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by Strewth
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 220
Views: 13686

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

I'm interested in this reel, but have been unable to find any posts that give detailed information on its performance. I have the Alphas CT, and it will throw a 5g casting plug 40 m+ with 6lb Fireline Ultra on a TD Zero 681LFB rod rated for 3–10 gm (superseded model, but it colours match the Alphas ...
by Strewth
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1000 size shimanos
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: 1000 size shimanos

I have Stradic 1000FKs and a Stella C2000S and there is no discernible difference in casting distance with braid. The 1000 size is great for a light estuary work and Australian bass.
by Strewth
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 229
Views: 18528

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Why do some continue to call it a “spool tension” knob? It puts the spool shaft in compression! Cast control knob is a much better term. I don't use that stinking knob to control my casts. That's my side to side spool positioner. \:D/ Agreed, but "side to side spool positioner" might take a while t...
by Strewth
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 229
Views: 18528

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Why do some continue to call it a “spool tension” knob? It puts the spool shaft in compression! Cast control knob is a much better term.
by Strewth
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression

They are simply great UL rods for the money. I have two and use them all the time.
by Strewth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2019 Stella SW
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: New 2019 Stella SW

The 8000 size now has a smaller rotor. This means the spools will not interchange between the 8000, 10000 and 14000 sizes. The 8000 size reel is for braided line only. It is not designed for use with mono line. Infinity Drive is a friction reducing design for the spool shaft. This eliminates the sp...
by Strewth
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression

I use this rod for 6lb fireline ultra and 10lb mono leader with no problem, just use the FG leader knot. Will cast a 1/8 jig + plastic grub 30m + using a Steez A with a 1012SV G1 or Megabass IS Finesse spool. This rod will handle good sized fish , biggest so far is a 90cm Australian flathead. The bu...
by Strewth
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI M or 1012 g1
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: ZPI M or 1012 g1

Comparing the ZPI M to the PG the PG is more a standard spool best for 1/4 oz and up. Great casting distance and spool control. The M spool feels like more of a semi-finesse spool. If you use light line it works great as a finesse spool. With regular line it feels best to me casting in the 3/8 oz a...
by Strewth
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings
Replies: 110
Views: 5233

Re: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings

The Dremel option with the bearings spun in acetone is fast and highly efficient. I thank the original poster DougL58 every time I clean my bearings this way. Paslode electrical cleaner is a good alternative to acetone, but much more expensive. Note that acetone cannot be used with bearings that hav...
by Strewth
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tsurinoya XF-50 Budget BFS Reel Teardown & Evaluation
Replies: 27
Views: 3588

Re: Tsurinoya XF-50 Budget BFS Reel Teardown & Evaluation

Thanks for the very informative and factual evaluation. Some Chinese companies, such as Tsurinoya, are clearly starting to produce some decent gear at low prices. I have the Tsurinoya Proflex 2 C632UL rod for UL baitcasting work and rate it very highly. Nice action, excellent cork and Fuji reels sea...
by Strewth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Double Dutch-Punch Drunk-Panty Danker
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Double Dutch-Punch Drunk-Panty Danker

Careful tho. Deps makes great baits, but the rods are heavy and so-so... Have to disagree, at least for the Deps rod that I own. I have the Sidewinder Constrictor HGC-64XS/GP which has an XHeavy action and a slow taper that is an awesome rod for throwing 1/4-1 oz jerkbaits at barramundi. No bling, ...
by Strewth
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 11373

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Tsurinoya Proflex 2 C632UL rod for UL baitcasting work. Fuji reel seat and guides, as well as an excellent cork handle and crisp blank, all for 65USD. Throws the ultra light stuff really well.
by Strewth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.

Rodster14 wrote:I really like the Hitena braid. I am slowing converting all my reels to that. So far, I only have the Supercast. I want o try the Silky.
Have tried the Silky in PE2 41lb, but it is not as smooth as the Gosen 16-strand 41 lb or the Sufix 13-strand 131 30lb.