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Berkley Lightning Rod Ice Rods feature perfect ice fishing actions and plenty of hook setting power. These rods are built on rugged and lightweight graphite blanks and deliver responsive performance.

Lightning Rod Ice Rods also feature oversized, stainless steel guides that are smooth, lightweight and strong to stand up to heavy use. All rods have cork grips with comfortable, up-locking reel seats. Please note that model LR32MHC is a casting rod and features a trigger reel seat.

Features of Berkley Lightning Ice Rods include:

  • Fore-grip uses Hidden Thread Technology to reduce wear and tear on your fingers
  • Skeleton reel seat provides increased sensitivity and reduces overall weight
  • Guides are 20X tougher and 55% lighter than traditional aluminum oxide guides
  • Factory tested for dependability

We carry these rods in six models.

Review Summary
( 5 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (4)
Flexible (4)
Durable (4)
Sensitive (4)
Good Tip Action (4)
Easy To Transport (4)
Best Uses
Ice Fishing (3)
Small Fish (2)

Good rod for the money
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
good action and i out fished my brother who has a medium action rod 2-1.
Pros: Lightweight, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Practical jigging rods
Madison, WI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use the 24" UL and the 28" ML to jig spoons and other lures through the ice for panfish and perch. The UL seems right for 1-4# mono and 1/32-1/8 oz presentations; the ML seems good for 2-6# and 1/16-1/4 oz. I think these rods are better for "power" than for "finesse". They're built strong, with medium actions and only 3 oversized guides, which increases usability out in the wind and cold but also decreases sensitivity. However, these rods balance perfectly to horizontal above the center of the reel foot! This makes sensing the weight changes of subtle bites much easier for me than with the usual tip-heavy jigging sticks. I also detect many bites with these rods by seeing tip movement and by feeling the strikes, so the sensitivity really isn't too bad. I don't use spring bobbers, but you could easily attach one if you wanted.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Good value, Excellent balance, Easy To Transport, Durable, Easy to de-ice, Strong tight handle, Flexible, Good guide placement
Cons: Guides slightly too large, Only average sensitivity
Best Uses: Jigging with lures, Ice Fishing
Good Rod for the money
Cheyenne, WY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for the ice for fish from perch to Cats..
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Also good for bigger fish, Durable, Sensitive, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, Ice Fishing, Walleye, Perch, Cats
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just what I was looking for, nice ice rod.
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great rod for the price
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I like to pack everything away securely, and being able to take the reel off quickly is very nice. You don't have to worry about it loosening up or electrical tape coming off while using it. I have Frabills, HTs, StCroixs, JigAWhoppers, but these Berkleys are my favorites for perch, crappie, and gills. I wish they made light and medium in 24".
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: None yet
Best Uses: Small Fish, Ice fishing