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UL for Crappie/Panfish/Small Bass #13474698 03/17/20 02:24 AM
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I'm narrowing down my search for a 6' ultralight rod, mainly fishing for crappie, bream, and small bass. I will primarily be fishing in small ponds and creeks.

I know there is a wide range of prices in the rods listed below, but I want a rod that will perform well and last awhile. I don't think I have a strong opinion on 1 piece vs 2 piece, so it's not a major consideration at this time. I will likely pair it with some Pflueger/Shimano/Diawa but wanted to decide on a rod first.

St.Croix Panfish
St.Croix Avid
Kuying Teton
TFO Trout-Panfish
Okuma Celilo
BPS MicroLite
ESP Ultra Lite
All Star Dockshooter

Comments and feedback welcome!

Thank you!

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Re: UL for Crappie/Panfish/Small Bass [Re: tab10] #13474808 03/17/20 04:34 AM
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Falcon BuCoo SR BRS-1L-16

Re: UL for Crappie/Panfish/Small Bass [Re: tab10] #13483009 03/22/20 07:58 PM
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Any other suggestions or comments out there?

Right now, I'm looking at the Panfish and Avid, but could be convinced otherwise.

Thanks!

Re: UL for Crappie/Panfish/Small Bass [Re: tab10] #13484434 03/23/20 07:00 PM
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I have two St. Croix MojoBass rods and they are great rods for the money. A little cheaper than the Avid. Even better if you can find them used.

My favorite road of all time was an Original Falcon, 6' medium power. I closed it in the rod locker on my boat and broke it right in half.

Wayne

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Re: UL for Crappie/Panfish/Small Bass [Re: tab10] #13492484 03/29/20 01:52 AM
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I get along just fine with a 5’ Ugly Stik and a small spinning reel with 6# mono. Caught a few bluegills this afternoon on a beetle spin and had a delightful battle. Then hung into a 1# bass and had even more fun.

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I have a couple TFO rods paired with a Pflueger President 20 that I use for crappie. The throw ultralight jigs and are pretty sensitive for the price. Broke a tip on one (my fault) a few years ago and the warranty service was great to boot.

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In my world, St.Croix Panfish is the best on your list. I have 6' one (paired with STRADIC CI4 1000)
I could really cast small 1/32 on a 5 lb power pro distances 75feet ++. Not doable with any other rod on your list.
My personal second choice is Shimano Clarus 7'6" UL. It is heavier but still can do 1/32.
Al other rods are not made to cast 1/32 any distance!
Either heavier jig OR simply trolling.
Note IMO: TFOs are not even close to St. Croix: heavier and flimsier.


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