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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 25913

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

For people who have the clicker, how do you like it so far? Does it work on the same principle as one in steez ct? And how does it compare to one in steez ct? Clicker is awesome. The metal one is more like a high end spinning reel drag sound. Plastic ring is a lot better than I expected. A bit loud...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

tincanary wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 am
Wonder if we will see a Curado BFS? https://fishshop.shimano.com/products/curado-bfs
Was that link working before? Getting an error on my end.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Alphas SV Tw
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: New Alphas SV Tw

The new Alphas SV TW frame also sits lower than the OG. The spool is 32mm diameter but...is narrower than the SS AIR and other 32mm AIR spools. I had a couple on my Alphas SV TW videos on YouTube videos ask about it being a BFS reel. The 90m of 12lb line holds enough line for most techniques. The sp...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2021 Shimano Reels
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

A new BFS reel would be nice. Been since 2017 they gave us the Scorpion BFS and Conquest BFS. Maybe a BFS reel with its own frame.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: So how are SV BOOST spools?
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: So how are SV BOOST spools?

I noticed when comparing my Alphas SV TW and Alphas AIR TW, the SV TW gears were toothed different than my AIR TW. The SV TW are brass vs aluminum from the AIR TW so, that is more of a variable than the Steez. The teeth are rounded more in the SV TW than the AIR. Bith are smooth. Havent uses the SV ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rule of adjectives
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Rule of adjectives

How does Hyper play into this?
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 2094

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

Fishing at night requires dark noisy baits like big Colorado blade spinner baits that beat the drum. Nonsense. While I know noisy baits will work, there's been many times I've done very well on a pearl Super Fluke or a tube. Live prey doesn't get noisy after dark and the fish find it just fine. Fis...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS: Ares vs. 6 other rods
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: BFS: Ares vs. 6 other rods

Got out twice more with the Ares. Only 1 wild brown on a Lucky Craft Stream Drive 35HD 3.1 g pencil. But this rod is everything I was hoping for when I got intrigued by BFS. Of course "true" BFS is bass focused and uses heavier lures than I'm typically throwing on these outings, but this type of fi...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die
Replies: 27
Views: 2094

Re: Fishing Misconceptions That You Wish Would Die

slipperybob wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:10 am
The best one is:

Tungsten falls at twice the speed of lead! :laugh1:

nah...they fall at the same speed pretty much in water. In a vacuum they fall at the same speed of gravity
Wouldnt everything fall at the same speed in a vacuum?
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Bobber Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: BFS Bobber Help Needed

Have you tried slip bobbers? They consolidate the bobber to the lure until it hits the water.

Could always get those little kid bobbers that hide the hook during casting too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV TW103 inital thoughts
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

Re: Tatula SV TW103 inital thoughts

I like the 2020 over the 2017. Casts better, is smaller and just "feels" better. It is everything I need it for, tossing cranks, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits...all that. I got mine on an Abu Garcia Vertias I got for 20 bucks when Gander Outdoors was closing. FWIW, its a great series with multiple retriev...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SpiderWire's 4-Strand Braid Offers a Stealthy Option for Fishing Through Vegetation
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: SpiderWire's 4-Strand Braid Offers a Stealthy Option for Fishing Through Vegetation

I personally had bad experience with Spiderwire but, good article. Just curious, but bad experience in what way? I fish about half a dozen new lines every year for review and most hold up well. The majority of disappointing aspects primarily center around ratings and published diameters. I was unim...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SpiderWire's 4-Strand Braid Offers a Stealthy Option for Fishing Through Vegetation
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: SpiderWire's 4-Strand Braid Offers a Stealthy Option for Fishing Through Vegetation

I personally had bad experience with Spiderwire but, good article.

I use 4 carrier with reels I know I will be sawing weeds. My punch setup doesnt because I was trying out that Seaguar Flippin Braid.

This goes that everything has its pros and cons....even mono.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS rod question
Replies: 18
Views: 4667

Re: BFS rod question

Any updates on this topic? Am looking for a bfs rod myself for this kind of stuff - river bass and trout, via jerkbaits and weightless plastics... was looking hard at the 6’3” - 6’8” fast or x fast major crafts would be curious to hear what others have found in this application... A lot plays into ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS: Ares vs. 6 other rods
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: BFS: Ares vs. 6 other rods

The Ares is truly special. Such a great rod for small streams. Tsurinoya should be giving me a cut of the profit, as MANY people got this rod after me posting about it and basically being their USA customer service :lol: It does fine in open water for bluegill but, an 8in gill will be in charge if y...