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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 17 Stile SS Question
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: 17 Stile SS Question

You could always email Hedgehog Studios. I have a Stile 100XG (black and red Aldebaran based one). I remember try to swap spools with some reel that made sense (dont remember). The spool fit inside but, the shaft was slightly different and, the spool fitment was not reciprocated with the other reel....
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: nrz 852c vs st croix elite 7mfc
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: nrz 852c vs st croix elite 7mfc

NRX all day. I do like the Legend Elite series. I built 2 customs on the blanks. I could tell the difference easily between the NRX and Legend Elite in sensitivity. Both are great rods. Price would be a major factor. The 2 Legend Elite blanks are a 7ft Lite and a 7'6" MH. St Croix does have a great ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 5167

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Anyone weight the stock spool without the bearing?

I also wonder how the spool actually differs from the KTF aftermarket spool.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus "Covid-19"
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Coronavirus "Covid-19"

I just received an AliExpress spool...I left it in the simgle digit cold for a few days and then sprayed the package with Lysol. Then wiped the spool with Lysol wipes.

Im still alive...for now
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Favorite Aldebaran Model
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Favorite Aldebaran Model

I like the 12/15 BFS and the current frame (15, 16 BFS, MGL, Stile).

I havent had much experience with the MGL because its winter here.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Steez
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Rod for Steez

Cant really go wrong either way. I would put the faster of the two reels (Steez or the other reel) on the NRX. I like fast reels for baits I move with my rod. I slow it down with moving baits like chatterbaits and such
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 12# sniper?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 12# sniper?

Sniper works for me.

Oddly enough, I prefer skipping with FC vs braid. Idk what it is but, I feel there are less problems. An issue is, when there is a problem outside of a small amount of loose line, it is major and usually cannot be undone.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 54
Views: 4762

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Can anyone comment on any 8:1 or 9:1 gear sets available that will work with this reel?? I just purchased a pair of the LH 7.3:1 version from TTT and I'm looking to speed one of them up. Thanks. I did test the Zillion TWS 9.1 gears in the 4.9 Catalina. The gears physically fit. I did not really try...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 54
Views: 4762

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Can anyone comment on any 8:1 or 9:1 gear sets available that will work with this reel?? I just purchased a pair of the LH 7.3:1 version from TTT and I'm looking to speed one of them up. Thanks. I did test the Zillion TWS 9.1 gears in the 4.9 Catalina. The gears physically fit. I did not really try...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 54
Views: 4762

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Can anyone comment on any 8:1 or 9:1 gear sets available that will work with this reel?? I just purchased a pair of the LH 7.3:1 version from TTT and I'm looking to speed one of them up. Thanks. I did test the Zillion TWS 9.1 gears in the 4.9 Catalina. The gears physically fit. I did not really try...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: '12 Aldebaran BFS vs '15 Aldebaran BFS Limited

Been a while but, both are pretty decent reels. The 15 is better at the really light stuff. I view the 12 as more of a power BFS reel compared to todays offerings. Really depends on the price and the size lures. If you you plan on consistently theowing below 1/8oz total weight , Id opt for the 15. T...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best bang for the buck spinning reel
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Best bang for the buck spinning reel

The Pfleuger President isna solid reel for the price. A little in the heavy side but, smooth, solid and DURABLE
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

So if I wanted a 3/8 to 1/2 oz texas rig rod you guys would probably go with the 715? I was looking to at the 714 and I wanted to add some to the butt to get it around 7'4". I would go with the 715 for those weights. 714 "can do it" but, not really ideal. I havent used the 715 so, I am merely going...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 52
Views: 52328

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

I like how poor people who can't afford high end gear always say ;"your 600$ rod won't catch you more fish than my 40$ ugly stick uhuhuhuhuh". But it does catch more fish.I can feel so many more bites that I couldnt detect when I was poor and fishing with cheap rods.You get what you pay for.A 600$ ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 873cc
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: NRX 873cc

I had one Didn’t blow my skirt up Reel seat didn’t match the cork had to sand it down to match. I can wrap a rod better than the one I had For a bottom contact rod get the steez Ags 7’5” More powerful but balance is better and better fit n finish and pretty much just as versatile I was interested i...