Daiwa PSO602ULFS Presso Ultralight Spinning Rod
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Daiwa Presso Ultralight Spinning Rods come in lengths of up to 8' for a combination of casting power with light lures and shock absorbing action to handle strong fish on ultra-fine lines. Micro-pitch taping of the blank during the curing process ensures even distribution of resin and graphite for maximum power and sensitivity.
- IM-7 graphite construction
- Micro pitch blank taping
- Minima reel seat with machined clamp nut, woven graphite insert
- Minima black ring guides
- Lightweight split grip cork handles
- Hook keeper
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Adrian Webb (meppstas)
Sheffiels, Tasmania.. Australia..
October 31, 2016
One of the best..
The Daiwa Presso rods are one of the best rods I have used while trout fishing the rivers here in Tasmania.. I now have 2 x 6' & 1 X 6'6'' of these rods and wouldn't use any thing else for my trout fishing. They are a beautifully well balanced rod and go well with the different Daiwa reels that I have set up on them. Highly recommend there rods.. cheers Adrian (meppstas)
May 24, 2016
Could this be my new gold standard?
I purchased the 8' model, intending to use it for American shad duty. My previous top rod, a 7'6" ultralight, dubbed "the Shad Extractor", was the benchmark I measured my other gear against. That rod was unrivaled in the presentation aspect of the game - casting distance and drift control - but its greatest failing was the end game. I had a hard time subduing the fish once I brought them in close. Daiwa's Presso Ultralight doesnt' have that issue. For a slim rod, it has plenty of muscle, allowing me to lean on the fish at a distance as well as in close. I wouldn't say this rod is superior in terms of sensitivity, control, or casting distance, but neither is it lacking - it performs about as well as the other. Although it is rated for lures down to 1/32 oz, I'm skeptical that it will cast those any appreciable distance; the rod loads well enough with 1/8 oz lures, but I don't expect to be able to sling 1/16 ozers very far. I would choose this rod or any other long, fast-action ultralight over a noodle rod in a heartbeat, for the kind of fishing I do - casting from shore. I will say that it appears well made, carefully constructed, and I appreciate the hook keeper. Neighboring anglers on the water thought I had a G.Loomis. Heh heh.
ProsWell built. Functional. Strong for its size. Good distance with moderately weighted lures, ie 1/8 oz shad darts.
ConsIts classification as an ultralight notwithstanding, the 8' model doesn't seem as if it will cast very light lures. As yet untested. Perhaps the shorter models would do the job.
March 24, 2016
great, and i have 2 different lenghts of this rod
finesse at its best. drop shots come out perfectly with this rod. i have 2 different lenghts for this rod, great price too
March 24, 2016
fantastic ultra light
wacky rigs and drop shots, the actions come out nicely with this rod. u cant go wrong with it. very affordable as well.
April 4, 2015
My new rod
I have been waiting to get a new ultra light to hit the water in the kayak with this summer. It is quickly becoming my go to rod for about everything.
July 31, 2014
Light and quick
I've been using the rod for several weeks. It sets up quickly and joins firmly - and stays that way in use. The light weight is really impressive. I find the action a little stiff for throwing light, soft, live bait, like small worms of grubs, something that I resort to in mid summer. On the other hand, it's just right for setting the hook, and for casting very light plugs, spinners, and spoons. The length helps when bucking a headwind.
ProsLight, handy to put up and take down, with a good feel in use.
ConsDefinitely could use a case with sleeves instead of velcro straps as delivered. I modified mine after one trip.
June 14, 2013
Not what I expected
I matched this rod with an ultralight reel and 8lb braid. I set the drag at 1.5lbs with a weight gauge. My goal was to fish for speckled trout and striped bass on and around shallow water structure. My first trip I went to one of my honey holes and small stripers were stacked up like cord wood. The rod cast well and accurately although I think it is a little "whippy" for a fast action rod. It is a 2 piece rod and I don't normally fish with those so that may be responsible for the funny feel to me. I caught a couple of 16" stripers with no problem. Then I hooked a nice one about 22" and 3-4lbs. A very nice fight on the rod and a lot of fun. I got the fish to the boat and just as I reached over to grab the leader to pull the fish into the boat the rod snapped about 8" from the tip. I was quite surprised as I have done this a thousand times with other rods including light weight Daiwas. I believe the rod had a defect. I have returned the rod to Daiwa under warrantee. Hopefully, they will replace it as I enjoyed using the rod, if only, for a short time.
ProsVery light weight Casts accurately Gooid balance
ConsWhippy rod action Quality
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