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by Houndfish
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: If I need new BFS reel?
Replies: 46
Views: 409

Re: If I need new BFS reel?

Keep in mind, you have to pull all of your line out on the spool after swapping from a LH to RH reel or vice versa. The line will be on the bottom of the spool. Can be an annoying inconvenience. Took me about 30 seconds to work that out in my head but your right. LOL Hah, glad I was not the only one.
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

It was a favorite with the enthusiast crowd around here, but there was a couple of general gripes that the mainstream angler never could get past. One was the weight. It was almost 10 oz. 2nd was the fact that it didnt have high line capacity given the heft of the reel. The theoretical 1016 version...
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I am surprised at all the "z1016" talk, I was never under the impression that the z2020 was very popular.
by Houndfish
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: HEIN Rod by Megabass
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: HEIN Rod by Megabass

Can anyone speak to the difference between the Hein and the F3-61X Speed Tip Custom? Other then length they seem very similar. I am going to sell of a few of of unloved bfs rods this winter and am still looking for a shorter rod to compliment my longer XXX Black Themis.
by Houndfish
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)

I am looking for a rod to fit between 2 st croix LE (ML F and M F) with which to fish a broad range of finesse lures (senkos, tubes, neko rig ned rig etc). I plan on fishing braid to fluro (6-8#). I am also in the market for a spinning rod for about the same uses you are, but am trying to fit in in...
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 11996

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

If I remember correct at BassPro, the St. Croix 6'Light fast was pretty soft. Not sure how that 5'6"Light casting rod would feel either. The Panfish series are normally very, very soft even when rated fast... The 6' L/F Premiere spinning rod is very soft, I sold mine not too long ago as I coul...
by Houndfish
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 11996

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

Just found out that St. Croix makes an affordable option for semi-BFS fishing... Might try one because I like one piece rods and it is a lot easier to return USDM merchandise for me... https://stcroixrods.com/collections/freshwater-panfish-series/products/panfish-series-casting-rods St. Croix Panfi...
by Houndfish
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2684

Re: General Questions

DirtyD64 wrote:Is anyone else crazy like me and fish in a $2000 boat with +$15000 tackle in it???


No, but my kayak and all my yak fishing tackle is *significantly* more valuable then the car carrying it all around.
by Houndfish
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 915

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

If any of you could post links to the Decoy style weedless (EWG style) jig heads it would be much appreciated. I was buying them off of ebay, but the seller I was using seems to be gone. There are still some of them up there though. I know a lot of the JDM sites have had them in the past, but I hav...
by Houndfish
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 915

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??? With most "1/16oz" heads, you are going to be closer to 1/8 or 3/16oz once you add a plastic. I weighed a bunch of the small heads...
by Houndfish
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 915

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

I've used the XL Legend inshore and it can cast 1/8oz hardbaits no problem. For me it depends on the specific bait. A 1/8oz Kastmaster is far far easier to cast then most 1/8oz crankbaits, with inline spinners falling somewhere in between. I am using a PX68 w/ a DIY spool and 4lb XL. I think I want...
by Houndfish
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 32
Views: 915

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

I have a MC Benkei BIC-672L/BF that casts pretty low. I have not tried a true 1/16oz lure yet but it casts a 1/8oz Roostertail a lot better then other "Light" BFS rods that I have tried. True 1/16-1/8oz hardbaits are very hard to cast and only my UL Teton or XL St Croix Inshore rods have b...
by Houndfish
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 48
Views: 4776

Re: Japan style trout spoons

I got the stocking alert email for my after-work pond today, which reminded me of this thread which reminded me that I never got around to ordering any spoons over the summer. ](*,) I went ahead and ordered a few Daiwa Crusaders to try, if I miss this round then I can hit the second stocking in earl...
by Houndfish
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: New drop shot hooks not finesse enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: New drop shot hooks not finesse enough?

Gammy Amart TGW drop shot is all I use for nose hook. Yea, I love those things. They really embed themselves very well, I crush down my barbs and I have still needed pliers to get them out on occasion. I have also started using the larger 1/0 ones for wacky rigging and they work pretty great for th...
by Houndfish
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Daiwa reels and Bone rods
Replies: 20
Views: 1298

Re: Daiwa reels and Bone rods

something odd going on, If you have facebook you can contact them via their page. there is a few stores in Australia that ship overseas. I buy mine from Tackle Warehouse in Brisbane , Charltons in Brisbane will also ship international as well as MO Tackle. You know, it never occured to me to try an...

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