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 5 out of 5 by Sarge1032 FENWICK!
This rod is a pleasure to fish with all day. Plenty of back bone yet light enough to cast the lightest little jigs. The rod is a little tip heavy, so choose your reel wisely and it will balance nicely. I cant say enough about the the hidden handle with cork inlays, this alone is worth the price. Other "High End" rods have exposed reel seats that are just not comfortable to hold all day.
Fenwick really nailed it with their hidden handle design on a great rod.
May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vfrazz ...very, very light weight...
...took it out of the shipping box and was amazed at how light this rod is (I love it). I felt the "double handle" would give me a two-handed cast, and it will, but when doing a single-handed cast, my hand doesn't rest quite well on the handle because of the cutout--but I feel I will make an adjustment when in the field. Just a tad disappointed by some sloppy handle gluing that doesn't affect use, but should be better done...
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ACsciguy Absolutely great rod UL 6'8"
I am not sure what the one reviewer was talking about with this rod being out of balance. It's a perfectly balanced rod that is as light as a feather. I was skeptical because of the price. I bought it at a Bass Pro and the handle was defective. Contacted Fenwick and they were EXCELLENT with their customer service. Got the new one 3 days later. This paired with a nice UL reel is perfect for trout. Do not hesitate, get this rod.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WillepNY 1 of Fenwicks Best
These rods which I now have 2 to are becoming my favorite to bring fishing. I own the 6ft 8 in ultra light and the 7ft 6 in light action. Casting is effortless and the grip is very comfortable. I have landed an 8lb brown trout, and lakers, smallies, and perch. The rods fish like one piece tho they are 2 piece. A homerun series for sure!!!!!!!!
September 11, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.