When you go ultra light, our TinyLite Spinning Reel with its sharp looks and trouble-free handling is the workhorse you’ll want when chasing crappie or trout. Smooth and strong, built to last, yet very affordable, the TinyLite Spinning reel features a compact graphite body, lightweight aluminum spool, 2 bearing system, precision die-cast gears, selective silent anti-reverse and spool-applied disc drag system. Weight: 5.4 oz. Line capacity: 2 lb./175 yards, 4 lb./125 yards, or 6 lb./65 yards. Line recovery: 22" per handle turn. Gear ratio: 5.2:1. Includes FREE spare spool.
Rated 5 out of 5 by oscared very good sale item
the new pole with this new reel is great, spooled the reel with berkleys nanofil line and everything does the job.
April 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by harneyhobo Bargain
This is a really good little reel. I have put them on ice-fishing rods and ultra light trout rods. I do not as yet know how long they will last, but so far they are performing great.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatMac321 great reel
i like to speck fish and this reel fits my like and style of fishing.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by marylandboy Buy one
This reel works as well if not better than reels that cost three times as much. I paired it with a 5'6 light uglystik rod and it is great for working mini crankbaits and top water baits. The reel's drag is smoothe and lets you play big fish. Third time i used it i caught a 25 inch channel cat. Needless to say I'm gonna put one on every light rod I own.
December 5, 2012
I don't see why not but i will warn you the drag isn't as smoothe feeling as other reels, but it still does the job perfectly and for the price its unbeatable. If i were you i might not choose glass though because I've found them a little less sensitive and fish seem to swallow the bait and cause problems when removing hooks. I would use graphite because its stronger and more sensetive.
What Brand Too? I am going to set this little guy up on an ultra light ugly stick and will be targeting trout with it and probably ice fishing too but I don't want my line to snap If I get a Bigger fish on.
I used Berkely Fireline in 6# test and have landed a 25 inch channel cat using it. Just make sure you have ur drag set right. The line however is easy for a trout to see so i would reccomend a mono or flourocarbon leader.
I have used these reels on rods up to six and a half foot with no problems. I really do not know how long they will hold up, as I usually put them on small custom rods that I donate to various fund-raisers in our community.
For this long of a rod you might want a slightly bigger reel. That way it balances your rod evenly letting you have a better feel for bites. For this reel personaly i wouldn't put it on anything bigger than 6 foot.
If your looking for ultra light bass fishing this thing is great. I use it all the time to fish little poppers wieghtless 6in worms and a bunch of other stuff. Even though its a really low price its strong enough to handle most bass you'll come across. Believe me this little thing will surprise you and you'll have a lot of fun with tis.
Its a good reliable reel and if you fight the fish properly with a good drag setting and have a decent rod you should have no problem. But you must also keep in mind the bass size. If you handle the fight well you could probably land a 5 pound bass. Fishing is mostly technique. Just keep that in mind. you could always upgrade to 4# test to be safe. goodluck fishing :)
Yes it is, its great on this reel but i would have about 25 yards of mono on the spool first to give the braid something to grab on. After using braid on this reel i don't think i'll use any other type of line so go for it.
I would steer clear of braided line on such a light reel. honestly with such a light set up you wont need the higher strength that comes with braided line. if your looking for more power and less stretch try fluorocarbon,
Yes , braided line works great on this reel does not hang up it cast smooth and the more you use it seems like the better it gets . On my set up i use 50 lb test braided equal to 12 lb mono not going back to mono no more =)
great reel for trout but use 6# test at the lightest. The drag is a little stcky which i like because it stops the fish before it runs for the tangles. As far as bait ask some of the fisherman around you to find whats working best. Personally nothing beats a nightcrawler on a number 6 baitholder hook withg split shots. Thread the worm from the head on the hook and the point should come out a little before the egg sack. Throw it in current and let the water give it the action.
Perfect reel, use lite line 2lb on one spool 4lb on the extra spool that comes with the reel with a small rod. As for live bait, you cant beat nightcrawlers. Dig'em up yourself cause there starting to get pricey. Go with crickets as it gets later in the summer along with crawlers. If you can find some salomanders by the stream thats a jackpot, browns go nuts for them but there sometimes hard to find.
I have several of these reels and have used them for ice fishing. They have worked well for me in temps down to -5. We have caught bluegill up to 10", Lm bass up to 15" , trout up to 21", and burbot up to 25" without a problem. Just use a good lube that can handle the cold.