berkley big game

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by bluecatnut, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i was want the opinion of the brotherhood about the berkly big game rod i almost bought a 8ft spinner rod but not sure if they would do any good for fishing in a river with alot of current .

    thanks in advance
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    They will work, with that being said I would not buy one..The guides seem very cheap, and the tip guide does not have a ceramic insert which will groove and cause line wear.
     

  3. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i have two of those in bait caster style. they have served me well on flathead up to 50#s, for 4 or 5 years now. i have tidewater 30 reels spooled with big game 40# line. i didnt expect much from them because of the price but they were definatly worth the money,imo.
     
  4. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Hey Dusty, I have that rod with a shakespeare spincast reel. It has worked very well for me, I use braided line and have noticed no wear to any of the guides including the very top guide that is just metal. It does cast well and I have pulled some good catfish in on it. Inexpensive but good. :)
     
  5. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    That's the same exact thing I can say about them. I've got alot of 30-40 lb blues on my baitcasting big games, and they have done great for the money.
    I use the same reel as River Scum too and the same line also. Works awesome, tidewater reels are only like $35 in wal-mart around here. And they work awesome!

    good luck :)