf said:

The regular Lightning rod , stay away from the Shock. :)

Why don't you like the Shock ?

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All Star Classic Series at Academy $49.99

 

The last one I bought was $35 ?

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This thread was started in 2011.

I hope the OP has found a rod!

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4 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

Why don't you like the Shock ?

He's been gone from the forums since 2012, just fyi so you're not waiting for a response.

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