Sunday, August 3, 2014

Two Fishing Rods That Mimics the Fly Rod And The Tenkara


I really enjoy sharing products with you guys that I find from time to time either on the net or by simply talking with other fishermen. While visiting the Academy Sports in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago I came across what I consider the perfect fishing pole to start a youngster out fishing.
 
 

The B & M Little Jewel 10' Freshwater Ready Rig Panfish Rod is extremely light and easy for even a 4 year old or up to handle. In fact this rod could be the training rod for future Tenkara fishermen. My Grandson will be using the one I bought for him when he comes to visit in October. It comes with the line, float and sinker already attached to the end of the rod. I did keep the float, but I replaced the line with 4 lb. test, instead of the 8 lb. test which came with the rod. A small bluegill will produce quite a bend in this medium light action rod; at 13.00 this rod is a bargain.  I can’t wait for Bryson to give this Little Jewel a try when he comes to visit.

 
Micro Light spinning rods are my second favorite fishing rod next to my fly rods. Before I got back into fly fishing some years ago, the micro light spinning rod was my go to light action rod to fish for crappie and bluegill. I have three micro lights in the 7 ½ ft. lengths that I use to fish for crappie in the spring. Using these rods actually mimics a fly rod in many ways, because of the lightness and of course the length. All the rods I owe are matched with small spinning reels spooled with 4 lb. test line.
                                                                   

For me this is the ultimate in ultra light fishing with a spinning rod; but to get even more micro light extreme Daiwa sell the Daiwa Spinmatic C UltraLight 8 ft. Spinning Rod, which is my other product I want to share with you. This rod gets one even closer to the fly rod again because of the lightness and more length. Imagine using this rod landing bluegill, crappie and even trout.
 
 
 

10 comments:

riverwalker34 said...

I love ultra-light spinning rods and smaller glass rods. I haven't tried Tenkara but it would work on some of those small streams I fish. Thanks.

Brk Trt said...

They should be a wonderful addition.

pondstalkerblog.com said...

Long and limber, Bill, no matter what style of rod is the perfect match for all Panfish, and Trout at times, too. You have talked before about your love for ultralight fishing. I would enjoy that a lot also.

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I am still on the fence with Tenkara rod, but I am going to purchase the 8 ft. spinmatic for the crappie season next year. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
The 8ft. spinmatic would work for trout. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Can you imagine landing a super size bluegill on the 8ft. spinning rod? Thanks for the comment

Atlas said...

Looks like a winner for sure and I am certain it will bring your grandson countless hours of enjoyment on the water and memories with you that will last a lifetime.

Bill Trussell said...

Al
I think my Grandson will really like the Little Jewel, super light. Thanks for the comment

rivertoprambles said...

A small spinning rod would be a fine tool for introducing youngsters to the world of fishing. I'd have been better off using one with my kids rather than trying to get them to love fly rods right off the bat. Thanks Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Al
I agree, young kids are so easy distracted and learning how use a more complex fishing combo may add some frustration---in other words make it fun. Thanks for the comment