Ultralight spinning reels are defined in this article as reels that weigh less than 8 ounces. The Shimano IX is listed and does weigh 8.4 ounces. However, it is a small reel that is commonly used to catch trout, crappie, perch, sunfish, and bluegill. The Penn Battle II 1000 weighs 8.1 ounces which is slightly [...]

Longnose Gar caught on a white and yellow streamer. Fly fishing for longnose gar not only offers an opportunity to target an oddball fish, but it’s also tons of fun! These prehistoric fish readily take most fly presentations and put up a good fight as well. I’m honestly surprised it’s not more popular. Most gar [...]