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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite UL Hardbait
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Craigthor wrote:I toss spoons in a ton of weights and shapes. Tried mini cranks but didn’t care how they ran on my spinning setup, may have to try again once I get my BFS setup.


Mini cranks are the truth.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

The type of line used will be huge too. Youd want a faster rod if using FC because of the stretch. If using braid, a mod fast will help with some give
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite UL Hardbait
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Rapala Xrap XR04
Duo Realis Tetra Works series (topwater to "deep" cranks)
Rapala CD1
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New Antares MGL
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: New Antares MGL

http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/northamerica/us/en/homepage/Shimano_Product_Page.P-ANTARES_A.html The new Antares 70 MGL will start shipping around March. All the same great features as the previous Antares with the addition of the MGL spool and Silent Tune. This also has the latest generation...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 173
Views: 5359

Re: Alphas air stream custom

Craigthor wrote:Sounds like I’m going to need to learn how to work on this reel and what upgrades I should look to do...


It doesnt even really need bearings for the knobs. They are smooth as can be. I did it because I had bearings that needed a home.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 173
Views: 5359

Re: Alphas air stream custom

I can get great, manageable distance out of a 3/32 oz (2.3g) spoon using 6# Invizx on my MSX 64UL/BF. Obviously it casts accurately to tight spots, too. I'm using mine for bass, so I don't want to go much lighter on the line, but I'm sure with 2 or 3# the distance would be even better. It casts as ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: SS Air
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: SS Air

I always felt it was an overlooked reel. The second-hand value is criminal with the SS AIR.

I use mine for finesse jigs, small weightless worms, neko rigs.. just about anything. Its light, smooth and palms well.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 173
Views: 5359

Re: Alphas air stream custom

I can get great, manageable distance out of a 3/32 oz (2.3g) spoon using 6# Invizx on my MSX 64UL/BF. Obviously it casts accurately to tight spots, too. I'm using mine for bass, so I don't want to go much lighter on the line, but I'm sure with 2 or 3# the distance would be even better. It casts as ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

The question I have, can BFS realistically cast 1/32.....1/64.....or even 1/16? Regards 1/64oz possible but, not in a realistic sense. 1/32oz, doable 1/16oz, all day BFS really shines with stream fishing and other fast casting, accuracy matters situations. BFS also allows you to fish with 7lb or so...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

I really enjoy the Sunline BMS in 10lb for shaky heads/semi finesse, and the 14lb Green Invisible Sunline for general purpose. Still cannot decide what to go with for my first BFS setups here though. Narrowed down to either 8lb Sufix or 4.5lb Sunline BMS/Invisible. Not sure that fluorocarbon adds m...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 173
Views: 5359

Re: Alphas air stream custom

I’m jumping onto the ASC boat, have a 7.2L on order now to find the rod I’m after. Planning on light line spooning and if all goes well maybe a second one will be in order. Check out tbe Silver Creek if you can find one. Cosmetically pairs up and feels nice in hand. Really depends on the size lure ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 304
Views: 17831

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Word is, US price on the Steez CT SV 70 will be 699 bucks. No thanks. 472 bucks on Digitaka Didnt they learn with the PX Type-R? No one really bought that reel (for full price, 500 USD). I owned one and it was a nice reel. I also got mine for far less than retail. That reel came with a carbon handl...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

I really enjoy the Sunline BMS in 10lb for shaky heads/semi finesse, and the 14lb Green Invisible Sunline for general purpose. Still cannot decide what to go with for my first BFS setups here though. Narrowed down to either 8lb Sufix or 4.5lb Sunline BMS/Invisible. Not sure that fluorocarbon adds m...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 3823

Re: NFC pricing

mobass11652 wrote:I built this one as a BFS casting rod.


How it is?

May build a 7ft or so BFS rod for 1/16oz+trailer jigs, weightless worms, senko...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Lost fish therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Lost fish therapy

When I lose a nice one, I usually reflect on what I could have done differently (more drag, softer/harder hookset...). After that, I go back to fishing. I have had days when flipping, id get bites but couldnt get a hook in them. I get frustrated to a point where I find every missed fish funny. I alw...

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