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by dennis_rf
Fri May 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Unknown blank power
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Unknown blank power

I feel the action plays a big role in this, not only overall power. If the measured power is the same, the faster and steeper the tip the lighter the lure range feels for me. Thinking about my latest buy - evergreen kaleido super cougar - the tip feels as soft as a ML in my arsenal (380g RDA) while ...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

I don’t think anyone is, we just slipped in a more general discussion...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

Hands up if anyone has used 100m of line on a fish in Freshwater? Either due to break off when snagged or I get rid of the abused tip part over a couple of months until I’m down to 50m / 54yd. Sometimes I need to cast 44yd to reach the perch from the bank (central Europe), so I wouldn’t wanna go be...
by dennis_rf
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: How much line to put on bfs reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: How much line to put on bfs reel?

If we’re talking about the 16 Aldebaran BFS XG, I just spooled new line (100 meters 8lb / 0.13mm jbraid Grand) on mine and took some measurements Empty: 26.25” per turn Full: 30” per turn The line weighs 1.8g So I’d say for going only half full, both inches per turn and weight are not decreased to w...
by dennis_rf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Berkley Frenzy Popper Alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Berkley Frenzy Popper Alternative

Hey guys I‘m looking for an alternative to the discontinued berkley frenzy popper we had quite some success on over here in Germany for European perch. I think what makes this bait stand out is the combination of a walk the dog action and a rather deep plopping sound rather than a big splash. So doe...
by dennis_rf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Current Rod Builds
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: Current Rod Builds

Interesting. What Point Blank model are you building on?
by dennis_rf
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Snaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Snaps

Correctly sized snaps rather enhance the lure action as the lure can move around freely. For the same reason hard lures come with split rings to tie on right? If you swap out the split ring and rather use a snap you’re just saving line and time. 000 can turn out super small, 00 is the smallest I usu...
by dennis_rf
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7650

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I'm in the UK and still in the EU for a few more minutes. They sell them here and are fairly popular as a premium brand. They are very popular in Holland too. I imagine they're less popular in Germany as they don't make many suitable longer rods, which are more commonly used in countries with limit...
by dennis_rf
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 91
Views: 11430

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Did I miss anything in the article where he states the official Shimano "70" size reel? I can see a lot of people being upset about this.. wanting a 150 Met!! Polymer worm gear, high bred break pipe, CI4 star drag... Shaving a few grams off to offset the brass gearing :) Translated: "The line capac...
by dennis_rf
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Antares A Casting Reel
Replies: 41
Views: 3732

Re: Antares A Casting Reel

The reel is a casting beast but I used the combo with 120 dou realis and some other stuff. I’d like to know whose used the reel with braid? I am thinking about going in that direction I‘m using the reel for European perch fishing with 8lb Sunline Asegai braid on a medium power rod. 2 brakes on, mos...
by dennis_rf
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Quick Shimano 2016 Aldebaran BFS question....
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Quick Shimano 2016 Aldebaran BFS question....

1) The green oil is a “bfs“ oil for the spool bearings and has a lower viscosity than the blue which I assume is meant for every other bearing in the reel. 2) + 3) I‘d base both on the sound when spinning the bearings. Spool bearings will need oil sooner than the other bearings. I’d flush and re-oil...
by dennis_rf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Point Blank rods?

Picking out the components and doing it yourself is half the fun. I really need to finish my last 3 rods... Agreed. Hiring a builder is like paying someone to f*** your girl 😅😂 I have a point blank sitting here waiting patiently for my mini lathe setup to be finished so I can start making trim part...
by dennis_rf
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 15568

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

[quote=dennis_rf post_id=667022 time=<a href="tel:1577476083">1577476083</a> user_id=17176] [quote=i_am_R2 post_id=667020 time=<a href="tel:1577471511">1577471511</a> user_id=9440] I think it would have to be? Since the frame is solid aluminum I am not sure where else they could put the dial aside ...
by dennis_rf
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 15568

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

I think it would have to be? Since the frame is solid aluminum I am not sure where else they could put the dial aside from that one removable "sideplate" piece of the frame. I think so too. They could make some sort of cutout in the frame but then the dial would have to stay in while the DC unit ca...
by dennis_rf
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank recommendation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Blank recommendation.

The 7‘ MH Point Blank comes with 630g of power if you haven’t seen my thread about it. The balance is outstanding and therefore if feels very light in hand. I’d also say its taper is a tad faster than the x-ray mb736 from looking at the curves on the rodhouse.fr website. Power wise it should be quit...