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#12399374 - 08/24/17 12:22 PM Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout!
BroIncarnate Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Hey guys! So I just started fishing stocked rainbows these last 2 seasons and I am gonna get a lettile more serious and head to the Guadalupe to get some biggens! I have a 5ft Light Ugly Stik (original) already and am going to be upgrading! I want something at LEAST 5'6 or 6'6 UL - Was thinking of putting a Shimano Sedona or Pfluger President on one-- also heard great things about the KastKing Sharky II. ANyway, let me know what you guys think!

Thanks!


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#12399728 - 08/24/17 04:27 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
wh2004 Offline
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Registered: 07/17/10
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#12399751 - 08/24/17 04:36 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
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$60 and its yours, perfect rod for trout!
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#12399954 - 08/24/17 07:23 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
boocat Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
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I just got 2 new presidents in a size 20, very nice.

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#12401046 - 08/25/17 01:45 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: wh2004]
psycho0819 Offline
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Loc: Kaufman
Originally Posted By: wh2004


This rod would get my vote as well. I have a 6'6" version and have caught everything from panfish on it up to 10lb hybrids on topwater (just for fun). Good rod for the money. I have a Sedona (I think, I'd have to look) 500series reel on it, use 4lb mono for little stuff and 8lb braid when I want to have fun and fight a hybrid on it.

Stop by BPS and look at them, one of the few things BPS has I'd recommend over somewhere else.
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#12401257 - 08/25/17 04:19 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
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Registered: 09/14/09
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Living in New Mexico for many years, I have UL trout fished a lot. I have many UL spin rods the latest is a Pfluger President on an Okuma Celilo 7' (2 piece) $60 rod for more open water. For brushy and rocky stream/rivers I like a 5-6' UL like the ST Croix Panfish UL rods for $99. Use one piece UL rods in the 5-6' range. Anything I can toss a small jig or spinner a long distance with 1-4# test mono. I also have some inexpensive rods for the really rough fishing, hiking and wading in serious mountain streams so getting a broken rods isn't so heart breaking. There use to be some daiwa one piece 5' UL rods that were really inexpensive I have four of those.
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#12401362 - 08/25/17 05:48 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
Naggler Offline
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St. Croix Panfish rod...7' with Shimano Sedona...it's what caused my addiction! Worth every penny twice over and I am a tight wad.
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#12401539 - 08/25/17 07:58 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
If I were to get a 5'6 UL or 6'6 UL, what size pfluger pres would you put on, 20 or 25?

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#12401654 - 08/25/17 09:24 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate]
Fishmeister54 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/16
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Loc: Killeen, Texas
Custom built ULs are my specialty. You don't want to go over 6' but 5'- 5'6' is the best. And you want one that is FAST action. UL is all I use. Put a 1000 or 2000 series reel on it and no more than 6 lb test line. I am a Shimano man myself but the Pflueger President model 6930x is a good reel for the money.
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#12401749 - 08/25/17 10:35 PM Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: Fishmeister54]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 281
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Fishmeister54
Custom built ULs are my specialty. You don't want to go over 6' but 5'- 5'6' is the best. And you want one that is FAST action. UL is all I use. Put a 1000 or 2000 series reel on it and no more than 6 lb test line. I am a Shimano man myself but the Pflueger President model 6930x is a good reel for the money.


Good info! I definitely want a 5'6 and will be going 4 or 6 lb mono with a 4lb fluro leader -- shimano sedona was my close 2nd actually-

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