BFS and Trout baitcast combos

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Craigthor » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Dalleinf » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:02 pm

Craigthor, beautiful combos. I tried to get the Smith Be Sticky 5’7” from amazon.co.jp but for some reason they will not ship that rod.

Edwards, for some reason your image doesnt load (in my browser).

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by lifeofRiley » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:33 am

I never thought I'd purchase a bfs setup because I bass fish and never saw the point. But now that I recently got into trout fishing my interest is piqued. What is your suggestion for stream trout fishing with spinners, mainly number 9 and 15 panther Martins? The waters I fish routinely kick out browns in the upper teens, and there is a chance for a true whopper in the 7+ pound category. Thanks for any input. Oh, and I'm looking for a shorter rod due top overhanging cover and foliage.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Dalleinf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:09 am

I mainly use spinners for (sea run) brown trout - Mepps/Ilba/Mapso size 2 and 3 plus some Panther Martin size 4 and 6. All spinners weigh approximately 3 to 7 gram (1/8 to 1/4 oz). My biggest trout was 28.5” (8+ lbs I guess) and they get much bigger, which I hope to find using BFS/trout casting gear. I use thin braided line, mostly, so a moderate (or mod-fast) action rod is quite important to me.

As noted earlier, I have been really happy with the Daiwa Wise Stream 62LB, which is rated for 2-10 gram lures.
I also have the Major Craft Fine Tail, which does not suit my style of fishing as well as the Daiwa rod. I prefer slightly longer rods with a little backbone for the big-ish fish I encounter. I do experience double digit numbers of fish on rare trips, with my best day giving 4 fish around the 25” mark. That day I used the Daiwa Wise Stream and it handled the challenge with style - I felt in control despite the short trout rod.

I am slightly hooked on trying the Smith rods (Craigthor), esp. the 5’7”, and the Daiwa Silver Creek AGS (Hobie-Wan).

For you using bigger PMs (3/8 oz plus), perhaps arod from Tenryu og Palms
https://fishing.tenryu-magna.com/trout/rayz.html
http://www.palms.co.jp/rod/product/?nam ... erformance
I seem to recall that Palms also make a medium power 7 foot trout casting rod. How short do you want it? Difficult to find short (<6 foot) and m-mh power (3/8 oz+) trout rods.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Edward78 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:08 am

My Daiwa SS Air on a Kuyinf Teton TTC-632UL rod, This was my first trout of the year

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Dalleinf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:19 am

Edward78 wrote:My Daiwa SS Air on a Kuyinf Teton TTC-632UL rod, This was my first trout of the year

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Very nice. Thx!!! How do you like the SS AIR?

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Craigthor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 am

Dalleinf wrote:Craigthor, beautiful combos. I tried to get the Smith Be Sticky 5’7” from amazon.co.jp but for some reason they will not ship that rod.

Edwards, for some reason your image doesnt load (in my browser).
I’ll look tonite when I get home, I believe the place I got my Smiths from had one of the 5’7” left and they do ship stateside. Getting ready to head out for work right now.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Craigthor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:33 am

lifeofRiley wrote:I never thought I'd purchase a bfs setup because I bass fish and never saw the point. But now that I recently got into trout fishing my interest is piqued. What is your suggestion for stream trout fishing with spinners, mainly number 9 and 15 panther Martins? The waters I fish routinely kick out browns in the upper teens, and there is a chance for a true whopper in the 7+ pound category. Thanks for any input. Oh, and I'm looking for a shorter rod due top overhanging cover and foliage.
The Smiths are an amazing rod, haven’t got to test the 4’3” version but the 4’7” did everything an then some when I went out last weekend. They are rated from 1-7g I use a lot of 5g spoons, currently building a box of 5g spoons I’ll have more on that as everything arrives.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Edward78 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 am

Dalleinf wrote:
Edward78 wrote:My Daiwa SS Air on a Kuyinf Teton TTC-632UL rod, This was my first trout of the year

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Very nice. Thx!!! How do you like the SS AIR?
Its new and that was the first time out and I love it, very easy to get dialed in and cast 1/8oz Inline Spinners, spoons and jerkbaits very far. I have 12lb Gliss on it and this will be the last time I use Gliss, its very slick and cast nice but I snagged up with a 8lb fluoro leader it still broke the 12lb Gliss and not the leader. Other than that It was a good day of fishing.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by ss30378 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 pm

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Dalleinf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:04 pm

Wow, pretty combo and impressive numbers. I have mostly used my Daiwas for the past year or two. Perhaps I should do more with my Shimanos.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by poisonokie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 am

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MS-X 65L/BF+SV Light

This combo is going to get a LOT of use this year. Too bad it's in the 30's today... :x
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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by poisonokie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:41 pm

Craigthor wrote:Image
How do those rods cast? I'm thinking of a Finetail 502L myself.
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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Craigthor » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:45 pm

poisonokie wrote:[

How do those rods cast? I'm thinking of a Finetail 502L myself.
Amazing, they act a lot like a glass rod reacts. Load up great and can cast as far as I’d need. Haven’t tried to bomb with them as I don’t have the space anyways. Also great for getting into really tight quarters.

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Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Post by Edward78 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:54 am

poisonokie wrote:Image

MS-X 65L/BF+SV Light

This combo is going to get a LOT of use this year. Too bad it's in the 30's today... :x
Is that the SV light limited, I just got one yesterday in the mail along with a Alphas Air Stream Custom. I cant wait to get out and try them out.

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