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by Craigthor
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Morris Graphite Works TRD 411FS-4
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Morris Graphite Works TRD 411FS-4

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Alphahawk wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Big congrats...looks great.


Regards
X2!

They put together some sweet looking sticks. My go to PE line as well!
Thanks guys, the reel will be getting some Varivas Max Trout S-Spec with Varivas Shock Trout Ti Coat leader.
by Craigthor
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Morris Graphite Works TRD 411FS-4
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Morris Graphite Works TRD 411FS-4

I’ve been eyeing this line of rods for a while and they are a super limited run each year signed by the builders. Awaiting an Abu Revo MGXtreme 2000SH reel to arrive to mount on this one. Rod Specs: 4’11” 4pc pack rod 77% Glass, 15% Carbon, 8% Resin 2-4lb Nylon or 0.2-0.4 PE 0.1-6.3g Lure https://i....
by Craigthor
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: TFO GTS S 601-3 info
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: TFO GTS S 601-3 info

It's part of TFO's travel series rods, and I think it was at least meant to serve as a more packable version of the 601 FWSF, which was a 2 piece spinning fly rod. The Tennessee grip is used so you can mount a fly reel or spinning reel on it. I know the 601 FWSF was created specifically with Joe Ro...
by Craigthor
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: All ready for some small stream trouting...

Dalleinf wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Any favourite must try spoons by now?
Big fan of the Smith D-S Line and Daiwa Crusaders I could fish those almost exclusively. Now I’m fishing primarily suspended baits targeting bigger fish and having a blast.
by Craigthor
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: All ready for some small stream trouting...

Impreza619 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:49 pm
thats a bad ass setup!
Thanks, some upgrades are in the works I’ll have to update once I get things completed
by Craigthor
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

Owner barbless: Stbl-1.56bc (for the smaller, lighter option) Stbl-31tn Stbl-36bc Stbl-41tn Doubt you will need thicker hooks for trout... VanFook barbless: DT-38BL-B (“the mountain stream trout hook”) They probably do other versions as well... Thanks, was able to find the VanFook in stock so going...
by Craigthor
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

Dalleinf wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:25 pm
I have have used Owners - same type, you can get them all as barbless - and VanFook in Barbless and still do. Especially for salmon where it is mandatory in my waters. They work like a charm.
I’ll have to try and find some online.
by Craigthor
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

I prefer Owner/Cultiva to any other brand - hook thickness x1-x3 depends on the size of your target. I use Owner ST21 for smaller trout, ST36 for large trout. ST41+ for atlantic salmon. The ST21 will often bend during a fight with a bigger specimen but it has never lost me a fish. I just bring spar...
by Craigthor
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

Looking to upgrade the hooks and rings on my Lucky Craft Flash Minnow Tr85SP after have a few fish tweak some hooks. Current stock hooks are a size 7 per LC so probably have to go to a size 6. Also considering some barbless trebles as I typically catch and release trout as my only target. Current ho...
by Craigthor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?

Biggest crappies have come on either smaller 1/8 rattle traps or micro jigs with 1” trout craw plastics
by Craigthor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Question about my latest Ultra Light rod
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Question about my latest Ultra Light rod

Not sure but sounds like a fun rod.
by Craigthor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: TFO GTS S 601-3 info
Replies: 2
Views: 200

TFO GTS S 601-3 info

Curious if anyone has any info on this rod, found and ordered one as the specs look right to play with. According to the seller it was for display purpose only at shows though I can’t find any info on this rod at all. 6’ 3pc UL Rated 1/32-3/16 2-6lb line Solid cork grip with slide rings for the reel.
by Craigthor
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait Trout Rod
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Jerkbait Trout Rod

Fenwick KTF GWT-60CLJ fits the bill, Currently testing it but fells a little over powered for me 5.5-6g lure. Was wondering how the Daiwa Wise Stream feels.
by Craigthor
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fenwick KTF GWT60L
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Fenwick KTF GWT60L

Received it today, super thrilled as the fit and finish is perfect. Won’t get a chance to fish it till Sunday morning so pictures to follow.
by Craigthor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 221
Views: 15722

Re: Alphas air stream custom

Hi!!! Just read the whole thread from start the finish. New to BFS. I’ve got a Daiwa Wise Stream 4’5” on the way and am currently tossing up between the Daiwa ASC or a Shimano Conquest bfs. I love the ASC (I’m a Daiwa fanboy) but am a bit concerned about line capacity and saltwater intrusion. It’ll...