Berkely big game rods

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by mwhham, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. mwhham

    mwhham New Member

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    has any one used any of these rods that wal mart sells the white ones for 20 bucks are they any good for the price
     
  2. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I have three of the 7' ones in med/heavy, they did ok on 9 lbrs, but beyond that I have no idea. I like mine fairly well but use two of the black uglies they sell there in the 6'6" med/heavy.
     

  3. mwhham

    mwhham New Member

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    thanks for info
     
  4. pokerkat

    pokerkat New Member

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    I have one and I reel in 30-40 lbers in with mine, and really I have no problem with them, mine is a also a 7' Med/Hvy action rod and I bought it from Wal-mart. good luck
     
  5. swampthang_matt

    swampthang_matt New Member

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    we have 2 big game white rods that we got from there and they work good
     
  6. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    I have one... never really caught much on it though... I normally don't like company's who seem to specialize in one thing's other products... I love their Big Game line but i'm not so trusting of their rods... just like eagle claw... I love their hooks and trust them but their rods are really cheap and not always made well... atleast the ones i've gotten haven't been...

    That said they usually do make a better product for the price then alot of the other cheap tackle makers...
     
  7. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    I have an 8ft med/hvy spinning rod that helped me land the fish in my avatar, I think that they are a good rod and have sufficent backbone to handle a decent sized fish even with 12lb line I was able to turn that 40lb blue when I needed to.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  8. Sandy Meador

    Sandy Meador New Member

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    I've got one and I love it. It has enough backbone to turn a fish and it has a med. upper section that really tires out a fish. It has done fine on all the channel cats I have caught on it.
     
  9. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    thanks guys I have been looking at them myself:big_smile:
     
  10. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I have a 9' MH Big Game Rod. It has always done well for me on channels. I did start to use it on blues. Never really caught a big blue on it, but it handled the 30+# spoonbill that swam into my hook mouth-first with no problems at all.
     
  11. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Their ok , but it would be better to get a ugly stick. I have had and still do a berkley big game rod, don't like the solid metal tip at the top, replaced it with a shimano rod from bass pro that I like alot more.
     
  12. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I did forget about that metal eyelet at the top. I have had that one replaced due to wear from mono.
     
  13. beagle1963

    beagle1963 New Member

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    I have a 7 1/2 trigger stick and love it. I just wish the foam handle wasnt so thick. But, thats a minor complaint for a $20 rod that has a good action, soft tip with good backbone. I also like the two piece design so I can stow it away easy.
     
  14. I've seen that setup in action.