In this article, I will explain to you how to properly set the drag on your ultralight fishing rod open reel. This is essential when using ultralight fishing lines because if the drag is set too stiff, you will snap the line. If it is too loose, you will never be able to put enough pressure on the fish, to get him to the bank, or boat.
In our last article, Line Types Used In Ultralight Fishing, I explained to you the differences in the 4 main types of line used in ultralight fishing. For this post, I am going to describe the different aspects of ultralight braided fishing line, and how you can better utilize it the next time you go out!
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!
Ponder on this for a minute or two. You just purchased a nice $60 ultralight fishing rod. All excited, you pay the cashier, take it to the car, put it in the backseat, and head to the house. Perfect, almost home, can’t wait to put a nice reel on it, and get on the water!