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by CM_Stewart
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 541

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

poisonokie wrote:There's also Sniper BiteMarkerSystem. It's really visible because it's a pattern of different colors, but has a low-vis section to tie onto.


Poisonokie, thank you for that. I had gotten a spool of the BMS line years ago but had forgotten that it is available in lighter line weights.
by CM_Stewart
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 541

Re: Ester or PE Braid?

I can’t see FC so I don’t use it straight through. Regards http://www.seaguar.ne.jp/lineup/r18_trout/trout_3.html Hi-vis fluorocarbon ranging from 2.5 to 4 lb. It is NOT as visible as nylon or ester, and the thinner the line the harder it is to see, but it is as close as you will come to seeing flu...
by CM_Stewart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 668

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Most interesting CM_Stewart. I already asked Craigthor what spoons he recommends. Mind if I ask what you recommend - for trout? (I think smaller would work better than larger in our area.) I mostly use Daiwa spoons, the Vega, Lupin and Crusader, but also Shimano Roll Swimmer and Slim Swimmer, and S...
by CM_Stewart
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 668

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Ultralight, try some JDM spoons. When I got back into spin fishing for trout after being strictly a fly fisherman for a long, long time I started with mini jigs. I got a few spoons mostly out of curiosity, but I found they worked much better than the mini jigs. I would catch fish on a jig, but I nev...
by CM_Stewart
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece

While there are some 1 piece JDM UL rods the majority of those are short rods. If a 1 piece is more sensitive why would the Japanese not make more of them for UL angling. That’s a question only they can answer. Have you seen how small their cars are? Any sensitivity advantage in a one piece rod wou...
by CM_Stewart
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for smaller bluegill
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Rod for smaller bluegill

If a 10g max lure weight sounds like too much rod, consider a Shimano Soare BB S700SULS. (Super Ultra Light Solid tip). It is a 7 foot mebaru rod with a max lure weight of 4 grams and a max line weight of 3 lb. It's not too whippy but a modest bluegill will put a bend in it. I have not fished the hi...
by CM_Stewart
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2576

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

In many cases, exactly the same jigs and small plastics are used for both. I have jig heads and soft plastics that have pictures of both aji and of mebaru on the package. The rods are different because the fish are different and the way they attack their prey are different. Mebaru are a bit like sma...
by CM_Stewart
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2576

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

The Ice Cube is a mebaru rod rather than a stream rod. Mebaru are saltwater fish in the genus sebastes, generally called rock fish (but not the rock fish of the Chesapeake Bay, which is the local name for striped bass).
by CM_Stewart
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 2576

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

Allsorts and Alphahawk have seen a lot more high end JDM rods than I have, but I have seen the single post guides only on ajing and mebaru rods (and not on all of those). I have not seen any Stream or Area trout rods that have them.
by CM_Stewart
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bubble fishing for trout
Replies: 21
Views: 849

Re: Bubble fishing for trout

I fished that way when my dad thought I was too little to handle a fly rod. Caught lots of fish. Never, ever used a 7' foot leader below the bubble. I don't remember exactly how long it was but best guess is about 4 feet. Perhaps 7 feet is better, but I am sure mine was shorter.
by CM_Stewart
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 65
Views: 7901

Re: Japan style trout spoons

Don't add much to the hook. Maybe some fluorescent thread on the shank, but that's about it. I once tied a sparse hackle on one to mimic the squirrel tail on a Mepps spinner, and it killed the spoon's action completely! It was a small spoon (.8g), but still.
by CM_Stewart
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 65
Views: 7901

Re: Japan style trout spoons

If you retrieve a spoon very slowly, the convex side of the spoon stays down, so in the factory configuration the hook point is up. If you flip the hook, the point will be down when retrieving very slowly, which will likely result in more snags.
by CM_Stewart
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 65
Views: 7901

Re: Japan style trout spoons

If your gear can cast smaller spoons, like the 1.8g Daiwa Lupin or even the .8g Daiwa Vega, I believe you will get a better hookup ratio. I don't think the problem is the hook gape. I think fish that hit the spoons from the side, hit them near the front of the spoon and miss the hook entirely. With ...
by CM_Stewart
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 65
Views: 7901

Re: Japan style trout spoons

OOOh, new spoons! :D

Hadn't seen those.

Just let me know - how many in what colors. You have my email address.
by CM_Stewart
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sunline Small Game 6lb 0.4PE
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Sunline Small Game 6lb 0.4PE

Japanese size .4 is .104mm (.004"). Equivalent to 7X tippet.

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