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by Allsorts
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone use Nanofil w. 2lbs Fluoro/Mono leader?
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Anyone use Nanofil w. 2lbs Fluoro/Mono leader?

Just for interest and comparative purposes (I realise that cost rules this option out in many cases) I'm using Varivas Super Trout Advance PE 0.6 http://www.varivas.co.jp/en/Product/searchgroup/name:Super+Trout+Advance/type:+%5BMax+Power+PE%5D/view3:2/id:1578 which has an average rating of 12lbs and...
by Allsorts
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Let's talk UL crankbaits ...
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Let's talk UL crankbaits ...

They aren't cheap but the Megabass Baby Griffon https://kiba.lt/megabass-baby-griffon-en is the right size (<40mm) and a very effective shallow 'squarebill', especially in rivers. Similarly the Jackall Chubby 38F https://www.ottostackleworld.com.au/jackall-chubby-38-shallow is also an excellent opti...
by Allsorts
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.

Definitely Ti guides. If you do a Google search for rod name and forum, you will find a fair bit about it on Russian forums. With translation you can get a pretty good idea as the feedback tends to be detailed and of high quality. FWIW Limber Tip seems to get good press. Don't worry.about the graphi...
by Allsorts
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.

PSSS-57T Rocky Dagger seems like the only short Mebaru tubular tip stick they do. Based on the blurb it looks ideal for accurate casting to cover and dragging fish out. As always Alphahawk, I look forward to hearing what you end up buying and how it performs. You definitely won't regret adding a Gra...
by Allsorts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Looking for Mebaru rods under 7 feet.

Graphiteleader makes rods for Evergreen, in graphite tech I think they are really at the top of the heap. The Evergreen Salty Sensation is also well worth a look. I was using a BB Hitman last night in the suds....sweet stick.
by Allsorts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

I like what you've done with store and am wondering why you haven't stocked the Smith AR-S and Niakis spinners yet? Genuinely don't twist line and are lethal on panfish, bass, trout you name it. Anti-spinner bias based on line twist. Those genuinely don't twist line? I'll order some tonight. Clever...
by Allsorts
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spybaits
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Trout spybaits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahbFjM1vYOI - Spain I've used the 60 and it seems very light, will work in slow water maybe. The Duo Perakko is smaller but sinks quicker, might be worth looking at. If you haven't tried Zipbaits Rigge 70S or Smith D-Contacts in the larger sizes, you might be in for ...
by Allsorts
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

Good observation Chris, I generally don't stray too far from the lure categories associated with a particular rod style. I was fortunate to get a gold plated grounding in the natural trout game from a Japanese guy who used minnows / twitching style only. He was dismissive of spinners and spoons as t...
by Allsorts
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

Locally we have excellent Sufix monos down to 5lbs (actual) which are good value, $8/600m. They are pre-stretched, .18mm as I recall. There may be an equivalent Sufix line Stateside. I rate them as nearly as good as the Varivas line I mentioned. More expensive but available in bulk is Stroft, you'll...
by Allsorts
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

Quick update on the Tenryu Rayz Spectra 71 ML for the benefit of anyone researching these rods or considering buying a JDM trout rod. I initially used the rod with a Vanquish 2500 and a Japanese 8x braid (13lbs/PE0.6). The whole package was somewhat underwhelming. I threw off twice (using a 20' FC l...
by Allsorts
Fri May 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

I am not familiar with the Daiwa rod - it's a lot heavier than the Soare and based on my experience with another Shimano Aji style rod, the Taftec solid tip is amazingly strong for it's tiny diameter and performs very well. Personally I'd favour the Soare.
by Allsorts
Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

For crappie on UL jigs, this rod https://www.digitaka.com/list.php?category=64&series=ROCK%20FISH&item=ICECUBE has received rave reviews...
by Allsorts
Fri May 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

If UL jigs are going to be your primary go to, the Alter might not be ideal. To use a bass rod analogy: - Area rods (like the Alter) are basically like UL cranking rods, regular taper designed for micro spoons and plugs, generally lures retrieved using the reel only - Native or Stream rods are like ...
by Allsorts
Fri May 04, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tenryu UL Rods?
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Tenryu UL Rods?

I've just got in the Rayz Spectra 71 ML. Lovely rod, fit and finish very good. However is a bit lighter in a power sense than I expected. Action is more regular than ''Native' style rods usually are, I'd almost say it was an 'Area' rod. With a 14"' smallie it was about at full stretch. Casting ...

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