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 USAFret Light and Accurate
It's very hard to find a 7' 5-weight graphite 3-piece flyrod. I was surprised to find one at Bass Pro Shop. It is truly ultra-light. I paired it with a 2.2 ounce fly reel, and it is one of the most accurate casting tools I've used. It loads with 3 feet of line out, and will easily cast 40+ feet dead on target. It's one of those outfits that qualifies for the phrase: "Don't leave home without it!"
January 23, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by SOCBOB Short Rod Fan
I purchaced the 5'8" 4wt a couple of months ago, I have used it with 4wt and 5wt. It works like a dream and makes me look like a pro! I fish primarily in small creeks with a lot of over/under growth and plenty of obsticles where an 8' rod just doesn't work well. This rod allows me to cast left handed or right as well as side and underhand casting, it almost feels like an ultralite spinning rig, (my primary weapon before switching to a fly rod). It also works great for storing into my backpack for those "Black Diamond Trout Society" adventures! If you are feeling kind of klutsy with a larger rod, you really need to give these short rods a go!
September 20, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by skatir9 3wt model
FLawless, except the shortest model lacks in accurcay, but makes up in line mendability.. but the longer 3wt have outstanding accuracy for its size, but the rod lacks what the temple fork pro series lefty kreh has
August 28, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drew387476 4 wt 5'8" ultralight rod
My favorite rod. I was fishing the Little Manistee River yesterday with this rod and it worked incredibly well. With overhead cover and tight casts under brush, there is no equal to its accuracy. The light weight feel makes it easy to detect a strike and fighting fish has never been so fun. Earlier this summer, I caught a 25 lb carp on mulberries and fought it for 45 minutes on a 4 lb test. I was waiting for this rod to break and it never did. I'm a true believer. This rod will make a fisherman out of anyone. When everyone around you is getting skunked, you'll be catching fish and making it look exciting. And, at such a cheap price. I also never had to break it down because it is so small. I can drive from hole to hole without a hitch.
August 5, 2006
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.