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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

The Aldebaran 30 is a good choice for finesse bass fishing. I like my SS AIR or, even my 12 (or 15) Aldebaran BFS for distance. 12/15 Aldebaran BFS can get distance with thise heavier BFS weights. I have and love the Alphas AIR TW. Great distance and control. Its a fast spool that doesnt really back...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...

Really helpful too. They take the time to help customers.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

North Fork Composites makes some good blanks. Their X-Ray series has a light blank that may fit your needs. The St Croix Legend Elite 7' Lite is a nice finesse smallmouth rod too. Has a soft tip with a decent backbone to set the hook.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 15458

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Part is modeled up in Solidworks. Going to be doing a few parts in different materials for testing. https://i.postimg.cc/VNT0B1zQ/434-C04-FD-C495-4-B4-A-BAFA-DCD934945-D84.jpg Such an awesome idea. I feel the only gripe I have with the Alphas AIR TW was not having the clicking drag. I love when a b...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: DAIWA ALPHAS AIR TW 20 PARTS
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: DAIWA ALPHAS AIR TW 20 PARTS

Welcome.

Yeah. Most Daiwa handles and knobs are interchangeable. You could get a different drag star if you wanted to. I am not sure what size frame screws it takes for swapping for colored ones.

I love my Alphas AIR TW in stock form.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 15458

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Doesnt work
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?

My very local tackleshop seems to think so. He selling Rapala knockoffs for like $4.50 each.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Index finger when holding bass?
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Index finger when holding bass?

I put thumb in mouth and a "fisted" index finger on the other side. Imagine a politician's soft point.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If You Sold all Your Fishing Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: If You Sold all Your Fishing Equipment

I would put the money toward hunting stuff or, a Japanese mini truck. They are so cool and are basically a truck that is a side by side. Super useful and sweet too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Plastic Hellgramites
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Plastic Hellgramites

Eurotackle also makes one called the Anisoptera. Its 1.5in. Probably small for dedicated bass fishing but, great for those high pressure bites.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?

Daiwa Silver Creek 52L AGS. Great power trout rod. Enthusiast AF too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Steez CT with 700s Shallow Spool or Steez Air
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Steez CT with 700s Shallow Spool or Steez Air

https://i.postimg.cc/L5d93QGk/F23-BDDB4-7784-4-EBC-806-D-9-B2-F51-C0-A286.jpg Great this is the info I am looking for. I have another CT coming and will arrive on Monday. Anyone here wanna trade the stock deeper spool for the shallower 700s spool....even up trade? I agree with Sagisi. CT feels much...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 55
Views: 5156

Re: Short BFS rod

The Ares is solid all through the blank. The 2 piece design connects at the reel seat. Basically, the whole blank is solid carbon Darn you Hobie-Wan. You're trying to help Jukka decide and in the process I think you've sold me on the Ares! I believe in the Ares. Such a nice rod for brushy brook tro...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best bfs reel
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: Best bfs reel

I will chime in here. My vote would go to the Alphas AIR TW. I feel it is better than the 16 Aldebaran BFS in every way. The Aldebaran BFS is light but, the Alphas AIR TW is still light. The casting out of the box is better than a souped up Aldebaran BFS or, at least very very similar. Pitching smal...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 55
Views: 5156

Re: Short BFS rod

jvelth74 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:57 am
Thanks for correct me / clarify!

Hah, in case of Tsurinouya Ares: tip = rod itself :) Obviusly same for Trout Master..

But then those are really light! Kuying Teton SUL = 72,5 g...
That is correct