As a regular customer I was looking on the Sunray website to see if I could find any items that interested me . I wasn’t particularly looking for a new rod ,but after watching one of Toms videos on the 10’6 3wt I thought he has a point for small Stillwaters so I took the plunge and ordered one along with a new line and various goodies .
The rod is excellent and really does send a line out well, but more importantly for me you don’t get the big hit on the water like my 6 and 5wt . The service provided by Cheryl was exceptional and she coordinated everything. Guess what I was that happy with the overall package and service I ordered an identical outfit for my wife who caught a fish first cast ( no such luck for me though ) Well done Tom for your vision and quality assurance and Cheryl for holding the fort and for ensuring you get valued customers returning for more .Cheers Mike and Elaine.
I bought the microlite 9' 3# late last year with the matching atom reel and Jeremy Lucas 3# line. By my own admission I'm not the greatest caster in the world (more of a chucker actually) but this rig has transformed my casting (tighter loops, more distance, better turn over and presentation}. I have landed numerous 3 - 4 lb rainbow and brown trout with it and was absolutely gob smacked with how it handled this 8.5 lb brownie, it took me down to the backing a couple of times but the rod cushioned the runs beautifully.
So so glad I chose this outfit, thank you Sunray ..... I may be back for more.
My only gripe is no hook keep ring.
Takes a bit of getting used to, until you learn not to force it and relax more.Incredibly light and with the matched Sunray line performs really well, casting a good distance. Take up of line is excellent, playing strong fish is great fun (fighting butt makes it more comfortable). Excellent mesh bag and lightweight tube - fits nicely onto the back of my motorcycle! Two personal niggles - 1 I’d have liked a hook retainer, I know they divide opinion but if you don’t like it don’t use it! 2 still haven’t got used to the reel fixing and fiddle to get it on.
They’re the only reasons the review isn’t a 5 ⭐️, in all other respects this is a quality rod.
Well I chould not make my mind up either the microlite 9' 4# so I got that .well IV been fly fishing a long time ,But whàt a joy to use it ,fantastic action who needs a fast action rod trust me it's a joy to use.My line is a short head with marker #4 and can roll cast in tight spaces regards Andy 👍👍
Went out for first day of season couldn’t quite believe how easy it was to cast into the wind. Was blown away with performance of rid and line . Caught 5 fish really quickly ..... and it was brilliant playing th fish . Not had so much fun for ages !! Quite amazing
Feel, accuracy and great delivery of the fly are key words for the 10`6" Microlite.
This goes for both the Pro line and the Jeremy Lucas #3 with this excellent rod. Especially the turn over from fly line to leader is indeed very convincing with the JL. Great value for money. The presentation was key to me, but I highly welcome the added distance too. Great product.
Very pleased with my microlite ss
Took my Microlite SS 9 foot 4 weight out for its first session, loads quickly, casts beautifully and perfectly balanced with the Proline and Sunray reel. Managed to play this 10lb 2 oz Rainbow with absolute aplomb, no dramas at all. As you can imagine i was utterly delighted and a few people were really interested and amazed and such a small rod taking this fish in its stride!
My new 10ft 4weight Microlite got its first outing this weekend. I actually started chuckling while I was casting (it’s really that good). Loads beautifully - no excessive false casting needed , a smooth through action and an utter joy to fish with. My casting stayed consistent and didn’t fade - as it does when I fish with my usual 10ft 7wt. Light and responsive I played hard fighting rainbows and felt the fish throughout.. Honestly, it’s made fishing for me more enjoyable than I thought was possible; the kind of experience I always had in my mind’s eye. The rod looks the business too.
If you’re reading this and thinking - should I give it a go? - just do it..
(I also never leave online reviews - that’s how good it is...)