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    I pulled the trigger on the Yamaga Blanks Blue Current 71 TZ/Nano "jig head special". I think the extra length will help cast distance. It helps I had a 1000y coupon from Digitaka and they have free shipping, so it was 37000y all-in. I'll probably put my Luvias 2004 on it, until I can get a Presso on sale, at least.

    2 top tier JDM rods SHOULD be enough, right? RIGHT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawjatek View Post
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    I want another JDM rod for a specific use: throwing small (CD05) countdown Rapalas and such (like Duo Ryuki 45s, Yo-zuri Pinz, Lucky Craft Stream Drive 45 if I can find some) on 2 lb test for trout in the Chattahoochee river. The river is very cold, mildly swift with faster shoals here 'n there, and it is real nice to kayak fish on these hot days. It is slap full of stocker rainbows and browns in the 8-12 inch range, but the possibility of hooking a monster brown is real. I'm using my Tict IC-69RP Sis (Rockin' Power) which is great, but if there is a better choice...
    The possibility of a monster brown in swift current would prevent me from using an Area rod. Monster brown in a lake, yes, but not in current. I'd give you four choices ranging from $440 to $190: Tenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LL, Tenryu Rayz RZ53UL, Shimano Trout One NS S53UL or Shimano Trout One NS S60UL if you want a slightly longer rod. There are lots of JDM rods for stream trout so you have many more choices than those four, but those are the ones that I know are good quality, I know will handle the lures and line you want to use, are available here in the US and are covered by a limited warranty that would not require you to ship a broken rod back to Japan.
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    I've spent a lot of time looking at the rods on your site, Chris. I do not care for rods shorter than 6', even in the kayak, so of those, I would only consider the 6' Shimano. I went with a 7' Blue Current this time. I guess it is an ajing rod, and will handle bigger fish better than a stream rod. As you go south on the 'hooch, it warms up and has some good size bass that also like a Rapala or trout magnet.

    EDIT: Chris, I did buy some Ring Kick Tails and some Eurotackle Z-vibers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    I'm very familiar with the Hooch, so I know you're not exaggerating.

    As a general rule, I don't like using lures with treble hooks. I like them even less with really light line. A couple of years ago, however, I experimented with a very similar set up: light rod and small crankbaits for bass. I used braid. I forget the details, but it was something like 10/2 PowerPro. I didn't want to use 2-3# mono and have a bass break off with a crankbait (and an expensive one, at that) stuck to his face for the rest of his life. Braid prevented that.

    If you set your drag light, I think you could do the same with a JDM rod.

    Just a thought ...
    If I replace the dual trebles with single hooks, does anyone have a recommendation as to the hook type and size? I notice on Chris' site he recommends a single barbless hook, with a horizontal eye. The river has a lot of trees in it and I think I could avoid snags as well as give the trout a better chance. I do keep a few stocker rainbows for the frying pan sometimes, never a limit (8), and I never keep a brown, brookie, or a big fish. I am more interested in not hurting trout - I could not care less about what fly fishermen who don't like spinning gear and treble hooks think of me. As if.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawjatek View Post
    If I replace the dual trebles with single hooks, does anyone have a recommendation as to the hook type and size? I notice on Chris' site he recommends a single barbless hook, with a horizontal eye.
    How about this? As to size, maybe go slightly bigger.

    VMC 7237BN Single In-Line Crankbait Hook




    Quote Originally Posted by jawjatek View Post
    I am more interested in not hurting trout - I could not care less about what fly fishermen who don't like spinning gear and treble hooks think of me. As if.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawjatek View Post
    I pulled the trigger on the Yamaga Blanks Blue Current 71 TZ/Nano "jig head special". I think the extra length will help cast distance. It helps I had a 1000y coupon from Digitaka and they have free shipping, so it was 37000y all-in. I'll probably put my Luvias 2004 on it, until I can get a Presso on sale, at least.

    2 top tier JDM rods SHOULD be enough, right? RIGHT?
    I gave my YB BC 71 TZ/Nano itís first test run this morning. It definitely has more back bone that the MC TripleCross and Tict Icecube. I caught 30 bluegill in about 40 minutes this morning. They were bedding again on my home lake. It was a little over kill for the 6-8in bluegill that I was catching but it could still cast a 0.5g jig a mile with the Luvias and Ester line. Of all of the JDM rods that I have used so far, it has the most ability to turn fish. I did miss a few takes that I think the Icecube would have hooked up on. I think the extra fast tip probably contributed to this. This will make an excellent rod in a situation where you may tangle with something bigger. Canít wait to give it a run an a Smallmouth stream in a couple of weeks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by D10 View Post
    I gave my YB BC 71 TZ/Nano it’s first test run this morning. It definitely has more back bone that the MC TripleCross and Tict Icecube. I caught 30 bluegill in about 40 minutes this morning. They were bedding again on my home lake. It was a little over kill for the 6-8in bluegill that I was catching but it could still cast a 0.5g jig a mile with the Luvias and Ester line. Of all of the JDM rods that I have used so far, it has the most ability to turn fish. I did miss a few takes that I think the Icecube would have hooked up on. I think the extra fast tip probably contributed to this. This will make an excellent rod in a situation where you may tangle with something bigger. Can’t wait to give it a run an a Smallmouth stream in a couple of weeks!


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    Alpha is the yb nano going to have more power/backbone than the 6’10 corto? I have yet to catch a large trout on my corto and I am a little worried about a 25” plus rainbow or brown in some current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StantheMan2567 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaCrappieMan View Post
    Alpha is the yb nano going to have more power/backbone than the 6í10 corto? I have yet to catch a large trout on my corto and I am a little worried about a 25Ē plus rainbow or brown in some current.
    Chris is spot on about which trout rods to use in rivers. The stream rods.....I don't own a single one. The reason I don't is you give up sensitivity with those rods and there would not be many times I would use one. Personally I don't think you will have anymore trouble with the Corto landing a 25 inch Bow anymore than if you had a stream rod. The butt on the Corto is bigger than on the Blue Curent...I can't tell you how much as I am not able to go in garage to measure rods right now. I don't know if you watched my Dale Hollow video of the 19 inch smallie on the Corto or not. Now I know a lake is not a river. Check out my video of me landing a 20 inch Smallie...in pretty good current, below Normandy Dam. That fish was landed with the Lunakia. If the Lunakia handled that fish I know the Corto would have been just fine. My nephew has landed 2 browns at the 28 inch mark with the 6' 10" Blue Current TZ....and an untold number of trout in the 20-25 inch range with it....all on the Caney Fork River. The Corto would have done just as well with those fish he caught. He wanted one but the times he tried to order they were out of stock. Now since I don't own a nano TZ I can't really answer your question. I have caught some huge fish with ajing...mebaru rods.....30 pound drum....26 inch carp that I thought was going to spool me...but I finally turned it.


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