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by ultralight
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bubble fishing for trout
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: Bubble fishing for trout

If you are looking for JDM around 7' 6", I think you can't beat the Olympic 2018 Corto in 7' 4". I just sold one but can vouch that it is top bang for the buck, made in Japan. Problem is that a lot of 18 Cortos are selling with some dealers.
by ultralight
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Which leads to two questions:

1. Anyone using 2 or 3 lbs fluoro/mono use the FG knot?

2. And can such FG know pass through size 3.0 guides just fine? We are talking tiny tiny guides, but they are still a lot larger than the FG know.

Thanks.
by ultralight
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Graphitelader Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Olympic Graphitelader Rods

Have four UL so far in hand to examine. I have looked at A LOT of blanks as someone who enjous building rods. My opinion is that their blanks are superb - very high strength to weight ratio. Agree that they don't bling it up which I appreciate. One of the Cortos are made in Japan and the components ...
by ultralight
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest

Thank you everyone! What a great forum. very much appreciate all the help in sharing your experiences.
by ultralight
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest
Replies: 10
Views: 220

UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest

Greetings All, I've been absolutely fascinated by the whole BFS for UL jigs - down to about 1.2 grams or less. So I'm thinking of building a rod as I have a bunch of UL blanks from sub 5' to my longest single piece 8' blanks. So I have a question. Why is it that most of you with BFS seem to prefer s...
by ultralight
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2017 Finezza Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 2017 Finezza Prototype

Thanks. Love to see how this compare to the 2018 Corto, side by side. My guess is more similar than different compared to other rods but this is pure conjecture. I do still feel that the 18 Cortos may be among the best value - they are the lowest cost made in Japan Olympics and also the lightest tot...
by ultralight
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?

Absolutely, FFFISHING - the EXPERT.... :P
by ultralight
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Apparently your first post here? Welcome. A few thread down, there's one titled "Smith Be Sticky Trout" You can probably start there. I don't own a BFS or anything baitcasting - and I know 1/100th of the guys on this forum. But I'll say thatwhat to recommend depends in part on what you are...
by ultralight
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smith Be Sticky Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Smith Be Sticky Trout

Beautiful.
by ultralight
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Good crappie rod?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Good crappie rod?

I had the Soare 500 CI4 in hand to check out. Never fished it. Liked it but I prefer size 1000. You are not saving much weight but the spool size difference can be significant. I think the 1000 performs better than 500 but that is just my opinion...:) As to rods, everyone has their own opinions but ...
by ultralight
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

If you want a glass type feel with carbon fiber blanks, you can: 1. Select cheaper blanks in the first place as they are lower modulus and heavier. 2. use heavier guides, wraps and finish. You may be surprised how much weighing down the blank can change the feel towards a more 'fiberglass' feel. Of ...
by ultralight
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?

I know of at least one enthusiast who does exactly that - take longer JDM spinning UL rods and rebuild them to UL baitcasting. Really however, it is a lot of work to strip a rod down to rebuild - I've tried that before. I was actually today just thinking about building a rod that can serve both spin...
by ultralight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2017 Finezza Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 2017 Finezza Prototype

Just saw your video. Looking forward to your report. The action/taper is interesting - I would have guessed it was an Ajing rod if I did not know that it was specified as a Mebaru. Beautiful rod. My guess is that for a more gradual taper, their Area Rods may do that, though for 2 lbs test, the XUL i...
by ultralight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: The limited Ferrari in Ultralight fishing will be out year
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: The limited Ferrari in Ultralight fishing will be out year

Thanks for confirming that. I am not surprised by the durability - solid blanks are the toughest/sturdiest blanks and this one has the entire top half solid. At this point, I don't know of any other rods constructed like this so I think the drift is in a class of one. Talking to another builder who ...
by ultralight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: The limited Ferrari in Ultralight fishing will be out year
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: The limited Ferrari in Ultralight fishing will be out year

Hi Alphahawk, with your Drift, I think I read somewhere that you landed a huge fish (drum?) on it and was surprised the rod did not break given how much bend you put in it. Quick question - what's the lightest and the heaviest lure you cast with it - and any problems getting range? And what's the he...

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