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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Pre , During and Post Cold Front Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Pre , During and Post Cold Front Techniques

A lot of times, the will hold in thick vegetation forba while during a cold front. Its like insulation, keeps them warm for a bit.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Pre , During and Post Cold Front Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Pre , During and Post Cold Front Techniques

Almost all of my fishing experience has been in Northern Michigan. A few times I have fished in Florida, I found the fish to be more sensitive to weather changes than fish up north. Not sure if it is the generally shallower lakes, strain of bass or what. Weather where I am at can fluctuate a lot. Ca...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Auction site gems
Replies: 919
Views: 102985

Re: Auction site gems

I enjoy seeing people getting good deals. Sometimes I am like "dang, why didnt I search [auction site] for that" I also like seeing what a good deal is or not. Helps with buying/selling goods. It is also cool to see when people buy a reel and it has a rare spool the seller clearly didnt notice, as i...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deep cranking rod
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Deep cranking rod

I have used a composite KVD one years ago as well as a Daiwa Zillion 8ft crank rod. Both would handle 6xd and dt16s well. I use a custom St Croix Legend Glass (7'11 H blank extended into a 2 piece rod). Rod is really nice. Buttery smooth glass feel. I would like it to have a little less backbone bec...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Getting into BFS

Just an update and received my reel today. What a blast! Had a lot of fun fishing with the Aldebaran. Only got to fish with it a short time but was a joy to cast even in 15mph wind with a 1/16oz spinner. Can't wait to fish it more. Caught a nice little bass as my first fish. Would post a pic but do...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 1842

Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Id like to see the Steez A get brass gears. Dont care what they end up calling it. Have a 90mm handle on it too. The Steez CT with aluminum frame and brass gears to cut costs down. For Shimano, an Aldebaran with 8.5 gears would be sweet. Could do like Daiwa did with the US Steez SV 8.1 and offer the...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bfs rod questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1983

Re: Bfs rod questions

I know that BFS started off for bass fishing but has since been spun off for trout fishing. Now you can find Bass BFS rods and Trout BFS rods. The same came be said for the spools from my understanding. Instead of looking for a BFS rod try searching for the size and weight of the lure you are tryin...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bfs rod questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1983

Re: Bfs rod questions

I know that BFS started off for bass fishing but has since been spun off for trout fishing. Now you can find Bass BFS rods and Trout BFS rods. The same came be said for the spools from my understanding. Instead of looking for a BFS rod try searching for the size and weight of the lure you are tryin...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Getting into BFS

I think I will try the NanoBraid. I did a little bit of searching but it is ok to use straight braid without damaging the spool? I have never had a problem with using braid with BFS reels. Just dont go punching or something like that with them. Do you prefer braid or fluorocarbon for bfs reels? For...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Getting into BFS

sjs2002 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:02 pm
I think I will try the NanoBraid. I did a little bit of searching but it is ok to use straight braid without damaging the spool?
I have never had a problem with using braid with BFS reels. Just dont go punching or something like that with them.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Getting into BFS

Thank for all the help everyone! I threw the budget to the backside and ordered an Aldebaran. I couldn't make my mind up what to do so I thought this would be a good buy. I am thinking of putting on 10lb Power Pro braid that is equivalent to 2lb mono diameter. Are there better choices for line whil...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Getting into BFS

Welcome to the world of BFS. Biggest factor is the size lures you are throwing. There are spool options for your Curado as well. Look around for a used Alphas AIR on here or on the auction site. The Rays and other chinese spools arent bad for 1/8oz. Going below that, I really feel the difference bet...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 2383

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

I think it is nice that BFS is getting more attention. This article shows a very good gateway reel and what to expect from it. I do however, feel there is quite a difference between dedicated, mainstream BFS reels and the budget ones. The line, I believe is at the Alphas AIR and Scorpion BFS. The Ha...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2654

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

FWIW I have my Alphas ASC mounted on that 64UL and it's an excellent match. My Air is on the 65L, and I have an SV Light on the 68ML. I use my SV105 on the 69M and it's well suited for that rod. I wouldn't really want to use it on any of the lighter powered models, though. It's a ML-M, 1/4-5/8 type...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?
Replies: 15
Views: 1853

Re: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?

Or they just keep the same frame to cheap out. That way, they can keep profit margins where they want them. I understand the whole "aint broke dont fix it" idea but, come on. The T3 AIR was a joke to me. The reel performed very well but, it couldnt be smaller? Most of the R&D was done from previous ...