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Ultralight Fishing Fun Fishing

This group is for anyone who is hooked on using ultra light equipment.

Members: 96
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2018

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What are your favorite lures for Bluegill and Redears? 18 Replies

While using ultralight rods and reels, what artificial baits do you use, and what are your favorites and why?Continue

Started by Jeff Soto. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jul 27, 2018.

TFO. FW - Fly/Spin 17 Replies

Been looking at TFO offering a combination fly /spin 6'0 med flex rod was wondering if anyone has any experience with this combo rod, I've handled combination rods b4 but they didn't feel like a fly…Continue

Started by paul sach. Last reply by hill country Feb 1, 2016.

What rod length do you prefer? 52 Replies

I have used ultralights for years and I started out with the usual 5 footers. They work great and they surely have their place. However, the past year or so I have stepped up to rods measuring…Continue

Started by Mo Fish. Last reply by JBplusThuy Dec 9, 2015.

What makes UL truly UL? 3 Replies

I got to thinking about this from a reply I made in the rod length discussion. With my most recent line replacement, my lightest line from a specified pound test perspective is 6# and that is…Continue

Started by Andy is OptiMystic. Last reply by Slip Sinker May 12, 2015.

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Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 2, 2015 at 5:39pm
Fancy talk for a fancy canoe.

Sometimes that junk just falls out...
Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on February 2, 2015 at 5:33pm

What's a bateau ?

Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on January 15, 2015 at 7:12pm

The rods that I fish UL on...

Luhr Jensen 7' UL rod with BPS TinyLite reel spooled with 4# low vis flouro

Eagle Claw pack rod (light fly/spin combo) with a Quantum snapshot 6# mono

Browning 5' 8" rod with BPS Extreme Tourney reel with 10# nanofil

(numerous other larger setups and a couple of fly rods not relevant here)

The Luhr Jensen is my primary and only true UL (though the Eagle Claws is a very light rod) though all 3 of those can cast some fairly light lures.

The pack rod is usually just for its intended purpose - taking along on a mostly not fishing trip where I may get a chance to fish. 

The Browning has a little more backbone and it's what I use if I am casting/jigging in "snag city" or if I decide to take an occasional bass cast with a larger lure. It has the best reel of these 3.

Most of the time I am in my kayak with the Browning in the rear rod holder and the Luhr Jensen in my hands, lap or front rod holder.

Comment by carl hendrix on October 12, 2014 at 7:21pm

Leo;;  last 3 years I have been using a quantum- q-vex 10 reel;;  super smooth;; 10 ball bearings;;  NICE little reel;; reasonably priced  I like it REAL GOOD!!!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on October 12, 2014 at 7:13pm
And I happen to inherit the Daiwa ST 1500C. All metal. Shockingly smooth, even though the cosmetic appearance looks like it been through a mythetical epic battle.
Comment by carl hendrix on October 12, 2014 at 7:10pm

I still have a old;; Daiwa- 1000 C spinning reel ;; need to get it fixed;; I wore the bail out on it;; LOL!!   great little reel for panfish!!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on October 12, 2014 at 6:58pm

Love the old Daiwa. Just got two from a friend, and they were made like a freaking tank, with 2 of 6 bearings in the Jupiter Z series.

Comment by John Sheehan on October 12, 2014 at 6:55pm

Here's the lowdown Carl: Top to bottom : Ugly Stick/Daiwa Sweepfire 1000B,4# test ; Four Piece Eagle Claw /Penn 101 ,6#test; Ugly Stick, Daiwa Spinmatic 500 T ,4# test ; Saint Croix rod , Pflueger Supreme, 4# test ; Shimano Sensilite ,Pflueger President ,2# test

Comment by carl hendrix on October 12, 2014 at 6:41pm

those are some good rods John;; what kind of reels are those

Comment by John Sheehan on October 12, 2014 at 4:53pm

Nice find Doug!

 

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