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    Thereís a rod that has been on my favorite list for a long time. St Croix premier 66lf 1 piece. The reel would be a phleuger president 6925. The rod has enough backbone for a surprise fish without dominating the action of the rod. The tip is soft enough to do a fine job with a 1/32 and not be out of place with an eighth. The reel is a bit bigger than most dedicated UL size for a reason, memory. 4 and 6 pound line will have a larger loop of memory and I find that it will cast better with the larger spool. The larger drag is also very smooth and if loosened when not in use will perform as desired for many years.

    My favorite rod is a 6í6Ē lightning rod in 2 piece that was a gift. Sadly, this rod has been out of production for about ten years. The newer ones have too much beef in the tip to do what this one does. The reel is a diawa capricorn that is as smooth as I could find at the time for under $100. The sizes and action of this rig is very close to the above described rig and has been spooled with 4lb mono for every day of its life. The faint sensation of a crappie hitting a small jig in windy conditions can be felt. Best of all is the balance. While it has a little weight to it the balance is at the index finger of the casting hand and doesnít tire the forearm.

    Go to a BPS or similar store and explain to the clerk that you want to put this combo together and feel it for yourself, I believe that you will carry it home. Good luck in your search, there is a lot to choose from. If you listen to nothing else Iíve said, please listen to this; donít spend a nickel if you canít hold it in your hand and see and feel what youíre buying. I have bought several rods that were nothing like they were described.
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    Daiwa spincast Silvercast 100A
    Shakespeare 5'6" light action rod
    Kastking 6# test braid (fluorocarbon leader optional)

    The above cast a 1/32 oz jig with lure 42'

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    I like the Shimano sahara reels and they are my pick for casting for sure .
    the Pflueger I have is pretty nice ,but not in the Shimano league best I can tell you .
    as far as a rod goes there are a bunch out there and its hard to say for sure .
    some folks like rods stiff some don't ,some light them light some not so much , and some like em soft and some like them fast .
    the best 6 foot I own for me is for sure my Tica ,but they don't make that particular rod anymore .
    might look at the BnM 6 foot sharp shooter , I haven't tried one but the one I held about went home with me .
    light fast and stiff and to be sure I bet it would be a great choice .
    my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    Thereís a rod that has been on my favorite list for a long time. St Croix premier 66lf 1 piece. The reel would be a phleuger president 6925. The rod has enough backbone for a surprise fish without dominating the action of the rod. The tip is soft enough to do a fine job with a 1/32 and not be out of place with an eighth. The reel is a bit bigger than most dedicated UL size for a reason, memory. 4 and 6 pound line will have a larger loop of memory and I find that it will cast better with the larger spool. The larger drag is also very smooth and if loosened when not in use will perform as desired for many years.

    My favorite rod is a 6í6Ē lightning rod in 2 piece that was a gift. Sadly, this rod has been out of production for about ten years. The newer ones have too much beef in the tip to do what this one does. The reel is a diawa capricorn that is as smooth as I could find at the time for under $100. The sizes and action of this rig is very close to the above described rig and has been spooled with 4lb mono for every day of its life. The faint sensation of a crappie hitting a small jig in windy conditions can be felt. Best of all is the balance. While it has a little weight to it the balance is at the index finger of the casting hand and doesnít tire the forearm.

    Go to a BPS or similar store and explain to the clerk that you want to put this combo together and feel it for yourself, I believe that you will carry it home. Good luck in your search, there is a lot to choose from. If you listen to nothing else Iíve said, please listen to this; donít spend a nickel if you canít hold it in your hand and see and feel what youíre buying. I have bought several rods that were nothing like they were described.
    Heading to BPS now. 4 miles up the trail. I put in my hand. Love the forum, and the sharing of everyone
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    Is the Pflueger President, or President XL a better reel for this application

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    Thereís a rod that has been on my favorite list for a long time. St Croix premier 66lf 1 piece. The reel would be a phleuger president 6925. The rod has enough backbone for a surprise fish without dominating the action of the rod. The tip is soft enough to do a fine job with a 1/32 and not be out of place with an eighth. The reel is a bit bigger than most dedicated UL size for a reason, memory. 4 and 6 pound line will have a larger loop of memory and I find that it will cast better with the larger spool. The larger drag is also very smooth and if loosened when not in use will perform as desired for many years.

    My favorite rod is a 6í6Ē lightning rod in 2 piece that was a gift. Sadly, this rod has been out of production for about ten years. The newer ones have too much beef in the tip to do what this one does. The reel is a diawa capricorn that is as smooth as I could find at the time for under $100. The sizes and action of this rig is very close to the above described rig and has been spooled with 4lb mono for every day of its life. The faint sensation of a crappie hitting a small jig in windy conditions can be felt. Best of all is the balance. While it has a little weight to it the balance is at the index finger of the casting hand and doesnít tire the forearm.

    Go to a BPS or similar store and explain to the clerk that you want to put this combo together and feel it for yourself, I believe that you will carry it home. Good luck in your search, there is a lot to choose from. If you listen to nothing else Iíve said, please listen to this; donít spend a nickel if you canít hold it in your hand and see and feel what youíre buying. I have bought several rods that were nothing like they were described.


    Is the Pflueger President, or President XL a better reel for this application

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    Is the Pflueger President, or President XL a better reel for this application

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullinsb2000 View Post
    Is the Pflueger President, or President XL a better reel for this application
    Both reels.....Iím assuming you mean XT.....take in about 22 inches of line per handle turn. So either one will work great as a true finesse reel.

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    If your using 1/8oz jigs I would suggest you move up to a light or medium light rod over a ultralight rod. It would be better choice. I will not recommend a rod brand or reel brand because there are many that will fit the bill. I really boils down to personal preference even with a unlimited budget.
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