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So I'm looking to buy a cheapo(ish) spinning rod and reel for just hook and worm fishing. I plan to use it for panfish and small creek bass. With that in mind, I also would prefer for the rod to be an ultra light, I want to have the fun of every bass feeling like Moby Dick (similar to fly fishing). I've always been a baitcasting guy and from what I've read, it's pretty difficult to go wrong with a spinning reel. How would a Shimano Sienna work for a first cheap spinning reel? Also, what would be a good budget ultra light or just light rod? Thanks and any help would be appreciated!

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I've used a sienna 1000 and its a nice reel for the money. It is smooth and the drag is really nice.

 

I use a st croix Avid 7ft 2 piece ultra light moderate (model AVS70ULM2) for most of my ultralight needs, I choose it for being compact for travel and doesn't feel any less than the one piece they make. That being said st croix also makes one in the Premier model but for much less at $120 (model PS70ULF2)

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I've used a sienna 1000 and its a nice reel for the money. It is smooth and the drag is really nice.

I use a st croix Avid 7ft 2 piece ultra light moderate (model AVS70ULM2) for most of my ultralight needs, I choose it for being compact for travel and doesn't feel any less than the one piece they make. That being said st croix also makes one in the Premier model but for much less at $120 (model PS70ULF2)

Thanks for the reply and I think I'll go with the Sienna for the reel. Now for the rod, are there any cheaper rods (under 50 maybe?) you can think of? I know I'm getting what I pay for but I'm not looking for a nice combo, just something every now and then for fun.

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I would to a look at the discontinued daiwa Procyon on that auction site. It will be alittle over 50 bucks but is a great rod for the $$$.

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I've used a sienna 1000 and its a nice reel for the money. It is smooth and the drag is really nice.

 

I use a st croix Avid 7ft 2 piece ultra light moderate (model AVS70ULM2) for most of my ultralight needs, I choose it for being compact for travel and doesn't feel any less than the one piece they make. That being said st croix also makes one in the Premier model but for much less at $120 (model PS70ULF2)

X2 on the Sienna, but I have mine on a Falcon Bucoo 6'6" MF, this is my only spinning setup and I like it a lot.

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Thanks for the reply and I think I'll go with the Sienna for the reel. Now for the rod, are there any cheaper rods (under 50 maybe?) you can think of? I know I'm getting what I pay for but I'm not looking for a nice combo, just something every now and then for fun.

 

The only rod i've tried under $50 is a quantum xtralite from walmart for anround $22, I doubt they make it anymore but it did ok for a starter UL rod. It was a 6'6 2 piece blue rod with cork grips

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I have a berkley lighting rod UL 5'6 with a shimano sedona 750

Its my brook trout rod

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I have some cheap diawa combo that I got from dicks works fine, so far so good

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So what I ended up going with was a Sienna 1000 and a Bass Pro Micro light 7'6" ultralight. Gonna take em out today, can't wait! Thanks all for your help!

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So what I ended up going with was a Sienna 1000 and a Bass Pro Micro light 7'6" ultralight. Gonna take em out today, can't wait! Thanks all for your help!

Good choice on the BPS MicroLite. I've used the 6'6" version as a trout and panfish rod for several years with no complaints at all.

 

Tom

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