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by earthworm77
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: USDM 500-size reels
Replies: 18
Views: 202

Re: USDM 500-size reels

Can't you put together a GLoomis SJR 720 IMX with a Shimano Soare 500S and keep it under $500? That would be a pretty sweet combo IMO. That would be a nice outfit, the SJR 720 is a hoss. Has a very fast tip and will control larger fish. I fished one for a few years with a Stradic 1000. My all time ...
by earthworm77
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: USDM 500-size reels
Replies: 18
Views: 202

Re: USDM 500-size reels

I have a couple of Stradic 1000 CI4'sand I love them. You can get a smaller framed Shimano reel with the Sahara 500FE but it weights 6.2oz. The one non Shimano reel that I have used for the better part of the last 20+ years is a Tica Cetus SB500 on my lightest UL combos. I also have an SB800 which h...
by earthworm77
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: US or JDM
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: US or JDM

JDM
by earthworm77
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 54
Views: 2440

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

I have a quiver full of Major Craft rods from UL thru ML for my finesse spinning needs but I am partial to my Dobyns Champion 681 and 701 SF's
by earthworm77
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Fenwick River Runner
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Fenwick River Runner

I own about 15 Major Craft rods....I really love them. I've moved a few out recently and need to pick up another spinning rod. I'd love to buy American if I can find something along the lines of what I need before I ante up for another Speedstyle or better rod. I'm looking for a 6-9 to 7-0 L to ml s...
by earthworm77
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 16 Adlebaron BFS XG ????
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 16 Adlebaron BFS XG ????

I have one. I love the reel but it does feel like a toy to me because it is so small and light. If you can get that out of your head, it is a sweet little reel.

I don't know why you would want to change the spool, it is a BFS weight rated spool.
by earthworm77
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Microcast spool vs real bfs reel
Replies: 19
Views: 612

Re: Microcast spool vs real bfs reel

How does the ultralight casting style differ from heavier baits? Different techniques? Distance will be most effected by the lighter baits and casting gear. I tend to use my ul casting stuff for small cranks, spinners and moving baits. You are not going to be fishing jig n pigs or large plastic wor...
by earthworm77
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is 1/8th ounce considered bfs?
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Is 1/8th ounce considered bfs?

Hogsticker2 wrote:I consider 1/8 oz total weight finesse for sure. Anything heavier not so much.

I'd agree 1/8oz is the upper fringe of BFS.
by earthworm77
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: This poor reel
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: This poor reel

I've noticed a lot of reels coming used from Japan look like hammered sh*t.
by earthworm77
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ultra light casting rod?
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: ultra light casting rod?

I'd say the 652ul is more suited for bass than trout. Much faster than a typical SUL trout rod.
by earthworm77
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ultra light casting rod?
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: ultra light casting rod?

I have the 662 Teton UL. It is a rod that is decent for small moving baits like spinners, small open hooked swimbaits and crankbaits. I wouldn't expect it to be too good with plastics and jigs. It lacks a serious tip or much of a solid backbone for setting the hook.
by earthworm77
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2017 Shimano Soare Ci4+ S408UL-S Ajing rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: 2017 Shimano Soare Ci4+ S408UL-S Ajing rod

5oz for a Shimano reel?? That is totally killer. I have a bunch of small Shimano reels. The 5oz threshold has traditionally been unattainable as far as a quality Shimano reel goes. It is nice to see them offer a tiny reel with the features of the 1000/2500 series reels. Generally the 500's have alwa...
by earthworm77
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL/L Spinning Combo
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: UL/L Spinning Combo

I am a big fan of the 1000 size of Shimanos. I run a few Ci4 Stradic as well as a couple of JDM models. I have one of the coveted Soare 1000's and a Sahara 500HG. I catch a lot of big bass on these reels....up to 7 or so pounds in my Fl. waters but they handle 3 and 4 lb fish easily. If you are comf...
by earthworm77
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

I couldn't put together a better rod for 62.00 shipped like this. I know the build quality is very good. It is a Chinese assembled rod that uses Japanese components. I own 4 Kuying rods. I have both Teton Trout rods, a UL and a MH/H casting rod. I am a Major craft guy but refuse to leave my high dol...
by earthworm77
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100 china UL BFS combo
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: $100 china UL BFS combo

Meh...........none of those cheap reels from Alli impress me at all. The rod might be ok but you likely can do better as far as proven quality for 100.00.

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