Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Graphite Pack Spinning Rod
No complaints here
this has to be one of the best poles i have had. granted i do have a shimano reel on it to help things out. The sensitivity in this pole is awesome, you can drag the bottom and pretty much feel everthing that you are hitting. also dont be weary about the light action rods not performing when it comes to bass i have reeled in at least a handful of keepers with no problems. the only downfall is the "Case" that it comes in, not much of a case, more like a plastic tube.
June 17, 2011
It will get the job done
I haven't used the rod yet, but I plan to when I head out for a 7 day backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range. It packs down small and will fit the bill for trout fishing in remote alpine lakes. The cork handle looks nice and at $60 with shipping, it is not cheap, but it was the best value that I could find. Those are the advantages. The disadvantages are that the eyelets look flimsy; I could bend them easily. This is good because they weren't even lined up properly. The mediocre workmanship shows with eyelet adhesive bubbling up in spots. However, what bothers me the most is that the reel seat is too big to properly seat my ultralight reel. This is an ultralight rod and should accommodate such reels. It will work, but the reel will be a little loose. I'm not too upset that the rod isn't a work of art as I won't worry when it gets beat up in my pack. Just fix the reel seat and it will be an ok rod.
June 16, 2014
Great Pack Spinning Rod
I bought this and the casting pack rod for a trip I made to Wisconsin. Both of these rods lived up to my expectations. I now use this rod all the time for my finesse fishing. It really performs well for me and you can't beat the price. Great rod, and I highly recommend it as a pack rod or for something to keep in the trunk just in case you come across a body of water that's just beggin' to be fished.
April 29, 2011
Excellent Lightweight Pack Rod
I have used this rod for several years fishing in Canada. The rod has excellent feel for walleye fishing as well as smallmough fishing. I matched it with a Shimano 1000 rear drag spinning reeel. I have c aught several large northern on the rod as well when fishing for smallmouth. The largest was a 39" northern with 6 pound test. It did put the rod to the test and was an absolute blast.
June 26, 2011