Rated 5 out of 5 by tallmoon Smart Purchase
I got the 6'8 lite mainly for Pan Fishing, & Crappie.
I was thinking about going with the ultra-lite but wanted a little more beef for casting small lures. I am happy with my purchase, this being my first Fenwick product.
Love the hidden handle design that was what hooked me as a buyer. Lite, comfortable, easy to hold, no reel seat screw thread marks that become uncomfortable. As soon as I held this rod in my hand the sale process was over, I bought it.
Cast like a dream with such lite weight tackle. Incredible casting distance and feel. I showed my by buddy my $200.00 pan fishing set up and he looked at my like I was crazy until he tried it out.
After couple of hours using it he handed it back to me with a pretty quite nice set up.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fisherman209 Awesome Pole!
I fish a lot for trout, so decided I wanted to purchase a trout specific pole. I picked up the 6'8" light online and received it in a few days.
This is a 2-piece rod and when I put it together, I thought it was very nice. Very light pole that looks and feels like quality. Beware that when you put the two piece poles together, it looks as if its not seated properly. You will see about a half inch separation, but this is normal as I contacted Fenwick about my concern. The rep assured me that this was normal.
I caught several trout all the way up to 18" and this pole held up and handled well. I am very happy with this pole and I would completely recommend it to anyone. It's important to know that Fenwick also offers a lifetime warrant on this rod as long as you have your receipt.
You wont be disappointment if you decide to purchase this pole.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Inspectorlee Very good rod for the price
Upon opening the package, assembling the rod, and giving it a few faux casts, I was surprised. For some reason, I had expected it to be stiffer, not as "whippy" as it was. I originally thought that this would be a bad thing, but once I used it, it was a benefit.
Due to the whippy nature of the top 30% of the rod, very light lures (1/8 oz) load very well, and cast pretty far. I surprised myself with the respectable distance that the rod was able to cast my lures. The rod has good backbone as well, my biggest fish being a 3 lb largemouth bass. I didn't need to play the fish, just reeled it in.
I have this paired with a 1000 Shimano Stradic CI4, and the balance is pretty good. It does seem to be a bit tip heavy, but isn't noticeable on the water. I have since changed my line to Sufix 100% Castable Invisiline 6 lb, and casting distance has increased by a noticeable amount, about 20-25 feet. Sensitivity also increased slightly from the previous co-polymer line.
The ferrules don't seem to have any issues, and the rod stays put together after 5 hours of fishing; haven't had it fly apart on me yet. I've also banged the tip up half a dozen times on tree trunks, and it's still holding up fine (I'm still getting used to walking in the brush with a 7'2" pole). No real concerns with the quality of the worksmanship.
I use this pole mainly for largemouth bass, it's my travel pole for my smaller car. And it's worked well for this purpose. Ironically, I've only caught one trout on this so far (14" rainbow) in a month of use.
In conclusion, as long as you understand that the tip is not as stiff as a light action bass rod, it won't disappoint.
May 20, 2013
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