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by Houndfish
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

I use fluoro most of the time and shoot for two full casts, whatever that means for a specific combo. Thinner fluoro is so unforgiving in terms of ease of damage that I replace it far more often than thicker line, so I want as little on the spool as I can get away with. I use 15-30lb braid as a back...
by Houndfish
Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?

I would think so. My friend has a pair of them and he uses them for 1/10oz (I think) Ned rigs, so around 3/16-1/4oz total weight.
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which BFS reel?
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Which BFS reel?

Didn't know dark sleepers came that small. This changes everything. Yea, but those are my last three and I am not buying any more. They snag too easily and on 7-10lb fluoro I don't get many back. I am trying to find a tiny jighead to fit a 3" ES or FI to replicate the action for less cost. A very h...
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Which BFS reel?
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Which BFS reel?

I have an Airy Red Pixzilla that I am very very happy with for like 1/8-1/4. I don't make very long casts, so I can run 10lb Sniper in the summer and have plenty of capacity. I also have a PX68 that is feel is a lot less controlled then the Airy Red, but it's still great for 1/8oz and up, but shines...
by Houndfish
Sat May 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Let's eat !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Let's eat !!!

Ginger is a very underrated rub ingredient. I use the hell out of it for pulled pork, it adds a nice tingle without adding heat and people can never seem to guess what it is. Never tried it with ribs, but I will for sure next time. My grill/smoker/fire pit area is an awful mess and I need to kick my...
by Houndfish
Fri May 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

Yes sir. Frogs are fine on it for me.Not my first choice bait, but as a travel rod it worked well. It has a faster tip than the X4 Destruction and similar power through the taper. I have caught quite a few frog fish on the X4 destruction also, but always wished the tip was a little faster. I won’t ...
by Houndfish
Thu May 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

I looked into the Brist as well when on the shorty-frog hunt but I couldn't get past the taper. I just didn't see a way that something that soft could set a jig or a frog hook reliably. I found some translated stuff on the Fishman site talking about throwing chatterbaits on a 5.10 MXH and I could se...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Feed Lures Jungle Bash Rods?

So how do you like them? The xxxh looks like a great contender for kayak pike/musky rod. I chickened out and ended up with a purpose-built short frog rod from the JDM Daiwa Black Label line. The more I read about these short heavy game rods the more I began to think that they would be too heavy for...
by Houndfish
Wed May 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

I didn't like the sharp edge on the palming sideplate. That is what killed them for me. I have a Concept A I used as a frogging rod but I could never find a way to grip it comfortably over a longer session. I liked the reel in general, it is a great caster and very trouble free. Mine has had a bad ...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Seguar finesse fluorocarbon

Does anybody use this as main line on spinning reel? How are your thoughts and experiences with it ? Is it worth trying? Adam I used the 8lb on a BFS reel for maybe 1 month before I blew it up. During that time it was an excellent line but I never replaced it due to souring on lines that I can't ge...
by Houndfish
Tue May 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What is Daiwa doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: What is Daiwa doing?

I don't see much if any performance difference between any of the daiwa reels that I own that are not a result of spool swapping shenanigans. But to me that is the greatest strength of team daiwa, the ability to swap out spools/inductor parts to tune a reel to match whatever rod I want to stick it o...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

Some of the casting techniques sort of kind of cross over to fishing with a short and light spinning rod, but obviously with none of the fine accuracy. I fish a lot of really overgrown ponds and sometimes I only have my body width to cast in. Watching his stuff has made be think about 1, how to cast...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

To be fair non of his stuff is "off the shelf" - tools made to suit individual technique. I followed him on IG for ages, very smart living and mannered gent. Yeah, he is the very definition of dapper. I really get a kick out of him and I am glad there are rare models like that walking the earth. I ...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

I haven't seen him casting before this video. I'll definitely check some out. Luckily I have a stream with trout less than a mile from my house to practice. It will give me something new to work on. I'm pretty decent, but this dude's on another level. I haven't had any scalp piercings yet, but I di...
by Houndfish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster Casting Video
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Baitcaster Casting Video

Super efficient casting. Small motions and using the loading of the rod to almost shoot the lures where he wants. I've never even seen, or thought to use some of the motions he was using. Some could really come in handy with overhanging branches, or other obstacles. An english translation would be ...