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by southpaw619
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Teton Stream Soft UL
Replies: 4
Views: 318

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: 889

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.
by southpaw619
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spybaits
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Trout spybaits

Isaiah20 wrote:Really? It’s still on there website.

I asked the other day, it's been out of production but it will return next year thankfully.
by southpaw619
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spybaits
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Trout spybaits

I have caught plenty of trout on the spybait 60 but unfortunately it looks to be discontinued.
by southpaw619
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Finish issues on newer Shimano baitcasters
Replies: 15
Views: 1750

Re: Finish issues on newer Shimano baitcasters

I agree, most of my Aldebaran BFS look perfect still but the one I used with sun gloves the paint is beat to crap. It's a little frustrating not being able to wear gloves with them.
by southpaw619
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams
Replies: 47
Views: 3354

Re: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams

Josh-G wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:Ok, thanks for the info. Very interesting reels. I wish they would "tune" a Daiwa ;) [-o<

If looking for Daiwa you should take a look at the Alphas Air Stream Custom being released soon.
by southpaw619
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams
Replies: 47
Views: 3354

Re: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams

However, be very careful as it's a slippery slope going down this road but if you do I would suggest a complete tuned reel as it is an exceptional value compared to just upgrading spool or tuning on your own. What do you mean by a "clompelte tuned reel"? KTF, ZPI, SLPW and some others sel...
by southpaw619
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams
Replies: 47
Views: 3354

Re: Best UL BC for trouts in small streams

I have a handful of 16 Aldebaran BFS. The Alpha Air is nice but the Aldebaran is a big step up due to spool not having braking system attached and overall weight of reel. I agree with others that there is a significant performance upgrade with KTF spool over stock particularly with low weights. I ha...
by southpaw619
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Is BFS and ultralight baitcasting the same?
Replies: 17
Views: 1286

Re: Is BFS and ultralight baitcasting the same?

What is the lowest weight baitcasting makes sense? It depends on many circumstances such as quality of BFS tackle, type of fishing, one's ability with spin gear, and etc. For me personally I'd say around .6 grams. Every time I take my spin gear out when weather is inclement I immediately miss the p...
by southpaw619
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 20
Views: 2777

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

In general, I am not loving the Teton for micro jigs and plastics. I feel like even with a wacky rigged trout worm, I am not getting consistent hooksets with it as compared to the very respectable ratio I am getting with spinners, spoons, and micro cranks. I had the same poor hook up issue with sin...
by southpaw619
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a new BFS reel.
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Looking for a new BFS reel.

Alphas AIR is a great BFS reel out of the box. Can be found a tad over $200. I have used many BFS reels and I feel the Alphas AIR can hang in with the best of them. I really like the Aldebaran BFS (16) with a KTF spool but, after its all said and done, it's a lot more money for not too much more pe...
by southpaw619
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a new BFS reel.
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Looking for a new BFS reel.

Ahh! Now that you mentioned it, I made a mistake and saw the Avail spool for the 15 Aldebaran instead. My bad! thanks for the insight on the upgraded parts. Have you changed any parts on your aldebaran? If so which aftermarket parts did you go for. Also, what made you not want to get the BFS reels ...
by southpaw619
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a new BFS reel.
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Looking for a new BFS reel.

I would grab the 16 Aldebaran BFS. I have four of them and love them to death. They bring so much joy to my fishing. I did not know Avail made a spool for one, please link? Upgraded parts may bring a little extra distance at the same lure weight. However, the upgrades you mention mainly bring ease t...
by southpaw619
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your lightest Ultralight combo
Replies: 20
Views: 3964

Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

I had some trout rods that pushed my lightest set up sub 7 ounces but sold those as I like bass taper rods better. My lightest set up now is 203 grams or 7.1 ounces. It's a KTF Aldebaran BFS on a Fenwick GoldenWing UL.
by southpaw619
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100 china UL BFS combo
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: $100 china UL BFS combo

After seeing Bryan's positive remarks on reel I purchased one to test as kids always ask me at the lakes for cheap BFS options. Besides the drag I liked every thing else about this reel particularly the side plate design. The spool weighed 13.5g with 50yds of 8lb Gliss. It was extremely easy to over...

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