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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: 35
Views: 8279

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: 8
Views: 279

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.
by Strewth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding. I haven't seen either in the U.S. Strange these braids are not available in the US. Easy to source in Oz: https://www.tacklewarehouse.com.au/line/braid/gosen.html#q=&idx=live_default_...
by Strewth
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: hedghog ZR
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: hedghog ZR

BARRAMANIAC wrote:I believe shimano bearings to be the better of the oem bearings and since I have found TSI-321 I haven't found the need to upgrade bearings. I run Daiwa reels and run the factory bearings that have been flushed with acetone then treated with TSI-321


^^ this
by Strewth
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 59
Views: 3570

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

What's the difference of this reel against the Steez A? What justifies the additional 100 USD in price? Thanks for the info. Brass gears. Black paint with gold accents. Some mill work on the frame and carbon fiber inlays. Steez A is kinda boring looking IMO and I have never been a fan of aluminum g...
by Strewth
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Do I need a BFS reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

Another really solid option would be the Steez SV TW or Zillion SV TW with a Zpi Nrc001-m spool. Can accommodate and excel with 1/8 oz, but provides you with plenty of line for most situations. This. I also use my Steez A's with the 1012SV G1 and Megabass IS Finesse spools to throw ultralight jigs ...
by Strewth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 59
Views: 3570

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

The alloy gears in the Steez A are tough and super smooth, even after many big fish, and I'm a fan of brass gears.
by Strewth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding.
by Strewth
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear replacements
Replies: 15
Views: 5266

Re: Gear replacements

replaced two gear sets on the Met2013. Those thin and ultra light alumium gears shimano uses in many reels are garbage in my opinion. This raspy noise and feel is so annoying when you're retrieving a decent resistance bait such as a spinnerbait The Met 2013 stock gears are notoriously bad for produ...
by Strewth
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A spool options?
Replies: 28
Views: 3109

Re: Steez A spool options?

The gears in the Steez A are very durable. I have three, two 6 and an 8, which have copped a flogging on large barramundi, queenfish, mangrove jack, and thread fin salmon. Still as smooth as new and definitely the smoothest reels I have ever cranked. As pointed out above, the 1012SV G1 is a great sp...
by Strewth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Upgrading bearing on slp and rcs alphas and steez sv spools
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Upgrading bearing on slp and rcs alphas and steez sv spools

Has anyone tried doing this? If so, what bearing did you use in the upgrade on the spool shaft? Is it an improvement over the stock bearing that the slp and rcs spools originally have installed on them? :-k I am going to try HH BFS AIR 1030 bearing on some spool shafts. Are talking about the 1012/1...
by Strewth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 735
Views: 94965

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

It is not so much the quality of the bearing but more because the bearing is loose on the shaft and slides from side to side. I am not sure that is the reason though. Still, perfectly useable spool! Should be very good for grayling and perch fishing, which I hear is great in Finland (?) as is the n...
by Strewth
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?
Replies: 25
Views: 2032

Re: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?

Yes the "M" goes very well in the Steez A, especially for lighter lures. The magnets in the Steez A perform great for a wide range of spools, including the TDZ Type R+ and Megabass Finesse. Nothing wrong with the stock spool, but it performs best for 1/2 oz and up.
by Strewth
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

The ZPI M is a super spool in the Steez A with braid.
by Strewth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?
Replies: 25
Views: 2032

Re: Zpi nrc001 m and pg with braid?

I run the 1012SV G1 spools in my As and they are great. I guess the improvement would be small if any, but it’s always interesting to try another option....

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