Do you love big bluegill?
I am a bit or a rod guru. I love high end gear that works perfectly each and every time out. My favorite combos are in order, G. Loomis TSR 801-2 6'8 ultra light matched to a Daiwa Exist native custom 1003H, G. Loomis TJR 782-2 GL2 light action matched to a Daiwa Luvias 1003 and lastly a G. Loomis SR781-1 IMX 6'6 ultra light matched to a Daiwa Certate 1003. All reels spooled with 4lb Berkley Crystal Fireline and a arms width leader of 6lb Berkley Vanish flurocarbon as a leader. I fish 1/16oz jigheads matched to 2" plastic tails 90% of the time. My favorite rods for Bluegills and just about every other panfish out there.
2 panfish rods here-- 6'6' G. Loomis GL3 Light rod w/ Daiwa Advantage 2000 spooled w/ 4 # Berkley Fluoro. Great float & jig rig. Also, 5'6" Falcon Original UL rod w/ Pinnacle Alyssa CR ultra light reel spooled w/ 4# Suffix ice braid for vertical jigging spoons. Premium equipment is pricey but lasts for years...
I've been building a few ul spin rods using the batson e-glass one piece blanks, mostly the spg-601, which is a one piece 5 foot fiberglass blank. I cut the blank, install a spigot ferrule for ease of transport. The blank is very flexible and sensitive. For ultralight fishing, try fiberglass ; they are tough, very light, sensitive, and limber enough to make a smaller fish fight like a much larger one. -p-
Shimano Sustain 1000 with St Croix Trout series Ultra Light rod. Spooled with PLINE Floroclear 4#.