The question “What length Ultralight Fishing Rods should I be using?” comes up very often accross internet forums that I frequent. The answer isn’t easy however. There are a few things to consider when it comes to length and ultralight fishing rods. If you haven’t yet, take a look at our other post, What Makes A Quality Ultralight Fishing Rod.
When most people think of Ultralight Bass Fishing, they usually think of buggy whip rods, micro sized rods and lures, and ultralight fish. This is just not the case, at all. I have caught more of my bigger fish on ultralight fishing equipment than on my baitcasting gear, and it was more fun, realizing that you have a monster on the end of your 4lb test!
This question comes up often. What length rod should I use for ultralight fishing? It isn't an easy answer though. There is a couple things to consider about length when choosing a new rod. Some people believe that you must use a short rod in the 4 1/2 foot to 5 foot length.