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 5 out of 5 by flybum Fun little rod
I have the 6'3" 3wt and I absolutly love this rod. I have it loaded with a Cortland Precision 3.5wf line and this rod casts at every distance from 10 feet out to 65 feet with no troubles. This is now my go to small water rod that makes a littel 14" smallmouth feel like a giant but brings them to hand quickly without playing or stressing them too much.
June 17, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishingHiker My new truck rod
I started with the 5'0" 3wt. but it was way to fast for anything under
10", it was like fishing with a broomstick. I went back and traded it
in for a 6'3" 3wt. I have to say the 6'3" is a very nice small stream
rod. To say it's a med-fast action you might want to go with a 2wt.
line, I use a 3wt. DT and it's a lot more medium than fast. It protects
a 6X-7X tippet very well. This is a good rod for 5"-9" fish. This rod
makes small fish feel like big ones. I have cast line out to 20 feet
with ease and I'm sure it would do more but I average 5'-10' casts on
most small streams that this rod will be used on. This will be my new
truck rod and be a back up if my TXL breaks. I bet this rod would be
fun for bluegill. Last, the price is right.
December 6, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by BullFrog The Very Best Little Rod
I have used the 7 ft. 5 wt. for about 6 months. I have to say ..without reservation ..that this is a fabulous fly rod. I am using a Scientific Anglers GPX 5 wt. Wf Floating line.. Casts to 60 ft. are easy. The rod casts a #8 popping bug effortlessly..Bream...Largemouth..and Small mouth have all fallen prey..Largest ..3 1/4 #'s What a Blast...What a Rod !!
October 31, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by mntmike White River Ultralight Fly Rod
I bought my 6' 9" WR 6913 this spring to use on a friends Lake for Pan FIsh.
It is well balanced, light and quite capable. A lot of fun catching small fish on this little beauty.
I do not, however, recommend closing Rod Tip in your trucks electric window>
My order for new one is one the way.
July 8, 2007
The warranty is a "No Fault Lifetime". The original owner can send the rod back for replacement or repair for any reason at any time and for an unlimited amount of times. You pay $25 to cover shipping/handling/processing.
Instead of buying two rod/reel cases, I'd like to get a double one that could carry both a 4-piece 7'8" 5 weight AND a 6'3" 3 weight 3-piece ultralight .
The 3-piece cases are 38" long, but they are made to accommodate rods/reels up to 9'... so I'm wondering if the 4-piece case at 30" (also made for rods up to 9') might be able to accommodate a shorter-than-8 ft. 3-piece rod.
I'm a petite female, and would like to lighten my load when hiking to great fishing spots... Thanks for your help!
I bought an Oksuma SLV 2-3 to go with my 5-footer. The price is reasonable and the reel is incredibly light. It won't hold your fly line plus backing, but who needs backing when going after small trout with a 5-foot rod?
Look into the 4.1 oz , 3-5 weight, 2.75" diameter White River CV2 reel. With a 5' rod you will not need much line or backing, since you will be fishing the smaller streams. That means you should look into the smallest reel you can find. The White River CV2 ought to be at or near the top of your list.