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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 9084

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

I got that spool on the way!!! Cant wait to throw it in my Alphas AIR TW and get to work on the streams
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3006

Re: Is Daiwa becoming a Tatula???

''OMG Daiwa is lacking so much pink in their reeels''. ''OMG Daiwa pleaaase make a soft masculinity reeeel''. Come on... The 4.9 ratio Daiwa Catalina TWS has some tasteful pink accents...and that reel is meant for buisness with the 4.9 gears and 100mm handle plus power grips... :-k ...maybe the low...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Dream Jig Rod Build
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: Dream Jig Rod Build

I will be building up a 736 SJ X-Ray that I'm hoping to use for 1/2 oz jigs. I'm using the G2 carbon split grip with a CCT real seat and torzite guide train. The running guides will be a combination of size 5 and 4.5. I plan on epoxying the butt cap last and will add some tungsten if it doesn't bal...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 46
Views: 1533

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

I use spinning gear for bush fishing. Been doing more and more of it. There are some nice hidden spots if you are willing to machete your way to them. I prefer short BFS gear for bush fishing. The one handed casting is really nice in that thick brush. I cast spinning gear with one hand. Is that not...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 46
Views: 1533

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

I will add that dropshotting does feel better with a spinning reel to me.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 46
Views: 1533

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

fishonsc wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am
I use spinning gear for bush fishing. Been doing more and more of it. There are some nice hidden spots if you are willing to machete your way to them.
I prefer short BFS gear for bush fishing. The one handed casting is really nice in that thick brush.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 9084

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Got the reel yesterday. Went for some trout fishing with 6lb invizx and a kuying Teton 662l (2-10g). I mostly fished upstream with 2.7 to 4.5 gram spoons and spinners, which gave dozens of small trout. Also used an Illex/Jackall Tricoroll 56MD-f downstream briefly to capture a larger sea-run trout....
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 9084

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

I fished a friends one lately and am quite disappointed with how it palms - rod tip down I place my index finger on the chin piece - wasn’t comfortable, just like the Tatula CT / zillion sv tw frame. His Steez CT was super comfy tho. Daiwa knows how to upsell 🙄 So it plams worse than a normal Alpha...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 9084

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

I fished a friends one lately and am quite disappointed with how it palms - rod tip down I place my index finger on the chin piece - wasn’t comfortable, just like the Tatula CT / zillion sv tw frame. His Steez CT was super comfy tho. Daiwa knows how to upsell 🙄 So it plams worse than a normal Alpha...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri May 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 41
Views: 2027

Re: Short BFS rod

Rods with "BFS" have pretty stiff backbones and look like M powered rods from stripper guide to the butt and are often times even more rigid that many M powered rods in the back half of the rod. My L and UL Volkey sure are. Guys will buy BFS sticks thinking that "BFS" just means a casting rod that ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri May 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What BFS reel to get?
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: What BFS reel to get?

you guys are killing me man, Make me wanna get a CT but Im like conquest or na The weight and size difference alone would drive me to the CT. The CT is super smooth too. I never used the Conquest BFS but, I wouldn't think would complain about the CT smoothness at all. Its a really nice reel stock. ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu May 28, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What BFS reel to get?
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: What BFS reel to get?

With BFS, casting weights matter. With the fish you mentioned, a longer rod 5'6ish will help cushion the pulling of the bigger fish. Line choice also drives rod taper and vice versa.

My new Alphas SV TW is on its way from Japan Tackle. Cant wait.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed May 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 41
Views: 2027

Re: Short BFS rod

I got a short 4'7" XUL solid carbon BFS rod I have been using for years. I have caught MANY stream trout, to pike and everything in between. Durable, light and sensitive. I have no issue casting sub 1gr lures and also being able to boat flip big bluegill and small bass with it. It is my favorite ro...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue May 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 41
Views: 2027

Re: Short BFS rod

I got a short 4'7" XUL solid carbon BFS rod I have been using for years. I have caught MANY stream trout, to pike and everything in between. Durable, light and sensitive. I have no issue casting sub 1gr lures and also being able to boat flip big bluegill and small bass with it. It is my favorite rod...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue May 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 41
Views: 2027

Re: Short BFS rod

This isn't exactly what I was looking for but found this 4'1", 1.25 m, telescopic rod. I already own the 6'2" version in both spin and baitcast. At $23 bucks I thought why not? https://i.postimg.cc/xjykkX1B/IMG-0879.png You got it? Let us know how it is once you've had a chance to fish with it. It ...