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by Knotty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.

What do these nymps weigh generally? Can't be that much if you are casting them with a 3 wt? Don't know. Will need to put one on a gram scale. Euro nymphing doesn't use the traditional fly casting with all those false casts. It's more like flipping the nymphs back upstream, so they don't have to be...
by Knotty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.

At times I do cast heavier bead headed flies with my ajing, SUL & XUL rods. Works pretty well but it's more like fishing a Trout Magnet than euro nymphing. Euro nymphing is usually done with long, light, fly rods. My nymphing rod is a 9'6" Cabela's CZN 3wt and its towards the shorter end of things. ...
by Knotty
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod

Tsurinoya? They are an OEM. I'm sure they have good rods in their line up but I have a lot of confidence in Majorcraft and Kuying. It is just easier to go pick one of them up then to gamble on a Chinease OEM product. Agreed. I feel safe with Kuying, which offers high quality for the price. Major Cr...
by Knotty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod

The difficult thing with any of these Chinese brands is knowing which model lines are the good ones. Kuying has so many. I love the Tetons and own a few. Also have a ML Conqueror that is superb bass rod. That one crossed the $100 mark which initially gave me pause but I'm glad I bought it. Same with...
by Knotty
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2 BFS setups from the kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 135

2 BFS setups from the kayak

After lots of practice in the yard and on open lakes, I'm finally hitting the rivers with BFS. Wet waded on my first two efforts but it was the third time, in a kayak, that was the best. The setups: Light - Aldebaran BFS XG with Avail spool, 5'6" Ace Hawk Double UL , .15mm Stren Crappie mono in high...
by Knotty
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Major Craft N-ONE Day One
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Major Craft N-ONE Day One

Received a new Major Craft N-ONE 6'4" ajing rod (NSL-S642AJI) from Japan and couldn't wait to try it. Wanted to see how it compared to my two other ajing rods, Kuying SuperLite and Major Craft Crostage 4-piece travel, both 7'6". Here it is with a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 1000 lined with Varivas Area Mas...
by Knotty
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: What’s In Your Rod Rack?
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: What’s In Your Rod Rack?

Allsorts wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:26 am
On the other hand, if your finances are in anything less than large surplus, ignore me completely!
Best advice ever regarding JDM rods! :lol:
by Knotty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Major Craft N-ONE
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Major Craft N-ONE

Had to replace the tip top guides on my two inexpensive UL spin rods (Daiwa Presso and Spinmatic). Installed new guides but felt that was reason enough to shop for a replacement rod. I've been very happy with my two ajing rods, a Kuying 2 piece and a Major Craft 4 piece travel rod, both 7'6". I like...
by Knotty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: BFS Training Line

...So in my fishing that ‘thick’ line pros are much greater than cons. In other situations, if casting distance would be needed and there’s good sunlight and it’s open area, I probably would be using much thinner line. And for bottom jigging I still use that 15 lbs / 0.06 mm Spiderwire. All good po...
by Knotty
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: BFS Training Line

24# line on BFS? Yikes! We must have very different definitions of what BFS is. For me the upper end of BFS might center around a Ned rig, about 5 or so grams I think, and go up to 10 g. Low end is 1.5-2 g. 2-6# mono or 10# braid max. Above that and it just doesn't seem like finesse to me. Of course...
by Knotty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: BFS Training Line

Just found what is possibly an even better mono choice than SOS; Stren Crappie Mono in high-viz gold. Available down to 2#, .15 mm. Provides the much needed visibility that SOS lacks. Normally when I want a visible, light test mono for spin casting, I use Seaguar Yellow Hunter JDM fouro but I have t...
by Knotty
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kage ultralight
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Kage ultralight

timinmo wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am
I guess in true TT fashion the fact that there is a new high quality ultralight "spinning" rod is lost by the first post.
Well, I'd still be interested in a spinning version, so please post a link when Daiwa adds it to their site.
by Knotty
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: BFS Training Line

I went the other way and found that using 15lb J-Braid (.19mm) worked well to learn on as it was thin enough to still cast well but was thick enough that I could almost always pick a backlash out with a blunt-tipped needle. As braid does not get damaged by my little accidents I rarely had to replac...
by Knotty
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

BFS Training Line

When learning BFS, birds nests are to be expected. So instead of spooling up with high priced JDM mono, I use Trout Magnet SOS 2#. A 350 yard spool is under $10 and at .16mm, the diameter is similar to 4# JDM. After the line gets damaged from picking out nests, just pull it off and respool for only ...
by Knotty
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

4' 6" as far as the 6 or 7 footers? Wow. That I've not experienced myself. My 4+ footers do cast significantly less but perhaps I need to build one for all out casting performance and see how that goes. (perfect train alignment in the guides/reel, and top end Torzites) 4 footers are way easier to h...