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by Allsorts
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2132

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: 8
Views: 281

Re: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.

Very smooth, no noise.
by Allsorts
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.

I've been using Varivas Super Trout Advance Max Power PE 0.6 (from Digitaka) about 5 months for finesse bassing on a Vanquish 2500S. I highly recommend it, I use a 12' of Maxima 6lb FC as a leader with an FG knot. On that rig, whichever braid you pick, I would suggest you go with PE 0.6 unless abras...
by Allsorts
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: UL bass in Africa

You know Allsorts we have tilapia in TN. They got into Old Hickory Lake.....So far there is no apparent damage to the native fishery......but that could change as time goes on. Regards Interesting! I know they are viewed as invasive in Australia but they are typically (depending on species) algae-e...
by Allsorts
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: UL bass in Africa

I have communicated with Africanbasstackler about this and he says that he is much more afraid of hippos than Crocs. I avoid both! Actually the majority of our waterways are croc and hippo free and apart from the risk of getting run down by some bozo in a fast boat, it's much safer on the water tha...
by Allsorts
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: UL bass in Africa

Are the tilapia widespread there? I know bass like to eat them and they fatten up quick (where tilapia are present), like in some south Florida lakes. Our tilapia occupy the same niche as your panfish, apart from really high altitude areas they can be found everywhere from brackish estuaries to mos...
by Allsorts
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: UL bass in Africa

Very nice. Having fished in Africa.....Kenya......I had no idea there were Smallies there. Of course I knew Kenya had trout but I did not fish for them. Was at Lake Naivasha for bass....tilapia. That was a long time back and last I heard the lake had taken a downturn being full of carp. Regards App...
by Allsorts
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: UL bass in Africa

Well done =D> Excellent story and pictures. Pardon my asking, is this what you refer to as a kickboat ? http://images.junkmail.co.za/images/large_web/2015/11/23/1448255960487776786100_6203.JPG That's a deluxe version of typical Safrican kickboat, made in a garage out of standard aluminum sections a...
by Allsorts
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 353

UL bass in Africa

I got away for a camping trip with some mates (first time in forever) which was perfect. Typical man space where the essential stuff (tackle, kickboats and cold beer) was sorted and we kind of improvised the rest (showering, cooking and sleeping). I'm not sure how many members of this forum use kick...
by Allsorts
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2132

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

With apologies to Randy who's seen this elsewhere, here's some preliminary feedback on Graphiteleader Corto Prototype GNCPS-612L-T http://www.olympic-co-ltd.jp/fishing/products/nuovo-corto-prototype/ I got recently. As the code indicates, L power, tubular tip. Designed for fishing Aji jigs on FC or ...
by Allsorts
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bubble fishing for trout
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Bubble fishing for trout

The Europeans have developed a system to present flies at up to 70 yards using casting floats / weights called 'bombarda' or ' sbirulino'. Mostly used for sea trout in the Baltic. I've dabbled with them and they are certainly a useful tool. No too sure about leader lengths but I found 40% of rod len...
by Allsorts
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: High end trout specific rods
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: High end trout specific rods

7'1" Rayz Spectra deffo worth a good look. It fishes very well on the light end, 3-4g.
by Allsorts
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: High end trout specific rods
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: High end trout specific rods

Over 7' you are moving into cherry salmon rods..ML, M etc
by Allsorts
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: High end trout specific rods
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: High end trout specific rods

I haven't come across one yet. Ferrules are so well engineered you give up nothing with a 2 piece.
by Allsorts
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: High end trout specific rods
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: High end trout specific rods

Given your requirements I think FF.com has an excellent range and I'd personally recommend the Rayz or Rayz Spectra. The other webstore I can recommend is Troutshop.jp - great range and service.

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