Ultralight / Microlight Reel Suggestions?

The last extra-small spinning reel I had went to a nephew several years ago.

Can't seem to find a decent quality reel that's designed for 2 lb. test or lighter.

This is for a very specific technique, 1/32 oz marabou jigs in gin-clear springs.

Haven't tried it on trout in over a decade, but our vacation plans make it likely.

Thanks for any feedback.




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  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    There's quite A few. 4 lb on A ultra light does the trick.
    This is when I start to thing cross-over to fly fishing.
    Ice fishing

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    The guys I play golf with at the country club decided to go fly fishing together.


    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 606 Officer
    I have an older shimanno stratic 1000 that is nice could maybe find one used
    we need more internet money
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,185 Officer
    Pfleuger President MODEL # PRESSP20X.  I have the next size up and am impressed with it. 
  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 1,835 Captain
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I'll check them both.
  • DES51DES51 Posts: 79 Greenhorn
    I used a Shimano Sienna 500 for ice fishing. Handles light line and held up well. 
  • Kill_It_N_Grill_ItKill_It_N_Grill_It fort lauderdalePosts: 43 Greenhorn
    try stradic 1000
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 7,652 Admiral
    Try the Daiwa BG 1500.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!
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  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 768 Officer
    bass pro shops  Tiny lite......could not wear my 2 out..
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    Bubbles in the bath tub.

    Another thing I would like to add. If you do decide to use A micro light.
    My recommendation would be to stand in at least knee deep water and
    have A landing net with you.



    Get the picture! ;)
    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    What are you fishing for?
    Porgies!
    You want to sell them?
    1 for 3 bux, 2 for 5 bux. I’ll give you 5 for 10 bux.
    I charge A dollar A fish if you want them cleaned.
    Give me 5 and clean them. Here’s 20 keep the change.



    If you changed the tube to the fly, do you think it would get bit better?




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  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 1,835 Captain
    I've seen people say that there's a limit to how small the spool can be and still function efficiently.

    Aside from ice-fishing, the 1000 series reels are supposed to be at the lower limit.

    Still shopping ... the trip to "trout country" has been put off for at least a month.
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    edited August 2 #13

    Igor!


    I paid for it with my debit card. I got hit with A bank fee. I swiped the card at DD
    for A ice-coffee. Then without knowing.

    $35 per item
    Our overdraft fee for Business and Consumer checking accounts is $35 per item(whether the overdraft is by check, ATM withdrawal, debit card transaction, or other electronic means); our fee for returning items for non-sufficient funds (NSF) is $35 per item.



    The reel is worth the money! ;)
    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • Spoonplugger1Spoonplugger1 Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Don't listen to the persons saying 1000 is the minimum size, it's bullpucky. Been fishing light lines all my life, came from the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Crappie Slab Shaker Model MCS75, less than $20 per, perfect for kids, simple 2 bearing reel.
  • Casual AnglerCasual Angler Posts: 44 Greenhorn
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 839 Officer

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  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    Oh no my boxeo coach he noo from the bronks. He fum somwer elsy.
    He heer in nyc and uno da boro. not the bronks




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  • Spoonplugger1Spoonplugger1 Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Had a little Mitchell about that size I used for 30 years, couldn't get parts for it any longer, and it wasn't near as reliable to trip the bail, nor as smooth as today's reels, still I've never been around a reel I couldn't get to work with 2 lb. line consistantly, no one makes a mediocre product in the fishing world at their price points expectations and survives.
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,185 Officer
    I haven't heard of an Alcedo Micron in 40+ years.  Always wanted one but couldn't afford it.  I used to use a Mitchell 308 for bonita in CA with 4 and 6 lb line.  I tried 2 lb but never could land a fish on it.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,404 Moderator
    Daiwa UL7 was my go to .  I still have two I use for specks.
    Not made anymore.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • zachfairclothzachfaircloth GainesvillePosts: 10 Greenhorn
    I'm not sure if a lews mr trout is small enough for what you want, but I can say I do not recommend it. I had a spring come out in one, had it fixed by lews, and had the same thing happen again within the month. The company was nice, but having to ship off a reel for a week or two every month isntworth it.
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