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Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! #12399374
08/24/17 05:22 PM
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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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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12399728
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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12399751
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$60 and its yours, perfect rod for trout!


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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12399954
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I just got 2 new presidents in a size 20, very nice.

Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: wh2004] #12401046
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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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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12401257
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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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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12401362
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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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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12401539
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If I were to get a 5'6 UL or 6'6 UL, what size pfluger pres would you put on, 20 or 25?

Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: BroIncarnate] #12401654
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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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Re: Ultra Light Rod/Reel (Spinning) suggestions for Rainbow trout! [Re: Fishmeister54] #12401749
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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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