Rated 1 out of 5 by Da Clops Broke withing 24 hours
So i buy the pole...i go to retrieve the pole from my car and as soon as i grabbed it, It SNAPPED in my hands like a damned celery stalk. The only thing that would have made me more angry was if it had done so in the middle of reeling in and cost me a nice fish...I will return and upgrade to a pole that can take the enormous pressure of someone laying a finger on it...
August 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by The guy One angry angler
I bought the Berkley AMP rod about a week ago. I caught a largemouth that weighed in at about 2 pounds. This little bass broke the tip of the rod when I went to take my trophy photo. I don't know why the rod snapped about 2 feet from the rod tip, but it did. Im hoping to go to Dick's tomorrow to select a new rod.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Minnezona Nice Price Point and Quality
Used on opening week and worked very nicely. I would recommend this to others.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Craig Great buy
Rod is light And has a great feel. Sensitive for better fishing
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lee Great Fishing
I really like the 7 ft length and action. The constuction is smooth and uses latest materials. A real fisherman's rod.
April 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ed FUN ROD !
Nice little rod! I am an experienced fisherman who wants tackle to perform as needed without failures. Berkley rods perform as expected. This rod will be carried through brush along streams & rivers. Durability will be important. The "Armadillo Hide" finish should protect the rod from the typical bumps and scrapes of branches. It has a sensitive feel throughout its' entire length. The lure action and fish strikes are felt nicely. I got the two piece 5' 6" light AMP for pan fish and a greater challenge with small & large mouth bass. I will use an open face reel and my fiance will use an "underspin" reel on this rod. This will be a way to introduce my fiance to the fun of lighter weight fishing tackle. I predict that she will eventually claim the rod as her own "forcing" me to buy a new one for myself!
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norm This product is excellent
I have used this rod several times and found it to be very functional. It is a very good product.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KevinW AMP Spinning Rod
Good Rod for the money, Very sensitive and handles fish very well. Will buy another one.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by basshappy Good and sensitive fishing rod
I checked out lots of fishing rods at Dicks. I wasn't on a budget because I just wanted to get a good rod that I would keep a long time. After comparing how many rods with different brands felt, I finally settled on the Berkley AMP 7'. Ironically, it was actually much cheaper than all the others. I've already fished this winter with it once and I loved it. I couldn't be happier - and I think I'm going to buy 2 or 3 more so I can use this rod for all my favorite reels.
March 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe the bass slayer Insuring this rod is a must
Where do I start?
The rod is a quality blank, most berkleys are. It is very ergonomic, and casts well. The split grip is nice, and the reel seat is a very cool design. Very sensitive and light for the price.
That is where the pros end.
The cons are few, but render the rod absolutely useless.
First the guides are not high quality, I could live with that, since it is an economically priced rod. The real problem lies in the lockdown grip for the reel seat. It is made of thin plastic, and no reinforcement whatsoever. If you dare to tighten the seat enough to actually secure the reel, you WILL break it. I have used Berkely rods for many years, and this one is a definite fail on the durability factor. BUY THE INSURANCE IF YOU PURCHASE THIS ROD, or you will have a nice rod that can not hold a reel before long
February 22, 2013