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by jvelth74
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod life expectancy
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Rod life expectancy

I think it depends on how often rod is stressed out near to maximum. Glassfiber boats are basically same construction as carbonfiber rods. And because of glassfifer boats are made only that short period(not hundred years), it's unclear how long those will last. But I think my old carbonfiber rods ar...
by jvelth74
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: To Spiral Or Not to Spiral... what is your preference?
Replies: 22
Views: 854

Re: To Spiral Or Not to Spiral... what is your preference?

What do you think, which one cuts down more of casting distance, spiral wrap micro guides or more amount of micro guides in a straight line?
by jvelth74
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 74
Views: 15754

Re: Short BFS rod

Yes, Ares in good in pretty much every way :) In addition to that it's very easy to transport. I have line trough guides all the time (and reel attached to handle), handle is in it's pocket and secured by additional rope with simple knot. It can be taken into action in a seconds and still rod is in ...
by jvelth74
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 74
Views: 15754

Re: Short BFS rod

Interesting short butt-joint glassfiber rod: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002428353918.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000014.1.7b071e2bvYRuIR&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.183346.0&scm_id=1007.13338.183346.0&scm-url=1007.13338.183346.0&pvid=82ed67e3-163a-4f45-974a-9b1b6783275d&_...
by jvelth74
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: How to try to fix my new Tsurinoya Ares which is damaged by hook?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: How to try to fix my new Tsurinoya Ares which is damaged by hook?

I sanded it lightly and over coated. Now it's as good as I need it to be: Ares.JPG Rod was cheap when I bought it. It's not a premium rod, so it doesn't need perfect. But when I looked current price of rod = 85 €, shipping = 57 €, and + current tax + customs + 'costs' => Total ~180 €. For that price...
by jvelth74
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bfs casts........... and a trout magnet
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: Bfs casts........... and a trout magnet

Rainbow Trout with Trout Magnet:
https://youtu.be/jnGvRAsH2Mc

I was using braid, but it's bad for TroutMagnets. Now I have mono in that lightest Roro spool.
by jvelth74
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Carrying duplicate baits
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Carrying duplicate baits

Yes, but typically I carry only 1 duplicate bait with me. For Rainbow trout I have one that good bait which I feel I need a duplicate for sure. For Seatrout I have one that good bait which I feel I need a duplicate for sure. For Pike I have one that good bait which I feel I need a duplicate for sure...
by jvelth74
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Short BFS rod
Replies: 74
Views: 15754

Re: Short BFS rod

Tsurinoya Ares is repaired, and it's repaired good in my opinion. I decided to sand repaired area again ad coat it again. Now it's good looking in my standards :) And by the way, it's amazing rod at that price. Shipping cost is relatively high in respect of what it was. I was training different pitc...
by jvelth74
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 46
Views: 4858

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

I guess that there will be re-production of 2500 C again. It was formerly in the 1995 when they re-produced 2500 C IAR. I think it doesn't take many years when they will product those again. BFS popularity is rising, and there is fans of classical Abu, and mint 2500 C's costs sky high, and aftermark...
by jvelth74
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 46
Views: 4858

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

Plus that rod doesn't rebound much at all. Once the cast is made it snaps right back to being straight. It's incredible. I've never seen anything else quite like it. Yes it is. Hard to say is it mainly by his ridiculously expensive Anglo&co rods or by his remarkable casting skills. I guess it's mor...
by jvelth74
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 46
Views: 4858

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

I can't speak for another people, but for me idea of extra soft glassfiber rod is easier casting for lures of 2 g and below and great fun with 1 kg rainbow trouts. Probably different casting techniques are also easier to learn with slow and bendy rod. (My short glass rod still waits for order blank ...
by jvelth74
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?

^ I have sold mine 2500 C and 4500 C, so I can't check. But I think 2500 C is wider than 4500 C.
by jvelth74
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?

^ Yes.

I have thought to buy that AMO frame despite of that I don't have reel. It's such big saving from Avail => Amo in that frame.

But because of I don't have reel, I don't have ordered frame, because I can't check fits frame or not...
by jvelth74
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?

If I'm going to tune up old little Abu, I will choose Ambassadeur 2500 (over 1500 or 3500).

3500 is said it don't cast as good as 2500 - I'm not sure of why it's so.

Spool weight 2500 c vs. 1500 c is slim. But 1500 is narrower, and line guide changes direction faster...
by jvelth74
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: BFS Reel option : New Conquest BFS? Or tune up my Abu 2500C?

I have no idea of how well tuned up Ambassadeur 2500 works. I have had Ambassadeur 2500 C, but sold it at good price in the 90's. But now those mint 2500 C's cost ridiculously much. I have thought much of buying good 2500 C and tune it up. But full tuning parts for it is really high priced. (Lower f...