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by Bryin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Your lightest Ultralight combo
Replies: 24
Views: 11131

Re: Your lightest Ultralight combo

You should be able to build a 6'6" rod at or under 1oz. I owned an Orivs 6'6" fly rod called the "One Ounce" 25 years ago that weighed one ounce. I used mine to death... and then sold it... sort of regret from time to time but not much... I was not using it and I believe in selling crap you don't us...
by Bryin
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tict for sale on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

Tict for sale on Ebay

I noticed a Tict Rocking Finesse for sale on Ebay from a US seller... thought someone might be interested... I own one and it is fantastic http://www.ebay.com/itm/253042860883?ss ... 1558.l2649
by Bryin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs
Replies: 28
Views: 11976

Re: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs

I have found that most rods below 6 foot are either too slow to too fast... I think it is hard to manufacturer a rod that has a nice action below 6 foot... it can be done but it is rare. One of the most ignored parts of the rod when it comes to casting very light lures is guide selection. As much as...
by Bryin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: First Ajing Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 6576

Re: First Ajing Rod

That is a sexy rod. Congrats... it is only a matter of time before you get another JDM rod, they are addicting
by Bryin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finally broke one.
Replies: 11
Views: 3962

Re: Finally broke one.

I have all my rods in cases.... Allen makes a great rod case that will handle up to 7ft rods for $40,,,, cheap protection if you are carrying a $200 rod.
by Bryin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs
Replies: 28
Views: 11976

Re: Rod for light (1/64th ounce) jigs

A rod that can truly throw 1/64th will never be a "fast" rod... it has to flex to throw the lure and it you are going to have to use light line which will require flex in the rod to protect the line.
by Bryin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Five Footers
Replies: 37
Views: 9493

Re: Five Footers

Daiwa Area Bum 56XXUL-S.... the most XUL rod I have held... a 8 inch trout feels good and anything over 12 inches feels like a wall hangers... will fish down to 8x with no problem. Use it often for stream trout and small bass. It is paired with a older Vanquish 1000, which is a small 1000... it was ...
by Bryin
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Shimano 500 reels
Replies: 48
Views: 15391

Re: Shimano 500 reels

I bought a Daiwa SS when they first came out, more than 20 years ago... I had it hooked up with a Powell custom 5' UL stick (back when Powell made fly rods in California) and it was SWEET. The outfit was stolen when I was moving in college... IMHO, we live in the golden age of the UL spinning reel. ...
by Bryin
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Shimano 500 reels
Replies: 48
Views: 15391

Re: Shimano 500 reels

shimano stradic ci4 1000.... 5.6 oz.
by Bryin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips

There are some fly rods that have tips as small as .035, St. Croix makes 2 that are that small... I guess that is the limit of tubular rod manufacturing... this is approaching JDM solid tip size... I played had a St.Croix 2 weight fly rod blank that was built up as a spinning rod and it was OK but n...
by Bryin
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips

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by Bryin
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips

American fisherman are no where near as demanding as Japanese angles... The JDM rod makers are importing high end rods to America, just not UL stuff as they do not think the market for high end UL stuff is big enough in the US. Makers like Mega Bass are selling high end $200-$600 rods in the US. Jap...
by Bryin
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Ultralight rods with micro thin tips

I own many JDM rods... most with solid tips. One of which is the most delicate spinning rod I have ever held. Solid tips are THE answer to UL and XUL fishing. If you fish one, you will never go back. You can buy great rods from $110 or so... I have fished many Loomis and St. Croix rods and they are ...
by Bryin
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa RG2000H-AB Spinning Reel for Ultralight Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 10686

Re: Daiwa RG2000H-AB Spinning Reel for Ultralight Fishing

I am a manual closer... and I feather my line... so I think bail less would not do much for me.. other than make me one of the cool kids. Thanks Hill Country...