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I found a Shakespeare ultra light reel and rod the other day I've had for along time but the rods only like 5ft6 and was wondering how it would work for say a 6ft spinning medium lightning shock rod. I figured that rod would be good for the tight wooded areas i sometimes visit.

 

Do you guys think the reel is too small for this type of rod? I was thinking of throwing some 6lbs mono or maybe 10lbs braid on it. this would be used for bass too.

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The reel isn't too small. It's really just a question of whether or not it can handle pulling a bass out of cover...

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How "ultra light" do you mean?

 

My Stradic 1000s are considered by some

UltraLight/Light duty bass reels, but I use

them exclusively for everything freshwater.

 

Our 500 size Sahara is what I consider UL

reel-size, not the 1000. 

 

So with a UL reel, you will have to use the

palm of your hand as extra drag. People 

"mistakenly" catch big fish on UL gear and

land them. So it can be done, probably not

the best tool for the job. 

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2 hours ago, Darren. said:

How "ultra light" do you mean?

 

My Stradic 1000s are considered by some

UltraLight/Light duty bass reels, but I use

them exclusively for everything freshwater.

 

Our 500 size Sahara is what I consider UL

reel-size, not the 1000. 

 

So with a UL reel, you will have to use the

palm of your hand as extra drag. People 

"mistakenly" catch big fish on UL gear and

land them. So it can be done, probably not

the best tool for the job. 

its a shakespear micro pin type reel. he 5ft Walmart special ultra lights.

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