Ultralight fishing is really broad and everyone has their own opinion and it depend on each understanding. Some says when the fish is bigger than the setup then its ultralight for the fish. Some say as long as you use rod below 6lbs while lines bigger than the recommended its also called ultralight and some even claimed as long as you are using 6lbs line its considered ultralight. So, who is right here?
What about us?
Its very simple actually; we stick to the earliest reference Waterlog UL Spinning AU LEGER on 6lbs and below based on rod and main line.
But we changed few things to make the game grow into a more exciting direction. We made the reel drag also must meet the specifications of max 6lbs to make sure everything is well-balanced and match for ultralight game. It will be more interesting to see how anglers will manage this new trend we plan to expand.
Leader we leave it optional but it would be great if this angler can downsize it to suit the targeted fish. Anyway, we believe in trying it first with higher poundage and gradually lowering it down to gain proper experience and skill. After all we don’t want end up spending too much money on lures.
Why such rules?
Simple! Everyone knows that 6lbs and below for line/rod rating is accepted as ultralight rules of thumb. Even all the big player / manufacturer / Wikipedia stated the same and uses the same line classification for rating their rods, and lines. What we are trying to do is getting maximum satisfaction by challenging ourselves with such rules by making sure all the setup combination is within the specs and this is where we will learn the importance of “Matching and Balancing”.
We believe only with this you will be able to learn new things and gain experience. Obviously, you will realize your skills will improve on various areas including understanding the entire process of getting the setup right.
There are too many sub-category for ultralight or known as UL and by now you should have seen many rods are labeled UL but but its not actually UL. This is where many anglers facing collision of understanding. Whatever the reason is; we did our best efforts to fine tune and improvise the UL concept globally on basis of 6lbs so that its easier to understand and apply. But this is different for Japanese anglers where they use the term UL for the tackle which based on targeted fish. Remember, all these is created by human and they want you to follow. No one is wrong here.
Up to now there is no standard saying this is wrong or right. All these are based on our years of fishing practices and experiences on certain fishing area. Not everything can be written on stone, its all based on culture, tradition, experience and knowledge that being passed on.
What we are trying to do here is to spread the co-existence trend which has never been seriously expose due to lack in media coverage those days. We fine tuned our tackles to suit the fish and improvise what Japanese and Europe trying to do with their fishing style. And for this reason we are labeled as Trend Setter not only in Malaysia but also all the countries surroundings.
Ultralight fishing is very simple if you understand it. You only need to remember the maximum setup of 6lbs to qualify as UL anglers. This includes rod and main line no matter mono or braided. To make it even better if you can match the reel drag with the rod and main line that will be even better. Leader is flexible based on the fishing location and targeted fish. Our advise to you is get on-the-field not just reading or listening to stories. Go on a field test and prove the real meaning of UL. You will not understand the real meaning of UL with your theory. Never assume or accept anything without practical. I mean years of practical and experiences.
Gained Respect By Respecting Others!
We are doing our best to express ourselves here. Forgive us if we sound a bit harsh. There is no intention to insult or showing off. We just want everyone to understand the actual meaning of ultralight fishing (UL). We may being a bit of emotional while writing this article but our intention is sincere and hoping for nothing in return.