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Nice day with the Crusaders

by Bill Piatek
(New Mexico)

Went to a C&R pond today for some trout action. Ended up with 9 on the gold tiger 2.5 Crusader and one on the Yozuri Pins minnow. Nice fish most were 14-16". Shut off after about 2 hours as they always do there.

Just got all my parts for building a XXUL rod this winter for tiny 1/64 - 1/32 jigs.

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Feb 10, 2018
Your new rod
by: Terry Farmer

Hey Bill, I’m new to ultralight spinning. Having a blast learning to cast and control the line. I look forward to hearing about your home crafted rod. I’m curious what blank you decided on. Good luck with the project!

Feb 11, 2018
fly rod blanks
by: Bill Piatek

I have two I'm debating, a no-name 3 piece glass 3wt and an RDP 4 piece 2wt. Both are 6'.

Considering the components and blank it's as cheap to buy one of Chris's affordable models tho. :-)

Feb 11, 2018
by: Terry Farmer

Yes, I bought the Daiwa 5’6" Iprimi and the suggested Shimano reel. I think it’s gonna do what I want it to do. I’m able to snap cast with it. Just gotta work on my accuracy.

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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.