I just started fishing again since moving to Raleigh NC. I decide to get some new gear and after reading a few articles decided to try Pfluegers President series ultra light reel matched with a Quest light action 5 6" rod.
At first I was having a problem with line being broke. For some reason carp in the pond I frequented were grabbing my line. This got me to using braid. Started with fireline and now Im using Suffix performance braid 10lbs test.
I love braid especially with an ultra light. It has helped me to land my two largest fish on an ultra light so far. A 5lb 15oz largemouth which gave me a great fight even on braid.
Recently Ive found a new fish to fish for the bowfin. A really tough fish that is usually caught by accident by bass fisherman. But because e of the great fight I have started fishing exclusively for them.
While fishing for them several weeks ago I snagged one the actually straightened out my Gamakatsu #1 worm hook. So I moved to a #2/0 on a pumpkin tube and this landed my best fight yet with and 8lbs bowfin. A great fight that lasted about 4 minutes. I had the drag set light and was so busy fighting the fish I didnt even think to tighten down on the drag.
The suffix is great because those bowfin have teeth and can do a number on your line but as you can see from the pictures it got me my 5 lbs 15 oz bass and 8lb bowfin.
Well thats my experience with ultra light. Im looking forward to hearing about more ultra light fishing adventures from you.