Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Graphite Spinning Rod
I own two of the 7'6" Microlites. Sadly, the one is only 6'6" thanks to an errant car door. I put a new tip on it and have continued to use it. Last year I bought my second one and it has been my go-to rod ever since. These rods throw lightweight jigs with aplomb. Paired with 4 lb test line (I recommend "Mr. Crappie") you can hammer crappie all day long. Tight-lining cold water, you feel the slightest of 'taps' when the fish are biting light thanks to the very sensitive tip. I have fought large bass and stripers with no problems. I've attached a photo of a 13 lb striper I caught last November while fishing the Arkansas River for crappie. It hit a 1/4 oz roadrunner using this very rod. If I had to give up all my rods but one, this is the keeper.
April 19, 2013
I've owned a ML70ULS-2 & a ML70LS-2 for six years, have used them lots and have never had a problem with either rod. I use a Mitchell 310X Gold on one and a Quatum XPO5 on the other, each spooled with 4 pound test. I recommend a a 7 foot microlite rod as they will cast farther & allow for easier hooksets, than the common short ultralite rods that everyone else sells. The reel seats are more than adequate on these rods and the eyelets are excellent. It is amazing how far either of my rods will cast 1/32 & 1/16 oz. jigheads
November 26, 2010
Good for a year, but no more....
I bought this pole July 4, 2009 and have used this pole many, many times. All river trips; Stillwater and Mad. The pole makes the small fish seam alot larger. I used a bass pro ultralite reel with a 6lb line and usually didn't have a problem. On July 4, 2010 the tip snapped off on a simple snag. I cut down the pole to the next eyelet and used it that way for about 40-50 more casts....snag.....the pole broke completely in-half. So if your looking for a $50/1-year pole this is the buy for you!
July 5, 2010
Micro Lite crappie dock shooting rod.
These rods are the best rods for dock shooting for crappie ever made. They shoot farther than any other rod I have ever used. They are long enough to set the hook on deep fish on 4-6lb test. I have also used them for bass in strong current and up to 18lb stripers on light line. This is also my preferred rod for using 2 lb test for my quest to break the world line class record for flathead catfish. I have owned many of these rods and continue to buy them for multiple species. Great rods!
November 25, 2010