Berkley big game catfish rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Fishermancat1, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

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    I saw some of these at walmart for a low price. Are these rods good for big flatheads? They have good flex on the top part of rod and strong backbone.

    thanks
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I don't own one but when I go to Santee and fish with a friends of mine he uses them and loves them I don't know to much about flatheads but I know they work for blues up to about 50-60 lbs with no problems.
     

  3. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I've got one and it's pretty tough. I'd rather fish an uglystik tiger for flatties though.
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Beware of the tip guide on those rods, they do not have an insert and will groove very easy, and cut you line.
     
  5. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I had one break on me two years ago. A 25lb"ish" cat. Rod could have been damaged, I dont know. Could have been my fault, dont think so though.
     
  6. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    This is very true. I bought one at the beginning of last year and I already need to replace the top guide.

    But then I have put over 450 hours on it too.
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I've got one and it's ok. I don't like the feel of the handle on it.
     
  8. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    for the price u cant beat em i landed a 57lb flat pretty quickly with the rod showing no sign of giving i like em but if u have the xtra cash get a tiger stik