Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rod

10 Reviews
SKU: F12227



Shakespeare Micro Series Spinning Rods offer sleek cosmetics and are perfect for all types of ultra-light and light fishing. These Micro Series Spinning Rods are the best value in the ultra-light/light market.

  • Graphite construction for a lighter more sensitive rod
  • Stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts
  • Cork handles
  • Hook keeper


Ratings & Reviews

10 reviews

3/31/2014 12:00:00 am

One of the best deals out there


I own a number of rods from this product line, ranging from the shortest to the longest. I use them on crappie, bass and bluegill, catching the occasional musky. I am a kayak fisherman, and do not like to spend much on rods as they are always at some risk. But with these rods, you get first-class performance at a price point that allows you to fish them hard and regularly without worrying if one of them gets yanked from the tether by a large fish. Sensitivity is wonderful.Form, function, stress-free.

4/13/2014 12:00:00 am

good but fragile

by wrobin -

Very sensitive but not as duruable as the ugly stick if you get the longer ones it would be wise to get a case.

4/24/2014 12:00:00 am

Nice rod.

by tinboat -

I've not had the chance to use this rod yet, but for the price the quality of workmanship and feel in my hand makes me think it will be a great crappie rod.

5/26/2014 12:00:00 am

Good light weight trout rod

by Troutaholic -

I found this rod to be a quality fishing rod for the price.

6/28/2014 12:00:00 am

nice rod for the $$$

by scrubs -

Fished the 7'6" UL model for the first time this week. Fished spinners, spoons and plugs betwween 1/32 and 1/4 oz. Took me a little while to get used to the softer casting stroke. But now it's my favorite trout lake rod and only twenty bucks!

11/15/2014 12:00:00 am

Shakespeare Micro Series 5'6 Light

by Dan -

Great entry level lightweight rod. Good action and nice workmanship. Have used for smaller bass and creek size trout.

4/20/2015 12:00:00 am

MS 702L

by Nicholas

I have a 7' MS 702L, and purchased it over a handful of years ago. I'm not sure if they have made any improvements or changes to this rod since, the picture looks similar. This rod is really impressive and has sold me on Shakespeare rods. If I was to replace this rod, I'd buy another. I've been using it with 4-6lb line to pull medium sized bass, and walleye out of a spillway, and all of my pan fishing. The guides are cheep stainless, but are attached to the blank very well. The only improvement I would like to see on this $20 rod is to replace the foam butt with a plastic butt. The foam can get damaged too easily; I've had that happen with previous rods.

4/21/2015 12:00:00 am

Possibly the best rod I have ever bought.

by .

Amazing cheap rod

4/21/2015 12:00:00 am

Possibly the best rod I have ever bought.

by .

Amazing cheap rod

2/8/2018 12:00:00 am

I own every model of the Micro Series, and have for been buying them for years (ever since the 4'6 came with a blue UL reel).

by River Brown

I won every size in this series. For $20, you cannot beat this rod. While I tend to target smaller species, I have landed numerous cats, Coho, Pinks, and LMB without any issues. I mentioned groves in the inserts above in the cons, but I found that this only occurs when fishing fast moving waters where there is constant tension on the tip. Although I often fish with middle shelf rods like 13Fishing and the Daiwa, I enjoy taking a Micro Series rod or two along to use when I need to throw a small lure, spoon, or jig. My favorite model of the Micro Series is the 4'6". I use this rod for small lakes and streams which house a ton of overhang. Give this rod a try. If you find you do not like it, your only out $20. For those on a tight budget who are looking to pair this rod with an inexpensive reel that lasts, you cannot find one better than the Pflueger Trion. Size 20 for 6'6" and under. 7' UL and 7'6" UL rods, move up to a Trion size 25 for better balance. The 7' L go with a size 30.