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by bigreddog
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: JAWS moment
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: JAWS moment

I recently had a similar experience - but in my case it was a 4lb channel catfish.

Those "Oh sh!t" moments are what makes ultralight fishing so much fun.
by bigreddog
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: ABU GARCIA CARDINAL 3R
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: ABU GARCIA CARDINAL 3R

Actually, I suspect that it's made in Japan, but they chose to use the original Swedish molds because of its replica status. Note that there is no serial number stamp on the foot. DS = DaySprout.
by bigreddog
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Baitcaster w. audible drag when line is taken?
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Baitcaster w. audible drag when line is taken?

Conquest 50/51 DC
Ryoga 1016
by bigreddog
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Set ups and fish captured thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4672

Re: Set ups and fish captured thread

Really enjoying the pics - weirpools, fat chub and JDM gear! I'm going to dig up some pics and post them - curious about the Megabass 4 piece - what model is that? Looks like an Air Bamboo but no such variant listed on MB site. It's one of the Benten spinning rods from the Megabass Ippukan line of ...
by bigreddog
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Misc Past UL Reels
Replies: 51
Views: 7256

Re: Misc Past UL Reels

I saw one listed on ebay aways back...can't remember who remade it though, ABU or someone else. I believe that Daysprout commissions ABU to make these limited run (1000 piece) reproductions of Cardinal 3/33 reels: http://daysprout-fishing.jp/page2/ds-cardinal/ There is also quite an aftermarket -- ...
by bigreddog
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2015 MB Shoreluck Limited
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: 2015 MB Shoreluck Limited

Guides are stainless steel framed SiC. They are the typical reduced-size guides that Megabass and other JDM brands like to use these days. It does just fine with 10lb braid (I use Sufix 832 w/ a long 12-15ft leader of 8lb Tatsu). I can't comment too much about it's ability to handle stripers since I...
by bigreddog
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2015 MB Shoreluck Limited
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: 2015 MB Shoreluck Limited

I received my SLL-76LS back around June/July. Just to be clear, unlike many Shoreluck rods of the past, this is not an UL rod. I got it because I wanted an extremely versatile 2-piece spinning rod for days where I'm wading rivers in unpredictable conditions and species -- and that's exactly what it ...
by bigreddog
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Tenkara
Replies: 10
Views: 5501

Re: Tenkara

None of my tenkara rods (all purchased new, all high end) came with a hard case -- only a sock or sleeve. I honestly think they're not necessary because when all the sections are nested, that equates to multiple layers of protection for the most delicate parts (e.g. the tip). That said, there's noth...
by bigreddog
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Tenkara
Replies: 10
Views: 5501

Re: Tenkara

I don't use anything when I'm on an outing - but where I go, the bushwhacking is far from extreme, and I generally don't bring more than one rod with me. With all the sections stored in the handle, it's a pretty stout package so as long as I'm mindful, the risk to my equipment is minimal. My tamo (n...
by bigreddog
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Zodias
Replies: 370
Views: 55068

Re: Shimano Zodias

I wonder if the spinning rods are true 2pc rods that split in the middle as well? hmmmm.... All the NA models are 1 pc. The JDM the regular 6'10"+ rods are 2pc by handle. They also have 2pc middle connection rods. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/547/20067333051_e413b0ed84_z.jpg It says 'Zodias ...
by bigreddog
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help choosing a new rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Help choosing a new rod

For the 1/8 - 3/8 weight range you're looking at, I'm not sure anything in the Megabass Orochi XX line will suit your needs. I'd suggest that you might want to look into the new Megabass Hyuga 64L, though I don't have any actual experience with this specific rod or even the line. Also, you might als...
by bigreddog
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite Topwater Bait
Replies: 27
Views: 4049

Re: Favorite Topwater Bait

OSP BentMinnow 76F
by bigreddog
Fri May 15, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Perfect spinning for rivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Perfect spinning for rivers

Among Megabass spinning rods, I'd give the Destroyer Black Jungle F3-83xsbj Count Up serious consideration.
by bigreddog
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Just Curous. Anybody here do Long Pole Fishing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Just Curous. Anybody here do Long Pole Fishing?

Check out the JDM version of pole fishing:

Keiryu fishing for BC steelhead: http://tv.shimano.co.jp/movie/tv/paradise_06/
by bigreddog
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smallest spinning reel?
Replies: 28
Views: 9465

Re: Smallest spinning reel?

Presso 1003? They no longer make that if that is what you mean. Luvias 1003 is still in production. I'm pretty sure he is talking about the JDM Presso that goes for around 200.00. The American released reel is no longer in production but it is also nothing like the Japanese version. Nope. He means ...

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