What is your finesse casting rod?

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby Houndfish » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:08 am

LowRange wrote:
southpaw619 wrote: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 from them, a Daiwa Alphas 150H. See, I thought it was a Alphas 105H, which for the $50 they were asking, would be the steal of the century. It might have been late and there might have been beers involved. But in anycase, they do ship very fast and seem to have a good reputation. Now I just need to find someone local to split the shipping with me.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby gailt » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:01 am

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby ss30378 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:55 pm

Houndfish wrote:
LowRange wrote:
southpaw619 wrote: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


I have the 6'4" light powered version of this stick and my lightest lure that I use regularly is a 1.3g micro crankbait similar to the snap bean. I can get 40-50 feet distance with a good reel and 6lb mono. The UL version should do even better.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby LowRange » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:11 pm

Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby Houndfish » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:23 pm

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.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby Frosty » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:52 am

Definitely not BFS, but the 852 and 842 NRX are very difficult to beat. But I don't do true BFS on casting equipment

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby ccass » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:54 am

My 2 BFS rods are custom.

Phenix Mirage UL 6'1"

St Croix Legend Elite 7' Lite

The NRX 852c is a pretty nice finesse rod as well. I use mine for worms and small jigs.
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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby southpaw619 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:12 am

LowRange wrote:Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

I grabbed it, can't wait to try a solid tip! I fish exclusively small plastics in the 1-4.5 gram range and always feel a disconnect with tube rods.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby LowRange » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:17 am

southpaw619 wrote:
LowRange wrote:Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

I grabbed it, can't wait to try a solid tip! I fish exclusively small plastics in the 1-4.5 gram range and always feel a disconnect with tube rods.


Good call. It's a helluva rod.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby rgbtr196le » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 am

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby Houndfish » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:52 pm

southpaw619 wrote:
LowRange wrote:Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

I grabbed it, can't wait to try a solid tip! I fish exclusively small plastics in the 1-4.5 gram range and always feel a disconnect with tube rods.


Please report back once you have some time with it.

I got to cast my Teton around the yard a little yesterday. A PX68 w/ a DYI spool is way too much for me on that rod, I don't have the thumb for it. Switching back to the stock spool and upping my lure to ~3g was the ticket and I was getting good distance but accuracy could use some work. Very glad I got a cheaper UL rod to mess with, I am going to give it a go but might go running back to a more controllable L rod.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby ccass » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:49 pm

Houndfish wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:
LowRange wrote:Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

I grabbed it, can't wait to try a solid tip! I fish exclusively small plastics in the 1-4.5 gram range and always feel a disconnect with tube rods.


Please report back once you have some time with it.

I got to cast my Teton around the yard a little yesterday. A PX68 w/ a DYI spool is way too much for me on that rod, I don't have the thumb for it. Switching back to the stock spool and upping my lure to ~3g was the ticket and I was getting good distance but accuracy could use some work. Very glad I got a cheaper UL rod to mess with, I am going to give it a go but might go running back to a more controllable L rod.


Using a slower, more gentle casting motion should help. The rod does most of the work.
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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby LowRange » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:19 am

Houndfish wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:
LowRange wrote:Whelp, the last STC-63UL is gone. They still have the STC-64L in stock.

I grabbed it, can't wait to try a solid tip! I fish exclusively small plastics in the 1-4.5 gram range and always feel a disconnect with tube rods.


Please report back once you have some time with it.

I got to cast my Teton around the yard a little yesterday. A PX68 w/ a DYI spool is way too much for me on that rod, I don't have the thumb for it. Switching back to the stock spool and upping my lure to ~3g was the ticket and I was getting good distance but accuracy could use some work. Very glad I got a cheaper UL rod to mess with, I am going to give it a go but might go running back to a more controllable L rod.


Something may be wrong with your DIY spool. The spools know to be are very controllable. Verify its operation by grasping the inductor and rotating it. It should rotate a 1/4 turn and stop while extending outwards. If it spins freely then the industor has become unglued from the air brake mechanism and will need to be re-attached.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby Houndfish » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:04 am

I had thought of that and checked the spool after. It has the same range of motion as the stock spool. I am only maybe 4-6 months into using a casting reel, so my thumb is very inexperienced. I did some casting around with the DIY installed with the reel mounted on my Phenix rod and was able to throw the same lures around far more controllably. I am going to keep at it, but casting on land is far less forgiving then over the water, so I am still hopeful.

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Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Postby southpaw619 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Houndfish wrote:
Please report back once you have some time with it.

I got to cast my Teton around the yard a little yesterday. A PX68 w/ a DYI spool is way too much for me on that rod, I don't have the thumb for it. Switching back to the stock spool and upping my lure to ~3g was the ticket and I was getting good distance but accuracy could use some work. Very glad I got a cheaper UL rod to mess with, I am going to give it a go but might go running back to a more controllable L rod.


Will do!

Maybe try mixing up technique or reel settings and give Teton another shot. That rod can do some pretty amazing things casting with low weights. The fact that you need that much thumb makes it seem like something is a little off. The biggest joy of BFS is one handed thumb free casting.


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