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by earthworm77
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

A little bit of an update for you. I got the Spirit Fox spool in the mail today. I weighed it and the XF50 BFS spool.............. https://i.imgur.com/sAkT6nz.jpg The Spirit Fox weighed in at 9.4 grams with a spool bearing attached. That is in the realm of official BFS standard as far as what the hi...
by earthworm77
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look

I also have the Rainforest which is a 702M spin, it is pretty much the same rod but has a cork front grip. Same components and price. Then there is the Tournament which is a MH blank with MH and heavy tips. My guess is that they are all the same nomenclature in different powers. They likely could ma...
by earthworm77
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look

Shimano Sedona 1000Fi.........inshore salt water reel? by Craig DeFronzo I know, you rolled your eyes George. The truth is that I am a Shimano guy. In 40+ years of using them I've never experienced a problem that I couldn't fix myself. I've tried other brands and always quickly came back to Shimano....
by earthworm77
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: AliExpress
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: AliExpress

Pretty sure it is only 1 shipping option.
by earthworm77
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Flea market find ...
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Flea market find ...

I know I mentioned it to you in the PM........but it is timely and worth noting......... I am actually just finishing up work on a review of the Shimano Sedona 1000Fi that accidentally wound up on my Kuying TopCaster for redfish and Snook this past summer. I'm not sure it is a UL forum topic but the...
by earthworm77
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

Thanks for very comprehensive and creditable wrote review! Obviously those Tsurinoya Dragons are faster and better casting than corresponding Kuying Tetons? (In my opinion Kuying Tetons are very nice rods but not long casting.) It is apples and oranges. They are different rods and shouldn't be expe...
by earthworm77
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

I just ordered one as well. 14.00.......seems like a steal.
by earthworm77
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

I am looking into the spool for the Spirit Fox. I wonder if it is the same size as the XF 50.
The XF is 12.5gr and the Spirit Fox is 9.5gr.............3gr difference is huge and puts the spool in close proximity with the big guns.......if not exactly the same as most.
by earthworm77
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

$100.00 BFS Challenge

Budget BFS.......one of these things is not like the others. by Craig DeFronzo https://i.imgur.com/Ccv3ZxG.jpg One of these things is truly not like the others. The BFS niche' is expanding. More and more products are being made to meet the demands of this increasingly popular type of fishing. The pr...
by earthworm77
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Revo S
Replies: 20
Views: 3258

Re: Revo S

BFS reels can cast tiny lures due to their lightweight spools. Generally a BFS spool weighs under 10 grams and the better ones are closer to 8 or 9. I'm not sure what the Revo's spool weighs but it is likely more than what is necessary to be considered capable of casting those sub 2gr baits consiste...
by earthworm77
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod

Interestingly enough, the past couple of days I have been tying Titanium hook keepers to many of my Asian Market rods. .......mostly Major Craft rods, a couple of Kuyings and a Tsurinoya Dragon. The phrase on blank of my Volkey between the split grip is "Racing Spirit".........someone commented that...
by earthworm77
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod

Well since I didn't get any feedback about this rod, I decided to go with something that I know and that was a Kuying Rainforest 702M. I have been tearing up inshore snook and reds with the Kuying TopCaster ML spin, and wanted a medium power rod to go in between the TopCaster and a pair of MH rods a...
by earthworm77
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Inline Spinners
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Inline Spinners

awesome stuff;
I make my own jigs and pour some plastics.
by earthworm77
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: CDM Trout Spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 2181

Re: CDM Trout Spoons

I'd say 2 to 3 weeks is relatively normal.
by earthworm77
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Tsurinoya Pro Flex II Spinning rod

I am interested in this rod. Does anyone have any experience with it? There is a 672ML and a 702M.
I notice the handle looks like a Major Craft Volkey and I know Tsurinoya copied the Volkey on their older Elite series right down to the graphics. Any info on the Pro FlexII spinning rod is appreciated.