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by southpaw619
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece

6’3” is fine too. That Links rod looks to be a one piece. Seems more like a ML rating with the 1/16 - 3/8 ounce rating. Have you cast with this rod? I also had a hard time finding this model available. Is it last years model, that was renamed for this year? Thanks There is a one piece and two piece...
by southpaw619
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Looking for bfs blank or rod LXF 2 piece

A little shorter than you mentioned but take a look at the Fenwick LINKS 63CL-2J.
by southpaw619
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your ideal BFS rod action?
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Your ideal BFS rod action?

I like the fast action bass style rods. They cast low weights just as easy as whippy trout rods but have better hooksets for single hook baits.
by southpaw619
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 2396

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

Do they make heavier test for bass fishing, say 6 lb.? Is there simply no market for ester currently outside of mackerel/trout fishing or is there a reason for no heavier test options and lack of use in bass fishing?
by southpaw619
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 65
Views: 7825

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

No big deal, just makes me wonder about using braid w/ leader knots. I would hate to accidentally reel a knot through and break a guide or worse the rod tip. Almost seems 4lb-6lb fluoro might be a better idea, even though I still think I don't use enough leader length for it to matter with UL/L sty...
by southpaw619
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 122
Views: 22659

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

adam lancia wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:
What brand jigand plastic is that? Looks awesome!
32nd size
https://www.hookupbaits.com
by southpaw619
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 122
Views: 22659

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

Dalleinf wrote:Beautiful combo. Thank you very much. Two questions - what rod is that? what lure did you get that big trout on, jig of some sort?
Fenwick Aces 60 CLJ with a 2.5 gram shad colored mini jig pictured below.
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by southpaw619
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 122
Views: 22659

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

My BFS combos pull double duty as I fish the same set ups for both bass and trout. What makes BFS so special is the same set up can cast a tiny fly at a trout but still have the power to land big bass.
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by southpaw619
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 4347

Re: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?

Fenwick Aces 63L caught the most for me by a decent margin. It's an extremely versatile rod that can do a little of everything. The majority of fish came on the LBR, Mid-Strolling, Flick Shake, and Spybait.
by southpaw619
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Do I need a BFS reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

What about an Aldebaran 30 MGL? It should appeal to someone familiar with the Met MGL looking to go lighter. According to Jun it is best at 3/16 oz and up which a 1/8 oz spinnerbait would wall within. Ned rigs too. It might have too much cross over with the Met MGL. I honestly don't know but it loo...
by southpaw619
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: If I need new BFS reel?
Replies: 94
Views: 9889

Re: If I need new BFS reel?

Fenwick Japan is owned by Pure Fishing. I have some of the latest models and they're all made in China. I have a few rods that are made in Japan as well. There is no difference in build quality between the Fenwicks and the MIJ rods I have. The one difference however is the Fenwicks are made from bet...
by southpaw619
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"
Replies: 28
Views: 2394

Re: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"

John G wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:.
Is this KB?
Yes
by southpaw619
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"
Replies: 28
Views: 2394

Re: the "if you could only buy one BFS rod"

Fenwicks are really nice too. I have fished some Glorious rods and I like the Fenwicks a little better but I'm sure Ultimas are amazing. Since you're a Shimano guy my guess is you're pairing it with an Aldebaran? There is a unique synergy with an Aces BFS rod and an Aldebaran as the rods were develo...
by southpaw619
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 105
Views: 26589

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

You mean the troutmagnet jig head with a flash J? Or both troutmagnet and separately the Flash J? Never seen the Flash J before. With Troutmagnet, they actually weigh substantially more than 1/64th oz if I remember correctly. I remember being surprised at how far they cast and then finding out that...
by southpaw619
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 105
Views: 26589

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

ultralight wrote:Southpaw619. Beautiful!! Minijig?
Yes, 64th trout magnet and 1" Flash J. If I remember right it weighs 1.25 g.