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.
When it comes to ultralight fishing, there aren’t many choices for reels. Once you throw out the low quality ones, you are left with even fewer choices for an ultralight fishing rod open reel that meets your needs. We can discard baitcasters for the time being, because the true ultralight baitcaster is far too expensive for most peoples taste.
So what exactly are telescoping ultralight fishing rods/combos? We’ll get there one step at a time, let’s just start with the rod first. This rod is usually made up of 4-6 pieces, and they are tapered from end to end before the rod is assembled. This allows the rod to collapse into itself, when you push on the end of it.
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.
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!
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.