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by Alphahawk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod

Since Global Rakuten closed it has become more difficult to get Graphiteleader rods for us in the states. I have contacted several of the shops that sell the Super Bellezza but none will ship FedEx or DHL.....and no telling when I would get it with the slowdown of EMS to the states.

Regards
by Alphahawk
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Did I choose the correct size for my new Daiwa Exist LT FC?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Did I choose the correct size for my new Daiwa Exist LT FC?

Hello guys ! Just recieved my new Daiwa Exist LT FC 2500S - C from Japan(through Ebay), and was hit with an instant doubt regarding the size of the reel. I have not opened it yet, so it is eligible for return if I choose to do so. I will be using the reel for trout, pretty much exclusively, working...
by Alphahawk
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.

Interesting rod. What type of fishing do you feel it is best suited for, Randy? Your usual twitching Trout Magnets on the bottom or something else? I have only used it with a 1 gram jig head with a Trout Magnet up until now. It certainly excels at that. I have several 3 gram vibration baits.....sma...
by Alphahawk
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.

Trout Bloke wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:39 am
This is a tubular tip rod?
Yes.....

Regards
by Alphahawk
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.

I have had my eye on this rod since it first came out but was reluctant to purchase. From what I had gathered Abu Garcia is not a big ajing rod player in Japan. The rod is made in China and while I have several rods manufactured in China I have gotten used to build quality of "Made In Japan" rods......
by Alphahawk
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Polyester line on bfs gear
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Polyester line on bfs gear

How are the handling qualities of polyester line and any advantage over flouro lines? Would it be a good bfs line? I have no clue how it will do on BFS gear. The advantage over FC line on spinning gear is...extreme sensitivity....extreme casting distance. The stuff is great for very light lures...1...
by Alphahawk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL trout lures from japan - hooks?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: UL trout lures from japan - hooks?

As said the Cultiva micro swivels. As to jig heads none sharper than the Daiwa Gekkabijin jig head....problems is finding them. For trout lures I would check out Finesse Fishing website.....he has some good ones. Now for a huge recommendation of a lure that trout love. The Timon Metal Kuroball 3.5 g...
by Alphahawk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Drop shot rod recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Drop shot rod recommendation

I tangle with larger fish quite often on JDM UL rods....no 7 pound trout though. I have a 2017 Finezza Prototype that is not much fun catching crappie and bluegill on. It is superb rod for smallies...white bass......even large mouth. I use area trout rods to target Spotted bass in the 15-17 inch ra...
by Alphahawk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Drop shot rod recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Drop shot rod recommendation

I tangle with larger fish quite often on JDM UL rods....no 7 pound trout though. I have a 2017 Finezza Prototype that is not much fun catching crappie and bluegill on. It is superb rod for smallies...white bass......even large mouth. I use area trout rods to target Spotted bass in the 15-17 inch ran...
by Alphahawk
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: JDM line recommendation for UL trout fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: JDM line recommendation for UL trout fishing

Thanks a lot guys. The gosen braid is in stock at digitaka, so will probably go for that for now. I will see if I go for soft FC or not. Spools with leader are so small. I like to re-tie pretty often. Usually use a rod length worth of leader. I will see what I can find. .16mm(4lb) is apparantly #1 ...
by Alphahawk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: JDM line recommendation for UL trout fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: JDM line recommendation for UL trout fishing

Thanks a lot guys. The gosen braid is in stock at digitaka, so will probably go for that for now. I will see if I go for soft FC or not. Spools with leader are so small. I like to re-tie pretty often. Usually use a rod length worth of leader. I will see what I can find. .16mm(4lb) is apparantly #1 ...
by Alphahawk
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod

I own 2 rods from the Ice Cube series.....but nothing over 6’ 11”. They make a very good rod.......sensitivity is off the charts. Regards Sounds compelling. I see the only model left on digitaka is a solid tip model. Not really sure how that will work with spoons and plugs. Do you know what type of...
by Alphahawk
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod

WRT alternatives for Trout Magnets, look at Crazy Fish as a brand, plenty of options and widely available the EU. Thanks, I will have a look around. So, I'm pretty much set on the Major Craft rod, but I while browsing I stumbled upon the Tict Icecube IC-74FS-Sis . Anyone have any experience with th...
by Alphahawk
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod

Sounds like you need two rods to do what you want to do. I do not own any stream trout rods but do own 4 area rods.....and another is on the way. I have 3 Fine Tail Banshee rods...a 6 foot SUL.....a 6’ 7” L action.....a 5’ 9” XUL on the way....1 Palms Egeria in a 6’ 4”, and a Fine Tail Area Stage r...
by Alphahawk
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Looking for recommandations for a UL trout rod

Thanks for the replies. I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm looking for spinning rod at the moment. I was considering getting a bfs combo aswell, but blew my budget on some expensive reel. Will probably consider it come christmas. Well, I mostly prefer trout spoons tbh . Also sometimed jerk/cra...