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TYL5FC

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5.2:1

Line Capacity:
2/175

Ball Bearings:
2

Max Drag:
10 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
5.4
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  • Go ultra light with a trouble-free workhorse
  • Compact graphite body
  • Lightweight aluminum spool
  • 2-bearing system
  • Precision die-cast gears
  • Selective silent anti-reverse
  • Spool-applied disc drag system
  • Includes FREE spare spool

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.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ultralight reel! I got this reel paired up with a 6' St. Croix Ultralight Panfish series rod and it is the best ultralight combo you could get. I have caught over 250 fish on this reel and its still going strong! i landed this 8lb carp with a fight but pulled it in relatively easily. I highly recommend this reel especially with the St. Croix rod. Tight lines August 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by dissapointed after 2 trips out the "POWERLOCK" instant anti reverse quit working on this reel. I will be returning reel. all other performance seemed to meet my expectations. June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ideal for Crappie Tiny lite is just that. Small and lite. Ideal for pan fish. Some have given it low marks. However many didn't use it for what was designed for. Yes I too have caught a large fish 5lbs on it and yes it was hard to bring in. But isn't that the point, the fight. Darn a 1/2lb. bluegill will give you a heck of a fight on any size reel. Ideal for crappie, bluegill, red ear and other sunfish. Oh yes and at times a 5 lb bass or two on 4lb line. If you love the challenge of the fight give it a try. Everyone should own at least one ultralight rig. Go for it. I did. And happier for it. Fish-on ! April 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by No Cigar This reel is so much inferior to the Micro-Lite-Elite reel that BSP has discontinued. The Micro Elite had a similar form factor, perfect for backpacking, but had 8 bearings and ran like silk. This reel is a poor excuse for a micro fishing reel. BSP now no longer offers high quality small frame Micro fishing reel. Shame. February 12, 2014
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Some reels say like Zebco their anti-reverse clicks as line free spools backward letting out line. Where as Tiny light free spools backward letting line out doesn't make any alert clicking.
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there is flick lever to engage the anti reverse option and there is no sound assoicated with it being engaged or disengaged. Some reels have a clicking sound when anti-reverse is engaged.
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I'm Thinking Of Matching This Up with A 5 Foot one of those for Rainbow trout and panfish.
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Yes, It is an inexpensive adequate option for trout and panfish.
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A 5 foot rod is okay is you are fishing crowded bushy are from shore or from spots that don't give you room to cast.
If that is not the case I would highly recommend a 5.5' to 6' light action, especially the 6'. You get a great combination of sensitivity, hook-set power, and the ability to cast. This combination really works well on Walleye too when they are biting lightly, honestly, you will out-fish everyone in the boat. Short rods are okay for tight casting but if you have open space get a longer rod.
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of course! it would work flawless and will help u drag in those big bucket moth bass and the beautiful trout.
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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.
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I thing this reel would work great with that rod. Both are ultra lite and easy to use.
1 year, 9 months ago
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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.
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I would recommend 4lb flouro with a loose drag setting but if you want braid, throw on 8lb power pro. it will last forever and withstand any conditions.

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I would recommend 4 to 6 pound test monafiliment line instead of braid. Set your drag properly to avoid break offs.
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Hi. I fish light action equipment with braided line on all my rods. Line weight is not as important as line diameter. 10lb test - 4lb diameter Berkly fireline is the way to go. The trick is to set your drag properly. Smaller diameter line will bind into the reel and larger diameter line will reduce the amount of line on your reel by too much.
Also. If you are fishing for trout you need a 3 foot leader of mono no bigger than 6 pound test. Trout and straight braided will limit your success. Again your drag is the key and lots of line.
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i would recommend using 6 to 8 pound power pro due to its small diameter.
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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.
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Stren 4-6 pound test should be enough to haul in the bog one.
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I like this reel but would it be a bad idea to use it on a 6'6" light?
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Longer rod for longer casts or for longer reach into tight spots like brush. I use a Eagle Claw feather-lite ultra-lite 6'-6" for crappie and bluegill.
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of course not! this real is supposed to be used on any type of light to ultralight rod no mater the circumstances.
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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.
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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.
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is it good for bass

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yes! very fun to catch bass on this excellent little reel!

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Yes but remember your line size is 2-4 or 6 lbs. But it is ideal if like me you love the fight. I was fishing for crappie and caught a 6lb cat fish. Best 20 minutes of fishing ever.
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This is probably not your best choice for bass fishing. It is really designed more for panfish using light lne. I recommend 4 pound test line with this reel.
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yes it is. just remember to keep an excellent drag so that your line wont snap and the fish could pull out line as need. but not to a point were you cant even reel in on slack line.so make sure u start of with a good 4 pound test to get used to the drag. when your comfortable with that then you can try to go lighter.
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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.
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Yes, strong and drag works quite well
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no i doesn't come pre-spooled with line. but you could purchase some nice 4 pound test on this site to spool it once it arrive's.
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No it does not. But it does come with two spools, one aluminum, one graphite. Load one up with mono and put some fluorocarbon on the other.
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No, but it does have an extra spool.
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It doesn't come with line on it but any line is good and with a spare spool you can try different lines to see what you think works best. Personally i paired it with 6# fireline and it is awesome.
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That's the best part. You put your own line on it. Whatever you are fishing for. I use 4 to 6 lb. test for trout fishing and it works great.
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and is it good enough to catch bass with 2 pound line
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It is designed more for panfish. If there is any structure near by then you would probably lose the bass with a broken line. I recommend 4 pound test line with this reel.
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it all depends on you drag. if u have the perfect drag set you could catch almost any size fish in just about any condition. so make sure you have enough to set the hook but light enough so that they could pull out line if needed.
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This is a great reel but the drag is a little sticky and would probaly break that 2# line. You shouln't use anything lower than 4# in my opinion.
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Yes, but check the drag to make sure it works before it leaves the store, mine failed immediately.
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I've got 6 of these little reels and love them. I use them with 2 and 4 lb line and have caught trout up to 3 lbs, bluegill up to 11", and small bass up to around 15" with them with no problem.
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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 :)
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Would braided line be recommended for this reel? (2 or 4 lb. equivalent?)
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I personally prefer and recoomend 4 pound test monafilament line with this reel and a properly set drag. I recently caught a 45 pound blue catfish on a reel of this type loaded with 4 pound test line and a size 4 hook crappie jig, I was in open water and it took 90 minutes to net him. I weighed the fish and released it. I was casting for crappie and the cat took the jig.
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i would recommend 8# power pro as to not over stress the spool.
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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.
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Yes, I had braided line on mine, but make sure you check the drag before you leave the store, as mine failed immediately.
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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,
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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 =)
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How good is this reel for trout fishing And what are suggested live bait for trout?
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this is a great reel for trout. live bait for trout that i use is some night crawlers or some gulp alive waxies or maggots in any color.
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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.
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I would say its a pretty good all around reel, though i dont go trout fishing all that often. With trouts hellgramites work the best, also try ggrubs.
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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.
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I've used this reel a lot for small trout and have been very pleased with it. I use Powerbait dough, night crawlers, and small spinners with it.
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It's great for small stream trout fishing. Nice and compact. Worms, grubs, flies, grasshoppers all work good for live bait.
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yes it is. ive seen some people who have used these on home made ice fishing polse before
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Yes, I like it because of how small and lightweight it is, it is a very well performing reel for ice fishing, but not for much else. -Chas
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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.
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yes this would be a great ice fishing reel
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Absolutely. I use it on a 30 inch rod. Works great.
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I use them for ice fishing,
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