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Daiwa Spinmatic Ultralight Spinning Rods

$29.95 - $39.95

Daiwa Spinmatic Ultralight Spinning Rods are true performance ultra-light rods. These rods let you cast lighter offerings and sense the slightest of bites, while still providing plenty of backbone. Spinmatic rods feature Daiwa's Extreme Guide System for greater hooking power, sensitivity, and accuracy. Great for trout, panfish and crappie.

Spinmatic Ultralight Spinning Rods feature black blanks with metallic orange thread wraps and black guides.

Features of the Daiwa Spinmatic Ultralight Spinning Rods include:

  • High-performance graphite blank for maximum power and sensitivity
  • Low-friction, cut-proof aluminum oxide guides with stainless steel frames
  • Genuine Fuji graphite reel seats with uplocking stainless steel hoods
  • Classic cork handle for warm, sure-grip comfort in all weather conditions
  • Hook keeper
Specifications
ModelLengthPowerActionLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Lure
Weight
(oz.)
Pieces
SMC401ULFS4'0"Ultra LightFast1-41/32-1/81
SMC461ULFS4'6"Ultra LightFast1-41/32-1/81
SMC501ULFS5'0"Ultra LightFast1-41/32-1/81
SMC562ULFS5'6"Ultra LightFast1-41/32-1/82
SMC602ULFS6'0"Ultra LightFast1-41/32-1/82
SMC662ULFS6'6"Ultra LightFast2-61/32-1/42
SMC702ULFS7'0"Ultra LightFast2-61/32-1/42
SMC762ULFS7'6"Ultra LightFast2-61/32-1/42
SMC802ULFS8'0"Ultra LightFast2-61/32-1/42

 

Review Summary
4.5
( 45 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
95%
Reviewer Profile:   Advanced (2)
Pros
easy of casting small offers (6)
Fun Trout Rod (4)
great value (4)
Good value (4)
Great Action (4)
Cons
none (10)
None yet (4)
None (2)
Best Uses
any panfish and trout (4)
Throwing small lures for (3)
Casting very small baits smoothly (3)
Trout (2)
any panfish. (2)

Good Value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lebanon, Mo.

About Me:
none
this 8' ultralight is a good value, a standout at this price and length, balances nice and good action

Pros: light, Sensitive, Good value

Cons: none

Best Uses: ultra light spinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Daiwa spinmatic ultralite spinning rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer

About Me:
none
Love this rod. Broke the tip section but liked it so much I bought another. It is tough on fish but seems a little brittle if hit. Nature of the composition I would guess. Great service upon ordering had the replacement in no time.

Pros: Great Action, balance, inexpensive, easy of casting small offers

Cons: somewhat fragile

Best Uses: any panfish and trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Possibly the best bang for buck ultralight
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Verified
Buyer
San Diego

About Me:
none
The spinmatic has the best ultralight action of any other of the ul rods I own. Some are too whippy, others are too stiff. I have the 7ft for myself and a 5ft for my 7 year old daughter. We use these for rainbow trout and are just great rods. I really don't understand why some people buy trout rods that cost hundreds of dollars. When I go trout fishing it's always the guys that have the "cheap rods" that out fish those with more pricey setups. Bass I can totally understand but trout and panfish these spinmatics will work just as good.

Pros: Fun Trout Rod, Great Action, Great Value

Cons: none

Best Uses: trout & panfish, Casting very small baits smoothly

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Daiwa 8 foot ul spinmatic
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Verified
Buyer
Eastern Oregon

About Me:
none
Good rod and seems to be good quality. Have used for Crappie, Bass, and Perch worked well even on a 3 lb small mouth. For jigging the butt section could be about 3 inches shorter.

Pros: Good value, good action, Great Price

Cons: would like the butt shorter

Best Uses: crappie, bass, and Perch

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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don't waste your time
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Verified
Buyer
Chesapeake Bay

About Me:
The longer rods don't add anything to your casting distance. stick to a conventional 6' rod and get the same results with the same effort.

Pros: shinny finish (just joking)

Cons: doesn't cast well

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  No

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UL Rod
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
The Daiwa Spinmatic is still the best rod for the money. Light and sensitive rod that will not break the bank. Great Trout and panfish rods.

Pros: Light, Sensitive, Great Price

Cons: None

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Makes a great Fly Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
United States

About Me:
I cut the cork butt off an 8 footer and put a Okuma Fly Reel with Drag on it with Cortland Rocket Taper Floating line. Great balance, great action, great feel. I use a barrel roll flip to put the line and bait where I want it. Best $35 I ever spent and I catch tons of trout with it. Why spend mega bucks

Pros: Touch and feel

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod
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Verified
Buyer
Seabeck, Washington

About Me:
Casual/Recreational
Just used this rod trolling in a boat and caught about 15 fish, 1-1/2 pound to 2 pound trout with this rod. Love the 8' length for the action. It was just what I wanted.

Pros: Great Action, Good value

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great ultralight
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
I got a pair of the 4 foot rods for my kids, perfect length and easy for them to handle. I have the 7 foot version for myself, and is a perfect trout rod. The rod is sensitive and lightweight.

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Cons:

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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7 ft UL, perfect!
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Verified
Buyer
Portland, OR

About Me:
For the money, best quality in price range. And as always, great service from FishUSA!

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Cons:

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great pole
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Verified
Buyer
United States

About Me:
I have had this rod for 2 weeks now and have caught 15 trout and even a 7 lb. Catfish on it. This pole is amazing would definitely recommend

Pros: Everything

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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FUN TROUT ROD
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Verified
Buyer
sullivan county New York

About Me:
WORKED VERY WELL ON NYS FIRST DAY OF TROUT SEASON APR.1

Pros: sesitivity

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Daiwa Spinmatic
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
Great light action rod. Sensitive and very good at casting small lures/bait. I have several at different lengths.

Pros: Very sensitive, easy of casting small offers

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good for trout
Reviewed:


NJ

About Me:
I got 6'6" fished for trout, all that punishing from rising on the bridge, rod perform admirably.

Pros:

Cons: you must be ready for ultralight power

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Spinmatic
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
Stepped on and broke my favorite Spinmatic rod. Liked the rod so much I did not hesitate to buy another one. Great rod that fishes well. Just ordered a new one from FishUSA. Can't beat the price from FishUSA.

Pros: Great action, Great Price

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod for the Price
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Verified
Buyer
Southern California

About Me:
I purchased this spinning rod for my father and I must say that he enjoys it very much. He usually uses a Kencor fishing rod for most of his fishing but as many of you may no this company no longer exists. However, he tried the Daiwa Spinamatic rod and immediately fell in love with its casting ability as well as its sensitivity. He now he wants a Daiwa Spinamatic rod for my mother. Overall its a great deal and great rod.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Action, Great Value

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
nj

About Me:
like a pro but not a pro
very nice rod for the $ has a nice action that will help keep the pan fish hooked on.

Pros: good action

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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diawa spinmatic
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
light and sensitive, also a great value for a trout rod

Pros: handle ultra light spoos spinners and jigs.power to handle big trout.light weight.

Cons: None yet

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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No Not One
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
I purchased a 7'6" as the 7' was temporarily out of stock. Liked the rod from the get -go. Sooo... I purchased a 6',8' and eventually got a 7' too !!. These rods have great fast actions: pitch and cast small jigs very well and are a good value price-wise. The 6 and 7 are lined with 2# test the 7 1/2 with 3# test and the 8 with 5#. Finesse is a great fishing concept. light line and small lure presentations catch fish. These rods are great for that purpose

Pros: Great action, Good value

Cons: None

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent quality.Compares with rods costing 3-4 times more
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Verified
Buyer
Lander,Wyoming

About Me:
This rod replaces a $100 rod.I like it better.Handles 1/32nd oz.jigs no problem. Iwill purchase acouple more in other lengths.

Pros: handle ultra light spoos spinners and jigs.power to handle big trout.light weight.

Cons:

Best Uses: ultra light spinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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love this spinmatic
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
canada

About Me:
This Spinmatic is what I`ve been looking for in a spinning rod for a long time , sensitive ,easy to cast and makes useing light line a joy ,with fewer breaks and makes fighting large fish easy .

Pros: sensitivity

Cons:

Best Uses: any panfish and trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great trout rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
California

About Me:
Advanced
I really enjoy the spinmatic rods for trout or panfishishing. They are light and sensitive, cast well, and still have some backbone to bring in a larger fish. Plus the price is much more affordable.

Pros: great value, sensitivity, very light, Fun Trout Rod

Cons:

Best Uses: trout & panfish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer

About Me:
none

great rod, good for long distance hook sets, bought a new one  on here recently to replace my old one that my friend rolled up in his power window, snapped instantly as it is hollow at the upper part, also had one of the guides bend slightly somehow on my old one after not much use, but all in all cant beat the price, action is great, very sensitive, funnest trout rod ive used (went with the 7 ft UL FAST action) would be 5 stars if it was a more durable rod


Pros: price, sensitivity, action, look

Cons: not the most durable

Best Uses: trout & panfish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great quality
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Verified
Buyer
Niagara River/ Lake Erie

About Me:
none
The rod is a very high end rod and great quality and for only $39!! It's my favorite ultra light rod and best ultra light on the market and now they only make them in 4 piece so this is the only place I found in 1 piece

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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buy this one
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Verified
Buyer
MANISTEE MI // FISHING CAPITAL

About Me:
none

I  RECOMEND  THIS  ONE...


Pros: very sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Casting very small baits smoothly

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Quality at a great price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Champaign, IL

About Me:
none

The 8' model is as good an ultralight as you will find in this price range.  The rod is light and well balanced. Quality components and construction.


Pros: Finish, quality and quantity of guides, "just right" handle length

Cons: Almost perfect balance with reel, just slightly tip heavy

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
winooski

About Me:
Advanced

This is a great rod for the price


Pros: Action, great value, very well balanced for casting, easy of casting small offers

Cons: None yet

Best Uses: bass, Throwing small lures for, any panfish and trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great value, great casting
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Seattle, WA

About Me:
none

I am not suprized my next Daiwa Spinmatic ultralight is on back order because these are great light weight rods for a good price. Teamed it up with an all metal Zebco Platinum 11PL Spincast Reel for trout fishing our lakes in Eastern Washington. I hope that my next rod gets shipped soon, I want a complete arsenal of these rods in defferent lengths for trout, steelhead and small salmon in the Puget Sound. I have landed some 15 - 20 inch trout on the 5' and it was a great experience. The UL action helps launch lightweight spinners and spoons with ease.

I hope my next rod is shipped soon and in time for the Humpy run on the Puyallup River!


Pros: very well balanced for casting, super value.

Cons: None yet.

Best Uses: Trout and salmon.

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Ultralight Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western PA

About Me:
Avid Angler

After using several manufacturers of ultra light / noodle rods, I must say that I was very impressed with the quality and great price of this one.

The action is true and it still has plenty of backbone to play out large fish.

I can honestly say that this is by far my favorite trout rod now and will be ordering another one in the near future.


Pros: Price, Action, Finish, Grip, Weight

Cons: none

Best Uses: trout and panfish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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7 foot
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
northcentral Pa.

About Me:
none

Very good action for a rod this lenght.

I havn't had it long enough to see how it holds up but so far so good.


Pros: very well balanced for casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pennsylvania

About Me:
none

Bought the 71/2 ft.and used it for stocked trout. Casts very light offerings really well. The fish I caught fought hard and were a lot of fun.


Pros: very light

Cons: back cork too long

Best Uses: trout and panfish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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very good fishing rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
NJ

About Me:
none

Love this rod,very sensitive,let you feel even the slightest hits.Long last with the lightest lures


Pros: Fun Trout Rod, easy of casting small offers, great value, very sensitive

Cons: None yet

Best Uses: any panfish and trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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AWESOME RODS
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Verified
Buyer
rome

About Me:
none

love these rods, very sensitive , with a lot of action ,lets you really enjoy the fight of the fish


Pros: easy of casting small offers

Cons: none

Best Uses: any panfish.

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Daiwa Spinmatic 8ft Ultralight spinning rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Seattle

About Me:
none

2 cons first.  Guides on a 8ft rod could've been long cast guides and lower butt section of rod on all lengths of the Spinmatics need more backbone/stiffness.  However, having stated that, what a great rod for the price.  Aesthetically as nice or nicer than those more elite brands.  Very nice sensitive feel pulling small plugs and crankbaits.  For the money, very very good buy.


Pros: great value

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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hooked!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer

About Me:
none

I first bought the 7 footer, liked it so much i bout the 6 and 4' models, matched with the diawa crossfire spinningreel, these feel great and are a pleasure to fish with.


Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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7' Daiwa Spinmatic Ultralight Spinning Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Orlando, FL

About Me:
none

This rod has the touch & feel I need for those very light crappie hits out in open water. It casts my 1 & 2 pound Fireline smoothly and quite far. I'm very happy with this rod!


Pros: Touch and feel

Cons: None yet

Best Uses: Casting very small baits smoothly

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Dover DE.

About Me:
none

Great ultralight rod.  If you like ultralight fishing this is a nice rod. It has a really nice feel with a soft tip. Vary sensitive. I really like it.


Pros: vary sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: any panfish.

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great valued Ultra Light
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Verified
Buyer
Lemoore, Ca

About Me:
none

I purchased the 7'6" and 8' after having great use with the 7' rods. I took the 8' out to drift salmon eggs under a float on a river. The action and ease of casting light offerings is great. I landed several rainbow trout in the 14-18 inch range and never worried about the 2lb line breaking because of the action. I felt every head shake and pull. This rod is a great value and if you fish for trout, it is a must.


Pros: Sensitive, balance, easy of casting small offers

Cons: none

Best Uses: Trout, Throwing small lures for, drifting bait

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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THIS IS MY SECOND DAIWA SPINMATIC ROD
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Verified
Buyer
ENCINITAS, CA.

About Me:
none
AFTER BUYING THE 7'6" I HAD TO GET THE 8'.ADDED A ULTRA-LITE REEL TO THIS ROD.VERY SWEET TROUT ROD.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Pros: Fun Trout Rod

Cons: none

Best Uses: Tossing Small Kastmasters

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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good rod for the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Encinitas, Ca.

About Me:
none
matched with small reel and 4 lb. line = good trout catchin' outfit

Pros: Fun long trout rod

Cons: A bit too parabolic

Best Uses: Trout, Throwing small lures for

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great value for the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Rhode Island

About Me:
none
Very sensitive and light rod. Great value for the price. I have 3 different lengths of this model, and they all perform similarly. Have been using it for trouts and pan-fishes. Have no problem using it with large-mouth basses up to 24 inches. (the max size I have caught so far), and I'm not a very experience angler.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I would and have bought this product
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Verified
Buyer
Henderson Harbor, New York

About Me:
none
Iam a charter capt. and I have these rods for my customers to use. They love them and I think the soft touch of the rod helps them catch more bass. IT. IS ALSO VERY EXCITING TO CATCH A BASS ON A SOFT ROD .

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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eight foot spinmatic rods
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Verified
Buyer
southern california

About Me:
none
the first one i received had been damaged in transit . the great staff at fish usa immediately upon my call sent out another rod. since then i've used it at big bear lake and i like it paired up with an older diawa tdi seven hundred.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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super strong 'weapon'!!
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Verified
Buyer
Malaysia

About Me:
none
its a good rod for fighting a fish, more satisfied & its so tough. but, its a moderate action rod, not suitable made for casting rod. its more superb rod if made for fast action rod.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Great rod for the price!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
East Greenwich, RI

About Me:
none
This is my 3rd Spinmatic that I purchase this year. I now have 3 different versions: 5'6, 6'6, and 7'6 of this rod that I can use under different fishing conditions. They all are very sensitive and light weight. A joy to use!

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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