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by jigmaster5
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Legalis 1000 LT is rated for 160 yds of 6 lb test.....so expect closer to 200 yds of 4 lb test.

Also, just saw some new Daiwa UL reels to be released at iCAST...these will be a lower price point reels....

QG 750FK
QR 750FK

Those will be 5.3 oz, 110 yds of 4 lb, 5 lb max drag
by jigmaster5
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hot weather and Trout Magnets
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Hot weather and Trout Magnets

Nice reports! Thx! :D
by jigmaster5
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Good Small to Micro Cranks
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Good Small to Micro Cranks

DirtyD64 wrote:I have bought about 4 of each Yo-Zuri Pin's Minnows in sinking from our Wal-Mart. Just have a huge rack of them for some reason. Are they normally expensive? These are like $4.8


I've seen them as high as $9.99 at BPS, so $4.80 is a good deal.
by jigmaster5
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Good Small to Micro Cranks
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Good Small to Micro Cranks

lots of good suggestions above.... the only 1 that i've had trouble with is the Rapala UL shad hook hangers. I've broken 2 of the hook hangers off the rear of the bait on trout. the belly hanger is fine. i don't think there's enough material in the back to really dig the pins into during the molding...
by jigmaster5
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: rod for stradic 1000 ci4+ and reel for USDM 7ft presso?
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: rod for stradic 1000 ci4+ and reel for USDM 7ft presso?

i use a Pflueger Supreme XT 25 on my 7' Presso's. 6 oz. nice drag. i have 2 and they are great for trout + panfish. 4 lb nanofil + fluoro leader. only trouble that I've had is that I needed to fool around with it a bit to get the line lay dialed in. i ended up using some Shimano spool shims to shim ...
by jigmaster5
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fenwick River Runner
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Fenwick River Runner

i have 1 RR...i think 6'9" L??

rod is fine, but guides are too small for my taste and limit casting. i only use it for vertical fishing now. any of my other production rods will out cast it.....st croix premier, daiwa presso, etc.
by jigmaster5
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Tatula LT1000
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Re: Daiwa Tatula LT1000

I'm going to try 1 of the new Daiwa 1000 reels in the LT series when they go on sale. I have a cheap Daiwa made Cabelas Pro Guide 1000 for icefishing. It's a decent reel for what I paid on sale. I like it, but I don't think it's worth $50. My biggest gripe is the drag performance is poor....probably...
by jigmaster5
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favourite Nanofil leader knot
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Favourite Nanofil leader knot

FG knots work by digging into the fluoro/mono....with 6 lb nanofil or 4/6 lb leader there's not alot of material to work with....try it & see. the stripers guys are using much heavier gear. i've used nanofil since it came out for trout + panfish....i love it but it has limitations. people either...
by jigmaster5
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: reel problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: reel problems

agree with the above posters who suggested taking them back. i've had the same issue with other shimano's and returned them. it's not worth trying to figure out an intermittent problem on a brand new reel. 1 of my favorite reels for trout fishing that's still available for sale is the Pflueger Supre...
by jigmaster5
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ordering a custom five footer
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Ordering a custom five footer

lots of good points in this thread, lots of stuff to consider. gillchaser's already finalized his specs, but for anyone else considering a custom rod....maybe this could be of some help? i build my own custom rods for me and a few friends. i'd suggest it for anybody. you don't need a tremendous amou...
by jigmaster5
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Shimano Sahara 1000Fl review
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: Shimano Sahara 1000Fl review

thx for the review! that thing looks huge. too bad Shimano decided to ruin a perfectly good line-up...

will be fishing more Daiwa + Pflueger....i might even try an Okuma [gasp!]
by jigmaster5
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Five Footers
Replies: 37
Views: 3578

Re: Five Footers

that shiner is a fat little football. would be good pike bait! i mostly use my 5' rods for trout fishing with my daughter. they are more her size. the trout put up a good fight on those little rods. i still use my old Daiwa UL7's on them. so far, she hasn't destroyed them. sand is the enemy. :lol: i...
by jigmaster5
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Another 500 size reel option ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: Another 500 size reel option ...

that Daiwa Laguna reel is an older US version. i think the price point was around $30 originally. i never picked 1 up because the reviews were mixed to poor. i've fished the Tica SS500 reels - mostly on ice rods. they were good - nothing too special. i ended up selling mine. the $50 ones were much s...
by jigmaster5
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: What's your favorite small jerkbait
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: What's your favorite small jerkbait

they still make the small pin's. they also make the 2 3/4" in sinking....but i haven't seen the suspending pin's in a while. i still have a few yo zuri pin's suspenders and they are my favorites from the series. the 2" sinking was a great trout bait for me, too. lucky craft makes some tiny...
by jigmaster5
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing lines?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Ice fishing lines?

I think the differences are minor. Some of the ice lines are coated wth a hydrophobic coating which helps reduce ice up. I think it wears off over time, tho. I've tried most of them. My personal preference is fireline crystal ice for superline. The coating wears off over time, but it's still very st...

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