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by Allsorts
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout rod
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Trout rod

Good place to start is to be clear in your mind what lures (trout minnows, spoons etc), sizes and line you will be using - mono or braid. For example, a Vision 110 would be an Ito or overseas salmon lure from a JDM p.o.v., not suitable for any trout rod at all. If you want really high tech blanks an...
by Allsorts
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto or Finezza Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Corto or Finezza Help

I've bought GL rods from Ebisu through Rakuten, good store. I'd order ASAP, Japanese economy starting to lockdown.
by Allsorts
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Inspirare GT IGTC 611 XMH " Grand Cobra RS
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Evergreen Inspirare GT IGTC 611 XMH " Grand Cobra RS

Yes, guide train on RS speeds blank up, this is according to the designer, Imae. RS better for jigs / Texas, double foot guide model better for hardbaits. Check out the development page on the Evergreen website.
by Allsorts
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 63
Views: 5348

Re: Olympic Vigore

Having owned and used both GL and Evergreen rods, I think the price differential reflects the difference between a great mainstream car and a tuned track car. Top end Evergreen bass rods like Inspirare are developed by pros to meet specific tournament requirements. K.Imae's Imakatsu blog details thi...
by Allsorts
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks

Good afternoon, Hope everyone is doing well. I've done some perusing on my own but it has been unfruitful. I'm looking for a blank that will do 0.1 grams to about 3 or 4 grams. I know there are some rods you can buy pre built with those ratings but I've yet to find any blanks to have one custom bui...
by Allsorts
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods

Keeping lures at depth at long range is a problem I have had to solve as well. Have a look at heavier stock spoons like Art of Fishing's Northern Bite https://fishingmania.club/en/northern-bite-68-g/art-fishing-northern-bite-68-g-24 . These are designed to stay down a bit better, basically just thic...
by Allsorts
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 63
Views: 5348

Re: Olympic Vigore

Awesome Rods. I can see a H model in my future. Nobody else is using some of these materials that go into these blanks yet.They look super impressive. Good luck getting a blank with T1100g and nanoplus for the price these are rolling out at anywhere else. Believe me I own almost all the brands usin...
by Allsorts
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 63
Views: 5348

Re: Olympic Vigore

I've owned and used a wide range of Olympic-made rods (Graphiteleader & Evergreen), without exception great rods with flawless builds. For the money, the Vigore can't be beaten.
by Allsorts
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: Advice on 8-9ft JDM rods

Off the top of my head, the longer Aji / Mebaru style rods are the only options within the weight parameters given. Also have a look at Evergreen Salty Sensations, I'm sure you've looked at Graphiteleader options already. Just be aware that 1-2g heads won't cast that much further, the longer Aji rod...
by Allsorts
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Inspirare GT IGTC 611 XMH " Grand Cobra RS
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Evergreen Inspirare GT IGTC 611 XMH " Grand Cobra RS

I've handled the double foot guide variant - I liked it and based on my other EGs (Black Raven and Cobra DG) would definitely choose it for 1-2oz swimbaits and general pike work. The owner of the rod uses it for worming, swimjigs and spinnerbaits etc, all below 1oz. For swimbaits I'd be inclined to ...
by Allsorts
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Tackle Loss Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 1970

Re: Tackle Loss Support Group

That's just horrible, I know how you feel. I have looked covetously at that reel a few times, sadly above my current pay grade. I was river fishing awhile ago and holding a landing net and a new rig (JDM spin stick and a new Stella C3000XG) in one hand. Thinking I was dropping the net, I dropped the...
by Allsorts
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Need Spinning Reel Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Need Spinning Reel Recommendations

Based on the outstanding reviews the 2019 Stradic is getting, it would be worth looking at a JDM shallow spool variant like the 1000S, C2000S or C2000SHG. Once bearing upgrade kits are out you'd have an amazing reel for well under your budget.
by Allsorts
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Line for BFS
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Line for BFS

Interestingly, BFS reels were originally designed in order to be able to use 8-10lb FC to pitch finesse jigs. I've used both braid and FC, for jigs etc FC is my preference. My understanding is that most risky to spools is a lot of light mono or FC wound on tight. Braid fine so long as you are not tr...
by Allsorts
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa presso AGS 61MLF
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Daiwa presso AGS 61MLF

Just to confirm the comment on stream trout rods, they are mostly designed for 'minnowing' which is a twitchy fast retrieve carried out with sinking minnows. Actions are fast generally in order to deal with the inertia of the minnows in flowing water. They aren't particularly sensitive and I general...
by Allsorts
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Good JDM rod for 4 lb. copoly line
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Good JDM rod for 4 lb. copoly line

I'm a little curious as to using mono for the contact baits described? I know Ned K.uses mono but that seems to be for reasons relating to economy rather than pure performance. Given that most US 4lb monos would actually be 6lbs or thereabouts, you might also consider FC. I have found that 5lb FC (S...