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by Pen3
Thu May 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Getting into BFS - Zodias/Expride + 16 Alde BFS XG?

I see it differently, most of the presentations OP is talking about are going to end up weighing at least 3/16-1/4oz, so a modern bfs reel seems like overkill as little of it’s casting ability will be utilized. I totally agree, you do not like a super shallow Avail spool to cast 3/16-1/4oz. A Chine...
by Pen3
Wed May 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Is the Senko Still King in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1633

Re: Is the Senko Still King in 2020?

I tried some of the ones you mentioned and some do have good action, but then they lack in other departments. Such as the castability and salt content along with a slow fall with the Keitech. Its really hard to nail all the different aspects that made the Senko so great.
by Pen3
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?
Replies: 29
Views: 2583

Re: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?

Too bad he used a potato camera.
by Pen3
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Stingray 66 - The forgotten rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Evergreen Stingray 66 - The forgotten rod

Not forgotten to everyone, i still have 4 Kaleido Designo rods in my rotation and they get most use in spring and autumn. One of then has a spiral wrap. I even have two old school Temujin Super Grand Slam rods in rotation.
by Pen3
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: American Blanks...is it ever going to happen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: American Blanks...is it ever going to happen?

Well, you won't boat flip a 5lber with a same power rating rod as the AM if it was a St Croix/GLoomis right? I flip bass all the time with my expensive Evergreen rods, as long as its in the power rating. I don't see why Japanese rods cant flip or be rattled and thrown around when you would with an N...
by Pen3
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ice Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Ice Fishing

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:11 pm
I hope we get Ice soon.....the wait is killing me, last year I was already on the ice.
We finally got over 4" of ice here this week, i had to drive a few hours north to ice fish earlier.
by Pen3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ice Fishing Flasher Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: Ice Fishing Flasher Battery

Well i went ahead and did it anyways. I ended up buying a Makita usb battery dock and just drilling a small 1/4 hole on the side and soldered two lead wires going out to a 12v 5A step down. At first i was going to run the wires straight without a step down, but i check the voltage on my Fluke and it...
by Pen3
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ice Fishing Flasher Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Ice Fishing Flasher Battery

Since i use a CLAM drill adapter for my auger, i was wondering if anyone have tried one of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKITA-18v-Battery-power-mount-connector-adapter-dock-holder-with-12-awg-wires/143197691099?hash=item21573f5cdb:g:dloAAOSwPtBcjtn9 I am already bringing a Makita drill and two Ma...
by Pen3
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JDM Ice rods
Replies: 21
Views: 2095

Re: JDM Ice rods

A high end reel doesn't have anymore parts than a mid or low end reel. I use a mid range combo and its worked well for me.
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by Pen3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: old core 50 and aldebaran or new
Replies: 12
Views: 2364

Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

I sold my newer Aldebaran and went back to using the old Aldebaran Mg7. I just like how the old ones palm and wasnt a fan of the more hollow feel of the newer reel. I did some mods like the rest here too, ZPI spool, Brenious gears and the usual.
by Pen3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ice Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Ice Fishing

I have been a big fan of Reins plastic for all seasons of fishing.I have ordered some of the Daiwa Gekkabijin SW jigheads for this season as i have heard many great things about them. I got the regular one as well as the open gap version. I am also trying out the Reins scent in powder form, i bought...
by Pen3
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ice Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Ice Fishing

New season of Ice fishing will start after Thanksgiving here in Midwest MN. I only got into Ice fishing two seasons ago and still pretty new to the hobby. I usually have my second rod with a live minnow and the main rod with a jighead and plastic or a jigging spoon. The reins PALPUNTIN in 2g-3.5g an...
by Pen3
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 2019 Shimano Vanquish; 1000SSSPG or 2000SSS?
Replies: 12
Views: 4480

Re: 2019 Shimano Vanquish; 1000SSSPG or 2000SSS?

I have the older Vanquish C200HGS Limited and nit handles line very nicely. I always use straight flouro with 4lb Sunline Shooter or Seaguar Abrasx without problem. I do have the IOS line roller mod installed.
by Pen3
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 553
Views: 170411

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

I am still using EG Kaleido Designo rods :-({|= - -
by Pen3
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite small spinnerbait
Replies: 15
Views: 7195

Re: Favorite small spinnerbait

I started with three Gan Craft Killers Mini and now i have over 15. Never had the blades foul on it either.
https://gancraft.com/english/products/n ... t-mini-ii/