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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JDM Reel Inventory
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: JDM Reel Inventory

Daiwa seems to be pushing Gekkabijin AIR TW nland Silver Creek AIR TW out quite a bit, at least on Digitaka. Shimano Aldebaran BFS as far less frequent restocks.

Many factors
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Office ZPI out of business?
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Office ZPI out of business?

Looks like just the products listed at the end
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: What Took So Long? Megabass's P5 Bait Finesse Stick
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: What Took So Long? Megabass's P5 Bait Finesse Stick

Best part of the review it's "normal expensive" \:D/
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Is Probably the Most Important for Topwater (or Any Style of Fishing)
Replies: 22
Views: 1176

Re: Rod Is Probably the Most Important for Topwater (or Any Style of Fishing)

What are y’all using as your buzzbait rod? I assume most don’t have a dedicated buzzbait rod so curious what technique shares the same rod requirements. Buzzbait rods would require more power and the "twitchiness" of the tip isn't as important. People seem to use mono or braid for buzzbaits. If usi...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Alphas Air Tw upgraded bearings..
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: Alphas Air Tw upgraded bearings..

Decided to try a pair of the Roro ceramic ST bearings and they are noticeably quieter and smoother than the stock bearings in the alphas air tw. I guess I got lucky , still waiting for tackle trap to get some more sizes in for the hedgehog red air bfs in to try those as well. For $20 a pair I’m pre...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: KastKing Kestrel Elite BFS
Replies: 2
Views: 423

KastKing Kestrel Elite BFS

Has anyone else used the Kestrel? I want to see if my findings so far is consistent with what others have experienced. This reel actually impressed me quite a bit. Tolerances are tight and the casting is noticeably better over the Zephyr BFS. I only used it for stream fishing so far but, it was able...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Your Favorite Hardbait Company
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Your Favorite Hardbait Company

For me, I would say Jackson. They have a WIDE variety of lures. I do a lot of stream trout fishing as well as lake fishing for bass and panfish. I found there is a hardbait for every situation. Paint quality is good, good hooks/split rings, variety of sizes most times and, prices are pretty good fo...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Your Favorite Hardbait Company
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Your Favorite Hardbait Company

For me, I would say Jackson. They have a WIDE variety of lures. I do a lot of stream trout fishing as well as lake fishing for bass and panfish. I found there is a hardbait for every situation. Paint quality is good, good hooks/split rings, variety of sizes most times and, prices are pretty good for...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas AIR versus Shallow
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Alphas AIR versus Shallow

I think the issue is the braking system is tuned for PE line so, FC may be a bit crazy. I will find out though :D

As far as the Alphas SV TW, I found it to get pretty good distance.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas AIR versus Shallow
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Alphas AIR versus Shallow

Alphas AIR TW can handle that FC just fine. The SLX BFS and Curado BFS do as well.

I need to try the Gekkabijin with FC just to see how it will act.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Steez Air Tw?
Replies: 22
Views: 1132

Re: New Steez Air Tw?

The Roro spool is legit for the Steez CT. Cast great and I will echo the price to performance ratio. You get two spools (including the versatile stock spool) and a clicking drag for less money (other than the TW sale).
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Any companies making non standard tungsten bullet weights (1/12, 3/32, 1/10 specifically)
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Any companies making non standard tungsten bullet weights (1/12, 3/32, 1/10 specifically)

oops wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:00 am
Totally forgot I made this post. Thank you guys! Will definitely pick up some of these 3/32oz weights
Although not a worm weight, I been having success using these:
https://www.varivas.fishing/product/tg- ... inker-qcs/

The come in very odd sizes too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Silver Creek and Gekkabijin spool interchangeability
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Silver Creek and Gekkabijin spool interchangeability

The magnets feel the same for me. I have swapped different spools, with the spool being the only perceivable difference. Roro, Silver Cree, Gekkabijin, Alphas AIR TW spools were used.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Official ICAST 2022 Post...
Replies: 61
Views: 5072

Re: Official ICAST 2022 Post...

Idk about you all but, I don't think I have ever seen companies jumping on a trend such as BFS. Seems like every rod company has someone tripping over their words about BFS and how it is "the newest trend in fishing".