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by sofinesse
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Rods and Reels
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Tsurinoya Rods and Reels

I have the pro flex II, and it is pretty awesome. Have caught trout up to 8 lbs and it handled it fine. It’s a solid tip rod with a ultra fine tip and a good amount of back bone. All the components are nice not sure they are genuine Fuji as advertised but for a bfs rod that’s under 100 it is great....
by sofinesse
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Rods and Reels
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Tsurinoya Rods and Reels

I have the pro flex II, and it is pretty awesome. Have caught trout up to 8 lbs and it handled it fine. It’s a solid tip rod with a ultra fine tip and a good amount of back bone. All the components are nice not sure they are genuine Fuji as advertised but for a bfs rod that’s under 100 it is great. ...
by sofinesse
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Garlic-Scented Plastics -- Any Good?
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: Garlic-Scented Plastics -- Any Good?

Zipper worms have a ton of garlic oil as well. Haven’t done terrible on them, but also not amazing. Power team lures bite Juice also smells garlic based and I’ve caught plenty of fish with the Texas rig jig and the hammer shads. So my guess is it’s more about the bait than the scent. I just don’t li...
by sofinesse
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Pre Rapala vs new "original wiggle warts"
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Pre Rapala vs new "original wiggle warts"

I have not used any of my pre rapala warts, as they sit in a box. But I believe it also had to do with the plastic that they used having different buoyancy and a different sound as well, though the hunting action was the main deal. And the colors oh so many colors.Funny enough those brads wigglers a...
by sofinesse
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout baits?
Replies: 37
Views: 3126

Re: Trout baits?

Not very new but, I have been sight fishing stocked trout with a either 1/16 or 1/32 tube jigs with a trout work trailer shaken between 6 inches to 4 feet beneath the surface, various colors.Very fun to see them track the tube and snatch it right by your feet.
by sofinesse
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Trout fishing with soft plastics
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Trout fishing with soft plastics

Kinda sorta mentioned above, its essentially a jig head with a grub, but the Johnson beetle shad 1 or 2 inch on the back of a 1/32 or 1/16 minnow jig head, has been awesome for me in tight-ish quarter fishing for stocked trout. I usually skip it parallel to the bank and jig/short stroke it back. als...
by sofinesse
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A bit different
Replies: 17
Views: 2952

Re: A bit different

:shock: reminds me of a pencil sharpener I had as a kid. I must have one... someday.
by sofinesse
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Abu Revo gen 1 premier drag
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Abu Revo gen 1 premier drag

Hey all, I've lost one too many fish due to the drag slipping on this reel. I am getting about 3 lbs of drag on full lock down at the reel likely + a few lbs at the rod tip. I have already checked the Belleville washers and they are arranged (). Anyone have experience dropping in an stx drag stack i...
by sofinesse
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: I've seen the light. low gear ratio for shallow cranks
Replies: 35
Views: 3286

Re: I've seen the light. low gear ratio for shallow cranks

I have a bantam curado in 3.8 that felt a bit too slow but I might give it a go one of these days. I have a mint Daiwa PT33C, which is a 3.8:1 that was fully tuned and polished by Ian...it still pulls 18.5" with a full spool per turn, it is very usable especially in cold water when slow rollin...
by sofinesse
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: I've seen the light. low gear ratio for shallow cranks
Replies: 35
Views: 3286

Re: I've seen the light. low gear ratio for shallow cranks

I crank exclusively with reels that are 5:1. for me it helps me feel the bait around cover better. kinda like moving slowly through a crowd rather than bumrushing through it. If I need more speed I turn the handle faster lol. I use the lucky craft mini magic and a curado e5 pretty much the jam for e...
by sofinesse
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Best 12-15" worm
Replies: 37
Views: 8092

Re: Best 12-15" worm

These look promising.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Uptons_S ... TNSTW.html
I don't fish waters where this type of worm would be effective, but if I did I would be stitching this worm.
by sofinesse
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Senko colors for murky water/low light
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Re: Senko colors for murky water/low light

+1 for black with blue flake, I also like red flake for murky water. Depending on the water your fishing and the forage size, sometimes even upping the size from say a 4 to a 5 or 6 inch can help fish find it better.
by sofinesse
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Mid-Low Spinning reel options
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Mid-Low Spinning reel options

I will second that daiwa spinners, especially in the mid range tend to be a lot nicer. If you can shop one in your price range I would definitely look at the daiwa tierra/advantage. The tierras have performed excellently for me as a cross over from salt to fresh water. It has a waterproof-ish drag a...
by sofinesse
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Alternative to the Viper Risebacker
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Alternative to the Viper Risebacker

Evergreen buzzer beater?
by sofinesse
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Stuck Telescoping rods
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Stuck Telescoping rods

+1 on the frozen peas. it also helps the grab the stuck area with a warm hand or a warm pack, so the outside area "expands" more quickly making it easier to push in.
I would grip it around the guide closest to the reel seat and twist it down and free rather than smacking at the rod butt.

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