Daiwa BFS Combo

by Rick
(NY , MD eastern shore )

Hi all . With the warm weather on the eastern shore I was out fishing. I am really getting to like my Alphas Air 7.2L and Purelist 52ULB . When I first got the rod, I thought it was too fast and not soft enough. I have been casting 1/8 oz hard baits, 1/8 oz jig heads with very small plastic baits and a lot with 1/8 oz Hurricane Livewire Swim Shad. I have 4lb Varivas Bait Finess Nylon on the Alphas Air. I have 3 BFS reels. I would not say the Alphas Air is better than the other 2. I do like the clicking brake adjust.

The fishing has been slow, but I have gotten 1 large pickerel, 1 yellow perch and a fallfish. The rod, reel, and line handled all well. Small changes in both brakes make a big difference in the casting and backlash. I am new to bait casting and am no expert. So don't put a rod in the closet before you take it out several times and try a number of things. Good fishing to all.

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