Apr 18, 2017 at 8:59 am #3463732Morten JBPL Member
I’m looking for an UL fishing rod with a good wheel. I don’t mind putting some money in it, if it’s good quality. I have a Tenkara rod, but i’m looking to do more lake fishing and fishing from a canoe. I’ve done that with Tenkera too, but i want a setup that can take some larger fish. Also. The Tenkera is quite difficult for my girlfriend who also enjoys fishing.
Can anyone recommend a light fishing setup that is good for backpacking?
Thanks :)Apr 18, 2017 at 9:33 am #3463736JackBPL Member
@j4ckLocale: New England
A helpful discussion here. Yes, Tenkara is discussed, but some other good options as well.Apr 18, 2017 at 10:01 am #3463747Apr 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm #3464345Ben H.BPL Member
@bzhayesLocale: No. Alabama
Here was my search:
Let me know if you have any questions.Aug 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm #3484699Yuri RBPL Member
I’ve just picked up a light pole and reel is on the way via USPS.
Bought Daiwa Crossfire 5’6″ 562ULFS rod at Big5 sporting goods for $25. It weights in at 2.55oz and is an Ultralight spincasting rod. However, this means it’s not just light by weight, but is aimed at handling smaller fish and is very flexible.
- 26 ton IM-6 Graphite blank construction
- Aluminum Oxide guides
- Stainless hooded reel seat
- Split-design foam grip
- Hook keeper
The lightest reels I was able to find are 5.4oz Basspro and Okuma UL-10. While Basspro one had somewhat decent reviews, Okuma was mixed. I ended up getting another Daiwa – Crossfire CF1000-3Bi UL spin reel (6.0oz). It’s their second lightest after Crossfire CF500 (5.9oz), but difference is just 0.1oz, while they have different design and 1000 has higher line capacity. 1000 should be better designed and a better real.
The trick with these when fishing is to set the drag right and not bend the rod too much if it is larger fish. It will most likely break if you bend it into a U, so with larger fish keep it almost horizontal, set the drag , reel in when possible and let it spool if it needs to. Tire the fish out and then bring it in.Aug 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm #3485699Yuri RBPL Member
Just got the reel in the mail today and I wanted to let you know things:
- it is small
- It weights in at 5.2oz
- smooth with 3 ball bearings
Looks well made too.Aug 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm #3486404brian HBPL Member
@b14Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
morton r u looking for a fly rod or spinning?
i sure love my son’s 7.5′ 3 wt temple forks rod…pretty UL by natureSep 1, 2017 at 5:57 am #3488272Robert nBPL Member
I ave a Thomas & Thomas rod 8 wt. 10 ft 4 piece rod and Ross c.l.a.6 reel outfit retails for $1150, I would sell $600.
Or if you want a heavier rod for pike and musky I have a new orvis helios 9 wt. 9 ft. 4 piece rod with a hydros slv 5 reel also asking $600
I also have a 10 wt. Thomas & Thomas rod 9 1/2 ft. 2 piece asking $350
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