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by ultralight
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Stradic CI4+ or Soare CI4+?

That Soare 500S definitely is lightweight. I had one in hand. But I ended up going to 1000 size spools as I think the line comes out less twisty. I personally prefer Daiwa 1003 which are shallow spool but you did not ask about Daiwa. If you do, Alphahawk on this forum can probably 'talk' your ear of...
by ultralight
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Daiwa GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD

Agree, my fav jighead for trout. Just superb. Thanks Alphahawk for turning me onto these.
by ultralight
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Ajing/ Mebaru rods for micro nymphing.

What do these nymps weigh generally? Can't be that much if you are casting them with a 3 wt?
by ultralight
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

4' 6" as far as the 6 or 7 footers? Wow. That I've not experienced myself. My 4+ footers do cast significantly less but perhaps I need to build one for all out casting performance and see how that goes. (perfect train alignment in the guides/reel, and top end Torzites) 4 footers are way easier to ha...
by ultralight
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Balance on length...

I also like 1 piece myself, and go as long as 8 ft 1 piece. Regarding length, I want to add a bit of balance to my comments. Longer UL rods do offer some substantive advantages, a primary one is to give more leverage on the fish as the line can be more vertical in its angle, and stress the fish fast...
by ultralight
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

This is why I said that of the 'budget' made in Japan JDM Ul rods, I believe that the Corto 6' 1" to be the sweet spot for 'bang for the buck'. If I did not build my rods, I would have one of those for my regular rotation.
by ultralight
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Super Ultralight JDM Length
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: Super Ultralight JDM Length

Agree. Good posts all. The lighter the lure, the less rod length makes a difference as guide drag, air friction etc all now accounts for a greater percentage of casting distance losses. I recently tried a 5' 6" that blew my mind as it cast within a foot of a 6' 10" rod that has really good casting d...
by ultralight
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece

Are you OK with 4' on the tip end, and 3' on the handle end? Uneven blank halfs.
by ultralight
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester mono.
Replies: 30
Views: 6764

Re: Ester mono.

I wonder if it will work better for bfs....
by ultralight
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Value & Source for 16 Aldebaran BFS-XG Spool?
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Value & Source for 16 Aldebaran BFS-XG Spool?

I thought I asked this on TT but simply can't find where I did. Perhaps I was just THINKING about posting a while back. How do i figure out what is the value of the 16 Aldebaran BFS/BFS-XG spool as it comes from the factory? Where can I order additional and does new spools come with the bearing inst...
by ultralight
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tict ice cube power version ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Tict ice cube power version ?

I don't have the rod you are asking about but I do have the Drift which is significantly lower power. I would say the Drift is a great 1/64 and 1/32 rod. Given that the power version you are looking at is significantly more power, it may be too much power for the UL feel though I think just about an...
by ultralight
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Uncharted Foreign Waters - what lures?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Uncharted Foreign Waters - what lures?

I travel a fair bit with my wife teaching overseas. Going on a trip where there will be rivers and ponds near where we are serving. I hope to bring two UL rods and spinning reels. Question - assuming that you only know that there will be bodies of waters where you are, but have no clue what type of ...
by ultralight
Wed May 29, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: First couple outings with 610L Graphiteleader Corto 18
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: First couple outings with 610L Graphiteleader Corto 18

Nice! Bang for the buck in made in Japan JDM, Cortos are superb values. Nice vid.
by ultralight
Thu May 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester mono.
Replies: 30
Views: 6764

Re: Ester mono.

Thanks.
by ultralight
Mon May 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester mono.
Replies: 30
Views: 6764

Re: Ester mono.

Does Palomar work well?