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Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
anyone looking for a nice (and very reasonably priced) ul spinning outfit on 09/17/2009 18:36:34 MDT Print View

found a nice Quantum pack rod/reel combo for $30

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110421573269&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_849wt_760

the reel is Quantum xtralight, three ball bearing ul spinning reel- weighs 5.5 oz

the rod is a Quantum four piece 5' ul graphite rod- weighs 3.1 oz

I've had (have) several Quantum rod/reels that I've throughly enjoyed and was a little skeptical on this kit as it was so cheap (my belief is these are discontinued models)

mine arrived today and the quality looks very good- graphite pack rod w/ a three bearing reel for $30 is pretty reasonable :)

the bag it comes in weighs a ton won't be very handy (for backpacking) but for car use will be good

I'm picking up a lightweight tube (and some 2 lb test) to complete the outfit

Mike

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Quantam on 11/12/2009 23:00:29 MST Print View

Thanks for the heads up. This looks interesting. I don't know too much about the state of the market for 'ultralight' spinning rod (it's been years since I've bought a rod). Is 5.5oz for a reel and 3.1oz for the rod about as light as it gets?

Would this be better? I'm not sure if 4.8oz refers to the total weight, or just the reel (or rod):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Backpacking-4-Pc-Ultralight-Spinning-Pack-Rod-Combo_W0QQitemZ200403925612QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea9013a6c

Edited by dandydan on 11/12/2009 23:08:11 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Trigger on 12/24/2009 00:09:52 MST Print View

I pulled the trigger and bought one. $29 is too good to pass up. Now I gotta buy some line and find a lighter way to carry my lures.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Rod on 01/18/2010 17:28:24 MST Print View

Mine arrived today. Mike's weights were right on. I recorded 154g for the reel (5.44oz) and 88g (3.11oz) for the rod for a total of 242g (8.55oz).

The included carry bag weighs a laughable 541g and wouldn't even protect the rod very well as it's a soft bag.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Results on 04/17/2010 18:42:06 MDT Print View

Here's a little proof that rod does indeed work. I caught this 18" freshwater Coastal Cutthroat Trout this afternoon with this rod, 4lbs test line and a small red & white spoon.

18" freshwater Coastal Cutthroat Trout

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Results on 04/17/2010 18:58:06 MDT Print View

Hi Dan,

Nice fish, well done.

Tony