Ultralight fishermen--you haven't been forgotten! We matched our Micro Elite Spinning Reel with our Micro Lite Spinning Rod to create a high-performing set-up that’s perfectly suited for chasing trout, crappie and even bass.
The Micro Lite Elite Spinning Reel gives you performance features like the ''big'' set ups all packed in a compact body to work for you. The Micro Lite Elite reel features 7+1 bearings, with a Powerlock instant anti-reverse carbon frame, machined aluminum handle and spool, and smooth multi-disc drag. The Micro Lite rod features a one-piece ultra-light IM-8 graphite blank with a solid carbon tip for strength and casting distance, stainless steel guides/inserts, a lightweight graphite reel seat, and a full cork handle.
Rated 4 out of 5 Enjoy it
Just used mine yesterday for the first time. Went out trout fishing and loved the way the rod and reel handled. You feel everything the lure is doing and every small bite.
December 23, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by KeepingItReelDude Not worth the $70
Not a quality reel. Bail gets stuck after cast. This is not the "High -Performance" reel as advertised. I hate not being able to hold a reel before purchasing. Nothing is worse then having to manually engage reel on about 50% of casts. Next time I will shop in a store.
November 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rieben Great Rod/Reel Combo
I am impressed with the new Rod/reel combo.
I am able to get better cast with less weight. The combo fits the hands well and is well balanced. I am looking forward to many years of use.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travisc480 favorite ultra light
I have fished with a lot of different ultra light rods and this is by far my favorite rod. I have three of them haha buy this rod trust me you will not regret it
June 28, 2012
Not sure about a 10lbs fish. I probably wouldn't be using this rod/reel combo for 10 lbs bass fishing. I use this rod for trout only. I was throwing small jig heads (1/32 oz & 1/16 oz.) no problem. I threw some inline spinners absolutely fine too. Depending on the weight of your lure obviously, but you could get it out 15 - 25 feet no problem.
I pulled in a few trout this year on it. My cousin pulled in a nice 18" brook trout weighing a good 2 plus pounds. All around panfish/trout fishing yes. Not sure if I'd choose this reel/rod combo for bass fishing. I think with the combo of light weight, feel, and flex, this is a great little rod for those sweet honey holes and river/stream fishing.
I have used this combo for a while now with no troubles. After each use I do clean and lube my gear so I'm sure that makes a difference. Probably not a good all around combo. I would suggest for the money the Abu Garcia Cardinal 100 med sized reel with a 6' rod for a good all around spinning setup.
It all depends on what you consider all around. It's an ultra-light combo, so catching a heavier, harder fighting fish will be quite a challenge. This rod is meant for smaller trout and panfish. You hook a good size bass or any other type of game fish and you're in for a ride. You have to be careful with ultra light rods because if you put too much strain on them, regardless of brand, they will break. If you're going after small trout or pan fish, look no further. BPS makes some excellent products and you can expect quality from this set up.
I would say that I put my gear through a fair amount of abuse and I would say that these are pretty durable combo. As for an all-around combo, you can use this for largemouths but I like something a little stiffer.