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 Post subject: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:11 am • # 1 
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Each year a friend and I go to central Maine the first week in June for some smallmouth bass fishing. This year I don't think we caught quite as many but the average size seemed to be a bit bigger. Lots of fun on a light rod! The rod shown is designed for trout in tiny overgrown streams, and at just 3'9" is a bit short for fishing a large lake from a boat, but I just had to try it.
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Most of the time I fished with small jig heads ( 1/40 oz to 1/13 oz) with plastic trailers. And most of the time with spinning rods, but I needed more practice with the ultralight baitcaster (4# line, 1/13 oz jig head)
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I got a chance to try my new extra extra ultralight spinning rod, which is rated for lures down to 1/70 ounce. Even a small sunfish puts a nice bend in the rod but it can handle modest bass as well.
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And of course, I just had to take a tenkara rod!
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It was a very nice trip, but all good things must end.
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I've been back at work a week now and I already think I need a vacation!


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:30 am • # 2 
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Nice report and great pictures,


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:01 am • # 3 
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Awesome equipment, Awesome fish, would like to know more about the set-ups.


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:03 am • # 4 
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Those rods are sweet! Great report!


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:21 pm • # 5 
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Grey Ghost wrote:
Awesome equipment, Awesome fish, would like to know more about the set-ups.


Grey Ghost, here is the rundown:
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Rod: Tenryu Rayz RZ39LL (light light, which is between light and ultralight)
3’9”, 2 piece, 1.8 oz, line wt 1-5#, lure wt 1/32 – ¼ oz
Reel: Shimano Cardiff CI4+ C2000HGS
Line: Sunline Troutist Wild 3# (nylon) plus 6X tippet
Jig: C’ultiva JH-85 plus C’ultiva Pin Worm

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Rod: Tenryu Rayz RZ53UL-BC (ultralight – bait casting)
5’3”, 2 piece, 2.6 oz, line wt 1-4#, lure wt 1/32 – 3/16oz
Reel: Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG
Line: Seguar R18 Yellow Hunter 4# (fluorocarbon) plus 5X tippet
Jig: C’ultiva JH-85 plus C’ultiva Micro Worm

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Rod: Daiwa Iprimi 56XXUL-S (extra extra ultralight – spinning)
5’6”, 2-piece, 2.1 oz, line wt 1.5 – 3#, lure wt 1/70 – 1/11 oz (.4 - 2.5g)
Reel: Daiwa Iprimi 1003
Line: Sunline Area Meister 3# (nylon)
Jig: C’ultiva JH-85 plus C’ultiva Pin Worm

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Rod: Suntech TenkaraBum 40
Line: Varivas 0X tippet for casting line, plus TenkaraBum Tactical Nymphing Sighter and 5X tippet
Fly: Keeper Kebari


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:38 pm • # 6 
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One more photo to add. The Japanese have a category that we really don't have here: ultralight salt water. There are two rod types, for different fish. One is for Aji (horse mackerel) and the rods are generally referred to as Ajing rods. The other is for Mebaru, which are several species that together would be called rock fish in English (not to be confused with striped bass, which are called rock fish in the Chesapeake). The rods are generally referred to as Mebaru rods.

Ajing rods are very fast and incredibly sensitive, and are rated for very light lines. Mebaru rods are more mid flex and are rated for slightly heavier lines.

The Daiwa Gekkabijin Ajing 71 UL-S (7'1", ultralight, solid tip, rated for 1-3# line, .5 - 4g lures)) clearly transmitted the strike of the fish shown below. I wouldn't say he slammed it, but the bite was not subtle. They really are sensitive rods!

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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:08 pm • # 7 
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Good report Chris. I really want a JDM spinning rod bad, and I should have been able to buy one from you by now like we discussed before, but I've been bushwhacked by the out of pocket costs with my new health insurance so I'm still short on fun money.


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:31 pm • # 8 
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Thanks Chris, that's some baddass rods and reels! WANT!


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:44 am • # 9 
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wow! That's some diverse fishing and fishing gear! You are clearly a versatile angler. I can only imagine the fun of hooking those bass on a 3+' rod. Thanks for the report and the great photos.
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 Post subject: Re: Maine Vacation 2017
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:12 am • # 10 
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Wow! +1


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