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by Alphahawk
Sun May 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Pond Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Pond Fishing

Pretty fish.

Regards
by Alphahawk
Sun May 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finezza Prototype Nuovo S.T. limited
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Finezza Prototype Nuovo S.T. limited

Thanks for your input Alphahawk. Your posts here and on crappie.com are what got me interested in trying some JDM ultralights. The Lunakia and Tict models are high on my list. Thoughts on tubular vs solid tips? I know the rocking drift (still on the auction site) and rockin finesse are solid tip. T...
by Alphahawk
Sat May 16, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finezza Prototype Nuovo S.T. limited
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Finezza Prototype Nuovo S.T. limited

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about these rods. I was looking at the 6'10" to be used with something like 3-4 lb jdm braid. I've seen a lot about the other Finezza models, but not this one. Also open to other suggestions of a 6'6" to 7' jdm ultralight for 1/32 oz jigs with light braid to ...
by Alphahawk
Thu May 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Budget Ajing Rod under 7 ft (spinning)
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Budget Ajing Rod under 7 ft (spinning)

I highly recommend watching TroutMagnetMan on YouTube. Alphahawk (TroutMagnetMan) has some extremely valuable videos on ultralight gear, especially the equipment made for the JDM. He has very entertaining fishing videos as well. Lots of great Crappie, Bluegill, White Bass, Trout, fishing videos, an...
by Alphahawk
Mon May 04, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Budget Ajing Rod under 7 ft (spinning)
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Budget Ajing Rod under 7 ft (spinning)

To really get an good ajing rod experience I highly suggest you try the Major Craft Triple Cross. For the money it is a great rod. I know it is more than you budgeted for but I think it will wow you with sensitivity and it is a good looking rod to boot.






Regards
by Alphahawk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: The feedbag was on today ...
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: The feedbag was on today ...

Congrats on your catch!


Regards
by Alphahawk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto or Finezza Help
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Corto or Finezza Help

I bought both from Rakuten....but as Allsorts said Japan is shutting down. EMS shipping is shut down.....Digitaka switched over to DHL for shipping and items are getting through as normal. I have a rod sitting at Chubu since March 28....it will in all likelihood be sent back to seller.


Regards
by Alphahawk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs

Plat wants $73 for a spool! Sunline websight is out of stock and FinesseFishing doesn't have it either. Perhaps it is discontinued. Is there another PE braid you could recommend of similar quality? JDM PE line is one area I am not familiar with. I have some Unitika PE Night Game......but have not f...
by Alphahawk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Where to buy Diawa Gekkabijin jigs

So last spring I made an order of Diawa Gekkabijin jigs along with some other JDM finesee jigs and lures but I can't remember where I bought them from that was a decent price. Please let me know again where to buy these, thanks! Also looking for a place to buy a spool of Sunline Small Game PE-HG in...
by Alphahawk
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods

I'm not sure if I read you right. You want max distance for 1 gram lures? If so, there's diminishing returns where a rod can get too long and actually reduce casting distance. With very light lures, the percentage of drag from line on the guides and the whippy rod is high relative to the kinetic en...
by Alphahawk
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 23
Views: 4855

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

Hi Randy, I saw your post saying you are going down to size 10 instead of 8 and that 'it makes things easier'. Can you explain what you mean by that and why the shift? Have you ever had these hooks pull straight given how thin they are? Thanks. Ive caught some 20 inch Smalles on these hooks...never...
by Alphahawk
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Broken Tict Ice Cube 69f rockin finesse
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Broken Tict Ice Cube 69f rockin finesse

I accidentally high-sticked my Tict Ice Cube rod while trying to net a slab crappie and snapped off the solid carbon tip section of my rod. This is the top 5-6 inches of solid carbon tip. This rod is a 2 piece rod and I was wondering is it possible to just buy the top piece of the rod and salvage t...
by Alphahawk
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 23
Views: 4855

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

Thanks for this... from the hook eye to furthest reach of hook bend... should be the same no matter what weight as long as the hook size is the same. Width is the outside of hook on both sides of bend. Then wire thickness if you have some digital calipers. I will be able to do this myself at some p...
by Alphahawk
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 23
Views: 4855

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

I am still waiting for my test batch of these to arrive, but can someone measure one of the jigheads with the size 8 hook for me? I would like hook total length and width across the point. Also wire thickness if possible. Thanks!! Quite an assignment....LOL. Do you want length of the jig head or ju...
by Alphahawk
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 23
Views: 4855

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

By the way, for those of you using this jighead, do you generally prefer the black or the white/pink heads? Do you think that it makes any difference? Thanks. I don’t think it makes any difference at all. I use black and have used the red ones. I noticed no difference in my catch rate. In the end I...