Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby timinmo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:29 pm

I have an ultra light casting rod made on a NFC 5'4" spin jig blank. An old school Calcutta Conquest 51 lives on it but maybe I need to try the BFS on it. I got on a kick of making casting rods out of light and ultra light spinning blanks. Some worked out great some not so much. While I like fast and extra fast rods it seems that for BFS a little slower blanks works better, at least for me.

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby Winstondry » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 am

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


I'll have to pull mine out from the dusty dark, I forgot I had it until seeing this thread. I've been using an old Kistler Helium LTA, I mean really old rod for my UL casting duties but I think the Daiko is about to get resurrected!

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby ss30378 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:56 pm

You could try to find a st croix legend inshore extra light powered rod. 6'6" and I've casted down to 1g with it.

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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:49 am

I've had my eye on these. I really dislike buying a rod and not being able to handle it before purchase.
My most recent internet purchase ended up with a rod that just felt to light to me but from a very reputable maker (EDGE) that exchanged no questions asked at a local show so i ended up leaving with several others............
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:29 am

mhood wrote:
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:



Just checking in to see if your still kicking or if that rod can be had for a song........ :whistle:
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:43 am

Also wanting to dig this thread up again also as I am still looking for a few light duty casting rods for trout fishing. The closest that i have found and like so far is the edge inshore rod.
Anyone else have any good reviews for great casting rod for trout?
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby ccass » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:20 am

1nutinthewater wrote:Also wanting to dig this thread up again also as I am still looking for a few light duty casting rods for trout fishing. The closest that i have found and like so far is the edge inshore rod.
Anyone else have any good reviews for great casting rod for trout?


What size trout? For Brookies, I have a pretty sweet rod I got from AliExpress for like 65 bucks. Super impressed with it. A parabolic bend without being squishy or whipped. Responsive on the cast and cool cosmetics.

Here is a review/test of the rod:
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:51 am

Trout in the mountain lakes here are in the 1-5# range. I really like the EDGE 622 that was the recent sale but am looking for a few others to try. I do have a Kuying on the way as well along with 3 new spinning rods which i really do not need...................
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby mhood » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 am

1nutinthewater wrote:
mhood wrote:
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:



Just checking in to see if your still kicking or if that rod can be had for a song........ :whistle:


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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:48 pm

mhood wrote:
1nutinthewater wrote:
mhood wrote:
1nutinthewater wrote:
mhood wrote:
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:



Just checking in to see if your still kicking or if that rod can be had for a song........ :whistle:


I h8 to disappoint you but.... :big grin:


Thats great news! I got tired of waiting! :lol:


Got to put in some serious hours using the Edge rod with the conquest and really enjoyed it. Landed many trout with the largest 3.5#. As soon as my carb gets rebuilt I am going for larger prey!
I ordered a few Major craft rods to try out next...........
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Re: Rod for calcutta conquest bfs?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 am

The Kuying Teton 662 is an incredible buy at $65. I purchased one just to have a cheapo beater and am very impressed and use it more than a few of the Major Craft Corzza's that I purchased at the same time. The rod load up and flings 7 grams beautifully and for a 2 power rod is quite light. I would say its much more like a 1.
My favorite stick at the moment.............
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