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by flyfishy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 113
Views: 17278

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

The Conquest doesn't share the exact micro gears as the Bantam does it? Another interesting question I haven't had answered is whether the Daiwa Hyper Mesh gears are closer to the Tier 1 Shimano Micro (Bantam, Metanium, Chronarch MGL) or closer to the Tier 2 Shimano Micro (Conquest, and I assume An...
by flyfishy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 113
Views: 17278

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

How do these feel compared to say Shimano Conquest Calcutta? The Conquest 100 (5.2 ratio) is smoother out of the box no question about that vs a Ryoga 1016-CC (5.4 ratio) The funny thing is the Ryoga retains it’s smoothness longer. The Conquest & Bantam PG felt a little geary after couple of tr...
by flyfishy
Sat May 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 31204

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

DirtyD64 wrote:Anyone have the link to the Bantam MGL shallow spool??? I know the site is in Japanese, but I could probably make the order still work when needed.

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341
by flyfishy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 31204

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

I'm Very interested on this reel. Checking out the schematics and it Look like a tank. Im a bit concerned about the O rings used. Experienced on some reel knobs that deteriorate after a few years of use Can those be removed (spool shaft) and also can it use normal bearing (no o ring) ? I tried remo...
by flyfishy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 31204

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

After 2 full sessions with it alongside my metanium MGL, my bantam required different settings on the inside and outside dial as compared to the metanium MGL. For example, I set my metanium MGL on 2 brakes internally and on the number 3 on the external dial to cast the OSP Blitz Max DR (this is my o...
by flyfishy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 31204

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

My question is the opposite, whether those spool bearings can be put in other reels. Maybe it's also to dampen the spool/bearing vibrations. I’ve not tried to fit it on other reels yet. I will get to fish my Bantam MGL beside the Metanium MGL in a couple of hours, so maybe I will get a better impre...
by flyfishy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?
Replies: 219
Views: 31204

Re: Bantam MGL Who has their hands on one?

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab194/seadrive90/6220BB7D-069A-4B89-90C0-06F5A7CF18DA.jpeg Got mine today and proceeded to clean the casting bearings - I personally do not like fishing my reels straight out of the box, so I always clean them with contact cleaner prior to applying my choice of be...
by flyfishy
Wed May 20, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1335
Views: 256368

Re: Where are the shimanos?

The man has spoken. Excellent pictures! Seems like a zpi pentagram bfc star drag will compliment your new reel nicely! Now its a problem for me since both are identical in performance. But I can't resist red tuning parts on my reels. Might just have to get another. Read somewhere the limited spool h...
by flyfishy
Mon May 18, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1335
Views: 256368

Re: Where are the shimanos?

Nice review bootytrain. Was just thinking of removing the spool on the bearing on my ktf spool so it will run on a single 730 and 1030(micro bearing) not sure it it will work. It seems to spin and crank fine without that bearing on the spool shaft. Havent got to casting n retrieving this combination...
by flyfishy
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New BFS setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5092

Re: New BFS setup

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This is the NC-65L, the lightest model in the series.
At 129g, it isn't exactly a very light rod when it's rated for just 1/8-1/4oz lures but it balances perfectly with a reel weighted 160g and below.

Cheers!
by flyfishy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 115118

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

did you weigh it with the bearing and the SVS system on it? Am curious, because I want to get my own, and am oscilating between this and the Hedgehog ported one(the Hedgehog seems to have very little line capacity, and would lean towards this one) The SVS hub adds 1g +/- to the total moving mass. T...
by flyfishy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 115118

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah277/Danielzh90/Mobile%20Uploads/A64146A3-B9DE-4C4D-8083-3AF2D8243C5C_zpstmnfmayx.jpg My Aldebaran BFS sitting on a Kaleido inspirare "Stingray Super Shake" probably load this up with 8lbs FC instead of the usual 5lbs i use on the Major Craft MSX bait ...
by flyfishy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 115118

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah277/Danielzh90/Mobile%20Uploads/A64146A3-B9DE-4C4D-8083-3AF2D8243C5C_zpstmnfmayx.jpg My Aldebaran BFS sitting on a Kaleido inspirare "Stingray Super Shake" probably load this up with 8lbs FC instead of the usual 5lbs i use on the Major Craft MSX bait ...
by flyfishy
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1335
Views: 256368

Re: Where are the shimanos?

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah277/Danielzh90/Mobile%20Uploads/1548D204-1E6C-4CDF-91C7-DEE96CF5944E_zpsic9vj5ku.jpg http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah277/Danielzh90/Mobile%20Uploads/C822318E-4FB8-4896-AB6B-EBF98461DABF_zpsu4zeprvb.jpg My current favourite all-rounder.
by flyfishy
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 115118

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

the hooligan wrote:
Nice bfs xg, reminds me of mine :)

What kind of dragstar is that ?


Zpi BFC Pentagram, the lightest I could find from every brand.

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