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#3242056 - 05/08/13 10:05 AM The search for an ultralight rig.
416wbymag
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So after a depressing trip to Gander Mtn last night. I am in a quandary about replacing my stolen rig...

The cheapest rod I found that was decent was $100 and the reels are in the $55-$159 range

I am looking for a 6ft ish ultralight rig for trout on the Clinch with a long spool reel, preferably with a rear drag... I normally use 6lb line...

I don't want to go cheap and don't mind paying for quality.


Anyone have any suggestions?
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#3242061 - 05/08/13 10:14 AM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: 416wbymag]
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Are you going with a spinning reel?
Don't know if I have ever seen one with rear drag, but then again not sure.

I "upgraded" my ultralight gear this year.
I didn't have the money to go too good on both rod and reel so I actually got a medium action 7' rod from walmart.
It is a Shakespeare and I really like it. It was only about $30.

For the reels, I went with a Pflueger Trion on all three of my rigs and absolutely LOVE them.
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#3242074 - 05/08/13 10:30 AM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: RUGER]
416wbymag
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I will take another look at Walmart

here is my old shimano (rear drag), I might have to order one over the web.

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#3242115 - 05/08/13 11:28 AM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: 416wbymag]
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I just purchased a Abu Revo spinning rig a few months ago and have been very pleased. Best spinning reel I have ever owned and at $129 not necessarily cheap but well worth the money. I have it mounted on an old ultralight rod (can't remember the brand) and it is great on crappie and white bass. Here is a link to the reel if your interested.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Abu_Garcia_Revo_S_Spinning_Reel/descpage-[censored].html
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#3242151 - 05/08/13 12:15 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: Dbllunger]
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I'm not much for a rear drag but... If you look at others, check out the Abu Orra reels. I use a couple of the 20 series reels and they are awesome. I have more expensive reels but at around $60-$70 dollars, they are awesome. They have a really nice top drag system. I use them for anything between 4 and 8 pound test according to season. I've caught several 20 inch and better smallmouth on them with 6 and 8 pound test and wire hooks.

Rod wise... Have one on a 7' medium Abu Veritas. The other is on a 6'6 medium heavy Veritas. They are light weight rods and so far so good. Both will throw a fluke Jr with 6 pound line nicely but the 7' is better. I've also thrown it on 8 pound with decent results. It's a light lure since it's weightless other than the Trokar hook and the weight of the fluke.

I will say that Berkley makes a Lightning Rod Shock that's brass colored that is a really nice rod for about $50. I have one I bought for the wife to throw with braided line. Even if you don't use the braid it's a really nice cheap rod.
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#3242159 - 05/08/13 12:25 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: 416wbymag]
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 Originally Posted By: 416wbymag
I will take another look at Walmart

here is my old shimano (rear drag), I might have to order one over the web.



TT is right, I really am an idiot.
I have two rear drag spinning reels.
Getting old is rough I tell ya.
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#3242161 - 05/08/13 12:34 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: SilverFox]
416wbymag
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 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
I'm not much for a rear drag but...


Mind if I ask your thoughts for that?
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#3242180 - 05/08/13 12:59 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: 416wbymag]
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 Originally Posted By: 416wbymag
 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
I'm not much for a rear drag but...


Mind if I ask your thoughts for that?

Im not a fan of rear drag spinning reels as in most cases the top drag is smoother and more reliable. That said I haven't tried them all either! A great lil spinning reel for the money is a Pflueger President.

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#3242195 - 05/08/13 01:15 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: Winchester]
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It's a feel thing for me. I'm so use to using a top drag that it's second nature if I need to adjust it I don't have to look for it.
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#3242209 - 05/08/13 01:40 PM Re: The search for an ultralight rig. [Re: SilverFox]
jb3
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Good luck on finding something. I'd die if I didn't have either my browning or all-star tenn handle spinning rods.
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