From time to time I come across some great fishing equipment and accessories I like to share with you with guys. As most of you know I not only fly fish but I am an avid Micro Light fisherman. When I say Micro Light I am referring to spinning tackle in the 2 to
lb test range. The
spinning rods that fall into this category are 6 ft. to 9 ½ ft. Landing fish on these long rods is like
using a fly rod. The two companies that actually started manufacturing Micro Lights
rods first were Bass Pro and Daiwa. The Bass Pro rods start with a 5 ½ ft.
traveling pack to the 9 ½ ft. float and fly medium action Micro Light. Daiwa has
the same type rods but with a little more finesse than the Bass Pro version.
Their guides are smaller and the rods are lighter than the Bass Pro series.
ft. version is the
one that is really caught my attention, because of the reviews and the
lightness. This rod paired with the Quantum Optix Spinning Reel is a killer for
pan fish, trout and yes it even has the backbone for larger fish. The reel will
spool 125 yards
lb test line and 150 yards of 2 lb test line. In my opinion it is the ultimate in Micro
Light fishing. The complete combo is priced under 70.00 bucks and that is a
bargain when it comes to Micro Light fishing. Bass Pro has basically the same
rod but with a price tag of 55.00 plus tax. The Bass Pro version has a little
more weight and the guides are larger. When it comes to Micro fishing I
like finesse and the 8 ft. Spinmatic by Daiwa fits the bill. For that fisherman
out there that has not mastered the fly rod or wants to mimic fly fishing then
this is the combo for you. Check it out you might be surprised how close you
come to fly fishing when using this combo.
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