It is currently 26 Jan 2023, 16:23


New Topic Add Reply
Author Message
BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 13:03 • #1 
Master Guide
Joined: 03/09/15
Posts: 585
Location: Arkansas
Check out this video on Eagle Claw Featherlight copies from Bass Pro Shops. They very well could be made at the same factory. I picked these up for $20 each for the boys’ XMas. I might buy myself one too. We’ll give a review once we land a few pellet heads or something.









Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 13:33 • #2 
Piscator
Joined: 08/10/05
Posts: 18333
Location: downtown Bulverde, Texas
thanks for the heads up - do they make a casting version?


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 15:08 • #3 
Master Guide
Joined: 03/09/15
Posts: 585
Location: Arkansas
Bait casters


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 15:52 • #4 
Guide
Joined: 12/16/15
Posts: 134
Location: MSP
I think I'm going to buy one, strip it, and make a neat 1pc flyrod out of it. Could be a fun little oddball project.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 17:04 • #5 
Master Guide
Joined: 03/09/15
Posts: 585
Location: Arkansas
I do wonder if it could make a neat little Spincast rod.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 17:15 • #6 
Piscator
Joined: 08/10/05
Posts: 18333
Location: downtown Bulverde, Texas
I'm willing to lay odds it's simply the update of this rod - kinda like the same rod with a new name for the market.

Image


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 18:42 • #7 
Guide
Joined: 03/08/14
Posts: 242
Location: US-MO
I made a fly rod out of one of those already, crazy in close roll caster! and surprisingly sensitive.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 18:47 • #8 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 02/27/16
Posts: 2150
Location: US-IL
I remember Grey Ghost,always wondered how that project went.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 19:29 • #9 
Master Guide
Joined: 05/16/10
Posts: 785
Location: South of Houston, TX
I have an older 5’6” version of that rod. It’s caught a lot of bass, bluegill and cichlids. Almost all of the flex is in the upper section. The cork is also a veneer over foam, rather than solid, but it’s a nice little rod for the price. I bought it when I was concerned that it would be pulled out of young hands into the water by a fish, (I lost a couple others that way and decided cheap rods would be nice to use) and the rod has stayed in rotation.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 20:09 • #10 
Sport
Joined: 11/09/18
Posts: 29
Location: Austin, TX
I grabbed one of these in their baitcast version to try out over the summer. I figured for the price, why not?
Geez I wish I had my money back. Underwhelming to cast and one of the few whippy sticks I just couldn't get a decent hookset with to save my life.
If it's the same the blank, a spinning model would probably be worth a try, but as a spin cast or baitcaster, not for me.


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 20:30 • #11 
New Member
Joined: 07/30/19
Posts: 21
Location: US-TX
I picked one a few weeks ago and that time they only the 7’-6” model. I was looking this and they show stock at our local store? Maybe for Christmas?


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 07 Dec 2020, 21:05 • #12 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 07/11/14
Posts: 1638
Location: urban Colorado
bought one and liked it, very soft and whippy though. gave it to my son and he lost it overboard a canoe.. oh well


Top
  
Quote
Re: BPS Microlites
Post 08 Dec 2020, 12:10 • #13 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 01/26/07
Posts: 1358
Location: Ada, Oklahoma
A few years ago a couple of guys on the Ultralight Flyfishing Forum bought those and converted them to fly rods. They were very happy with them.

Larry


Top
  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

New Topic Add Reply



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group