Search found 84 matches

by CM_Stewart
Fri May 24, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for smaller siwash hooks in lieu of trebles
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Looking for smaller siwash hooks in lieu of trebles

You don't need siwash hooks. You can use hooks intended as replacement hooks for spoons or plugs, which have very large eyes. For spinners, you can use either the spoon hooks (horizontal eye) or the plug hooks (vertical eye). What size hook are you looking for? I know that both are available down to...
by CM_Stewart
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I would say with that rod/line combination a 4g spoon would be the minimum weight to use. I've had good luck with the Smith DS-line spoons and the Daiwa Crusader spoons, both of which come in 4g weights. Both also come in heavier weights but I haven't tried them.
by CM_Stewart
Tue May 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Circle or Octopus Hooks and BFS
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Circle or Octopus Hooks and BFS

I have tied some conehead buggers for use with a BFS setup. They'll work, but to get them heavy enough to cast easily, they will be hard to keep off the bottom. If your streams have rocky bottoms you'll lose a lot of them

Personally I wouldn't use circle hooks unless I was fishing with bait.
by CM_Stewart
Mon May 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?

Ever since I bought my first UL casting setup I began enjoying spoons. Normally just the basic cheap ones you get from walmart but with better trebles, normally Decoy's best offerings. Catches a ton of small fish, walleye like them too; just very hard to get them unhooked at times. There are single...
by CM_Stewart
Mon May 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Spoons...where have you been my whole life?

I don't think changing hooks will help the hook-up ratio. Changing to a treble hook may help some, but it also will lead to more spoons lost to snags and a harder time unhooking fish that manage to get all three hook points firmly embedded. When fish hit a spoon from the side, which they will, they ...
by CM_Stewart
Mon May 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Reflection - JDM UL Rod Ratings & Going X- or S-UL.
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Reflection - JDM UL Rod Ratings & Going X- or S-UL.

Interesting observations.

I know you have tested a number of Ajing and Mabaru rods. Have you also had Area rods and Native (aka stream) trout rods? I find them to be very, very different.
by CM_Stewart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS in the bay
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: BFS in the bay

The Aldebaran BFS, Calcutta Conquest BFS and Scorpion BFS are all approved for salt water use. From the Shimano website: "Sea water OK Shimano's unique high-performance bearings, SA-RB and A-RB, which are resistant to rust, can be used safely in sea fishing as well, thanks to the exterior treatment....
by CM_Stewart
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: JDM Area Rod Goes Native
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: JDM Area Rod Goes Native

Thanks, interesting write up! I think that you may find that a native style rod won't fish those micro jigs as well as the Presso. Typically the native rods are designed with twitching sinking minnows in mind so tips are quite stiff relatively speaking. I am pondering my next purchase and am thinki...
by CM_Stewart
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Shorter rod recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Shorter rod recommendation

None of the JDM rods that I know of in that price range are made in Japan. However, I think Craig is right. I wouldn't worry about where the rod is made as long as it is made by a company that is known for quality rods. In your price range, I prefer the Shimano Trout One NS rods over the Daiwa Wise ...
by CM_Stewart
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Shimano 18 Bay Game 151

Difference between "made in Japan" for the US market and JDM (ordered from Japan).
by CM_Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ooooohhh ... me like
Replies: 15
Views: 1778

Re: Ooooohhh ... me like

Knotty wrote:Chris, now you've really got me excited about this lure! How were you fishing it?
Reasonably slow retrieve with slight pauses and pulses.
by CM_Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ooooohhh ... me like
Replies: 15
Views: 1778

Re: Ooooohhh ... me like

Did someone say trout?
Image
Image
by CM_Stewart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing/Mebaru in the US?
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Ajing/Mebaru in the US?

Snapper blues?
by CM_Stewart
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?

The Rayz Spectra is a wonderful rod but it only comes in spinning models. The Daiwa 45 ULB-3 is very convenient to pack because it is a 3 piece rod, but it is nowhere near as flexible as the rods she saw on the Enjoy Fishing channel. It is also out of stock, probably until early March. The Shimano T...
by CM_Stewart
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?

I can't comment on "almost any" but all the native trout rods I've fished with would do just fine for small bass and panfish. One eighth ounce lures are in the range for all them. Right in the sweet spot for some and on the lower end for others, but all I've fished with could cast them well.