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by Alphahawk
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?

Shimano...nor Daiwa USA service JDM reels but there a lot of folks out there who do.....and at reasonable price.

Regards
by Alphahawk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

Not a BFS guy but I certainly laud you for the effort it took to write this up and do the work with the gear.



Regards
by Alphahawk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1-3g hard baits
Replies: 39
Views: 7956

Re: 1-3g hard baits

Thought I would throw this one out there. The 3 gram Magbite McFly. It is the real deal. Smallies....KY bass....shellcracker.....crappie...bluegill........white bass.......they all kill it. Haven’t been this excited about a lure since I first started using Trout Magnet over 11 years ago. Have 21 Mag...
by Alphahawk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

I’m just happy to be able to test out what I do and report on it. Like everything I have ordered from Japan once you use their gear there is no going back. Believe me they’re days I’ve lost more jigs than I care to admit to.....and other days I lose none. I can’t bring myself to go back to other jig...
by Alphahawk
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Initial impression of FAX-632 SUL "New" Fine Tail.
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Initial impression of FAX-632 SUL "New" Fine Tail.

Update on rod. Have not been out in the boat since getting the rod. But have made 3 trips to a local river and JPP bank fishing in the shade. Have caught a lot of small sunfish.....a few 9 inch shell cracker and several 9 inch smallmouth. The bite detection “sensitivity” is superb. Fun factor with t...
by Alphahawk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Initial impression of FAX-632 SUL "New" Fine Tail.
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Initial impression of FAX-632 SUL "New" Fine Tail.

I just received a “New” Major Craft Fine Tail FAX 63 SUL Area Trout Rod. I stepped out of my comfort zone as I had said I most likely would never purchase any more JDM rods that were not high end. I really wanted to check this rod out for several reasons. Not a lot of folks will spend 300 dollars on...
by Alphahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Major Craft N-ONE Day One
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: Major Craft N-ONE Day One

Good write up and nice catch.


Regards
by Alphahawk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Gekkabijin
Replies: 4
Views: 3372

Re: Daiwa Gekkabijin

Any experience with these rods out of the JDM? Quality for the price? Which one for crappie? Thx I’ve owned a couple back about 5 years ago. Build quality was very good but I found both the Ajing and Mebaru rods too stiff for my liking for crappie. The rods were super sensitive but not much fun fac...
by Alphahawk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Gekkabijin
Replies: 4
Views: 3372

Re: Daiwa Gekkabijin

Any experience with these rods out of the JDM? Quality for the price? Which one for crappie? Thx I’ve owned a couple back about 5 years ago. Build quality was very good but I found both the Ajing and Mebaru rods too stiff for my liking for crappie. The rods were super sensitive but not much fun fac...
by Alphahawk
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Question about my latest Ultra Light rod
Replies: 8
Views: 2818

Re: Question about my latest Ultra Light rod

Did you ever try out this rod? If so how do you like it. The ‘New” Fine Tail Series has me interested. If a rod with glass in it weighs 1.8 ounces the graphite only models have to be lighter. I contacted Digitaka about the weight of the 6’ 3” SUL but they never got back with me.

Regards
by Alphahawk
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

Agree. Good posts all. The lighter the lure, the less rod length makes a difference as guide drag, air friction etc all now accounts for a greater percentage of casting distance losses. I recently tried a 5' 6" that blew my mind as it cast within a foot of a 6' 10" rod that has really good casting ...
by Alphahawk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

All my fishing is done from a boat and was wondering the best length rod to find. I have always thought the longer the rod, the further you could cast the bait. However I may not be correct in this assumption. I am looking to purchase a ultratralight JDM rod or even a super ultratralight. I don't f...
by Alphahawk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: What’s In Your Rod Rack?
Replies: 16
Views: 3734

Re: What’s In Your Rod Rack?

Funny....the first part of your list....I've owned each of them except for the Quantum XtraLite....LOL. I must have had 4 Fenwick RR rods at one time. Went with a couple of Phenix Elixirs along the way. Really lost count of JDM rods I have bought. I must have given 6 or more of the low end rods away...
by Alphahawk
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.

Thanks for the input guys...much appreciated.


Regards
by Alphahawk
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tailwalk Silverna Taki TZ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Tailwalk Silverna Taki T

Randy, I don't own any UL Tailwalk rods, but I do own the Tailwalk outback series spinning rod 695 M. Fit and finish are on par with Major Craft & Anglers Republic (Palms) The solid reel seats gives extreme sensitivity & is very similar to the reel seat on the Daiwa Gekkabijin Mebaru rod. Action is...