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panfish/trout rod

5/16/18 @ 7:59 PM
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stealthh20
User since 2/18/09

looking for a little insight as to a "go to" ultra lite panfish/trout rod... a backup to my flyrod on windy days, been shopping them all and cant decide... mostly for streams and small lakes.  any opinions? thanks

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5/21/18 @ 12:23 PM
crawriverrat
crawriverrat
User since 10/27/02

I have a 7' 1 piece eyecon i bought for walleye this spring.  I found it to be light for eyes.  I just got back from 5 days in the driftless and its a perfect trout rod.  Id highly recommend it. Light enough for panfish for sure.  

5/17/18 @ 8:07 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

But the UL makes 12 inch crappie feel like 6lb bass!

5/17/18 @ 6:51 PM
CMunyon
User since 5/12/16

I agree with Big Musky,the avid is a great rod.I have one that is 6-6 for pan fish.I prefer the light action over the UL that seems to whippy for me.I can cast small jigs a mile with 4lbs.mono or flip docks with ease.

5/17/18 @ 2:39 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

I have good accuracy with the 7ft...it is same length I use on a lot of bass rods so I am used to it.    It is not very noodley with properly sized lures, so you can still aim. 

5/17/18 @ 2:05 PM
Mr.Seaguar
MEMBER since 2/5/05

I have a 4'6" St Croix premier UL. It works great for dock fishing, vertical jigging and tiny streams for trout. If I fished trout a lot, I would go with a longer rod. But it's like 3 days a year so this one is fine. This rod is great for jigging for perch from the boat. My fishing buddies love that and it's great for it.

5/17/18 @ 12:22 PM
stealthh20
User since 2/18/09

Do you have good casting accuracy with the 7ft Avid?

5/17/18 @ 12:22 PM
stealthh20
User since 2/18/09

Do you have good casting accuracy with the 7ft Avid?

5/17/18 @ 8:25 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

I am going a 180 on this because I hate Ugly Sticks... I use a 7' Avid for panfish in UL and it is super fun and can bomb small baits with nanofil.  You could easily get a shorter version if you needed for brush covered streams.  

5/17/18 @ 8:15 AM
Wicasa
Wicasa
User since 11/11/15

They work well.  I agree with the cheap and durable part.  My preference is for a 5' rated for 2-6 lb line, 1-4 is better if you can find it.  That's just me.  Mostly for trout.

5/17/18 @ 5:44 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

I have lots of different Ugly Sticks. They are my favorite probably because I’m used to them. They’re cheap and durable. My kinda fishing pole. I don’t fish trout yet but I’m sure they could work.

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