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by Houndfish
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 3638

Re: BFS Training Line

It is a great line in 10# and has turned me on to FC as mainline. I use the 10# on my Steez SV w ZPI NRC001m and it is great (also for BFS). I will have to try thinner FC on my more dedicated BFS reels (Conquest BFS and Alphas ASC, Revo BF etc). Have found some good prices on Invizx and Hi-Seas 100...
by Houndfish
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 3638

Re: BFS Training Line

I wish I had a way to test the strength of 10lb Sniper, it seems a good bit stronger then it’s diameter would indicate.
by Houndfish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stadic fk spool
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Stadic fk spool

I know an Ci4 FA spool will work on an FJ reel in the 1000 size.
by Houndfish
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

OkobojiEagle wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:43 pm
can't do much better than Flame Green Fireline which is also fluorescent.

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Is this the stuff you are talking about?

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley ... -BJLX.html
by Houndfish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Most fade-resistant hi-viz braid?

I have at long last accepted that braid to leader is the only reasonable choice if I want to keep using 1000 sized spinning reels for bass fishing. I am looking for a braid that will give me the longest useful life in terms of line-watching. I am not super picky about 4 vs 8 vs whatever carrier and ...
by Houndfish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: When is an upgrade not really an upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: When is an upgrade not really an upgrade

I know that feel. I sold off a Recon 2 BFS rod this winter and have been regretting it ever since. Such a great rod for wading larger rivers, I really should have kept it around.
by Houndfish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 3638

Re: BFS Training Line

Also a good option but with one caveat. The micro guides on many BFS rods don't tolerate the braid to leader knot well. Yea, I gave up on leaders for that reason. On my UL trout/panfish combo I settled on 8lb braid. It's so thin that I am not worried about line visibility and nothing that I target ...
by Houndfish
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 3638

Re: BFS Training Line

I went the other way and found that using 15lb J-Braid (.19mm) worked well to learn on as it was thin enough to still cast well but was thick enough that I could almost always pick a backlash out with a blunt-tipped needle. As braid does not get damaged by my little accidents I rarely had to replace...
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Fuego CT for finesse?
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Fuego CT for finesse?

I have thrown a weighless Trickworm on my Fuego CT but it's at the lower range of what I can do with that reel without needing perfect thumb control as I have to drop the brakes down to about 25% to get any distance with an easy casting stroke.
by Houndfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What buzz toad setup(s) are you running?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: What buzz toad setup(s) are you running?

Seems light to me. 8-10lb test is just asking for heart break Both Big Game and YZH are very thick for their (low) rating, but it's still playing with fire running 12-14lb line unless you are only throwing them on the edges of cover. I have a few Horny Toads in my "hike-in" pond box and I fish them...
by Houndfish
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?

Try removing them with the reel inside a big clear plastic bag, so they don't fly as far. Hah, that was the plan. I have also had good luck containing small springs by working in the bathtub with the curtain pulled and the drain plugged. I would still like to get some spares though. I gave up tryin...
by Houndfish
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

E-clip size for Daiwa spools?

Hi, I want to do a little inductor swaping on my sv103 and sv105 stock spools. I am am trying to find out what the specs are for the e-clip that holds the inductor in place. It's #18 in this diagram: http://www.daiwa.com/us/service/manuals/image/baitcasting/SV105HSL.pdf I have a deep hatred of e-cli...
by Houndfish
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: MicroWave Guides Casting Distance
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: MicroWave Guides Casting Distance

I have two spinning rods with MW guides and they have ruined all other spinning rods for me. The casting distance isn't a huge improvement, but there is just a general feeling of "smoothness" that they give that I really miss when I use other rods. You don't need to cast as hard to get the same dist...
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Gene Larew Rock Badgers
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Gene Larew Rock Badgers

I have never seen those before, but a paddle tail on a swing head is an effective presentation. The Rock Badgers look like they will suffer a lot less nose-rips then most "normal" paddletails.
by Houndfish
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1-3g hard baits
Replies: 34
Views: 4774

Re: 1-3g hard baits

Just_Bass wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:55 am
I have a question for you guys, anyone change from treble hooks to single hook? What size and where to buy?
I use Owner S-75m hooks. I get them from ebay or I think Japan Lure Shop.