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by Craigthor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses?
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Prescription Sunglasses?

I have Costa 580G with progressive lenses. I went through my eye doctor and it took about 3 weeks to receive from Costa after the order was put in. They are fantastic but very expensive. May I ask what you paid for progressives? And do you get the option of different tints? Thanks. Mine aren’t prog...
by Craigthor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smith Multiyouse TRMK-423UL
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Smith Multiyouse TRMK-423UL

I’m sure you’ll have fun with that one. Now if someone could just come up with a way to easily break down and reassemble a fully rigged rod. Great rod but it wasn’t for me, it got a little test and has landed in the hands of someone who loves it. I did order another rod from Smith that I hope to ge...
by Craigthor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

Ok educate me here. Does the line roller not already have 2 bearings? Do you have the link to the IOS Factory D-System Drag Upgrade and Line Roller kit? Thanks...I've said it a million times but this is a curse....LOL. Regards No I believe the stock version of the reel has one bearing and one bushi...
by Craigthor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

Also, looking at the Ballistic, upgrading to the full 11 bearings, and upgrading the knob isn’t much cheaper than just buying the Daysprout version that is already tuned and you get it in black. Thanks much for the info on the reel. Your assessment, and after watching an untold number of hours of a...
by Craigthor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses?
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Prescription Sunglasses?

Huge fan of Oakleys with their Prizm lenses in your choice. I love the shallow water lenses for all my small stream trout adventures. They make a deep water lens as well as well that I have not tried as I only trout fish. Order them through my optometrist I use the Oakley Flak II frames. In essence ...
by Craigthor
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

ultralight wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:54 am
Is the spool diameter same as the Daiwa 1003s? Thanks.
That I’m not sure, I’ve never owned a Daiwa in the 1003s size. Only ever owned them in the newer LT1000 series.
by Craigthor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who makes the smallest split rings?
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Who makes the smallest split rings?

Pretty sure C’Ultiva makes some in size 000, IRC.
by Craigthor
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smith Multiyouse TRMK-423UL
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Smith Multiyouse TRMK-423UL

Ran across this just released rod and figured I would give it a test run. I really liked having a short BFS rod and Smith didn’t disappoint with this release. http://www.smith.jp/product/trout/multiyouse/multiyouse.html I picked up the TRMK-423UL which is a 4’2” 3pc rod that is “full glass” accordin...
by Craigthor
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: 1/64oz Rod Recommendation

I agree if you are looking for an “area type” rod. These are typically short rods designed for small streams targeting tiny native trout. Casting distance is not a concern and actually detrimental at times. These rods tend to be on the fast side, but geared more towards small minnow jerkbaits or sp...
by Craigthor
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

Ordered some light spoons to try with the Varivas, as it is rated 0.1 to 6.3g should be a test casting down to 0.5g.
by Craigthor
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Telescopic
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: BFS Telescopic

Nice to see a real review on some telescoping BFS rods, I’ve eyed a few over the last year but most are an investment. At that price it may be worth picking up to mess with. Currently skipping the BFS but I’m looking to play with some 0.5g spoons to see how they fare.
by Craigthor
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

Also, looking at the Ballistic, upgrading to the full 11 bearings, and upgrading the knob isn’t much cheaper than just buying the Daysprout version that is already tuned and you get it in black.
by Craigthor
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

All I have to say is this reel feels just like my old Exist LT1000S-P, fishes and reacts the same. Definitely a must have reel for me. Doing some research I found out that the reel is a highly tuned 2019 Ballistic FW LT 1000S-P. Quite a few of the articles I read refer to it as the "Little Exist" s...
by Craigthor
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

All I have to say is this reel feels just like my old Exist LT1000S-P, fishes and reacts the same. Definitely a must have reel for me.
by Craigthor
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Well I couldn’t stay away...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Well I couldn’t stay away...

DragonEEL wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Sweet looking reel. What do you think this reel is based off of?
Feels a lot like the Exist I owned previously. Spool looks very similar to the SLP Exist Spool. The zaion frame gives it a super durable look that isn’t flashy or a finish that will chip.