Your lightest Ultralight combo

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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby gillchaser » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:34 pm

Searched back and found this old thread. Thought I’d dig through my outfits one day when it’s raining outside and see if any of my latest purchases weigh any lighter . Gillchaser

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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby mhood » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Here's my favorite UL combo from a few years back:

Pixzilla and MB F0 Elise
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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby ss30378 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:37 am

My lightest was a bfs combo. Jackson super trickster 6'4"L rod and an aldebaran bfs reel. 7.45oz total weight. It was a blast to fish with!

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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby southpaw619 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:25 am

I had some trout rods that pushed my lightest set up sub 7 ounces but sold those as I like bass taper rods better. My lightest set up now is 203 grams or 7.1 ounces. It's a KTF Aldebaran BFS on a Fenwick GoldenWing UL.

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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby Bryin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 am

You should be able to build a 6'6" rod at or under 1oz. I owned an Orivs 6'6" fly rod called the "One Ounce" 25 years ago that weighed one ounce.

I used mine to death... and then sold it... sort of regret from time to time but not much... I was not using it and I believe in selling crap you don't use...

Orvis may still sell this blank, although they no longer make the rod.

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Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

Postby Brad in Texas » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:01 pm

I have the 5 ft. PFS St Croix Rod, PFS for pan fish series.

I love it, have it matched up with a Shimano Ci4+ and 2 lbs. Sufix Nanobraid.

Biggest catch on this tiny set-up was a 4 lbs. bass, and about the same weight catfish.

It works great fishing from a kayak and pulling right up to docks and various structures, casting into the shadows for bluegills, etc.

*** I sort of wish I had a smaller reel than a 1000 series just to have one in my collection.


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