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5'8"

Ultra Lt

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
ERR58UL-F

6'2"

Light

Action:
Med Fast

Line Weight:
1-4 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 1/8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Model:
ERR62SL-MF-2

6'8"

Ultra Lt

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
2

Model:
ERR68UL-F-2

7'2"

Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
4-8 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 5/16 oz.

Pieces:
2

Model:
ERR72L-F-2

7'6"

Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 5/16 oz.

Pieces:
2

Model:
ERR76L-F-2

  • High-modulus graphite blank
  • Fast tip with a soft action
  • Ideal for handling even the lightest lures
  • Premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts
  • Unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC™ inlays
  • Split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum
  • One of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere

Like the fine old finesse rods of the past, an Elite Tech spinning rod brings a sense of comfort and purpose to your fishing. Still, every model pits today’s most advanced materials and ergonomic designs against those wily trout. Its high-modulus graphite blank has a fast tip with a soft action (ideal for handling even the lightest lures), and features premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts. The unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC inlays that impart the familiar feel of a fly rod for outstanding control, while the split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum. Altogether, this is one of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere!

Hidden Handle Design
Unique insert eliminates underhand gaps, creating a comfortable, familiar, and very responsive feel that’s similar to gripping a fly rod.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 6'8" Light action two piece I recently purchased the fenwick elite tech river runner primarily for trout fishing and for use with small tube jigs and curly tail grubs jigging for walleyes ex. I am very happy with this rod, the action, weight, and over all feel are perfect for what I'm using this rod for. So far I've caught quite a few brown and rainbow trout and a couple walleyes with this set up. I matched this rod with a shimano symetre 100 and spooled up with 6# yozuri hybrid. Great set up for small jigs, tiny cranks and jerkbaits, and trout size inline spinners and spoon. November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The little two piece that can! Let me start off by saying, I do not like two piece rods. Period. For the many reasons that most everyone has, i.e. lack of sensitivity, the two separate pieces turn 90 degrees from each other, or separate entirely on a cast or worse yet, when hauling in a personal best! Fenwick however has changed my opinion on that. I have owned this rod in light action 7'2" for an entire fishing season and am in love with it. I have paired it with a Shimano CI4 Stradic and 8lb test Berkley XT, {which by the way has proven to have entirely too much memory for my liking, will be switching this out soon}, it has never failed to give a good account of its self. I have fished 1/8th and 1/16 ounce jigs with this outfit and find casting distance, even into the wind, totally acceptable and have enjoyed literally thousands of "thumps" from crappie, bass and trout. I enjoy bouncing the tip when tight lining and when fishing a jig under a bobber. I set the hook hard and this rod has the backbone to drive them home. as far as rod balance, i feel it is more than adequate. The price on this rod is entry level in my opinion, if price scares you buy a cheaper rod! I never like going fishing or doing anything for that matter, and have doubts in my mind with any of the equipment i am utilizing. Life is short, this rod will add to the enjoyment of it. November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Rod Throws a light lure extremely well. I've been fishing for over 50years and this is my second Fenwick. My first one lasted over 30 years til I broke the tip in the car door. Fenwick is the best! October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magic I have 7'-2" light rod, yesterday I caught 4'0" long about 12lb Sheaphead fish without problem. Rod is light like a feather but reliable. I love its design and color, this is now my favorite rod. I paired it with Mitchell Avocet gold 3000 reel and 8lb Spiderwire line. I enjoy fishing with it. Creative hand design. Congratulations Fenwick. October 1, 2013
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Reel for 5'8" UL Rod?

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What reel would you use for this rod? I was thinking about pairing it with the Pflueger President model 6920. Would that be a good match? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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the president is a great reel or the Pflueger supreme model 8225MG.
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That would be a great pair. It's all about personal preference really.
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I am wondering which of the two has a stiffer action. I am looking to use it for super-finese worms mostly, but ultra-light cranks and spinners as well.
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I have the 7'6" and it has some decent backbone, plenty for fish over 5 lbs. The 7'2" can't be too much different.
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I'll answer my own question. My local BPS started carrying these in-store, so I went in to compare them. The 7'2" is actually more whippy than the 7'6". It probably describes it better to say it is a softer action; maybe moderately fast rather than fast. By that, I mean it was bending farther down the rod than the fast action. Glad to see these in the store, finally.
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I can't find any info about the rod weight of the 5'8. Does anybody know? Thanks
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E-mail Fenwick directly, they'll help you.
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The ERR58UL-F weighs 2.79 ounces.
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What to use on a 2 pc. rod?

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I have a 2 piece rod and would like to know what to use on it from keeping it together while casting? Wax,Parafin wax,?
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I've had no problems with mine coming apart while casting ex. If you have problems with that you might want to contact fenwick directly as these rods do have a lifetime warranty and I'm sure they can repair replace or recommend a solution.
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Nothing. Any foreign substance on the rod blank can result in the rod furell jamming together, improper fitting of the two pieces, damage to the rod, and should not be done.
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I have the 6'8" light and I don't use anything on my rod. I think as long as you push it down tight enough, the friction alone should be enough to keep the pole together. If you are having issues, it might be your technique or maybe its just a defective pole? Contact Fenwick and ask them.
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crude as it may sound, wipe some natural grease from your nose and rub it on the rod insert section. This usually works fine. I have used wheel bearing grease when I had time to plan ahead.
 
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Good rod for smallies?

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Wondering if this rod has the backbone for some big smallmouth, and which model would you recommend for bronzes?
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Fenwick makes a line of elite tech smallmouth rods, I'd go with those over this line as these are really light actions for most bass fishing applications.
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I would go with the 7'6 for the smallies. It doesnt have a very stiff backbone but should handle smallies with ease.
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The rod will handle big fish, just make sure your drag is set. Go with the ML if you want a stiffer smallmouth rod though.
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I want to get a univeral UL rod for fishing small worms, cranks, inline spinners etc.
Is Fenwick elite-tech UL good enough for that or should I get a St Croix premier?
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Id go with the Fenwick and match it with a good reel that you can save vs the St Croix. This is really a great rod. It will handle all that you need especially spoons, inline spinners, and worms. I personally like a stiffer rod for cranks but it should handle the smaller crank baits.
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I love my Fenwick, very light and smooth action...my favorite rod! Try the Fenwick out, but beware the UL is true to its name.
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I have 5 Fenwicks & 2 St Croixs. I would rate the Fenwick elite tech better than the Premier, and maybe equal or better than an Avid. For the price, Fenwicks are hard to beat.
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it would be a 4 lb test reel and a 6'8" ultra light rod, also would the president reel 6lb test be good with the 7'2" Light
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Wow, old question - but yes, it would be good.
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Yes it would be perfect. I like the pfleuger president reel with 6 pd line.
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I would use 2lbs and 4lbs max for the best results using these rods. I own the 7'2 L version and a 6'2 SL and use only SOS lines made for trout fishing from trout magnet. The president is a good choice but I would go with only the 6720 because it's the lightest reel of that line. The reason: to better balance out your rod and allow it to be extra sensitive. Anything in the 25 or higher in any of the Pflueger reels is too heavy for that rod with the exception of the the Patriarch. You want to be in the low 7 oz to 6.5oz for the best results. I use a Shimano Stradic CI4 for both of mine. If you don't want to spend that much money, try the Browning Citori in the 10 series or the Johnny Morris Carbon Lite in the 500 series for about the same price as the President. You wont be disappointed with both. Honestly, I;ve given up on Pflueger because their reels just dont hold up to heavy fishing. I hope this helps, good luck.
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Yes, that's in the line test range provided by the rod manufacturer. If you are asking about reels, then any 1000 or 750 series size reel would be fine. I do not like the mini/micro reels because their spool diameter is so small you can get line twists easier than a bigger reel.
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also would an "untra light 6'8 " rod be tuff enuff to reel in a 10 pound bass??
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The action of the light will be slightly heavier than the ultra light. Lure weight rating should be listed for each rod in the description. I would say yes for the most part you probably be able to feel the current while using this rod. If you are in open water with no cover what so ever you may be able to land a ten pound bass on this rod but you will be looking at a lengthy fight. I would not recommend this rod for most bass fishing applications.
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Both rods are sensitive. You would be able to feel the current. I would not use this rod as a largemouth bass rod. This rod is designed for smallmouth, trout, panfish, and crappie.
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An UL is always more sensitive than a light. Obviously, the line specs are dif, and a 10 lb fish on either rod will be a handful. Be sure the reel drag is perfect, and you don't do any of the rod "don't does" ! Or good-bye rod &/or fish.

You don't see any bass pros using light tackle!!
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I don't fully understand your question, but if you're targeting 10 LB bass with an UL, you're doing something wrong here, lol. I would imagine the 6'8 L would be much better than the UL. Depending on lure size and flow of the current, a 6'8" will handle plenty of smaller lures, but again, if you're targeting 10 LB bass you might want to get something stiffer than a L.
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yes do yourself a favor and get a 7'0 Medium Fast rod
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I would think so I use it for trout and it handles them with ease. I think with the right line/reel combo it would be good for the smallies.
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Yes, the line rating for the 7'2" Light is higher than my 7'6" Light and I could throw lightweight finesse rigs all day with it. You won't be disappointed with this rig, especially if you're throwing braided line. The SiC inserts are smooooooooooooth as butter.
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These rods are about the same weight as other rods in the price range, but they do feel top heavy because the butt sections are much shorter than other rods. My 7'6" L Fenwick has a shorter butt section than my 6'6 Compre. The only drawback to this rod. Buy it still, you will not be disappointed. The guides are smooth as ice, you can't even tell you're reeling in.
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