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Made a 4th plunge into the Darker Side.  

As much as I liked my Smith Plugger matched w/ Quatre 1-power finesse rod, I missed it on Smith FO-56 S-glass rod, and picked up this black BC420 to match with the 1-power.  Followed it through two 5-day Yahoo auctions with price drop.  When it didn't come back for a third time, had my noppin broker Masamichi contact the seller, and he found it for me on Mercari.  

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This is mostly a tale of casting the black Isuzu small-frame synchro reel.  I first loaded the deep stock spool (2 small centrifugal blocks) with YZH 10-lb for backing, and topped with a working layer of 5-lb Ultragreen mono. Casting loaded 1/8-oz jighead required full-time thumb, like the good old days.  But even with full thumb and the little 5'4" rod, the little reel rocketed 1/8 oz past 100' - total fun, and a feeling of power.  

Swapping in the TryAngle braid spool w/ mag brake crossed over into Nutso.  

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Final mag adjustment w/ PE#1 casting 2 g - consistent high-arcing 80' casts into the wind with zero backlash (no thumb).  My target for this reel is 3+ g, which is where the little rod takes off, fishing half the distance the reel will cast its light end.  The nutso part, synchro reels aren't supposed to do this - this result gives my Steez w/ Roro-X spool a run for its money.   

LHqXVpp.jpg GDRopYG.jpg

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On 2/10/2024 at 8:50 AM, bulldog1935 said:

Made a 4th plunge into the Darker Side.  

As much as I liked my Smith Plugger matched w/ Quatre 1-power finesse rod, I missed it on Smith FO-56 S-glass rod, and picked up this black BC420 to match with the 1-power.  Followed it through two 5-day Yahoo auctions with price drop.  When it didn't come back for a third time, had my noppin broker Masamichi contact the seller, and he found it for me on Mercari.  

Fga5S5T.jpg

This is mostly a tale of casting the black Isuzu small-frame synchro reel.  I first loaded the deep stock spool (2 small centrifugal blocks) with YZH 10-lb for backing, and topped with a working layer of 5-lb Ultragreen mono. Casting loaded 1/8-oz jighead required full-time thumb, like the good old days.  But even with full thumb and the little 5'4" rod, the little reel rocketed 1/8 oz past 100' - total fun, and a feeling of power.  

Swapping in the TryAngle braid spool w/ mag brake crossed over into Nutso.  

ZCFhb37.jpg fgrfcHP.jpg

Final mag adjustment w/ PE#1 casting 2 g - consistent high-arcing 80' casts into the wind with zero backlash (no thumb).  My target for this reel is 3+ g, which is where the little rod takes off, fishing half the distance the reel will cast its light end.  The nutso part, synchro reels aren't supposed to do this - this result gives my Steez w/ Roro-X spool a run for its money.   

LHqXVpp.jpg GDRopYG.jpg

 

BTW how's the Silver Wolf treating you? Still running strong? I have been eyeballing one on JDM sites.

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@newapti5   I reported my Silver Wolf here

My Zillion with Ray's SV spool here

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I had a good year, my 3 Daiwas are jewels, my 4 Isuzus are jewels.  

Regards

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Ordered a custom ALX rod and it just showed up. I requested to have one of their spinning rod models made into a casting rod. 7 ft L+ Trickster. Rated 1/16 - 1/2. I'm hoping this would be a versatile rod to pair with my Metanium Shallow spool. I saw on their custom section of the site they had carbon grips so of course I had to order carbon grips. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, msgf91 said:

Ordered a custom ALX rod and it just showed up. I requested to have one of their spinning rod models made into a casting rod. 7 ft L+ Trickster. Rated 1/16 - 1/2. I'm hoping this would be a versatile rod to pair with my Metanium Shallow spool. I saw on their custom section of the site they had carbon grips so of course I had to order carbon grips. 

 

 

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Do you feel the carbon handle is a bit too slippery? Edge rods have similar designs and I always find them too slippery to have a firm grip during hookset.

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I haven't had a chance to try it out. The rod arrived the day before my shift started so I've been working. I'll finally have a chance tomorrow. I'm not sure if it'll affect my grip during hook set because I use the palm/spider grip. 

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7 hours ago, newapti5 said:

 

Do you feel the carbon handle is a bit too slippery? Edge rods have similar designs and I always find them too slippery to have a firm grip during hookset.

For the response above so he gets the notification lol

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