light vs ultralight.

Discussion in 'Cold Water Species Fishing' started by westsidepolack, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. westsidepolack

    westsidepolack

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    I'm going to be getting a new panfish/trout rod this year. I've decided that it'll probably be either the Fenwick river runner that is 7'6 light power moderate/fast action. the other is a river runner that is 7'2 ultralight power with a moderate action. I already have a 5'8 river runner for creek fishing which is amazing. I want another one for bigger rivers and panfish fishing. any input will help guys
     
  2. Martin Looker

    Martin Looker

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    Take a nice 3wt fly rod blank and build a ul spinning rod. They are a blast to catch anything on.
     

  3. plugger

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    I have the rod you mention in light, moderate -fast action and I am going to get an ultralight for pan fish.
     
  4. westsidepolack

    westsidepolack

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    plugger, does it seem like it's too much rod for panfish?
     
  5. Tara

    Tara

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  6. westsidepolack

    westsidepolack

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    I like my 5'8 river runner a lot. I just want to get something a little longer to help with casting distance and to hopefully get better hooksets while fishing bigger rivers. I would also like to use it for panfish occasionally. Tara what Fenwick ultralight do you have?
     
  7. Tara

    Tara

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    It's an Eagle GT. Hand me down from my dad, so it's pretty sentimental as well.

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  8. westsidepolack

    westsidepolack

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    that's pretty awsome. how long is it and does it feel whippy or noodley? my 5'8 UL doesnt feel whippy or noodley, but it's a fast action.
     
  9. Tara

    Tara

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    5'6 It's sensitivity definitely helps me land more fish. It doesn't feel noodley to me. Also, I think that's a made up word.

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  10. westsidepolack

    westsidepolack

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    it is but I can't take credit for that. I read it on a rod review and I was like huh? that sounds stupid but kind of makes sense.
     
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