BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:34 pm

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Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:26 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:57 pm
I got one on the way. Can't wait to see how it stacks up to other BFS reels.
I'd be surprised if it was anything different from the Scorpion BFS.
Even at that, it's a long-overdue step in the right direction for the US market.
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Bronzeye » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm

Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Slazmo » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:15 am

Just use a CU70i...

Swap the bearings, minimal nylon backing and top shot of 6lb line and your away...

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by SSS » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:37 am

Gone Phishin wrote:
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SSS wrote:
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I can see it becoming very popular for crappies, trout and river smallies. I use mine for walleye a bunch and its so much more fun than your standard spinning gear.
Are you using it for lead heads for walleye?
I use it on everything (but primarily lead heads, yea), just swapping rods. Been fishing walleye with bfs gear for over five years at this point, and i could never see myself going back. Just trying a buddy spinning setup for walleye feels like a massive downgrade and way less fun on the water.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:36 am

SSS wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:37 am
Gone Phishin wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:23 pm
SSS wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:11 pm
I can see it becoming very popular for crappies, trout and river smallies. I use mine for walleye a bunch and its so much more fun than your standard spinning gear.
Are you using it for lead heads for walleye?
I use it on everything (but primarily lead heads, yea), just swapping rods. Been fishing walleye with bfs gear for over five years at this point, and i could never see myself going back. Just trying a buddy spinning setup for walleye feels like a massive downgrade and way less fun on the water.
I agree. I like to be able to grab 1 setup and walk the bank for walleye. With spinning gear, going from an 1/8oz jig plus plastic to a jerkbait is kinda odd for me. Working a jerkbait with a spinning rod feels wierd. The lighter Rapala RipStops are perfect for BFS.
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Jbc88 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:09 am

I actually put a deposit down for the slx bfs but just canceled it yesterday when i saw the curado bfs is coming out. Not sure what the difference is between those two but i know the slx bfs cost more.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by jvelth74 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am

Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.
9 g spool in this new video by today:
https://youtu.be/vKf8eh_0Phc
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by mark poulson » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:42 pm

jvelth74 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am
Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.
9 g spool in this new video by today:
https://youtu.be/vKf8eh_0Phc
Thanks.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Bronzeye » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:05 pm

jvelth74 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am
Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.
9 g spool in this new video by today:
https://youtu.be/vKf8eh_0Phc
A 9 g. spool holding only 50 yds. of 8 lb. test mono will be light indeed!

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by slipperybob » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:09 pm

Yeah, definitely going to be a dedicated ice fishing reel for me. \:D/
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:10 pm

slipperybob wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:09 pm
Yeah, definitely going to be a dedicated ice fishing reel for me. \:D/
BFS reels actually do quite well ice fishing. I use mine for dropping tungsten jogs down deep for perch and trout.
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by slipperybob » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:38 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:10 pm
slipperybob wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:09 pm
Yeah, definitely going to be a dedicated ice fishing reel for me. \:D/
BFS reels actually do quite well ice fishing. I use mine for dropping tungsten jogs down deep for perch and trout.
I've been using the CH50Mg and CU50E for several years now for ice fishing. This BFS is what I've been waiting for all this time. :big grin:

Now if they would just add that quick release like on the Castiac flipping reel.
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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Dalleinf » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:29 pm

Bronzeye wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:05 pm
jvelth74 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am
Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.
9 g spool in this new video by today:
https://youtu.be/vKf8eh_0Phc
A 9 g. spool holding only 50 yds. of 8 lb. test mono will be light indeed!
Same weight as the Alphas Air Stream Custom but with approx twice the line capacity (50 yds 8 lb vs 45 yds 4 lb). The Conquest/Alde BFS holds 45 yds 6 lb...
I am not really going anywhere with this except to say that line capacity should not be a problem.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by Just_Bass » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:40 pm

Dalleinf wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:29 pm
Bronzeye wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:05 pm
jvelth74 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am
Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Odd that Shimano touts it as having an "ultra-lightweight spool" but doesn't state the spool weight.
9 g spool in this new video by today:
https://youtu.be/vKf8eh_0Phc
A 9 g. spool holding only 50 yds. of 8 lb. test mono will be light indeed!
Same weight as the Alphas Air Stream Custom but with approx twice the line capacity (50 yds 8 lb vs 45 yds 4 lb). The Conquest/Alde BFS holds 45 yds 6 lb...
I am not really going anywhere with this except to say that line capacity should not be a problem.
I doubt that Curado BFS got much more line capacity than Aldebaran BFS. Curado BFS 0.23mm @ 50yds (Shimano Euro) while aldebaran BFS spec is 0.235mm @ 45m(50yds) JapanTackle.

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Re: BFS going mainstream? Curado BFS

Post by eklikewhoa » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:06 pm

Looking forward to how the states takes to this offering

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