Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by MardukFIN » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:34 pm

ultralight wrote:For what it's worth, i did a test with my 2 lbs Sunline Sniper and 1/32nd minijig that actuall measures to exactly 1/20th ounce (1.4 grams), I cast 63-65 feet. With 2 lbs Maxima Untlragreen 2 lbs, it is probably 1 to 2 feet further.

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What rod you were using? That is quite impressing.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by ultralight » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:58 am

Is it? I don't have a baseline to compare which is why I am posting here. For some reason, I thought others were casting 90 feet using the same jigs - perhaps not.

As to the rod, unfortunately, the rod is not a commercial rod. The rod is one of my own build on my own blank that was specifically made for me.

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ps: Addendum. I realized that my post above caused confusion. The above is with a UL spinning outfit. I was asking to compare with BFS as there are some who say BFS may outcast spinning outfits for distance. This is not a challenge, but a fact finding post on my part. Thanks.
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by fffishing » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:38 am

ultralight wrote:Is it? I don't have a baseline to compare which is why I am posting here. For some reason, I thought others were casting 90 feet using the same jigs - perhaps not.

As to the rod, unfortunately, the rod is not a commercial rod. The rod is one of my own build on my own blank that was specifically made for me.
What the reel and spool you using for 1/32 ?
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by ultralight » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:23 am

fffishing,

I apologize for causing any confusion. Just realized that I was going back to the previous page in discussion about how far BFS can cast vs my spinning set up as casting distance is paramount for me in wide open waters. But I realize that you are probably thinking BFS since this is a BFS thread. So I was measuring distance using my UL spinning outfit with a custom designed rod, Daiwa 1003 spinning reel, and 2 lbs fluoro or mono. (I will try 3 lbs nanofil soon to compare the distance.)

Again, apologies.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by southpaw619 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:58 am

Trout opener was today.
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:52 pm

southpaw619 wrote:Trout opener was today.
Where at? Mine closed 01 October and will open last Saturday in April
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by southpaw619 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:55 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
southpaw619 wrote:Trout opener was today.
Where at? Mine closed 01 October and will open last Saturday in April
Southern California

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by fffishing » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:51 pm

ultralight wrote:fffishing,

I apologize for causing any confusion. Just realized that I was going back to the previous page in discussion about how far BFS can cast vs my spinning set up as casting distance is paramount for me in wide open waters. But I realize that you are probably thinking BFS since this is a BFS thread. So I was measuring distance using my UL spinning outfit with a custom designed rod, Daiwa 1003 spinning reel, and 2 lbs fluoro or mono. (I will try 3 lbs nanofil soon to compare the distance.)

Again, apologies.
Oh! No woriies about! It's more my foult,-to don't check previous page! :)

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by ultralight » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:24 pm

Southpaw619. Beautiful!! Minijig?

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by southpaw619 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:04 pm

ultralight wrote:Southpaw619. Beautiful!! Minijig?
Yes, 64th trout magnet and 1" Flash J. If I remember right it weighs 1.25 g.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by ultralight » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 pm

You mean the troutmagnet jig head with a flash J? Or both troutmagnet and separately the Flash J?

Never seen the Flash J before.

With Troutmagnet, they actually weigh substantially more than 1/64th oz if I remember correctly. I remember being surprised at how far they cast and then finding out that they are closer to 1/32nd oz than 1/64th.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by southpaw619 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 am

ultralight wrote:You mean the troutmagnet jig head with a flash J? Or both troutmagnet and separately the Flash J?

Never seen the Flash J before.

With Troutmagnet, they actually weigh substantially more than 1/64th oz if I remember correctly. I remember being surprised at how far they cast and then finding out that they are closer to 1/32nd oz than 1/64th.
Yes, I mean the jig head with a flash j. Here's a pic from yesterday where you can see the lure a bit. Correct, a 64th TM head weighs .6 grams while a 32nd trout magnet head weighs .8 grams for a true 32nd.
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by Craigthor » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Great read only makes me more wanting a BFS setup to try out... Good, bad or ugly guess I need to do more research.

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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:40 am

Craigthor wrote:Great read only makes me more wanting a BFS setup to try out... Good, bad or ugly guess I need to do more research.
It's tons on fun and functional as well. There are some tradeoffs but, I am much more in favor of BFS
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Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

Post by DirtyD64 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 pm

Just found out that St. Croix makes an affordable option for semi-BFS fishing... Might try one because I like one piece rods and it is a lot easier to return USDM merchandise for me...

https://stcroixrods.com/collections/fre ... sting-rods

St. Croix Panfish Series Casting Rod: 5'6"Light, rated for 1/8 to 1/4. Not a fan of that stub handle, but would really like to get one if I never find an appropriate JDM style BFS.

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