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

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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 John Sheehan on October 12, 2014 at 4:52pm

Comment by Doug Palone on June 19, 2014 at 11:03am

Like Shimano's but picked up a Garcia Mitchell 309 with an old Zebco 5'9" 2 piece fiberglass rod at the flea market.  

Comment by John Sheehan on June 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Happy I found my twist out again .Works best on 6 lb test and thicker line but it works on 4 and 2# also.

Comment by John Sheehan on May 25, 2014 at 7:36am

Yes Carl I've learned that habit  about closing the bail by hand .I lost my 'TWIST OUT' that I use after fishing to straighten the line though .

Comment by carl hendrix on May 25, 2014 at 7:27am

John;; I agree with dick tabbert; on opening and closing the reel by hand. it does help;; to reduce line twist. also ;; when I cast my line;; just as my lure; or bait hits water;; I just push my index finger onto the reel;; stopping the line from coming off the reel.  that also helps to reduce line twist.  and;; I apply a line dressing;; like reel oil to my line.  it GREATLY helps;; on casting;; and reducing line twist.  but bottom line;; because of the design of a spinning reel;; it is; at some time; going to twist line!! 

Comment by John Sheehan on May 25, 2014 at 6:56am

Thanks Dick .I see the arbor is quite a bit bigger profile . Looks like it may be a good reel when fishing a longer rod from shore . I have an 8' and a 7.5' rods that I have a Daiwa spinmatic and  another cheaper Daiwa reel on .Maybe in time I'll try using the Arbor reel on these rods .

Comment by dick tabbert on May 24, 2014 at 8:39pm

John I have it mounted on a 7' Cabela's UL rod. The reel is every bit as smooth as the rest of the Pflueger line up which is why I changed all my reels over to Pflueger. I took a picture of the Arbor and compaired it to one of my Supreme's. They are both UL both good quality reels but the Arbor is a little larger spool and takes more line which gives you more distance and reels line in faster which stands to reason being the larger spool. I guess we can say that since its not that tight of coil you can get less birds nest problems but does not totally eliminate them all together but you may fish longer till you have one. Always open bail by hand and close by hand. Never reel line in when the fish is taking drag this will surely increase chances of birds nest.

Comment by John Sheehan on May 24, 2014 at 6:57pm

Dick , I wondered about the bulkiness. How long a rod do you have it mounted on ?Is it less of a coil/twist problem using it? I was under the impression they did make a UL model.

Comment by dick tabbert on May 24, 2014 at 6:49pm

John I have the Arbor. Its a nice reel but just a tad bulky especially after using UL reels all the time. I can say I can cast farther with it the larger reel helps to make that possible.

Comment by John Sheehan on May 24, 2014 at 3:02pm

I would like to own a Pflueger UL Arbor reel .I hear with the large diameter spool you don't get the problems with line twist .

 

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