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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

I think it is nice that BFS is getting more attention. This article shows a very good gateway reel and what to expect from it. I do however, feel there is quite a difference between dedicated, mainstream BFS reels and the budget ones. The line, I believe is at the Alphas AIR and Scorpion BFS. The Ha...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 492

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

FWIW I have my Alphas ASC mounted on that 64UL and it's an excellent match. My Air is on the 65L, and I have an SV Light on the 68ML. I use my SV105 on the 69M and it's well suited for that rod. I wouldn't really want to use it on any of the lighter powered models, though. It's a ML-M, 1/4-5/8 type...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?

Or they just keep the same frame to cheap out. That way, they can keep profit margins where they want them. I understand the whole "aint broke dont fix it" idea but, come on. The T3 AIR was a joke to me. The reel performed very well but, it couldnt be smaller? Most of the R&D was done from previous ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Best buzzbait
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Best buzzbait

I like the Booyah buzzbaits. I picked up a few when a local store went out of business. Works really well. I took the skirt off and glued a toad on it. I turned the nose up on the toad slightly so it planes faster. Although not a true buzzbait, the Argobast Buzzplug has caught many fish for me. Cast...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 492

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

The Alphas AIR can be had for pretty cheap these days (under 200). I really like the Daiwa AIR reels as well as the new Shimano BFS reels with the FTB (finesse tuned brake). The Ray's spools are nice but, dont have the level of refinement as trye BFS spools. Picking up a true BFS reel leaves the Pi...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 492

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

The Alphas AIR can be had for pretty cheap these days (under 200). I really like the Daiwa AIR reels as well as the new Shimano BFS reels with the FTB (finesse tuned brake). The Ray's spools are nice but, dont have the level of refinement as trye BFS spools. Picking up a true BFS reel leaves the Pix...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Flip Pitch Punch Reel
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Flip Pitch Punch Reel

I use a Zillion TWS 9.1 (non-SV) with a Ray's DIY BFS spool for punching. Havent put that spool through too much abuse but, its held up well. For light punching / pitching, I use the SV version with a Steez SV 105 LTD spool. I really like the faster gear ratios. The light shallow spools make pitchin...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Dark Sleeper - wormproof?
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Dark Sleeper - wormproof?

I'll tell you something that's not worm proof, and that's a Daiwa spool case, as in the the screw top original packaging. I threw a spent Keitech in my backpack next to a couple of spare spools and looked again a week later to find the Keitech had eaten holes right through the cases. Strangely enou...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ordering from Mudhole
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ordering from Mudhole

I last ordered from the in Dec 2018. I never had issues with them.

Create an account and build a cart. After a couple days, they will send you an email saying "Will this reel you back (or in)?" Its a 10%off coupon.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone Use Rembrandtreel service?
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Anyone Use Rembrandtreel service?

If you don't mind waiting extensive periods of time for sub par work, and dealing with an arrogant wanker who will tell you to go pound sand if you don't cradle his bag... Then yes, he's your man. Dragging your sack across broken glass does sound less painful, and at the end of the day, the finishe...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anyone Use Rembrandtreel service?
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Anyone Use Rembrandtreel service?

He does reel work on the side. He paints cars for a living. Best to reach out to him via Instagram.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Where to purchase JDM blanks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

NorCoMike wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 am
I have built a couple on the matagi t-russel mebaru blanks. When I need matagi parts I talk to Casey at voodoo rods. I should be receiving a couple matagi tr68 super big ponds this week to build some new ultralights!
How did the builds go?
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deep cranking rod?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Deep cranking rod?

The Legend Glass 7'11 Heavy is a good deep crank rod. I have been able to work a variety of cranks from 8-30 feet. Loads nice and keeps fished pinned pretty well too.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 2957

Re: Bantam MGL

I like mine. I am using it for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and other resistance baits. Really smooth and good power. I wouldnt pair it up with an NRX. It deserves to be worked as Shimano designed it to do. What gear ratio are you using? I want to order one for similar purposes, but I am hesitant about ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL
Replies: 45
Views: 2957

Re: Bantam MGL

I like mine.

I am using it for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and other resistance baits. Really smooth and good power.

I wouldnt pair it up with an NRX. It deserves to be worked as Shimano designed it to do.