...wielded by my 6 year old son no less. Really.
Headed to a Parks Highway stream to see if we couldn't find a few fish for my son who had been begging me to take him fishing.
We arrive and I set him up with a ultralight spinning reel and a size 0 vibrax. He lands a few grayling before losing the lure. Then I tie on a mickey finn streamer and a splitshot and he does fine with that.
I set up a 6 meter/ 18 ft pole my father in law brought over from Japan for me. It's a pole...as in no reel. It sure was a lot of fun. I did catch one small rainbow maybe 12 inches and a really good size grayling and they both tested the rod. I wonder what a 18 inch rainbow might do? I need to cut back from the 4lbs to 2lbs test to save the rod. Of course he wants to try it and he gets the hang of it immediately.
I used a size 10 prince nymph, a super small split shot, and a large indicator. Bite was on and off but over three hours I think my son and I landed 20 fish. Only 2 small bows, the rest grayling.