Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:12 am

LowRange wrote:If you would like to try out this BFS thing and want to keep the cost down, I would recommend a Daiwa Tatula CT and a Ray's Studio DIY spool for Tatula CT. Total cost should be around $135. If you find out that BFS isn't for you, you'll still have a Tatula CT with stock spool to use.

Daiwa Tatula CT: https://www.amazon.com/Daiwa-TACT100H-T ... iwa+tatula

Tatula CT DIY spool: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... 87bb5f86a4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIY-DAIWA-TATUL ... b1FiiLmtKw


This^

For those that just want to try out BFS on a budget, pair the above reel/spool with an Ugly Stik Elite UL rod:

http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-rods-casting-rods/ugly-stik-elite-casting-rod/1365092.html

I like fishing with the rod so much I'm stripping off the guides and replacing them with Fuji K Alconite mid-micros.

It is an even better match with the Tat CT Type-R if you want to splurge a bit :)

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby Jrob » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:33 pm

Links for those interested:

http://www.finesse-fishing.com/finesse- ... -rods.html ---- Gear

http://www.finesse-fishing.com/shop-spinning-line.html ----- Line

This is where I bought the rod and line. Really nice to see a shop opening for the ultralight JDM enthusiast!

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby Houndfish » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:50 pm

Nice! It seems like it is owned by the guy who runs tenkarabum.com. By all accounts he is a stand up guy and great to deal with. Really looking forward to seeing what he has to offer.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby Jrob » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:15 am

Houndfish wrote:Nice! It seems like it is owned by the guy who runs tenkarabum.com. By all accounts he is a stand up guy and great to deal with. Really looking forward to seeing what he has to offer.

Yes, same guy. I have bought many things from him on Tenkarabum.com. Great guy!

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby Jrob » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:16 am

Can someone please PM me who I can send some pictures to to put up on here. Presso AGS 62ML-B is in a box at home!

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby freelancer27 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:49 am

Jrob wrote:Here's a list of bait finesse system trout rods I have found in my research. This is not complete so please ad any you can think of. These are designed for the Japanese market. Some are for native trout (think streams/rivers). Some are made for area trout (think stocked ponds with large fish at times). There are many manufacturers that make rods for this purpose. I won't list all the model numbers but give you an idea of what to research.
Daiwa: Silver Creek AGS, Silver Creek,Wise Stream, Presso AGS, and Area Bum.
Shimano: Cardiff NX, AX
Tenryu: search the Rayz series of rods
Smith JP: Be Sticky trout models
Megabass: Great Hunting Trout Rod
Abu Garcia:Diplomat, Troutin Marquis, Massbeat Extreme
Palms: egeria
Major Craft Fine Tail series

Reels:
Shimano :Aldebaran BFS (XG limited and XG), Calcutta Conquest BFS, Scorpion BFS,
Daiwa: SS Air, T3, Alphas Air
Abu Garcia: Revo LTX-BF8

Many reels can be modified with specialized parts to make them "BFS" reels. Those are just a few of the best out of the box BFS ready models available. Again, please ad any others you can think of or come across. I want to help anyone in their quest! :)


I see that you have the Aldabaran and Conquest BFS. How would you compare the two, what are the pros and cons, which one would you pick if you could only have one?

Thanks!

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby ccass » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:42 pm

freelancer27 wrote:
Jrob wrote:Here's a list of bait finesse system trout rods I have found in my research. This is not complete so please ad any you can think of. These are designed for the Japanese market. Some are for native trout (think streams/rivers). Some are made for area trout (think stocked ponds with large fish at times). There are many manufacturers that make rods for this purpose. I won't list all the model numbers but give you an idea of what to research.
Daiwa: Silver Creek AGS, Silver Creek,Wise Stream, Presso AGS, and Area Bum.
Shimano: Cardiff NX, AX
Tenryu: search the Rayz series of rods
Smith JP: Be Sticky trout models
Megabass: Great Hunting Trout Rod
Abu Garcia:Diplomat, Troutin Marquis, Massbeat Extreme
Palms: egeria
Major Craft Fine Tail series

Reels:
Shimano :Aldebaran BFS (XG limited and XG), Calcutta Conquest BFS, Scorpion BFS,
Daiwa: SS Air, T3, Alphas Air
Abu Garcia: Revo LTX-BF8

Many reels can be modified with specialized parts to make them "BFS" reels. Those are just a few of the best out of the box BFS ready models available. Again, please ad any others you can think of or come across. I want to help anyone in their quest! :)


I see that you have the Aldabaran and Conquest BFS. How would you compare the two, what are the pros and cons, which one would you pick if you could only have one?

Thanks!


The Aldebaran is lighter and has a faster gear ratio. The Conquest is more refined and solid.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby freelancer27 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:01 pm

ccass wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:
Jrob wrote:Here's a list of bait finesse system trout rods I have found in my research. This is not complete so please ad any you can think of. These are designed for the Japanese market. Some are for native trout (think streams/rivers). Some are made for area trout (think stocked ponds with large fish at times). There are many manufacturers that make rods for this purpose. I won't list all the model numbers but give you an idea of what to research.
Daiwa: Silver Creek AGS, Silver Creek,Wise Stream, Presso AGS, and Area Bum.
Shimano: Cardiff NX, AX
Tenryu: search the Rayz series of rods
Smith JP: Be Sticky trout models
Megabass: Great Hunting Trout Rod
Abu Garcia:Diplomat, Troutin Marquis, Massbeat Extreme
Palms: egeria
Major Craft Fine Tail series

Reels:
Shimano :Aldebaran BFS (XG limited and XG), Calcutta Conquest BFS, Scorpion BFS,
Daiwa: SS Air, T3, Alphas Air
Abu Garcia: Revo LTX-BF8

Many reels can be modified with specialized parts to make them "BFS" reels. Those are just a few of the best out of the box BFS ready models available. Again, please ad any others you can think of or come across. I want to help anyone in their quest! :)


I see that you have the Aldabaran and Conquest BFS. How would you compare the two, what are the pros and cons, which one would you pick if you could only have one?

Thanks!


The Aldebaran is lighter and has a faster gear ratio. The Conquest is more refined and solid.


Thanks. Got the Alde BFS and since I was still craving the Conquest feel in small form factor (i have the 401) I got the 101HG in mint condition for 280 USD.

Havent used the Aldebaran BFS much yet (winter time is big swimbait time ;) )

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby RIng » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:12 pm

I have 2 JDM rods and a Scorpion BFS now and a Alphas Air , and a Conquest BFS on the way . I will be experimenting with 2 fly rod blanks building them into rods for trout and perch UL and XXUL BFS rods . It is going to be a very interesting new year .

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby Sore Thumb » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:14 am

RIng wrote:I have 2 JDM rods and a Scorpion BFS now and a Alphas Air , and a Conquest BFS on the way . I will be experimenting with 2 fly rod blanks building them into rods for trout and perch UL and XXUL BFS rods . It is going to be a very interesting new year .

How will you bind the guides? Spiral or normal placement? Have a 3 piece 8wt I am thinking of using for something similar. TIA.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Postby RIng » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:27 am

I will be warping them on straight .


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