Ultralight Fishing Kit

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  1. TNCanoer

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    My wife and kids gave me a pen rod and reel from penrodfishing.com this year for Christmas so I put together an ultralight kit. I made a paracord lanyard to keep on my bag while fishing. It all packs up nicely in a molle waist pack. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking.
     

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    Have you tried out that pen rod yet? How do you like it? I've been hesitant about pulling the trigger on one before I see a real good review on them.

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    I'm interested as well. I'm wanting a light weight, compact rod and reel.
     
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    I had an openface knock off. rod sucked, prob way better on the actual one. but the action on the reel was fantastic.

    Worth it in my opinion.

    IntenseAngler has some older good vids using them as well.
     
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    I dont know how big the reel is, but I found zebco mini to be a great reel for pack kits like that.
     
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    I have the 5' penrod and spinning reel. Works great. I've been using it for a few years now. Caught lots of bass, perch, etc. I use 4/6 lb test line. I rarely use my full size rods anymore.

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    My experiences have been on the bad side with this particular product. The reel I received was completely plastic and wouldn't "reel" even when the drag was set tight. The pole was completely worthless and would have snapped under any use. After trying one and hating it because it felt like a cheap toy, I went back to my "Shakespeare" telescoping pole and reel. YMMV
     
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    If you dont have any Panther Martin or Acme Kastmaster baits in it I would look into them,great little trout baits.
     
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    Those two are all I use in the High Sierras. Love the Panther Martins and how they helicopter. I use the Kastmasters when I need to buck the wind or get extra distance. But the PM gets it done most of the time.

    OP, I would consolidate into one of those blue boxes and carry only a fraction of that split shot.

    All the lures and tackle I carry on a backcountry trout fishing trip could fit into just two slots in one of those boxes. Even one box is overkill.
     
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    Nice set up! If you want to go even lighter fly fishing is a good option. I can take ALL of my fly gear and it weighs less than my ultralight conventional fishing kit.
     

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