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Got this little glide lure, Rebel Raider. Works good and fooled this little bass. Daiwa Presso 7' UL rod, Shimano Symetre 500FJ.

 

Only concern I've thought of, if a bigger bass hit the Rebel Raider, it will probably inhale the whole lure.  It has small size 12 trebles on it.  I hope for lip hook ups...

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very nice! recently got a UL river runner and love the fight smaller fish put out on these rods. if you havnt tried them yet, the spro phat flies are pretty sweet and cast very well on UL rods. heres my most recent picture worthy catch on a 1/8 phat fly in chartreuse/white...

 

 

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ive picked up some lake fork baby shads and caught a few bass on those also. too bad the jigs ive been using made me loose more than i brought in. ill probably pick up some of those lunker city ultralight jigs ive seen mentioned alot on other forums. they really need to setup a better payment method though. 

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Nice i saw those. I take my ultralite out to a small pond and drainage around town for quick easy trips sometimes. Zoom fluke jr in white ice and t-rig a 4"worm with 1/8.oz weight 6#line. Lots of fun

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I have a few ultra lights and like my Fenwick set up the best.

 

You are enjoying the true sport of fishing with an ultra light.

 

You against the bass with your skill against their cunning.

 

Hope you win them all!!!

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The Phat fly was designed with the float and fly in mind. Bill.. Can't recall his last name has a video on YouTube describing how to fish it. I don't have floats so I just rigged it as is and jigged it along with some pauses here and there. The sharp gammy hooks really like to grab onto rocks and other cover and get hung up good as I learned the hard way and lost a couple. Though they are kind of expensive, they are a quality bait.

I've also been told weighted clouser pattern flies will cast well on UL rig too. Still haven't checked out the fly shop to see what they have but I'll post back when I do.

Hope that helps some.

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I get my UL spinning rod out every once in a while (not as often as I should probably).  It's a nearly 30 year-old Shimano 5' rod rated for 1-4 lb test with a modern Pflueger President size "20" reel with 4lb mono.  I usually toss a Strike King Bitsy Pond Minnow plug.

 

It works, catches fish...

 

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The Phat fly was designed with the float and fly in mind. Bill.. Can't recall his last name has a video on YouTube describing how to fish it. I don't have floats so I just rigged it as is and jigged it along with some pauses here and there. The sharp gammy hooks really like to grab onto rocks and other cover and get hung up good as I learned the hard way and lost a couple. Though they are kind of expensive, they are a quality bait.

I've also been told weighted clouser pattern flies will cast well on UL rig too. Still haven't checked out the fly shop to see what they have but I'll post back when I do.

Hope that helps some.

Bill Siemantel

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To give an idea the size of the Rebel Raider(2"), on top. On the bottom  a Spro BBZ-1 Shad Baby (2.5"). Both are 1/8 oz in weight.  The Rebel Raider casts a bit better than the Spro. 

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