What is an ultra light fishing rod with reel good for catching?
Usually an ultra light rod and reel is used for panfish. The light line gives the small lures better action than heavier line, and the rod makes detecting light bites easier. I have spools of 2 and 4lb. test for my rig. It’s a lot of fun catching fish on an ultra light, because even smaller fish will put up a good fight. You can catch big fish on an ultra light, you just have to be careful while playing them. If you’re fishing tough conditions, going to an ultra light can help you catch more game fish, too. Pressured fish, extremely clear water, and calm water are a few of the conditions I’ll use my ultra light for walleye or bass. A 1/16th oz. jig tipped with a small leech or minnow is my favorite ultra light lure for walleye. I’ve taken walleye up to 28″, pike to 38″, and bass to 25″ on my ultra light. If you’re going to target game fish, make sure your hooks are sharp and your drag is properly set. When I have a bigger fish on, I like to “back reel” when the fish makes a run.
Blackbird Practice Videos 5. (light reel)