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by Dalleinf
Thu May 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T

Yes, MC VKC962ML is rated XF and the Varivas should be as well. For both rods, and maybe the Varivas in particular, the rod is quite stiff with fast tips and little progression. The Varivas seems super sensitive! I will have to play around with the Varivas some more and give further input when trout...
by Dalleinf
Thu May 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T

Thanks for the comments. Rod is very nice in many ways and I am sure my disappointment will fade over time - I may come to love it. I am mainly frustrated by the Xfast action, which I did not expect, and can easily live with the front heavy part (as the overall rod is so light it is no nuissance whi...
by Dalleinf
Thu May 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: BFS and PowerPro
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: BFS and PowerPro

I use 8, max 10, lb braid on my Conquest BFS and similar BFS reels and my target is trout that weigh 5-10 lb...
I love it.
by Dalleinf
Thu May 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T

Garage and back yard review with initial impressions of Varivas Super Suspender SSR-610T Taken from the shop where I purchased the rod: “Maurice Graphite Works BASS Tournament Finesse Rod SSR-610T [Super Suspender-610] The infinite potential is exhibited as a bait finess multi rod!] Hybrid glass tub...
by Dalleinf
Wed May 22, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

I have given some approx. measurements. I will not be able to do pics for some time (work etc.) and by then you will probably be able to do your own :lol:
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I just don't see how you deal with line twist with inline spinners. Even with a swivel it'll wreck my spool after a while. I suppose using braid helps, since line twist doesn't matter as much, but on a spinning reel I wound up with some crazy wind knots from throwing those. As mentioned in another ...
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

Thanks for the reccomendations, I just ordered $14 worth of the chinese spoons. I fish the upper midwest, mainly wisconsin and Minnesota trout streams. Inline spinners are what 99% of people throw and they work great but I figured after reading about spoons on here that they've got to be worth a tr...
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

Hate to say this, but check out the yapada spoons on all express. They have great finishes and use owner hooks. You'll save a ton of money. The ones by Daiwa are exorbitantly expensive by comparison. At least use the yapadas until you find all the snags. They say Lure Land on the packaging if that ...
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I only have the Daiwa Crusader in the 5 gram version, which is also very nice.
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

^With the ASC, typically my Wise Stream or the Smith Be Sticky 55. They are not the best with 2-2.5 gram, better with approx. 5 gram, but I doubt I will do much better with my other rods. I have come to terms with not being the greatest distance caster out there :lol: - I am merely impressed with th...
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

With Alphas ASC I get the same approx. 20 meter with 2-2.5 gram spoon. Perhaps a few meters more with the 2.5 gram spoon (similar with Conquest BFS w KTF). I am not the best caster in the world, but I doubt that many will be able to replicate 40 meter with a 2.5 gram spoon on a baitcasting setup...h...
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

10+ different rods :D Not much difference. Smith rod today. Also Major Craft fine tail and n-one, Daiwa wise stream, st croix gulf coast, kuying teton, tsurinoya dexterity, plus some rod names that i forgot.
99% sea run brown trout.
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

I can do 15-20 m with KTF spool.
Probably less (15m) with 2.5g and stock spool.
by Dalleinf
Tue May 21, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: BFS Calcutta Conquest - casting

I have done 2.5 gram spoon with 10lb braid on stock spool.
The 2-2.5 gram weight range is easier with aftermarket spool (I use KTF, but Avail probably just as good or better).
by Dalleinf
Mon May 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 184

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I cannot help with US shops, but normally shop from amazon.co.jp, japantackle or some ebay vendor. I have used many different JDM trout spoons from 3.5g (1/8oz) to 7g (1/4oz). Forest MIU 3.5g and 5g and other weights is very popular but from this brand, Forest, I actually prefer the 6.1g Forest Real...