Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Graphite Spinning Rod
Well.....not fast action
These are great, high sensitivity, light powered rods, and I have used the 7' ultralight model as both my crappie float rod and my trout drift fishing rod. HOWEVER, the action is definitely not fast, all of the models, including the med lt, are noodles, they bend way down the blank and have a very slow action. This is fine for some presentations but performs poorly on the hook set, in heavy cover, or when subtle action is needed. If you're looking for a fast action ultralight for general use, I'd go with a falcon or st. croix model around 5'6'' in height with a one piece blank, much better for lure fishing, and much more maneuverable.
October 31, 2014
light weight rod
this is a very light weight ultra llight fishing rod. It seems to be a very sensitive and strong rod. The cork handles are very smooth and well built. the only thing that I'm not sure about are the guides they dont have ceramic inserts and seem to be just stainless inserts. I have four of the older micro-lite rods and I love them so i decided to buy some more while they where on sale. I use these rods for ultra-light trout fishing and I hope these new guides dont groove later on with light line . but I still think these rods are very nice .. despite the fact that they could use a hook keeper. but I am happy with the rods I bought and would buy again
April 2, 2013
Awesome bang for the buck!
I am a light tackle fisherman and fell in love with these Bass Pro offerings upon first sight. They are weightless in my hand and have great response. These fishing rods make it very effortless to decipher what is happening with your lure/bait. I own model ML66LS-2 and recently purchased another for the lady. I have mine matched with an Abu Garcia Cardinal 101 reel and have hauled in respectable size Channel catfish and Rainbow trout with this combination. I highly recommend ultra light/light fishermen to give these rods a try.
December 26, 2010
I purchased this rod to replace my 25 year old Fenwick ultra light rod. The Fenwick was a glass rod that was considered to be top of the line in its day.
From the very first cast this rod brought me into a different world. I was able to cast a small, trout sized spinner about 1/3 farther than I could with the old Fenwick.
On my second cast with the rod I hooked into a good sized pickerel and the rod had the backbone to bring it in quickly.
It is almost unfair. With my old Fenwick a crappie, small trout or sunfish would give me a good battle.
I don't see that happening with this rod.
A very good rod for the money.
April 22, 2011