White River Fly Shop® Classic Ultralight Fly Rods
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For seasoned pros and entry-level anglers alike, the Classic Ultralight Fly Rods have become our most popular series of fly rods. Smooth-casting, medium-fast action IM-7 graphite blanks appointed with high-quality components such as premium stripping guides, handsome rosewood reel seats, oversized stainless steel snake guides, and premium-grade, custom-lathed cork grips. Protective rod sock and heavy-duty rod tube included.
The 5 weight has traditional screw lock reel seat, and rest have sliding band reel seats.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pat64 Works Great, Having Fun.
After first seeing one on the shelves six years ago, I finally bought a 5' ultralight. Now I can fish more stretches of brushy streams with low overhangs. By taking a knee and keeping the tip low, I can back-cast in places that were previously inaccessible using other fly rods. I mostly fish for native rainbows and a 7-incher can put up quite a battle against my White River Ultralight. I use 3 wt line and the rod can easily handle 25 -35 foot casts, which are almost always farther than necessary to hook a wary, native rainbow. I am looking forward to a lot of fun times stalking paranoid trout in the narrow, brush-choked streams of Southern California.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCflyguy Good rod for a good price
I got the 5' 3wt as a gift, and I was not disappointed by it's promising look and feel once I had it rigged up. The short length perfect for small streams, and it's weight (which is almost none when it's being casted) makes it great for a backpacking trip in areas with possibilities of trout fishing. But even though it is light, it is still fairly strong. I was able to manage a 15" rainbow with it on 5x tippet. All in all, it's a good rod for what it is intended to be and it's definitely worth investing in if you want a small-stream trout rod.
December 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perry32 Great rod
The 5' rod I ordered is great. I use it mostly on small streams for trout and bream. It's easier to use than my 9' rod.
June 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by fbowler beware
I recently ordered a 7'0 5 wt to replace the same rod that I really liked, but, stepped on and broke last spring. The new rod does not compare to the original. The old rod had a beautiful almost sterling silver looking uplocking screw lock and a nice rosewood seat. The new rod had a poor qualiity all cork seat and sliding bands. The rod description online still shows the old( better) specifications.
I cannot tell about performance as I immediately returned the rod.
March 7, 2011
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