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by CM_Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ooooohhh ... me like
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: Ooooohhh ... me like

Knotty wrote:Chris, now you've really got me excited about this lure! How were you fishing it?


Reasonably slow retrieve with slight pauses and pulses.
by CM_Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ooooohhh ... me like
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: Ooooohhh ... me like

Did someone say trout?
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by CM_Stewart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ajing/Mebaru in the US?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Ajing/Mebaru in the US?

Snapper blues?
by CM_Stewart
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?

The Rayz Spectra is a wonderful rod but it only comes in spinning models. The Daiwa 45 ULB-3 is very convenient to pack because it is a 3 piece rod, but it is nowhere near as flexible as the rods she saw on the Enjoy Fishing channel. It is also out of stock, probably until early March. The Shimano T...
by CM_Stewart
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Native trout style rod for small bass and panfish?

I can't comment on "almost any" but all the native trout rods I've fished with would do just fine for small bass and panfish. One eighth ounce lures are in the range for all them. Right in the sweet spot for some and on the lower end for others, but all I've fished with could cast them well.
by CM_Stewart
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: UL BFS Rod Lengths - please suggest

If you have "plenty of room to cast" and "generally go for 7' rods for more casting distance using spinning reels" then by all means build a 7' rod. I generally use 5'3" or 4'5" rods because I mostly fish medium to small streams. Casting room is often restricted and lon...
by CM_Stewart
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Nice rod, and good choice for the Adebaran, but I doubt you could tell the difference between the Cardiff NX and the Trout One NS, which should be about $50 less expensive.
by CM_Stewart
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester or PE Braid?
Replies: 29
Views: 965

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: 965

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: 996

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: 996

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: 761

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: 496

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: 3097

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: 3097

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).

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