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by Bronzeye
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Stren Super Braid
Replies: 7
Views: 4196

Re: Stren Super Braid

I have a box. It touts: "Only Stren Super Braid features Advanced Microbond Technology. This exclusive AMT compact construction results in a smooth, round, small diameter braid,,,," There is no mention of what it is made of, so I assume it's Dyneema subjected to some kind of treatment (coating? heat...
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 65
Views: 11576

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

Houndfish,

Thanks for sharing this interesting data. One would have thought that in giving nonstandard weight designations (1/15, 1/20) for its heads, Z-Man was at least rounding them to the nearest reported unit of weight.
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?
Replies: 6
Views: 5812

Re: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?

I've spent a lot of time on bass water and have never seen little bass do this. Unless later posters say they've seen this, it is probably too rare for an answer to provide strategic value. I doubt that they were leaping to escape a half-hour onslaught of predation, because they readily bit your lur...
by Bronzeye
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212508

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

jvelth74 wrote:^^Momo's Honeycomb spool weights 6.6 g with bearing.
And is pricey, but WOW!

Thanks for the info and link.
by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212508

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

I just jumped into this thread and don't see a scale reading for the empty spool weight. What was it?
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS rod question
Replies: 15
Views: 3803

Re: BFS rod question

I understand. I hadn't had those scenarios in mind.
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS rod question
Replies: 15
Views: 3803

Re: BFS rod question

Hi all, ... I'm mostly a stream trout guy & am interested in a BFS setup for tossing small jerkbaits & spinners. ...I prefer longer rods & most of the ones I am seeing are short for my taste. ...I'll probably mostly be throwing 1/8 -3/8 oz lures & at times a jig & bobber or even bottom bouncing wit...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL Reel Spool's "LIP" - Shimano vs Daiwa
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: UL Reel Spool's "LIP" - Shimano vs Daiwa

I must have been just starting to type my reply as hoohoorjoo posted his. He says he got the same casting distance from Shimano spools (presumably the same size) with a thin lip as he did with those having a tapered lip. That suggests there's no practical difference. Others' experience? Links to vid...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL Reel Spool's "LIP" - Shimano vs Daiwa
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: UL Reel Spool's "LIP" - Shimano vs Daiwa

One can fill a Daiwa spinning reel to quite close to the lip because of the spool's reverse taper, which I think is a Daiwa-patented feature. Doing that with a level-filled spool--or worse, one that tapers toward the rotor--invites frequent casting snarls. Because other makes have to start with the ...
by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3943

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

I would prefer to catch the fish that I pursue on UL tackle on single-hook hard baits (among which I include a marabou jig) simply because of the speed of unhooking one fish and casting for another. But I've found soft-bodied baits so much more effective for smaller warm-water species that I usually...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado K....5 gear ratio?
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Curado K....5 gear ratio?

I still own a 1977 Quick Champion 700B baitcaster that, with just a 4.7:1 ratio, retrieves 2" more per handle turn than my Curado 200E5. The key is its larger-diameter spool. I don't use it any more, for a number of reasons. Does anyone know of a modern cranking reel with a ratio of 5.4:1 or below, ...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 5832

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident ." Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Choice: http://tackletour.com/rev...
by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 27505

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

A transom mount Minn Kota 3HP motor worth, if I remember right, $400+. I had just installed a lock to prevent its theft; unfortunately, that required backing off one of the clamp knobs part of one turn to fit the lock bar slot. While fishing, I forgot the Minn Kota was down when I took off with the ...
by Bronzeye
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons

Thanks! Here is a link to the "sizing chart": https://daiwafishing.com.au/light-tough/