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by Alphahawk
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Finesse Custom 21 Luvias Airity
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Daiwa Finesse Custom 21 Luvias Airity

Good info. Will probably acquire one of these down the road.

Regards
by Alphahawk
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 42
Views: 7461

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

Alphahawk, did you get the line? Any conclusions? Thanks. I have found the higher you go up in ester line ratings the more manageability issues one has.....I tried a 3# test once. Varivas USA reached out to me and will be sending me a new ester line to try in December. It is supposed to be more man...
by Alphahawk
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing

Agree with those who commented on net material. For C&R, I will only use rubber or silicone net material as it is less abrasive on the fish's natural 'slime' on the scales. Also helps in releasing any barbed hooks caught on it. This may not be what you are looking for due to the shape but I favor t...
by Alphahawk
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Looking for tips regarding a landing net for UL fishing

I just returned a net because the basket dimensions were wrong. Info stated it was 14 inches deep and in truth was only 8 inches deep and had zero stecth. Had several 18 inch trout and one 20 inch jump out. I was trying to cheap out on a net....and yet I purchase 400 dollar rods....I know, doesn't m...
by Alphahawk
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Best Sub $300 Ultralight Spinning Reel
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Best Sub $300 Ultralight Spinning Reel

You have been given some good suggestions here. I have the Ballistic FW 1000 and have tuned them the same as the inner workings of the Daiwa DaySprout...it is the same except for the color. As a matter of fact I have 4 of them that are all tuned....great reels no doubt. If you can find the FW at a g...
by Alphahawk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?

Thanks for the replies, I certainly appreciate all the opinions. I should've given a bit more background for my question. I have some experience fishing JDM UL rods and generally agree that many can handle jig heads under 1 g. You can fish them without much of an issue. Of those that I have fished,...
by Alphahawk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?

Thanks for the comment. Any particular reason you'd go with the Superior? I have several JDM UL rods, ajing and mebaru, with upper ratings in the 3–5 g range, but none of them handle jig heads under 1 g well, in my opinion. I'd be curious to read your suggestions. I have been researching the Ever G...
by Alphahawk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Ajing rods for rigs under 1 g?

I do not own any of those rods but am familiar with the Ever Green. Any of those rods you have listed will do you just fine.....personally, out of the list I would go with the Ever Green. But there are many rods that can handle under 1 gram jigs.


Regards
by Alphahawk
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: JDM crappie rod suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: JDM crappie rod suggestions

Just got Diawa Kage UL from TT. Great rod. Very sensitive but a little surprised at the action. I had hoped it would load better for casting 1/16 ounce jigs tipped w 2" curly tail. There is no margin for error and you have to be dead on perfect with your cast or who knows where that jig will go. An...
by Alphahawk
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Heading down the rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Heading down the rabbit hole

CM_Stewart runs Finesse-fishing.com, which is a great place to get JDM gear stateside. He carrries Rayz and other JDM gear. Pleasure to deal with. And...dont have deal with customs fees either. Curious Hobie-Wan, have you dealt with custom fees? Perhaps I'm fortunate but I've never had to pay custo...
by Alphahawk
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Heading down the rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Heading down the rabbit hole

Having used a number of high end ajing rods to trout fish with on rivers...the Caney Fork....White....Little Red....they are not ideal....and area trout rods are best left home unless the current flow is slight. I trout fished in a big way until back problems stoped me from wade fishing. Now that I ...
by Alphahawk
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Major Craft Finetail SUL
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Major Craft Finetail SUL

You will not go wrong with either model you choose. For the money it is hard to beat.


Regards
by Alphahawk
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Abu Garcia Eradicator 6' 7" Slow Taper Special.
Replies: 18
Views: 2330

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

A bit more data. I became very very curious about the Eradicator after Alphahawk on his youtube channel wrote twice that this rod is is favorite rod of all that he owns. So I got one just to measure. Though I never keep any of the JDM rods as I prefer to fish with what I build, I am always curious ...
by Alphahawk
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 42
Views: 7461

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

I would just use it. I can tell you I tested them extensively and there is .2 pounds difference between the two. I wish the Varivas came in 3# test. Regards Me too! But wonder if line management would get even more difficult. I have found the higher you go up in ester line ratings the more manageab...
by Alphahawk
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 42
Views: 7461

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

I would just use it. I can tell you I tested them extensively and there is .2 pounds difference between the two. I wish the Varivas came in 3# test.


Regards