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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 Mark McKinney on May 17, 2011 at 3:20pm
jeff that is a very nice reel and i have been looking for a long rod like that for the river but all i got is a 5' one for the ponds and i love my rod but you sound like you have a nice set up and let us know how good thr rod is, because i am looking for one  in the future
Comment by Jeff Workman on May 17, 2011 at 2:33pm
I just "splurged" on a new panfishing outfit.  It is a Temple Fork Outfitters Signature Series 2 piece 8 foot UltraLight with a Shimano Stradic CI4 spinning reel.  I've only used it once so far; but I really liked it.  I've heard the 8 foot version is being discontinued so it is all I can do to keep from buying a spare.
Comment by Dwayne Denison on May 16, 2011 at 2:45pm
Rob, you are right on the money. I moved up to a 7ft and 7.6 rod a couple of years ago. They made a world of difference.
Comment by Rob Hilton on May 16, 2011 at 2:35pm

Your rod is very short I use a 6' 6" ultra light and you would be surprised how much that extra 18" inches helps with casting... At 6lb test your line maybe a little heavy for ulta lite float fishing... (I use 2lb Yozuri Hybrid or 2lb Maxima) They are both soft and cast great. Thills' floats are OK but if you are using a 'mini shy bite' they don't have a lot of weight to them... I recommend Porcupine or Goose quills if you can find them... something with very little wind resistance but has the ability to float a good sized bait or jig... I beleive you will see a tremendous difference with a lighter line and a longer rod... should increase your distance by 12 - 15 feet or more... Hope this helps mate.

 

Comment by James Micheal Landrum on May 16, 2011 at 1:32pm
Rob my Reel is a Shakespere MICRO-SPIN (2-6 lb line) My Rod is a 4'6'' MICRO-SPIN Ultra-Lite . I use TRILENE 6lb, with PSS-BB sinker and a Small Thill cork.   It throws my Bitsey Minnow great, but I can't a good distance with the cricket Rig?????/
Comment by Rob Hilton on May 16, 2011 at 1:23pm
Hi James... Can you describe your ultra lite outfit to me... length of rod... weight of float and any jigs or BB's you may have attached at the terminal end of your rig. ?
Rob
Comment by Rob Hilton on May 16, 2011 at 1:20pm
I haven't fished with the Pflueger myself... I guess my Dad was right when it comes to tools and fishing equipment "you get what you pay for"...
Comment by John Sheehan on May 16, 2011 at 9:55am
My Pflueger President UL has been sticky in the retreive but smooth in the drag. I 've oiled it but it seems to acguire that stickiness in one part of the handle after a short while . I have 2 other Pflueger reels with out this proplem .Stream fishing and sand might be the culprit.
Comment by Rob Hilton on May 16, 2011 at 6:44am
St. Croix is my rod of choice but they are expensive... I use a Shimano sustain F1000... also expensive but it has an incredibly smooth drag system and I use 2lb test so  a good drag is essential. I have heard great things about the new Pfleugers and they are considerably cheaper.
Comment by James Micheal Landrum on May 14, 2011 at 8:49pm
I have three Shakespear Micros and use #6 lb test line with sinker and Thill Cork how can I get MAXIMUM Casting Distance, seems I can't get good distance with them????????????
 

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