Ultralight Fishing Manufacturer Review


In this article I want to discuss a few ultralight fishing manufacturers that really have their game together in terms of putting out quality products, and listening to exactly what it is that the anglers, us, really want from their products. After all, this is the best way to get us to purchase them, right? There is a lot of competition on the market for our business, but as long as you stay away from the junk, and stick to these companies, you are going to have very good luck with your ultralight fishing purchases.

Zebco Ultralight and Shakespeare Ultralight are two of the older companies in our list, and while their prices are generally considered the lowest of the bunch we are going to discuss, this doesn’t mean that they lack in quality at all. The reasons their prices are so low is simply because they have the years of experience required to build a quality product at a lower price, and they are holding onto this information tightly. You can’t really go wrong with either of these two companies.

Okuma Ultralight is more of an off brand, but you can’t discount them as such. They do tend to use plastic on their spools, but the materials they use for their drags as well as the frame and body of the reels is top of the line, and you are going to be hard pressed to find a comparison at a price that compares to what Okuma can give you. They are mainly released through Bass Pro Shops and other smaller retailers.

Pflueger, Daiwa, Quantum, and Fenwick ultralight are all considered the higher end products, but if you are looking to invest some time into this sport, you are going to want to spend the money on the investment up front. The sensitivity, casting accuracy and range, fit and finish, quality, as well as the durability and construction of these companies rods are bar none, and you can’t find a comparison anywhere. The prices are a bit steeper, but again, if you take care of your gear, and want a rod that will be around for a long time to come, possibly even hold its resale value if you care for it well enough, then you want to consider one of these ultralight fishing manufacturers for your next purchase.

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4 Responses to “Ultralight Fishing Manufacturer Review”

  1. Cliff says:

    i recently purchased an okuma ul spinning reel and i must say, im ecstatic about it. i do most of my fishing on the dowagiac creek in southern michigan for trout, and on cristiana creek in elkhart, in. for smallmouth. both streams offer ample opportunity to land trophy sized fish, and with my little okuma, ive been able to land 5 lb. + smallies….
    with no problem at all. thanks for this website….about time someone put up some serious info on ultralights!

  2. Al says:

    So, how come there’s no mention of Shimano? My Stradic 1000, Symetre 750, and my JDM BioMaster 1000 S are my “go-to” spinning reels for UL. Those other brands are fine equipment – no doubt. I’m not knocking any of them but, surely Shimano deserves a mention.

  3. Josh says:

    I’ll have to write up a new post on Shimano gear.. hadn’t considered them for myself, but I’m sure others are with you! 😛


  4. Al Davison says:

    All my spinning reels are Shimano – 4 Stradics, my Symetre and my Biomaster.

    I’m not a Shimano evangelist by any means, though. I’ve had all 6 of these reels in for service due to various problems. When they are working properly, they are fine reels.

    It may be a couple of years before I buy another spinning reel but, I will be considering Okuma and Daiwa for my next purchases.

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