Aug 23, 2012 at 10:07 am #1293270
Are there any vendors that make a three piece 5' ultralight spinning rod?
I have a two piece rod now. The weight savings won't be massive but having three pieces will prevent it from sticking out past the end of my pack.
The travel rods kind of suck. While they are compact the sensitivity sucks. I realize I will be trading some sensitivity for the three piece 5' rod but I think it would be reasonable.
I'm *kind* of a snob when it comes to fishing rods and I don't want to use a piece of junk while I'm out there. Most of the ultralight tradeoffs are somewhat reasonable though.Aug 26, 2012 at 11:18 am #1906150
I've been wanting the same thing and have not really found it. Closest so far were the following:
Bass Pro Shops Microlite 3 piece light action 5 1/2 foot rod – heavier than what I really wanted, but serviceable
Shakespeare Ugly Stik 3 piece light action 5 foot rod – a bit of a broomstick, but it's one of the few rods I have that's tough enough to stick it in the pack's side pouch without a case of some kind, even when bushwhacking
Daiwa spin-matic x ultralight 4 piece rod, in range of lengths. It's 4 pieces, but it has much better feel for ultralight fishing than either of the 3 piece light action rods.
If you find something better, please let us know!
Bill S.Aug 28, 2012 at 9:13 am #1906832
I found this and bought it from Cabelas.
Looks like JUST what I want. It's 5'6" and 76g and 4 pieces.
if the action and sensitivity are good I think I will be set.Aug 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm #1906947
Which rod is it? That url only gets me to the Cabelas home page.
Bill S.Aug 29, 2012 at 8:03 am #1907176
Erik BasilBPL Member
My buddy had two of the Spinmatic 4-parters on our recent trip, and I fished with one for a bit. That's a neat pole that breaks down nicely and has a better feel than my son's collapsible Shakespeare "travel mate" rod. It cost three times as much, though.Aug 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm #1907720
that rod. 5'6" and 4 pieces.Aug 31, 2012 at 6:53 am #1907884
Erik BasilBPL Member
Hundred bucks?! Gnarly. Now, which reel is worthy of such a fine pole?Aug 31, 2012 at 11:43 am #1907975
I bought an ultralight 5oz reel and I wasn't happy with it… it doesn't engage quickly after I cast and it has a high amount of resistance so it makes it harder to focus on feeling for a hit.Sep 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm #1909761
@elf773Locale: Vancouver, BC
Did you buy the St. Croix? You like? I have a $10 Cabela's telescopic, but it's med-light, I'd like an ultralight rod..mulling over price and convenience factor.Nov 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm #1931249
yup… here's my review:
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