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by Craigthor
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finezza Prototype VS 2018 Corto
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Finezza Prototype VS 2018 Corto

Great write up, they make some amazing rods all around.
by Craigthor
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

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

Got out today, stained waters bring the brutes out to play...

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Other pictures from the trip out.

https://imgur.com/gallery/Lv3i8Rj
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 103
Views: 6373

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Craigthor: No. I have not seen the new Smith BST and I am at the point where I have to close my eyes to new tackle :roll: I have been buying way too much new stuff... Happens almost every winter in anticipation of the coming season. Hoohoorjoo: This I have to see though :lol: Just in case you need ...
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?

Yep, knob shafts are different. The handle shaft on an Abu is the same as a Daiwa meaning that you can run a Daiwa handle on your Abu and you would then have Daiwa knob shafts. You can get a Ray's Studio carbon handle for Daiwa off Aliexpress that will look very similar the stock LTX BF8 handle and...
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.

What the heck is "area type fishing"? Is it casting to an area instead of fishing through a hole in the ice or straight below a boat? Typically lake or very slow moving waters with little to no structure or flow. Due to the high pressure of these areas the lightest of rods, lines, lures a...
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 103
Views: 6373

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Interested to see what you think of the Smith in the longer version. I really like the Smith. Used it for the first time today on cold trip to a local stream (w ACS, 0.10mm Daiwa JBraid, 5 gram Aliexpress/Yapada silver-grey spoon). The rod gave me good precision and distance with above mentioned se...
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.

Great observations, the Ester lines I believe are marketed to Area type fishing so using it with a super soft rod provides maximum protection.
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?

Answered my own question, looks like I’ll have to swap the knob internal diameters are a little different
by Craigthor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Abu Revo LTX-BF8 Handle Knob replacement?

Anyone know if the handle knobs from a Daiwa would be a direct swap. Really liked the cork handles on the Air Stream Customs and thinking of swapping the knobs out. I know I could order a new handle as most Daiwa and Abu handles are the same but wondering if the knobs would be a direct swap.
by Craigthor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

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

Spoons look great - =D> - please share your thoughts on the lures and inform about your favourites after you get to know how they all work. Thanks spent some time today playing with some of the spoons. Caught a few fish but lots of playingstill needed. How was the line twist with those spoons? With...
by Craigthor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

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

Dalleinf wrote:Spoons look great - =D> - please share your thoughts on the lures and inform about your favourites after you get to know how they all work.


Thanks spent some time today playing with some of the spoons. Caught a few fish but lots of playingstill needed.
by Craigthor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

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

Thanks guys, warmer weather coming just lots of rain this weekend which will kill the trout streams.
by Craigthor
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

All ready for some small stream trouting...

Almost all my spoons are here, focusing on 4.7-5.5g spoons this year. Finished changing all the hooks out to my C’ultiva S-31 series hooks. Rods and reels are spooled up, pack is setup and loaded. Just need some good weather. https://i.imgur.com/1keZefS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7yJk7uK.jpg https://i....
by Craigthor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 152
Views: 7079

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
ss30378 wrote:Wow that thing does look diminutive! Makes me even more excited to get it now. An aldebaran sized new daiwa is just what the dr ordered...


I didnt know you were a Dr.

Also, how would I get prescribed this reel? Hopeully its a low copay


Wonder if I can use my HSA for one?
by Craigthor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Japan Lure Shop Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: Japan Lure Shop Question?

What was the shipping method EMS or Registered Air Mail? EMS is usually 3-7 business days once it is at the shipping facility in Japan, RA is usually 10-14 business days once at the shipping facility. This is my experience with anything shipped out of Japan and includes the time spent going through ...

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