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by Houndfish
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle addict vs fisherman?
Replies: 44
Views: 5076

Re: Tackle addict vs fisherman?

I have only been fishing for about 3-4 years now and only "seriously" for bass for about one year, though I did managed to get out easily 3-5 days a week for most of last season. I fish from the bank or kayak, so all of my combos are in constant risk of either going overboard, getting toss...
by Houndfish
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Yea, I could not justify the shipping for a single rod and honestly want to see how the Teton I ordered works out for me. I suspect I will end up going custom if I end up wanting a nicer BFS rod in any case.
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

the STC-63UL is certainly an ultra light rated BFS rod that is capable of casting 2 grams very well. Well now I really want one, I don't ever really mess with spinners below 1/16oz/ Also, I had looked at bass.co.jp before, but never found the rods. In fact, I just received a reel that I ordered fro...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

I would be cautious fishing a Teton, any UL-L trout rod, or Ajing rod from a kayak. It will be difficult to land fish from kayak without snapping rod. The Teton 662L snaps much easier than the UL ones though so maybe the 6ft UL Trout would be something worth trying as test for $50. Honestly if you ...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 634
Views: 68655

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Ah, got you. Hopefully I will never have to remove it again, I am pretty happy with the Air BFS bearing and can't see a reason to change it. Hell, I hope to not have to remove it from the reel very often, the thing is so light and thin that I fear even a fall of a few inches to my workbench could da...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Why would you go with the slower gearing, more power?

I am intrigued with the 9.1 as most of my other reels are in the 6.X range and I want to see what a really fast reel is like. I also kinda like the green :D
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 634
Views: 68655

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

I noticed this as well, the spool pin is actually tapered. The only thing that really holds it in place is the textured part of the pin. Could be an issue in the long run if the pin gets loose over time, and comes out when the reel is disengaged. I don't know enough about the inner workings of the ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 634
Views: 68655

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

I picked one of these up for my PX68 and the reel will now cast lower weights than my rod will load without a lot of force. With a lot of force it will throw a true 1/8oz lure as far as the combo used to be able to throw a 1/4oz one, which was it's old comfortable lower limi. I do worry about the du...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

I have also been looking at both of these reels and am in a similar state of indecision. My primary use for it will be pitching 3/8-5/8 total weight jigs and t-rigs from the bank and making short target casts/skips with the same lures. Secondary uses will be chatterbaits and spinners. The reel will ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Bootytrain wrote:Whats your price range?


About $150-200, shipped. While I think really want a rod this light and short, I have been known to get overly excited before, so I want an inexpensive rod to fish for a season to make sure it works out how I envision it before I invest in a nicer one.
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Thanks for all that info! I had been eyeing the Kuying Teton as it seemed like a good low cost option to see if I really want an UL casting rod and the price is low enough to take a chance on one. I stuck my PX68 on one of my UL spinning rods and it seemed to cast tiny spinners pretty well, if absur...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smallest Catch
Replies: 37
Views: 2318

Re: Smallest Catch

The idea is using a cheaper blank is a cool idea, but I think 7' is the limit of what fits in my car. Part of the lure of tenkara is that the rod, line, and lures all will fit in the water bottle pocket on my pack.
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smallest Catch
Replies: 37
Views: 2318

Re: Smallest Catch

I have seen breem/crappie poles in stores before but I don't know the first thing about them. Are they made for casting or just trolling/dipping?

I have a $5 tenkara rod I got from ebay, it is utter trash but was enough to get me excited about catching the tinyist of fish.
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 30506

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

I spent the weekend reading this thread, lots of good info in here, but I still have some questions I would love some thoughts on. Right now my finesse casting combo is a PX68 with BFS Air bearings and a DYI spool. I have it mounted on a PHX-C682. With it I can cast a true 1/8oz lure (4' Zoom worm w...
by Houndfish
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smallest Catch
Replies: 37
Views: 2318

Re: Smallest Catch

Here is my small collection of small fish: This is the first fish I ever caught; http://i.imgur.com/NADKo1Tl.jpg?1 And this is my first bass; http://i.imgur.com/tVlekIMl.jpg?1 but this is the smallest fish I have ever caught on a lure, not bait; http://i.imgur.com/iCUEaT9l.jpg I have been drooling o...

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