Daiwa MiniSpin Ultralight Travel System Rod and Reel Combo
Perfect for stashing in the car
I got one of these for Christmas, and just came in to see if they had another one. This is perfect for throwing in a backpack, or just in the trunk of your car for those little "opportunities" that can present themselves when you might not have brought your regular outfit along. The reel is rated for between 2 and 6lb test, and seems happiest with 4lb. There is more play in the reverse than I normally like, so you might want to upgrade the reel to something a bit more solid, but then again this isn't a muskie rod. I mostly use it for pond exploration if I happen by some new water, and this can tear up panfish all day long, where a ripping hookset isn't all that important. Due to the small size, this combo is also real nice for kids, and is of far better quality than most of the other kid combos out there. There are also some small spaces in the case for some tackle, so just throw in a few hooks, floats, and split shots and you're ready to go.
April 12, 2006
Far better than expected
Obviously, this is not for trophy fishing. However, if you just want to catch a meal, this thing is incredible! The quality is far better quality than I expected, and the reel is so smooth it blew me away. I use 6lb test line and a 1/4oz frog lure on mine, and I do not have one single complaint about the rod or reel. Lastly, I did successfully bring in a 7 pound striper on it, even though its only rated to 6 pounds.
December 25, 2014
Small pole big heart
the other day i took my little brother fishing for his first time in years. we went out the mouth of this river and a small lake near my hometown. after about 10 min of casting i cought my first fish with this rod, a 6lb 21.5'' bass! i couldnt believe it! he was an amazing fighter and took me a couple of minutes to reel him in. at no point did i think the rod was going to break or that this fish was gonna get away. this little rod has a lot of potential and i am very pleased with its preformance. there is a lot of space to put tackle. i have 5 lures 2 worms some hooks, swivles and weights. i also like being able to go hikeing for a couple hours and finding a nice little stream where i can throw in a line. i love this pole.
January 22, 2007
It's OK but....
It's an OK product but in order to sore it in the case you have to completely disassemble it, in cluding the handle on the reel to store it. It comes with no line and very small amount of space, enough for maybe 3 small lures.
July 3, 2013