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by earthworm77
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Temporary coloring for baits
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Temporary coloring for baits

Red Sharpie should work and so should the Spike It pens.
by earthworm77
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Midwest Finesse Jig Heads
Replies: 1
Views: 5111

Re: Midwest Finesse Jig Heads

The Do It mold is significantly different from the Zman head.
I like the more compact head of the Zman and I think that makes the fall a little different.
I prefer the welded keeper to the Do-It insert
by earthworm77
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Need Spinning Reel Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Need Spinning Reel Recommendations

Shimano Ci4 Stradic 1000
by earthworm77
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Line for BFS
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Line for BFS

I have benn using 4 and 6lb Nanofil on at least one of my BFS outfits for about a year now. I like it. I wrote a little about it in this reel review...... http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=82570 Interesting. I have read repeatedly that nanofil is awful for baitcasters. How are the back...
by earthworm77
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question

I use 4 and 6lb Nanofil on one of my casting outfits. The problem with lines like this is that they are supposed to be completely round lines and when you get a backlash, they tend to dig into the spool. That said, I've tuned my reel in well and haven't had this issue with Nanofil. I'm using Samurai...
by earthworm77
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Line for BFS
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Line for BFS

I have been using 4 and 6lb Nanofil on at least one of my BFS outfits for about a year now. I like it.
I wrote a little about it in this reel review......

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=82570
by earthworm77
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: cardiff
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: cardiff

I think they are pretty much the same and have at least some plastic internals I know a lot of guys who fish large swimbaits that are using 300 series Cardiffs. They are a relatively inexpensive option for that but they will fail at some point with the big stuff. If you are looking a reel for large...
by earthworm77
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: cardiff
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: cardiff

I think they are pretty much the same. I know a lot of guys who fish large swimbaits that are using 300 series Cardiffs. They are a relatively inexpensive option for that but they will fail at some point with the big stuff. If you are looking a reel for larger baits I'd go for a 250 series Calcutta,...
by earthworm77
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who makes the smallest split rings?
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Who makes the smallest split rings?

i use Decoy 00. They make a 000 and I have some but I have not used them. Decoy products are high quality.
by earthworm77
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ace Hawk CU Double
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Ace Hawk CU Double

Thank you.
by earthworm77
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Shimano soare ci4+ 500s question
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Shimano soare ci4+ 500s question

I've got to imagine it's all the same parts being assembled to the same specs. Probably little to no difference at all.... especially with a huge company like Shimano.
by earthworm77
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ace Hawk CU Double
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Ace Hawk CU Double

Mike when you get a chance can you send a link for this rod? Thanks.
by earthworm77
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look

Inshore Slam from yesterday with the Top Caster.... I tried to spool the reel with 12lb Nanofil, I kept breaking it trying to tighten the 7 wrap bimini to fluoro connection.......went back to the 14lb and I didn't have any issue. https://i.imgur.com/G08rlCP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3fzY0Ya.jpg https:...
by earthworm77
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100.00 BFS Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 7593

Re: $100.00 BFS Challenge

A little bit of an update for you. I got the Spirit Fox spool in the mail today. I weighed it and the XF50 BFS spool.............. https://i.imgur.com/sAkT6nz.jpg The Spirit Fox weighed in at 9.4 grams with a spool bearing attached. That is in the realm of official BFS standard as far as what the hi...
by earthworm77
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Double Trouble Shimano Sedona 1000Fi and Kuying TopCaster Review......so good we take another look

I also have the Rainforest which is a 702M spin, it is pretty much the same rod but has a cork front grip. Same components and price. Then there is the Tournament which is a MH blank with MH and heavy tips. My guess is that they are all the same nomenclature in different powers. They likely could ma...