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Would a Pflueger President Micro Ultralight Spinning Reel matched with a St Croix Triumph 5' UL be a good setup for a UL Bass Fishing setup? I don't want to spend much more than $115.

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My 5'6" Fenwick IM7 and Shimano Sahara 1000FD reel is a super ul setup for under $100.  ;)

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I remember Muddy saying he had a very bad experience with the guides in the Triumph series.

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Ultra-light rigs are for crappie, stocker trout, white bass

and bream, not bass.

8-)

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Thanks for the suggestions. Would 4# Floro be a respectable line for that setup?

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I like using UL for fishing weightless plastics. Plus its more of a challenge. I handled a 10# Largemouth with my previous UL setup.

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My 5'6" Fenwick IM7 and Shimano Sahara 1000FD reel is a super ul setup for under $100. ;)

I just checked the BPS website and the Sahara is $80 and all the Fenwicks are over $100...

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Ultra-light rigs are for crappie, stocker trout, white bass

and bream, not bass.

You're kidding, right ? ;)

Bassman : The reel is fine. I would suggest a longer rod. 6' minimum, 6' 6" would be ideal. Your casting performance will be much better. If you can swing it, step up to the St. Croix Premier.

8-)

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You might want to look into a longer rod. More in line with a 7' - 8' model. "B n' M" makes a dandy, called their "Sam's Super Sensitive". It's a heck of a buy at about $50.00. I've paired mine with a Shimano Symetre 750, filled with 2# test fluorocarbon. Also makes a heck of a panfish rig.

Yep, it's a tad on the light side for big bass, but if you don't have a lot of obstructions, it can be used very efficiently. Biggest I've taken on this outfit is a 3.2 lb. smallmouth out of 35' of water. Took awhile to bring her up, but patience and back-reeling did wonders.

This is definitely not a sport for the weak of heart! I only do this a couple of times a year and have yet to loose a smallie. Great fun!

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I have 5 UL setups that I have put together this year all using the Bass Pro Shops® Micro Lite Elite Spinning Reels on four 7' St.Croix 3SULF's and one on a 7'6" 3SMLXF. Using live bait on 4# test. We have been consistently catching 17" and 18" spots out of one of my favorite watering holes. More fun than I had the whole 11 years on the tourney trail for sure...   8-)

Ultra-light rigs are for crappie, stocker trout, white bass

and bream, not bass.   8-)

RW you are kidding with this aren't you.... ;)

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Wow!  I did not pay over $100 for my  little UL Fenwick.

I wonder if it was stolen?  ;)

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Thank you for all the advice. This has really made my choice easier.

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Ultra-light rigs are for crappie, stocker trout, white bass

and bream, not bass.

8-)

Yeah, I too beg to differ with that statement. Im not saying your going to winch a 6lber outta the deep deep junk, but large fish are possibly on UL's.

There was a puddle out back of our last house in town, I would run down and dig out a couple 2 n 3 lbrs once and awhile. What a blast a 3lb bass is on UL's.  It was a soft bottom weedless lil  hole with alot of over hanging brush, and the occasional X-Mas tree I'd toss in. ;)

Lotta fun UL's can be with the right conditions.

Pflueger President Micro Ultralight Spinning Reel, thats a nice little reel, a friend has one on a St Croix Premier UL. its a nice smooth set up.

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I bought an UL setup last year that has worked very well for me. Its a 7' Gander Mountain rod, 4-8lb test, with a Mitchell Avocet reel spooled with Stren 4lb clear mono. This rig was less than $100 and has accounted for plenty of 2.5-3lb Bass. A longer rod will cast further and be much better at landing a fish.

I use Eagle Claw Aberdeen hooks in #8 and #10 sizes. I tested the #10 to find out how much weight would straighten it out, it took 7lbs ;) I also use the Trilene knot. The line will break before the knot will.

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I caught an 8 pound 4 ounce bass on an ultra light.

St criox premier 5.6 ul sahara 750 6 pound cajun red and a minnow.I was crappie fishing. I have caught numerous 4-5-6 pound fish on ultra lights.I even caught a 17 pound catfish on one!

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You don't need to waste your money on the fluorocarbon.  Pretty much any name brand #4 mono will be fine.

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