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#1 DSmith

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  • Ontario

Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:32 PM

Debating getting a dedicated rod for targeting smaller species, and can't decide whether or not to get an ultralite spinning combo or a tenkara rod. 

 

Any advice?



#2 MtFallsTodd

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  • Mountain Falls, Virginia

Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:46 PM

I use a Shimono microlight and the flimsyist Uglystick rod available. A good old fashioned cane pole works too.
Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#3 DSmith

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:27 PM

do you think having a longer(7 foot plus) is advatageous?



#4 MtFallsTodd

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  • Mountain Falls, Virginia

Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:40 AM

The telescopic pole I have is 10 feet.
Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#5 BenCantrell

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  • San Diego, CA

Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:10 PM

Anything light and fast action.  I use a 7.5', but I bet an 8.0' would be even better.  A lot of micros spook if you get too close, so you need the reach.



#6 jetajockey

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:27 AM

I have both a el cheapo shakespeare 10' wonderpole as well as a smaller ultralight rod and reel combo.  Each serves a good purpose, if you are just dropping hooks down sight fishing or in a small area, then the tenkara/cane pole method works best, but if you are casting out or jigging then an actual rod and reel is easier to work with.



#7 MikeB

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:41 AM

I agree with jetajockey and use different rods for different situations - my favorite tankara rod is the kiyotaki 18, it is short, a little over 6' and very light (.6 oz) but you can feel the tap tap of a 2" minnow and a 3" shiner will put a bend in it





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