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by adam lancia
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?

Maxima braid is my favorite, but I haven't tried the lighter lb tests for some reason. The color does bleed, but that doesn't bother me. I've been very happy with YGK SS140 (Better than average braid, but I love the markings ) and Hitena Silky Braid (high quality and better than ss140, but not chea...
by adam lancia
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?

You could just flip the line on the spool and keep using it for another 4 years... :laugh1: :laugh1: I've tried a spool of Maxima 10# in both the ultra green and high vis yellow and I really like them both. For whatever reason, the green seems to be more supple than the yellow. They both cast really...
by adam lancia
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

If you want to spend as little as possible, but still get excellent performance, i would suggest a pixy or an alphas 103 frame with a ray's studio bfs spool. Both of these reels can be had under $100. I love my 3 Airy Red's, but he'll be limited with line capacity at the end of a long cast with the...
by adam lancia
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

What nail weight and worn were you throwing on that Neko rig ? I really think 1/8oz total (weight and worm) will be about as light as I go but maybe slightly lighter. Here’s my other concern, I see you mentioned braid. I’ll have to check their Fluoro ratings, I do prefer straight fluoro, looking at...
by adam lancia
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

What nail weight and worn were you throwing on that Neko rig ? I really think 1/8oz total (weight and worm) will be about as light as I go but maybe slightly lighter. Here’s my other concern, I see you mentioned braid. I’ll have to check their Fluoro ratings, I do prefer straight fluoro, looking at...
by adam lancia
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

If you want to spend as little as possible, but still get excellent performance, i would suggest a pixy or an alphas 103 frame with a ray's studio bfs spool. Both of these reels can be had under $100. I love my 3 Airy Red's, but he'll be limited with line capacity at the end of a long cast with the...
by adam lancia
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

In those weight ranges, I think that the Zpi Nrc001-m spool is the best for distance. If you don't have a Steez or Zillion to stick it in, my 2nd choices in your price range would be the Alphas CT 70 and the SV Light Limited. All of these spools will give you appropriate line capacity for winging q...
by adam lancia
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212344

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

What's the verdict on the AMO ZPI lookalike (34mm)...? Let me know if you have one and which reel you have used it in.
Thanks in advance!
by adam lancia
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?
Replies: 35
Views: 829

Re: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?

My favourite finesse rod isn't as high end as some mentioned here but my Tatula 7'6" MML is absolutely awesome for Neko rigs, which I use a lot for smallies here. I have it paired with a '14 Caldia 3012. My second would be my 852 GLX. So far, I only have one fish on it, but the power and taper are ...
by adam lancia
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?
Replies: 35
Views: 829

Re: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:45 am
off topic but what size reel you guys running on the 7-6" suck between 2500 or 3000 in Daiwa. I'll check out the Kage too. Sounds nice!
I had a 2506 Caldia on mine but found a good deal on a 3012 Caldia and it balances beautifully with it.
by adam lancia
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?
Replies: 35
Views: 829

Re: Finesse spinning rods.. What's your first choice?

My favourite finesse rod isn't as high end as some mentioned here but my Tatula 7'6" MML is absolutely awesome for Neko rigs, which I use a lot for smallies here. I have it paired with a '14 Caldia 3012. My second would be my 852 GLX. So far, I only have one fish on it, but the power and taper are s...
by adam lancia
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Travel rod recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Travel rod recommendations

I have the following travel rods Abu Garcia Hornet Stinger Plus 694 BFS- delicate tip but surprisingly strong. I have landed carp to 10pd among weeds on it no problem Is that the ML...? I'm looking at the 692ML BF and was wondering if the lower weight rating was accurate. I have gone down to 1/8 an...
by adam lancia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Travel rod recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Travel rod recommendations

Jaqa wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:58 pm
I have the following travel rods

Abu Garcia Hornet Stinger Plus 694 BFS- delicate tip but surprisingly strong. I have landed carp to 10pd among weeds on it no problem
Is that the ML...? I'm looking at the 692ML BF and was wondering if the lower weight rating was accurate.
by adam lancia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3092

Re: tsi 321

So, me being just smart enough to get into trouble without knowing all the ins and outs of grease and oil chemistry, I decided to mix TSI321 with some Super Lube synthetic grease to thin it out. It seems to work pretty well functionally, but I'll know how well it stuck to the gears once I tear my re...
by adam lancia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: $50 L powered (BFS?) rods?
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: $50 L powered (BFS?) rods?

Thanks for all the information and suggestions, that'll go a long way to finding a super budget, bank beater stick. I'm going to order a couple to try as well and keep you posted.