Should a Beginner Buy the Shimano Aldebaran BFS?
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Should a Beginner Buy the Shimano Aldebaran BFS?

Hey there! Today, I want to dive into my experience with the ’22 Shimano Aldebaran BFS reel. After extensive use, I have a solid opinion on whether this reel is a good choice for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. Initial Impressions and Challenges When I first got my hands on the Shimano Aldebaran BFS, I…

Lemoren Windshadow Bait Finesse Rod Review: The Best Budget BFS Rod
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Lemoren Windshadow Bait Finesse Rod Review: The Best Budget BFS Rod

Hey there! I want to share my thoughts on a rod I recently ordered—the Lemoren Windshadow. I believe it might be the best budget BFS rod out there. First Impressions When I first ordered the Lemoren Windshadow, I didn’t expect much for $50. However, this rod has completely amazed me. It quickly became my go-to…

Best Bait Finesse Combo: My Top 16 BFS Rod and Reel Combos for 2024
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Best Bait Finesse Combo: My Top 16 BFS Rod and Reel Combos for 2024

Hey there! My name is Aaron Hunt, and I’m a bait finesse fisherman—some might even call me a BFS addict. My wife often wonders, “Who needs this many fishing rods?” Well, I do! Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a collection, and today, I want to share the 16 Best Bait Finesse Combos I regularly…

The Pennsylvania Black Bass Slam: Catching 3 Species in One Day
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The Pennsylvania Black Bass Slam: Catching 3 Species in One Day

There are 3 species of Pennsylvania Black Bass, and until this week one of them had eluded me. On Tuesday morning I went out into the hot, humid morning to film some footage for a new kayak motor. The temps were in the 80’s before 8am and headed into the 90’s. If you’ve known me…

The Complete Guide to Budget BFS Fishing Gear from AliExpress: 41 Top Picks
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The Complete Guide to Budget BFS Fishing Gear from AliExpress: 41 Top Picks

FIshign gear can be expensive. Bait Finesse gear is no exception. But Aliexpress offers a large selection of budget BFS Fishing gear. Here’s my top picks after years of buying from what is essentially the Chinese version of Amazon.com. History of Bait Finesse System (BFS) Bait Finesse System (or BFS) is using baitcasting reels that…

The 5 Best Lures For Winter Smallmouth Bass
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The 5 Best Lures For Winter Smallmouth Bass

Are you struggling to catch smallmouth bass in the cold of winter? You’re not alone! As an avid angler, I’ve faced the same challenge. But fear not, because I’ve done the research and found some of the best lures for winter smallmouth that will help you reel in those elusive football bronze backs this winter….

Fishing Lure Calculator – Convert Ounces to Grams
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Fishing Lure Calculator – Convert Ounces to Grams

As a Bait Finesse guy, I talk about lure weights in grams. It’s more precise. So I built this tool to convert ounces to grams. In lure weights! When using a converter like Google’s Grams to ounces or ounces to grams, you get a decimal equivalent as an answer. So exactly how does 0.141096 ounces…

Unveiling the Best BFS Reels: My $3,289 Journey
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Unveiling the Best BFS Reels: My $3,289 Journey

Hey there, fellow BFS Addicts! Aaron Hunt here, and today, I’m excited to share my extensive two-year quest for the best BFS reels. If you’re on the hunt for top-tier Bait Finesse reels, you’re in the right place. I’ve done all the legwork and spent $3,289 of my own money (and counting) to find you…

Braided Line: Why it’s Best for BFS Fishing and 5 Solid Choices

Braided Line: Why it’s Best for BFS Fishing and 5 Solid Choices

When I started my Bait Finesse Style (BFS) fishing journey, I started with braided line. Braided line is just so thin and light for its rated strength it makes casting effortless – which usually works out well with BFS. Here’s why I believe braid is best for BFS. Braid Line vs. Fluorocarbon for BFS I…

The Best Micro Glide Baits – 9 Great Options

The Best Micro Glide Baits – 9 Great Options

Searching for the perfect lure to reel in that elusive big bass can feel like a daunting task. Micro glide baits have emerged as top contenders thanks to their lifelike swimming action and irresistible appeal to fish. This article will dive into the finest micro glide baits on the market. I’ll offer detailed insights from…