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by Knotty
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Jigs for really TINY fish?
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Jigs for really TINY fish?

THANKS all for your replies! (Just checking in.) Fascinating - such as the Tenkarabum link. I had NO idea that fishing for tiny teeny little fish was a thing. LOL! Down the rabbit hole... Microfishing 101 https://youtu.be/1CMTIyTNel0 Micro Fishing for Tiny Fish With Tiny Telescoping Tanago Rod & Su...
by Knotty
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Jigs for really TINY fish?
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Jigs for really TINY fish?

Use a fly rod. No matter how small the fly/hook it remains castable because you’re casting the weight of the line not the fly. A 2 wt. rod would be a good place to start.
by Knotty
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Jigs for really TINY fish?
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Jigs for really TINY fish?

Check out Chris Stewart’s micro fishing pages at his tenkarabum site. Scroll down the left side of the page to get to the other micro fishing links. Note, they don’t seem to use jigs with this Japanese technique so it may not be what you’re looking for. https://www.tenkarabum.com/micro-fishing.html
by Knotty
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $$$ UL braid? Thoughts ....
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: $$$ UL braid? Thoughts ....

I find no correlation between high priced line and less tip wraps. Happens all the time to me with braid, mono, whatever. Honestly I've played around with some very light JDM braid and mono and just don't find them to be worth the cost. On TackleTour I know that's heresy but I'm reminded of what an ...
by Knotty
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 46
Views: 4883

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

It looks like Major Craft is adding some glass to their lineup. I wonder when they will be available? I really love my 4'5" L Finetail. https://www.majorcraft.co.jp/roditem/13957 I just bought one of the "new" Finetail 452L from JDM Tackle Heaven yesterday mostly on a whim. I think I would've proba...
by Knotty
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it

Also how do you like the MC Days rod? I imagine it is night and day make powerful than a trout or panfish stick. If its anything like my Volkey 68L then its somewhat narrow in range for what it can throw but 90% of what I throw falls within that range so it's fine. I love the Days rod. Way differen...
by Knotty
Sun May 30, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it

I just ordered some swing-head jigs from Flatland Custom Tackle. They use a #01 hook and in my mind they should work like a Chef only less fiddly. I guess we'll see. https://www.flatlandscustomtackle.com/store/p191/1%2F0_Pro_Finesse_W%2FL_Ned_Heads.html Never saw those before but I'd say they shoul...
by Knotty
Fri May 28, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it

First time I hooked a bass on a Cheb rig, it jumped, shook its head and the cheb weight shot up the line, leaving me attached via an unsupported wire loop. Luckily it was a dink so no harm done. How do you prevent this happening? Thanks! Don't know. Never had that happen despite using the rig exten...
by Knotty
Thu May 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Favorite BFS rig...let's name it
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Favorite BFS rig...let's name it

I've had great success fishing Z-Man TRDs for both small and largemouth on BFS gear. Best hookup rates for me come when using it as a traditional Ned rig with a 1/15 oz mushroom jig, exposed hook. However, that's anything but weedless. When I need to go weedless, I put the TRD on a sz. 1 EWG with a ...
by Knotty
Sun May 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)

I love chasing panfish with small jigs on BFS gear. There is something so polarizing about the fact of using baitcasting gear to catch them Despite having never fished baitcasters until getting in BFS, I far prefer handling a baitcaster to a spinning reel. Now if only I could fish ester line on BFS...
by Knotty
Fri May 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)

LowRange wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 2:19 pm
I'm going to use the same bait but with 1/16 trout magnets after work
That will be almost 3 g and should be no problem. Good fishing.
by Knotty
Fri May 21, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)
Replies: 4
Views: 868

BFS Trout Magnet Goal Achieved (almost)

The other day I arrived at an extensive, weedy, lagoon intending to fish Texas rigged TRDs (about 5.5 g) from a kayak but ended up forgetting the TRDs. What do do? Luckily I keep multiple rods and reels in my vehicle. Despite this being the wrong situation (too weedy), I decided to use an Aldebaran ...
by Knotty
Fri May 21, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS reel for those who don't go low
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: BFS reel for those who don't go low

That's actually my most commonly used BFS reel is one that is meant for bass baits and actually has some useable line capacity. Alphas SV, Pixies, Shimano MGL ext. The micro capacity super UL reels are more of a subset of BFS. Your quintessential BFS rig was something like a Majorcraft Volkey BFS L...
by Knotty
Wed May 12, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning Reel Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Spinning Reel Sizes

Thanks guys. Now I don't feel so dumb.
by Knotty
Wed May 05, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS reel for those who don't go low
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

BFS reel for those who don't go low

As a fly and ultralight spin angler, I got into BFS trying to go as low as possible. Low as in low lure weight. Started with an inexpensive Aliexpress reel and then a pricey Aldebaran BFS XG, followed by other cheapies. Learned that with the right rod, most any well designed BFS reel can cast 2 g or...