(SUL) Super Ultra Light?

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby Houndfish » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:21 am

The UL Teton did not do too well with Trout Magnets in my experience. I was even using the lager Trout Slayers and the rod would not load very well for me. With the little float, it weighs in just a bit over 1/16oz:
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In general, I am not loving the Teton for micro jigs and plastics. I feel like even with a wacky rigged trout worm, I am not getting consistent hooksets with it as compared to the very respectable ratio I am getting with spinners, spoons, and micro cranks.

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby waterone » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:32 am

I know a lot of people love the litte trout jig, however I find the hook the problem, as I like even an UL jig to have a bigger gap. My Kuying Teton 522 does well with nymphs, a small 1/32 oz jig with the Barbarian hook (comaritivly huge gape) and even Brewers slider grubs. I also cast with a sliding strike indicator, excuse me, a bobber/float.

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby Houndfish » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm

waterone wrote:I know a lot of people love the litte trout jig, however I find the hook the problem, as I like even an UL jig to have a bigger gap.


Yes, I now only use them for panfish, perch, and in very small streams where a 1lb bass is a monster. I have caught a few smallies in the 1-2lb range on them, but it is not a great feeling the the hooks are always bent a little after the fight is over.

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby southpaw619 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:17 am

Houndfish wrote:In general, I am not loving the Teton for micro jigs and plastics. I feel like even with a wacky rigged trout worm, I am not getting consistent hooksets with it as compared to the very respectable ratio I am getting with spinners, spoons, and micro cranks.


I had the same poor hook up issue with single hook jigs with the teton. This is typical of a tubular rod to have better hook up ratio with trebles than with single hooks. Since I fish mainly single hooks I was very frustrated at times which lead me to bass taper rods and particularly solid tip rods. The solid tip rods have a tremendous hook up ratio with single hook jigs.

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby RIng » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:59 am

Hay all ! Got my Teton 522 SUL today . As all most everyone that has one has stated it is a lot of rod for the money . I am out of 6# S832 so spooled it with 4# copolymer . 0.18mm Cast 1/8 oz. head and small 2 " bate 15 - 20 yd with ease . I think it will do better with braid . I am hoping for some above freezing weather next week and will get my BFS out on the water . With all the cold weather we have had I do not expect much from the fishing but I will try to find some yellow perch and pickerel . Good fishing to all !!! PS I was using a Alphas Air .

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Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Postby Dominikk85 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:51 pm

Got the 522 today.that rod is really thin.


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