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High-modulus graphite blank Fast tip with a soft action Ideal for handling even the lightest lures Premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts Unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC™ inlays Split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum One of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere Like the fine old finesse rods of the past, an Elite Tech spinning rod brings a sense of comfort and purpose to your fishing. Still, every model pits today’s most advanced materials and ergonomic designs against those wily trout. Its high-modulus graphite blank has a fast tip with a soft action (ideal for handling even the lightest lures), and features premium titanium frame guides with SiC inserts. The unique ''hidden handle'' has sculpted TAC inlays that impart the familiar feel of a fly rod for outstanding control, while the split grip design keeps weight to an absolute minimum. Altogether, this is one of the lightest, best balanced trout rods you’ll find anywhere! Hidden Handle Design Unique insert eliminates underhand gaps, creating a comfortable, familiar, and very responsive feel that’s similar to gripping a fly rod.
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Questions & Answers for Fenwick Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods

Question

What is the rod weight of the 5'8?

I can't find any info about the rod weight of the 5'8. Does anybody know? Thanks
asked 1 year ago
by
GabeMonopoly
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
E-mail Fenwick directly, they'll help you.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
answer 2
The ERR58UL-F weighs 2.79 ounces.
Staff Answer
answered 11 months ago
by
BPSProductSpecialist1
Question

would a "6' 8 light" be the same sensititivity as the "6"8 ultra light?? would i be able to feel the current in the water as i am reeling in my lure?

also would an "untra light 6'8 " rod be tuff enuff to reel in a 10 pound bass??
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
giordano
 - Toronto
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The action of the light will be slightly heavier than the ultra light. Lure weight rating should be listed for each rod in the description. I would say yes for the most part you probably be able to feel the current while using this rod. If you are in open water with no cover what so ever you may be able to land a ten pound bass on this rod but you will be looking at a lengthy fight. I would not recommend this rod for most bass fishing applications.
answered 11 months ago
by
JWurgaft
 - Colorado
answer 2
Both rods are sensitive. You would be able to feel the current. I would not use this rod as a largemouth bass rod. This rod is designed for smallmouth, trout, panfish, and crappie.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Shudy
 - East TN
answer 3
An UL is always more sensitive than a light. Obviously, the line specs are dif, and a 10 lb fish on either rod will be a handful. Be sure the reel drag is perfect, and you don't do any of the rod "don't does" ! Or good-bye rod &/or fish.

You don't see any bass pros using light tackle!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
RichardES
 - Granger IN
answer 4
I don't fully understand your question, but if you're targeting 10 LB bass with an UL, you're doing something wrong here, lol. I would imagine the 6'8 L would be much better than the UL. Depending on lure size and flow of the current, a 6'8" will handle plenty of smaller lures, but again, if you're targeting 10 LB bass you might want to get something stiffer than a L.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
answer 5
yes do yourself a favor and get a 7'0 Medium Fast rod
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
JoeMik
 - Central MA
Question

would this rod be a good match to a pflueger president

it would be a 4 lb test reel and a 6'8" ultra light rod, also would the president reel 6lb test be good with the 7'2" Light
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
trouthunter86
 - utah
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
4 answers
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answer 1
Wow, old question - but yes, it would be good.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
answer 2
Yes it would be perfect. I like the pfleuger president reel with 6 pd line.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Shudy
 - East TN
answer 3
I would use 2lbs and 4lbs max for the best results using these rods. I own the 7'2 L version and a 6'2 SL and use only SOS lines made for trout fishing from trout magnet. The president is a good choice but I would go with only the 6720 because it's the lightest reel of that line. The reason: to better balance out your rod and allow it to be extra sensitive. Anything in the 25 or higher in any of the Pflueger reels is too heavy for that rod with the exception of the the Patriarch. You want to be in the low 7 oz to 6.5oz for the best results. I use a Shimano Stradic CI4 for both of mine. If you don't want to spend that much money, try the Browning Citori in the 10 series or the Johnny Morris Carbon Lite in the 500 series for about the same price as the President. You wont be disappointed with both. Honestly, I;ve given up on Pflueger because their reels just dont hold up to heavy fishing. I hope this helps, good luck.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
NConlybowhunter
 - North Carolina
answer 4
Yes, that's in the line test range provided by the rod manufacturer. If you are asking about reels, then any 1000 or 750 series size reel would be fine. I do not like the mini/micro reels because their spool diameter is so small you can get line twists easier than a bigger reel.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
RichardES
 - Granger IN
Question

What to use on a 2 pc. rod?

I have a 2 piece rod and would like to know what to use on it from keeping it together while casting? Wax,Parafin wax,?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
makaninalu
 - Central Ca.
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
4 answers
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answer 1
I've had no problems with mine coming apart while casting ex. If you have problems with that you might want to contact fenwick directly as these rods do have a lifetime warranty and I'm sure they can repair replace or recommend a solution.
answered 11 months ago
by
JWurgaft
 - Colorado
answer 2
Nothing. Any foreign substance on the rod blank can result in the rod furell jamming together, improper fitting of the two pieces, damage to the rod, and should not be done.
Staff Answer
answered 1 year ago
by
BPSProductSpecialist2
answer 3
I have the 6'8" light and I don't use anything on my rod. I think as long as you push it down tight enough, the friction alone should be enough to keep the pole together. If you are having issues, it might be your technique or maybe its just a defective pole? Contact Fenwick and ask them.
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answered 1 year ago
by
Fisherman209
 - CA
answer 4
crude as it may sound, wipe some natural grease from your nose and rub it on the rod insert section. This usually works fine. I have used wheel bearing grease when I had time to plan ahead.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
kayakfishingguy
Question

Fenwick elite tech or St Croix. premier?

I want to get a univeral UL rod for fishing small worms, cranks, inline spinners etc.
Is Fenwick elite-tech UL good enough for that or should I get a St Croix premier?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
spiderhook
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
3 answers
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answer 1
Id go with the Fenwick and match it with a good reel that you can save vs the St Croix. This is really a great rod. It will handle all that you need especially spoons, inline spinners, and worms. I personally like a stiffer rod for cranks but it should handle the smaller crank baits.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Shudy
 - East TN
answer 2
I love my Fenwick, very light and smooth action...my favorite rod! Try the Fenwick out, but beware the UL is true to its name.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
answer 3
I have 5 Fenwicks & 2 St Croixs. I would rate the Fenwick elite tech better than the Premier, and maybe equal or better than an Avid. For the price, Fenwicks are hard to beat.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
RichardES
 - Granger IN
Question

Good rod for smallies?

Wondering if this rod has the backbone for some big smallmouth, and which model would you recommend for bronzes?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
MattR
 - Indiana
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
3 answers
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answer 1
Fenwick makes a line of elite tech smallmouth rods, I'd go with those over this line as these are really light actions for most bass fishing applications.
answered 11 months ago
by
JWurgaft
 - Colorado
answer 2
I would go with the 7'6 for the smallies. It doesnt have a very stiff backbone but should handle smallies with ease.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Shudy
 - East TN
answer 3
The rod will handle big fish, just make sure your drag is set. Go with the ML if you want a stiffer smallmouth rod though.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
Question

Stiffer action - 7'2" or 7'6" ?

I am wondering which of the two has a stiffer action. I am looking to use it for super-finese worms mostly, but ultra-light cranks and spinners as well.
asked 1 year ago
by
Blinddog24
 - Phoenix, AZ
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
3 answers
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answer 1
I really don't know which has stiffer action because I bought the rod online. After using this rod I cannot see why it wouldn't be excellent for spinners and ultra-lite cranks. My reason for buying the 7-2 instead of the 7-6 is that 7-6 rods seem a little too long to handle in my boat.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Fishnnut621
 - Syracuse,New York
answer 2
I have the 7'6" and it has some decent backbone, plenty for fish over 5 lbs. The 7'2" can't be too much different.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
answer 3
I'll answer my own question. My local BPS started carrying these in-store, so I went in to compare them. The 7'2" is actually more whippy than the 7'6". It probably describes it better to say it is a softer action; maybe moderately fast rather than fast. By that, I mean it was bending farther down the rod than the fast action. Glad to see these in the store, finally.
answered 1 year ago
by
Blinddog24
 - Phoenix, AZ
Question

would a 7'2 light be suitable for lightweight finesse applications for smallies in deep rocky lakes with little vegetation?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
bassahollic
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
I would think so I use it for trout and it handles them with ease. I think with the right line/reel combo it would be good for the smallies.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Shudy
 - East TN
answer 2
Yes, the line rating for the 7'2" Light is higher than my 7'6" Light and I could throw lightweight finesse rigs all day with it. You won't be disappointed with this rig, especially if you're throwing braided line. The SiC inserts are smooooooooooooth as butter.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
Question

Reel for 5'8" UL Rod?

What reel would you use for this rod? I was thinking about pairing it with the Pflueger President model 6920. Would that be a good match? Any help is greatly appreciated.
asked 9 months ago
by
Boomer1991
 - Kentucky
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
the president is a great reel or the Pflueger supreme model 8225MG.
answered 8 months ago
by
bassNasty
 - Vienna, VA
answer 2
That would be a great pair. It's all about personal preference really.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
Question

Can you inform me about actual weight of Fenwick River Runner 6'2'' SL MODERATE FAST rod?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
wildwave4
on Fenwick® Elite Tech River Runner Spinning Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
These rods are about the same weight as other rods in the price range, but they do feel top heavy because the butt sections are much shorter than other rods. My 7'6" L Fenwick has a shorter butt section than my 6'6 Compre. The only drawback to this rod. Buy it still, you will not be disappointed. The guides are smooth as ice, you can't even tell you're reeling in.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Matri
 - Winooski, VT
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