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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: Bantam MGL

I like mine. I am using it for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and other resistance baits. Really smooth and good power. I wouldnt pair it up with an NRX. It deserves to be worked as Shimano designed it to do. What gear ratio are you using? I want to order one for similar purposes, but I am hesitant about ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: Bantam MGL

I like mine.

I am using it for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and other resistance baits. Really smooth and good power.

I wouldnt pair it up with an NRX. It deserves to be worked as Shimano designed it to do.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig CASTING only
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Ned Rig CASTING only

My Scorpion BFS is stock
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig CASTING only
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Ned Rig CASTING only

The Scorpion BFS is worth looking at. I throw my ned rigs on it, work great. I usually use the 1/15oz head with one of those small Zman Ned tubes.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 502
Views: 138760

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

jvelth74 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:42 am
Alphas ct sv 70. Spools in use are K.T.F. & Roro & Original spool with 'fixed' inductor (HLC Spring).

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How are the aftermarket spools compared to the stock spool?
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: tatula 701mrb?
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: tatula 701mrb?

I got the M Fle-X-Lite and it is my longest lasting rod in my lineup. I caught so many 4+lb smallmouth with it. I fish a variety of reaction baits with it; topwater, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, lipless cranks, squarebills...even Texas rigs a couple times. The M does cast very well and has the deep bend...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Erie smallie party
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Erie smallie party

Aint no party like a smallie party cuz a smallie party dont stop!!!

For real, fall time smallies dont know when to quit.

Great catches
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Cranking It Up with Sunline's Crank FC
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Cranking It Up with Sunline's Crank FC

I still have stocks of when Sunline called it Reaction FC (prior formula). Mine has a gray hue to it. I really like it. Handles well and has stretch you need and still feel the lure like in the review.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Favorite Rattle Traps
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Favorite Rattle Traps

Rapala Rippin' Rap. Comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Condidence bait for sure
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 32
Views: 2312

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

I usually have around 13 setups, all baitcasting. I fish a variety of species so, a few setups wont work for me. I got 5 BFS setups. Covers trout, panfish and bass: 1 for cranking 1 for the extremely small lures/fish 1 bass/panfish 1 "power" BFS for all-round use 1 for trout/panfish. The rest are ba...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

Well i dont need more grip cause i hold reel like this. https://i.imgur.com/v79SrpA.jpg Both of these split grips are these: https://www.mudhole.com/CFX-Composite-Carbon-Fiber-Grips-Fighting-Butt-Grip 2,35". Got some AGS guides too. Woudnt use those to UL rod. Guide feet is so wide that wrapping wo...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

CFX carbon grips are perfect for lightest builds. I use those butt grips as rear grip also. Here's my lightest rod atm. It's built with CFX grips and Rodcraft skeleton seat. Blank is modified Bushido CB68/6-12 cut donw to 6'- Rod weights 65g (2,3oz). Cast nicely 3-15g. https://i.imgur.com/ctHQTds.j...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

I've gone so minimalist on my custom rods that my builder is upset that he doesn't get to show his talent. :lol: It seems like every rod that I had built that was made to match a reel didn't end up being a long match. My builds over the last three or four years have all been black with a touch of s...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

I tend to go by this rule when I am building anything from a rod to making baits.........I have to fish it first......so I build the best I can using the best I can afford. Why build something inferior if you can help it? I have fished this exact blank in the past. I wish it was a little lighter in...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

I think with carbon grips and guides that you should black the whole rod out. Use black, maybe gunmetal, thread wraps and checks and leave the blank as bare as possible. Unless you know for sure which reel you're gonna use, then maybe lightly sprinkle in a few matching highlights from whatever anod...