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    That's pretty amazing, thanks for posting that link.
    Bluegill still fear me...but the crappie are not laughing quite as loudly as they used to.

    Ya gotta do what you have to do before you can do what you wanna do.

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    You do what we call tricking out the reels. You replace the factory bearings with ceramic bearings about $40 a set and lubricate with a very low viscosity lubricant. I use one called yellow rocket fuel from Britain. The english are experts on distance casting. You also take jeweler's polishing compounds and then polish spool rods to remove all rough friction causing imperfections. Same for all other internal metal parts that move during the casting action. I am curious why this guy is not using a Japanese manufactured reel. The subtitle actually referred to it as such.

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    To me that also looks like some kind of a Abu Garica baitcaster, tricked out or not. But I know absolutely zilch about Japanese fishing techniques or JDM reels. What l do know however, is that I couldn't cast near that accurate even if I were using a rifle to do so. That guys skills are off the charts. But some of those pockets he was casting into were so small and the water so skinny, I don't know if they were even capable of holding catchable size fish.

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    Here is my Ambassador 5000 from 70 years ago. I called it a 3000 earlier but just got it out and took a pic. Made in Sweden. Name:  20200801_204334.jpg
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    Here is a blow up of the pic of the reel in the video. ABU made in Sweden. Name:  Screenshot_20200801-210439_Photos.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by z520tom View Post
    You do what we call tricking out the reels. You replace the factory bearings with ceramic bearings about $40 a set and lubricate with a very low viscosity lubricant. I use one called yellow rocket fuel from Britain. The english are experts on distance casting. You also take jeweler's polishing compounds and then polish spool rods to remove all rough friction causing imperfections. Same for all other internal metal parts that move during the casting action. I am curious why this guy is not using a Japanese manufactured reel. The subtitle actually referred to it as such.

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    Pretty sure he is using reels that are only made for...and sold in Japan. They look like the reels we used to use but that is where it ends. They are very high end reproduction versions. We can get them...just have to get them out of Japan. He also uses some Calcutta’s and I have read the rods he uses are 700 bucks and up. From what I gather he is partial to those high end reproduction Ambassadeur reels.

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    I suspect it's a fly rod blank shortened somewhat and built with a casting rod handle and guides. It has that fly rod parabolic action. Built one myself one time.
    The guy is a amazingly accurate caster. He and that rod/reel combo have spent many hours together!

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    Is that a fiberglass rod? Looks very flexible.

    Very impressive casting.
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    Some fancy work there!

    He's using ab Abu 2500. It's quite a bit smaller than the 5000. Those go for big bucks in Japan.

    Johnny Diekman and others were doing this kind of trick casting in the 50s.

    ABU Ambassadeur 5000 Bait Casting Reel Demo in 1956 - YouTube



    Mitchell 300 Reel Casting Demo by Johnny Dieckman 1956 - YouTube



    The rod is made by Anglo & Company. Probably fiberglass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z520tom View Post
    I suspect it's a fly rod blank shortened somewhat and built with a casting rod handle and guides. It has that fly rod parabolic action. Built one myself one time.
    The guy is a amazingly accurate caster. He and that rod/reel combo have spent many hours together!



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    That’s not a shortened fly rod blank. Those are purpose built BFS rods built on blanks for that very purpose.

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    He sure knows how to use his equipment!


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