Daiwa PSO501ULFS Presso Ultralight Spinning Rod

Daiwa PSO501ULFS Presso Ultralight Spinning Rod

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PSO501ULFS
DAI-1658
ULF5'11 - 41/32 - 1/87$59.95 USD
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Daiwa Presso Ultralight Spinning Rods come in lengths of up to 11' 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.

Now available in four 4-piece pack spinning models.
  • 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 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Mike
North nj
Absolute garbage
August 25, 2019
Bought it. Busted tip on a pumpkinseed. A pumpkinseed!!!! Replacement. I figured ok no problem. Second time. Small channel cat. The whole rod snapped in half. I have had two g loomis rods for over 20 yrs!!!! Never experienced garbage like this before. I will never buy a daiwa rod again. I got ripped off by such trash. Daiwa. 20$ to replace garbage. Screw u
ProsNo pros. Absolute trash
ConsEverything.
By Aldis
latvia
Great Light-Tackle Rod!
April 2, 2019
•Very light weight.
•Good balance.
By Shimloom
California
Purchased the 11' for Pan fish and trout
January 11, 2019
The rods line rating is wrong in my opinion. Should be rated as a 4 to 8 lb rod, too stiff for 3 to 4 lb line for protecting light line, better 6 lb rod I think. Nice finish and light for the money. i will use it for trout, steelhead and surf fishing.
ProsLight and nice finish.
ConsRated to light for the line rating.
By Chris
Fort Worth, Texas
Great Light-Tackle Rod
December 17, 2018
I finesse fish in both fresh and saltwater and this rod has the sensitivity for light baits but with the strength to handle larger fish.
By Peter
North Carolina
**ROD REVIEW**
August 21, 2018
I got the 6'6, 2 piece rod. This rod feels great and is very lightweight. Personally I think rod is too flexible for a Fast Action rod. Feels more like a Moderate Action rod.
ProsLightweight and Looks Great. Very Sensitive. Perfect for Panfish, Crappie and Trout fishing.
ConsThe top part of the reel seat starts to bend when tightening the reel into the reel seat. Only tight to a certain extent. Reel may feel a bit loose, but tight as much as you prefer.
By Adrian (.
Sheffiels, Tasmania.. Australia..
One of the best..
October 31, 2016
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)
By Piscivore
Westfield, Massachusetts
Could this be my new gold standard?
May 24, 2016
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.
By ksr
malaysia
great, and i have 2 different lenghts of this rod
March 24, 2016
finesse at its best. drop shots come out perfectly with this rod. i have 2 different lenghts for this rod, great price too
By ksr
malaysia
fantastic ultra light
March 24, 2016
wacky rigs and drop shots, the actions come out nicely with this rod. u cant go wrong with it. very affordable as well.
By Neil
Ventura, CA
My new rod
April 4, 2015
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.
By David
Jackson, MS
Light and quick
July 31, 2014
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.
By Gumpi
Hardyville, VA
Not what I expected
June 14, 2013
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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