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by zodiak311
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need a differential diagnosis...
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Need a differential diagnosis...

Get the set and replace the set. Tolerances will be better. Keep the old extra gear as a backup.
by zodiak311
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest

Just to add to all the great info already given. For me, I don't like my BFS rods to be to "whippy." A decent quality blank is a must. I like light tips, with fast actions, at around 6'6-6'10. I want to be able to react quicker to bites, and have a chance to keep bites away from nearby str...
by zodiak311
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 256573

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

This catch was happened a few week backs. A nice 12” crappie on Roadrunner with baby shad. I just started learning how to fish for crappies and this was the first time I found a school of nice size. 73BCE39F-F48F-4FD0-B498-E935A6FEBD49.jpeg Nice fish! The Go Emotion rods are absolute sleepers. I ha...
by zodiak311
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 31
Views: 5012

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Edward78, when I was about the same age, my folks bought me a green metal tackle box with cantilevered trays that opened to each side. I carefully lined the trays with sheet cork to keep lures from rusting or getting dulled by sliding around. I left it at the side of a trout stream at the edge of t...
by zodiak311
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Where to purchase JDM blanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

I haven't seen many people talk about rods being built on JDM blanks on TT. I think Matagi has a few. Rodbuilding.org might be a better site to get more opinions on the best places to get the best blanks. The shipping is too expensive for most. There was lots of info on this when I googled "Ja...
by zodiak311
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Graphiteleader ‘18 Corto compared to Corto Nuovo Prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Graphiteleader ‘18 Corto compared to Corto Nuovo Prototype

Got a few hours out on the water today, not sure how these rods that are so similar are so different at the same time. The ‘18 Corto is very much on the UL spectrum near the top in both reaction and casting. The Nuovo Prototype is more like described in the L spectrum though towards the bottom of t...
by zodiak311
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Graphiteleader ‘18 Corto compared to Corto Nuovo Prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Graphiteleader ‘18 Corto compared to Corto Nuovo Prototype

Can't wait to hear a report.
They look so similar in so many ways. But the Exist looks good on both. 8-)
by zodiak311
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report

Good to know that it is more powerful than I thought. It is very interesting to see how the blank transitions flawlessly to a different tip. It does seem ever so slightly tip heavy, after trying four of my current reels. I haven't found the perfect match yet. Might just go lighter with the reel and ...
by zodiak311
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report

Just got this baby delivered. Boy is it xfast action. Super light, and the tip of the blank is one of the thinnest i've ever seen. There is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be one sensitive rod. I would be hesitant to yank it on a snag. Only light hooks and light line on this baby. Can't wa...
by zodiak311
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

At least in the bay area, most of us use Kastmasters and Spinners for trout reaction bites.
by zodiak311
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: ‘18 Corto Graphiteleader 6’10” Trip Report

Can't wait to get mine. Going to go after some trout at some local lakes here. Just haven't figured out a reel yet.
Thanks for sharing!
by zodiak311
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?
Replies: 61
Views: 4185

Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Craigthor wrote:After getting the ‘18 Olympic Corto out today I want to try some of their other offerings.

](*,) Great, mine hasn't even arrived yet, and I already feel another itch...
by zodiak311
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?
Replies: 61
Views: 4185

Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

I'm going to focus on UL this year. Got a Corto headed my way. The UL guys on this forum are costing me an arm and a leg! :lol:
by zodiak311
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 1716

Re: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?

Destroyer Hedgehog Evoluzion, Certate, Ned rig and Drop shot
by zodiak311
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Where to purchase JDM blanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Where to purchase JDM blanks?

Do any of you know if there is a place where I can purchase JDM blanks?
I am looking to have a few xfast Ajing rods built for UL fishing.
Thanks!

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