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by southpaw619
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Do I need a BFS reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

What about an Aldebaran 30 MGL? It should appeal to someone familiar with the Met MGL looking to go lighter. According to Jun it is best at 3/16 oz and up which a 1/8 oz spinnerbait would wall within. Ned rigs too. It might have too much cross over with the Met MGL. I honestly don't know but it loo...
by southpaw619
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: If I need new BFS reel?
Replies: 94
Views: 2855

Re: If I need new BFS reel?

Fenwick Japan is owned by Pure Fishing. I have some of the latest models and they're all made in China. I have a few rods that are made in Japan as well. There is no difference in build quality between the Fenwicks and the MIJ rods I have. The one difference however is the Fenwicks are made from bet...
by southpaw619
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

You mean the troutmagnet jig head with a flash J? Or both troutmagnet and separately the Flash J? Never seen the Flash J before. With Troutmagnet, they actually weigh substantially more than 1/64th oz if I remember correctly. I remember being surprised at how far they cast and then finding out that...
by southpaw619
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

ultralight wrote:Southpaw619. Beautiful!! Minijig?

Yes, 64th trout magnet and 1" Flash J. If I remember right it weighs 1.25 g.
by southpaw619
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:Trout opener was today.


Where at? Mine closed 01 October and will open last Saturday in April

Southern California
by southpaw619
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Trout opener was today.
by southpaw619
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

John G wrote:What kind of UL plastics are y'all using?

Fish arrow makes some amazing stuff, 1" Flash Js and J Huddles for one example. I like the Itty Bit Swim'R from Bobby Garland and HookUp baits a lot as well.
by southpaw619
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Homemade Micro Spoons
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Homemade Micro Spoons

Very cool!
by southpaw619
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 2496

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

Anyone want to take a shot on what would be best for 1/16 plus crappie plastic for bass/crappie/walleye? And maybe the occasional Bitsy Minnow/1/12oz spoon??? I use my Fenwick Aces 63L a lot for applications like this. When the fish are busting I often throw a 2" flash J on a 32nd crappie magn...
by southpaw619
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout casting rod.
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: Trout casting rod.

I started with trout rods but now only own a SUL for .5 gram range. For me I found I can cast 1 gram and up easier on a bass taper bfs rod. I use either UL or L rated rods that are rated down to 1.5 g and max at 7 or 10 g. The rods are in the 6 foot range and the extra length really helps with dista...
by southpaw619
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Southpaw619, contacting you off PM. But seriously, you can cast BFS FURTHER than with a spinning rig with a 1/32 minijig? Have you tested side by side? And what line are you using? I'm in So Cal too - my schedule is crazy crazy crazy but perhaps if you are fishing somewhere, I can meet up with you ...
by southpaw619
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 15827

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Well....resuscitating a bit of an old thread. Just read on BFS tonight. Fascinating. Out here in California, a lot of the best trout 'chasers' that I know fish with 1/32nd oz minijig on 2 lbs mono or fluorocarbon line. (Maxima Ultragreen 2 lb is one of the most popular.) Casting distance matters as...
by southpaw619
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 2496

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

I think most bass taper bfs rods will work just fine. They're much different than the trout taper bfs rods. My L rated rods can throw 1 gram lures at trout but I've also landed DD bass on them just fine as well.
by southpaw619
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Teton Stream Soft UL
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: New Teton Stream Soft UL

Only 53 grams for the soft UL, that's crazy! I picked up a SUL to see if it would help the 16ALD15R with low weights. It didn't add any distance over bass taper UL's but was slightly easier to use under 1 gram. I got about 5 yards with .28 g and 8-9 yards with .4 g. The thing I liked about the rod w...
by southpaw619
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: My UL Spybait Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 1237

Re: My UL Spybait Challenge

I still have a solid amount of 60s but am starting to run low on the money colors. The little custom Perakko you made are the coolest thing I've seen in awhile! Did you copy their SW sink rate or mirror the 60's sink rate? If you ever sell any let me know lol.

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