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help decide on a light spinning rod/reel combo for bream,small trout

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I'm looking to buy me and my brother 2 ultralight spinning combos for Christmas while the online sales are going on. nothing fancy or expensive. I'm looking at 2 different combos. They will be used for bream/bluegill and eventually some small/medium rainbow trout in a local river(simpsey river) below the d**n of a large deep coldwater lake (smith lake) in north Alabama where they stock rainbows several times a year.

Bass Pro Shops has the  Bass Pro Shops TinyLite Spinning Rod and Reel Combo for 14.99, normal 19.99 it has excellent reviews. It's 5.4 oz and a 4'6" UL graphite rod with eva foam handle. 2 bearings. Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 with 12 reviews.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=91148&hvarTarget=search&hvarAID=&cmCat=10006590

The other is Cabela's Fish Eagle Classic Spinning Combo. it's 7.8 oz with 4 bearings, with a 5' im6 graphite and cork handle. it's 19.99 and normally 29.99. overall rating on the reel alone is 4.6 out of 5 with 26 reviews.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=holidaysale&id=0064799122572a&navCount=0&podId=0064799&parentId=cat604038&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=1AJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

The cabelas combo looks like a better deal to me. Although I'm not really sure if it would be considered an ultralite or not. Thanks for any help!!

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Check these out. They're on sale quite often.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_74068_100002002_100000000_100002000_100-2-2

I have 2 of the 7'UL model. Got one for 30 bucks, and the second for 25. 2500 size Shimano Symetres on both. 2lb test on one, 4 on the other.

I would not recommend a short rod with a tiny reel. No casting distance compared to a 7' rod with a normal size reel. The tiny reels are also good for line problems. More twist, more memory, less distance and control, and poorer drags.

I know I'm talking about more cash than what you're looking at, but he's your brother, man. How many of them you got?

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I already have a symetre 1500 i bought this past summer and my brother bought a pflueger president so we have good medium spinners covered, we want ultra lights now. keep opinions  coming.

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i snagged my president 6725 off ebay for ~$40. maybe one of those bps micro lite rods and you'd have a nice ul rig?

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Ghoti nailed it. Tough to beat that rod for the money.

I have the 6' ul along with a Pflueger Trion 4725gx, it's a killer rig.

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