Bass Pro Shops® Micro Lite™ Glass Spinning Rods
Advanced technology in a lightweight rod built for chasing panfish and trout. Bonded high-density tubular glass construction has just the right amount of flex for tossing light baits, and enough muscle to tame a bull gill heading for the brush. Outfitted with smooth ceramic guides, a comfortable cushioned cork handle, aluminum reel seats, plus a handy hook keeper on every model.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by BobJD Poor reel fit and rough tip I almost sent the rod back because initially I could not get my reel under the forward reel seat. The distance between the forward metal ring and the cork handle is very small. Since we were leaving on a fishing trip in a few days I didn't have time to send it back so my wife kept working at it and finally got the tip pf the reel under the ring and I was able to tighten up the knurled nob using a pair of pliers enough to make it fit. I have a Shakespeare Agility underspin ultra light reel that I was trying to mount. On a related side note, I also have an ultralight Shakespeare Agility rod that I had a similar problem with an ultralight Okuma spinning reel. I only mention it as something to consider when ordering an ultralight rod. Why that forward ring doesn't have more leeway to fit various reels is beyond me. If it was made to fit only the Tiny Lite reels it should say so. I do have a tiny-lite ultralight spinning reel on a different rod that may fit but I'm not about to take off the Shakespeare reel to find out There was also a rough edge, that fortunately was on the outside of the rod tip and not in the line guide. It appears to be a cheap tip, but then so is the rod. My wife did catch a few trout up to 1.5 lbs. on the rod with no problem and she did like the way the rod cast. We have the 6" rod and it casts much better than the usual 4.5-5 ft. rods that usually come with spincast reels. So the only reason I wouldn't recommend the rod at the price is that it may have to be returned if the reel doesn't fit. May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hondoman53 best trout rods for the money I have an assortment of bass pro mico lite rods for trout fishing and I have put my eagle claw rods away and fish strictly with the micro lites. from the bass pro shop. several of the people have tried them on the lake were I fish and they too are now the proud owners of several themselves. I prefer the 6ft 6in as I am able to throw long distances with minimal weights which is great as I fish with 4lbs test Cajun line also a product I purchase from bass pro shop. And as far as a warrenty I got a new one severalo weeks ago and got it rigged up to use and the first cast it broke 4inch in front of the pinch point and with no questions asked the shipped me another rod April 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ragworm101 ugly as sin, I love it So far I am liking new rod, casting is decent, havent used it much this week will see about durability. Rod seat is bit finiky with smaller reals, easy fix. If the fish do not mind the colour then I do not mind. QFP( quality for price), right up my ally. April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BreamFlyGuy Great Value for the Money If you are into light tackle fishing you will love this rod. I primarily fish rivers and creeks for bream, bass, and occasionally trout, so this rod works great for me. I purchased the 6' 6' UL and it has that old school feel to it, and the action is somewhat similar to a fly rod. It's only 19.99, so you can't beat that price these days. April 5, 2013
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A:if flatlining refers to horsin' 'em in, then no. this is a buggy whip rod, used with light line. fun to play out panfish with. but, you'll need some patience to land the occasional bass.
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playin' out a bass on glass!
Details:Is this rod good for casting and shooting crappie jigs all answers appreciated thanks
A:I have had success casting and shooting jigs with this rod.
Top 50 Contributor
A:these are some flimsy rods, so UL jigs in 1/32 - 1/6 oz. are the norm. also, don't be afraid to spool some 2# test on your UL set up for a real casting advantage. just set the drag a little looser so you can play the fish.
Details:I like to catch trout using powerbait but if you let the fish eat it then i dies so you have to set the hook when you feel the first tug, so I am hoping this rod is capable of setting the hook well in a situation like this
A:My wife had no trouble setting the hook on trout, but we were using nightcrawlers. A few did swallow the hook but others were lip hooked just like you want. These trout were caught in very fast 4-10 ft. deep water so it is sometimes hard to tell when you have a bite so how they are hooked may depend on that as much as the rod used.
I also have a 7' ultralight Shakespeare rod that has an even lighter tip and I hook trout the same way, some in the lip and some deeper. I don't think you can control where you hook them in some cases.
A:rod is super light, use a small size 14 or 16 single hook, better challenge and you'll quit killing fish.
Top 500 Contributor
A:This is NOT a fast action rod. It's is best described as medium slow to parabolic.
Graphite = fast-ish; Glass = slow-ish.
Details:I've got an Abu Garcia Cardinal 100UI. Will it fit on this rod?
A:I also have the light Abu Garcia Cardinal 101 and it really works well and I have put Plueger GX7 and that also works great with the additional rods that I have purchased
A:I do not know the material specs, but just yesterday I COMFORTABLY landed a 6lb bass on my 6 foot 2 piece. I know I can handle bigger on it as well. This was shore fishing just so you know.
A:Absolutely no problem I have caught 7lb trout with mine for the price you have to try one the glass is perfect
A:Fiberglass, I'm pretty certain
A:I have no doubts it could easily handle a 5lb Bass! I Landed a Carp on it that easily went 25lbs on 6 pound test using an ice reel while chub fishing this last spring!
A:I don't know what kind of fiberglass the rod is made of but it should easily handle a 5 pound bass if I can handle a 15 pound carp with it
A:is a light rod, i don't recomended for a heavy fish butt with a good quallity size 10 reel and 6# test line if u really know how to use the drag u will get a 5# out of the water .
is a solid fiber glass rod, is very flexible ( no esy to set the hook on a big fish )
Top 500 Contributor
A:it's made of a type of fiberglass called E-glass. The longer rods can handle bigger bass and cats better than the short ones. I've caught a 5lb bass on the 7'6" model with 4lb test. All bets are off if there are thick weedbeds and/or timber in the area. The shorter rods can't put as much leverage on larger fish. And the longer rods still make medium sized bluegills feel like runaway trains. You won't be dissapointed in this rod as long as you realize it's a glass rod and not a graphite rod. It's not very sensitive, but it is the best rod for small hardbaits (cranks and topaters) with trebles.
Details:targeting 3-10 pound largemouth
A:Yes you can, although it will reduce the lifespan of the guides, but you have to fish ALOT with the rod.
A:first, its a rod not a person and this thing can barely handle a 2 pound bass so yes you can but its pointless
I've never had any luck with braided line on an ultra light reel.
This rod would be good for small bass, but you might heve trouble landing a big 5-10 pounder
A:I would not suggest it. The soft tip would make it hard to set a hook in a fish that size.
A:Have used 20 pound Power Pro and have seen nothing negative as far as wear.
A:When finesse fishing Smallmouth bass I put 10lb braid with a 6lb mono leader on the 7’6 rod. I had no problems.
Top 1000 Contributor
A:I use Stren Sonicbraid 8# (claimed 1# test diameter).
I have not had any problems.
A:That is ideal for a trout rod in our part of the country, where we fish alot of streams, I perfer this rod over a fly rod.
A:I have yet to catch any large lake trout with this rod (because I have yet to try). But the stream trout seem to come in on it just as nicely as 6lb+ bass do so I do not know why it would not make a good rod for you.
A:Yes I fish with a 6ft model for shorter casting & the 7.5 for longer casting & both have the best action so your6.6 is a excellant choice
A:The rod length all depends on where you fish. If you are like me, fishing narrow mountain streams with heavy foilage on either bank, the shorter the better. I use a 5'-5'6". But if you are in a wide open stream or lake, a 6'6" would benefit you. The longer the rod, the more precise your cast will be.
Yes, I trout fish once or twice a year and I think this would be a good rod for trout.
You might have trouble with really light weight flies, but weighted lures should be able to be cast easily.
A:It would be a fun fight I use a ultra light with 6lbs test for trout here in Pa.
A:Yes I think it would depending on the trout you are targeting. I have the 5'6 version and absolutely love it for bush whackin for Brookies.
A:from my description i would never go to a streem with it but if they were in a small pond
Details:I am looking for a rod with at least 6 eyelets more if available. also i want it to be light to ultra light; and not cost a fortune. Up to $35.00 or so.
A:6 on the 6ft rods & 7 on the 7.5 rods these rods cost $19.99 they are unbelievable I like the lightest most flexible rods this the ones
A:The 5ft version has 5. Not sure about the others.
A:For what your looking for, this is the rod you want!
A:The 7'6" rod is as ultralight as you can get. It does have at least 6 eyelets. The price is very awesome! If you're mainly buying it to fish panfish, and the occasional larger catch like an accidental LM bass, you can't go wrong with the UL model. If most of what you're looking to catch is bluegills, sunnies, crappies and perch, this is an excellent rod.