Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

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Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 am

Recently purchased the calcutta conquest BFS HG for trout fishing. I will be using it in the boat fishing lakes where the fish run 1-3 # and occasionally over 5#. It will be used to throw mostly 1/4 oz spinners and spoons.
Currently have it on a G Loomis E6X 842 but it is a little heavy for my intended use.
Looking for input on a good rod to pair with this reel.
Also since I can nearly spool it on a light cast anyone changed out the spool for a deeper version on this reel with success?
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby Cal » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:00 am

Mine paired nicely with Phenix's TX-713C K2
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:25 am

Cal wrote:Mine paired nicely with Phenix's TX-713C K2


Hmm...a review must be coming in the future???
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:44 am

What # line are you using? Perhaps going to something smaller would help some.

I would be looking at a ML or Light rod. The Majorcraft Speedstlye rods would be a good option.

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 am

Since I have not yet fished it and have only been casting in the pasture I have on 6# trilene. I did just purchase a spool of 8# nanofil to test out as well.
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby freelancer27 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:17 am

I have my '16 Aldebaran BFS paired with a UL Belkey (1/32 - 1/4). Reel is spooled with #15 braid with a 3 feet yo zuri #8 leader.

Works so far!

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:19 am

Are there any good american made rods for this reel? Seems like all I am finding are JDM rods for this light use.
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby mhood » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Find a used Daiko BRSC-64L and never look back. ;)
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:12 pm

Find a used Daiko BRSC-64L and never look back. ;)

Quick check yields nothing.........
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby Farnorth » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:34 pm

Daiko is no longer making rods. You would need to find a used or old stock one.

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby timinmo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:40 pm

Custom rod from Batson/Rainshadow Immortal Walleye Spinning blank. 6'2" rated fast action, Light power 1/16 to 1/4 oz, 4 to10 lb line. The color of the blank almost matches the BFS reel perfectly. While it is rated as a fast action it seems a little more toward moderate. I have thrown 1/16 oz spinner baits with ease. I need to try an 1/16 oz jig head or bare weight but it is about 15 degrees here and I'm not in a hurry.

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Anyone tried the Edge rods from Gary Loomis? I have a few friends that are telling me they are in a class by themselves and no longer use the Loomis rods.
I see they make a few finesse rods and are on sale at $230
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby mhood » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Farnorth wrote:Daiko is no longer making rods. You would need to find a used or old stock one.


Yes, it would be a search for a used one but it's hands down the best light BC rod I ever had the pleasure to fish with.
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:54 am

mhood wrote:
Farnorth wrote:Daiko is no longer making rods. You would need to find a used or old stock one.


Yes, it would be a search for a used one but it's hands down the best light BC rod I ever had the pleasure to fish with.


I have searched to jupiter and back with no luck finding one of these. Please let me know if you have any avenue of obtaining a used model as it does sound like a great rod.
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby mhood » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:30 pm

1nutinthewater wrote:
mhood wrote:
Farnorth wrote:Daiko is no longer making rods. You would need to find a used or old stock one.


Yes, it would be a search for a used one but it's hands down the best light BC rod I ever had the pleasure to fish with.


I have searched to jupiter and back with no luck finding one of these. Please let me know if you have any avenue of obtaining a used model as it does sound like a great rod.


I'm getting pretty old. Watch this space and maybe you could help my widow pry mine from my cold dead hands. :big grin:
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