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by Allsorts
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: lines for bfs setups
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: lines for bfs setups

I would hazard a guess that a lot of this has already been worked out in SEA, especially Singapore where braid and BFS are synonymous. There's a BFS FB group based in Singapore - would be interesting to reach out to see what they've learnt. I suspect they steer away from super soft / skinny braids.....
by Allsorts
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

CTS in New Zealand can probably custom make a blank for you. Apparently pricing is not too bad. As I recall the guy to contact is Stephen Pratt. They roll fly and conventionsl rods in graphite and do lots of work with S Glass.
by Allsorts
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Casting Motion - why not a full on 'whip'?
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: BFS Casting Motion - why not a full on 'whip'?

This is probably crusty old age speaking but I agree with the foregoing comments - as a young man I was more interested in 'stunt' UL fishing and pushing tackle boundaries just for the hell of it. Now I'm looking for tackle that is refined, as light as possible but still practical in the situations ...
by Allsorts
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sufix Advance copoly mono ...
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Sufix Advance copoly mono ...

We have a pretty good range of Sufix monos available locally and I've increasingly come to think that co-poly monos are seriously under-appreciated for the reasons outlined above. I'm no expert but there are at least 2 basic kinds of mono, the old style Maxima, Berkeley Big Game etc and more recent ...
by Allsorts
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Snaps for UL fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Snaps for UL fishing

by Allsorts
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smith Be Sticky Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Smith Be Sticky Trout

Haven't owned this rod but have used several Smith rods, the fit and finish is excellent. Cork tends to be above average, the Be Sticky range was designed by Motoyma who knows what he is doing. If you use the search term 'bfs truite be sticky' you'll see some video footage. There is an awesome Fren...
by Allsorts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 883

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

FWIW for UL/L applications (and I haven't yet tried Ester but plan to): 1. For jigs, grubs and SPs generally off some sort of floating craft, 3lb and under FC handles very well indeed and provides very good sensitivity. 2. In moving small water (wading) or still water (floating craft) with not too m...
by Allsorts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smith Be Sticky Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Smith Be Sticky Trout

Haven't owned this rod but have used several Smith rods, the fit and finish is excellent. Cork tends to be above average, the Be Sticky range was designed by Motoyma who knows what he is doing. If you use the search term 'bfs truite be sticky' you'll see some video footage. There is an awesome Frenc...
by Allsorts
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tict UTR-68-TOR The Answer
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Tict UTR-68-TOR The Answer

Evergreen Salty Sensation is equivalent to mid-range Graphiteleader. Having used a high-endish GL, I certainly wouldn't buy another Evergreen SS. Not aware of a breakage issue, AFAIK, Graphiteleader makes the SS for Evergreen.
by Allsorts
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI Reel?
Replies: 79
Views: 3782

Re: ZPI Reel?

Looks like super tuned variants of the Revo 3 LTZ. I understand that K.Imae is a big fan of this reel so he and ZPI have given it a new lease of life. Given the complexity of reel manufacturing and the availability of established OEMs, there is no sense in starting reel manufacturing from scratch.
by Allsorts
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2018 Corto 6’ 10” first trip.
Replies: 38
Views: 1128

Re: 2018 Corto 6’ 10” first trip.

I will have a video up in a day or so of first fish with the Corto. The spot I’m fishing is stacked now with smaller white bass....7-8 inch cookie cutter fish.....I mean literally thousands have made the run to the dam. The bigger fish will show up eventually. I had a Certate 2004H spooled up with ...
by Allsorts
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Olympic Corto GCRTS -742-T
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: Olympic Corto GCRTS -742-T

Bear in mind that you can get shallow spools for some USDM reels like the Stradic - https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product-list/643
by Allsorts
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Olympic Corto GCRTS -742-T
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: Olympic Corto GCRTS -742-T

I have found that a (Shimano)size 2500 with shallow spool is ideal for >7' Mebaru style rods. The 1/2k are a little too light to balance properly.
by Allsorts
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2894

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

The TATTG guides seem to be much less common unless the manufacturer is aiming for least weight in guide train and only monofilament lines are to be used. I've used them with braid but the potential for line fouling is present in way the doesn't happen with the K style. So I would favour K style in ...
by Allsorts
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.

Very smooth, no noise.

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