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by earthworm77
Sat May 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

DirtyD64 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:20 am
Which direction do you want talked off the ledge???
preferably to a soft landing.
by earthworm77
Sat May 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 269

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

I like Smith JDM spoons but I'll admit at more than 6 bucks each I don't buy many. I did pick up 6 Countbass spoons and 8 Yapada spoons from Ali. Both brands have excellent finishes. The Yapadas are brass and have an Owner single hook......for like 1.75ea, you can't beat that. In all I got 14 spoons...
by earthworm77
Sat May 25, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

Your post was the straw that made me decide in favor of getting the reel. Again I don;t expect the XF50 to be in the realm of my Aldies but if it can cast the 1/8oz beetle spins consistently, it will be money well spent for me. I could always switch out another reel to do that if it can't and the XF...
by earthworm77
Fri May 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

I did in fact order the XF50L and for chucking beetle spins and light cranks, as long as it can actually do it, I think I'll be fine with it not being as refined as my Aldie's. I can't expect THAT for 55.00 + the cost of the carbontex washer upgrade, another 6.50. For a recreational outfit for occas...
by earthworm77
Thu May 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Terrible Chinese knock off reels
Replies: 88
Views: 17649

Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

mark poulson wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:00 am
At those prices, they must be using rejects from other reel manufacturing, and slave labor!
I hate to see us buy them, and support that kind of thing.
Probably not the first point but most likely the second.
by earthworm77
Thu May 23, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

I am a complete tackle snob I think you know your answer. Get another Aldebaran BFS. That is sound advice if I was going specifically the BFS route. I purposely don't want to spend the money on another Aldebarran. I do have an older MG7 Aldebarran I could spruce up if the XF50 turns out to be a lem...
by earthworm77
Wed May 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

I am a complete tackle snob I think you know your answer. Get another Aldebaran BFS. That is sound advice if I was going specifically the BFS route. I purposely don't want to spend the money on another Aldebarran. I do have an older MG7 Aldebarran I could spruce up if the XF50 turns out to be a lem...
by earthworm77
Wed May 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Talk me off the ledge please

i bought a used xf50L off here for $30 to see what all the hype is about. And to my surprise its a solid reel. I tried 8lb fluoro with 1/8oz crappie jigs and it threw them fine. Surprised cause its like a 12-13 gram spool. I have so much bfs stuff i decided to spool it with 30lb braid and now its m...
by earthworm77
Tue May 21, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Talk me off the ledge please
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Talk me off the ledge please

I was looking for a UL casting combo to chuck small beetle spins and cranks for bluegills here in FL. I wanted something lighter than my two Volkey/Aldabarran and Speedstyle/Aldabarran BFS outfits and I also didn't want to spend a fortune. I spent a few weeks looking around and pulled the trigger on...
by earthworm77
Sun May 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Heavy finesse jigs needed
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Heavy finesse jigs needed

Keitech makes their Mod II football head in 3pks that you can tie on. You said heavy, so the Tungsten will give you weight at less mass than lead. They feature small guards and hooks like the Ike jigs.
by earthworm77
Thu May 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 48
Views: 5228

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

The UL Teton did not do too well with Trout Magnets in my experience. I was even using the lager Trout Slayers and the rod would not load very well for me. With the little float, it weighs in just a bit over 1/16oz: https://i.imgur.com/aY983Z1m.jpg?1 In general, I am not loving the Teton for micro ...
by earthworm77
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Smallmouth are getting active
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Smallmouth are getting active

Ah UL's and smallies...........love that.
by earthworm77
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: BFS Tsurinoya Dragon rod
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: BFS Tsurinoya Dragon rod

look into the Kuying Teton rods
by earthworm77
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Megabass Vision 110 broken bill fix
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Megabass Vision 110 broken bill fix

The bill can be trimmed to virtually any shape.
by earthworm77
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hair jig connection
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Hair jig connection

What sizes are you talking about specifically?