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by JB in SC
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Gloomis Classic Trout
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Gloomis Classic Trout

The SJR's are a lot faster with a lot of backbone for bigger fish. I wouldn't consider it an ultralight rod at all. I'd look to the TSR series. The TSR 1 and 2 actions are better suited for trout.
by JB in SC
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight casting goals...
Replies: 30
Views: 1302

Re: Ultralight casting goals...

I've dropped $800 on a production fly rod, so that's not completely out of range for a custom rod. The 1500 series Abu's were always some of the best casting reels I'd ever used (I had five at one time) but they would need some bearing upgrades today. One common denominator in a lot of these videos ...
by JB in SC
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Craigthor wrote:I outgrew the Presso wallet pretty fast once I moved to some of the heavier spoons.


I generally don't carry that many spoons when fishing, a dozen at the most.
by JB in SC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spoon storage and hook swaps...
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

I use snaps or swivels, depending on the lure. Lupin spoons will roll if you retrieve them too fast, they wobble nicely at the correct speed. I have one of those Presso wallets, works perfectly of course. It's tiny and holds plenty.
by JB in SC
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece
Replies: 21
Views: 768

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 JB in SC
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Educate me on high end JDM UL.
Replies: 37
Views: 3132

Re: Educate me on high end JDM UL.

The only rod that I own that I consider higher end is the Daiwa Presso AGS 54XUL-S. It is in the $400 range. Solid tip is very very sensitive with spoons and jigs. I can cast 1.8 gram spoons about as far as I'd care to fish them. It is a beautifully crafted rod, with all the higher end Daiwa feature...
by JB in SC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???
Replies: 22
Views: 2041

Re: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???

I've used several but like Japan Angler, the shipping is reasonable and I have my reels in less than a week. I've never encountered any import duties. It's as easy as any other internet purchase. I use PayPal.
by JB in SC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S
Replies: 33
Views: 5411

Re: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S

I sent a PM, I live in the Upstate. Coastal is a great school.

I have a Presso 1025 mounted on a Presso AGS 54 XUL. Nice little outfit for bluegills, crappie, or trout.
by JB in SC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S
Replies: 33
Views: 5411

Re: New Daiwa Exist LT FC 1000S

I switched to Daiwa this past year. The Luvias 1003 is a fine reel, I prefer the body design and air bail over my Shimano reels of the past.
by JB in SC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Loomis SR6010-2 GL3
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Loomis SR6010-2 GL3

I think I bought mine in 92 or 93. I don't fish it much anymore but it has been incredibly durable for a graphite rod.
by JB in SC
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Casting reel for lake fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Daiwa PX68R will handle 1/4 oz with ease. Easy to palm too.
by JB in SC
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japan lure shop
Replies: 14
Views: 4155

Re: Japan lure shop

I ordered a reel from Japan Lure Shop on 2/27, got it on 3/5. Tokyo to the east coast in 6 days, not bad. Great pricing.
by JB in SC
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rods do you thinks we'll see debut at the Classic?
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Re: What rods do you thinks we'll see debut at the Classic?

I haven't been to the Classic in years. I remember there was various stuff set up in the past, but it sounds like now all of the actual vendors are set up like a trade show. Is this the case? Should I leave my wallet at home??? :lol: Shimano for sure will be set up at Green Pond Landing in Anderson...
by JB in SC
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rods do you thinks we'll see debut at the Classic?
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Re: What rods do you thinks we'll see debut at the Classic?

MediumHeavy wrote:GLoomis new E6X or a replacement for that series.


The E6X will have new handles, lighter weight, they will have them there.
by JB in SC
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Why no love for the E6X?
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: Why no love for the E6X?

New E6X rods will be coming out at the Classic. The E6X is a good rod. Maybe it's too close to the old IMX price wise.

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