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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: When is enough , truly enough
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: When is enough , truly enough

Whatever you are content with is enough. With everything in life...Do we need Steez rods and reels? Do they catch THAT many more fish? A Ford Escort will get you to work just as good as a 500hp truck. Will you be using all 500hp...ever? We all weight performance/value/"Do I need this?" differently. ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Might be (including tax and customs) maybe 421 € in Finland ...Uhh. But I think I must buy. And probably also ridiculously high priced KTF spool (including shipping and tax and customs). Gear size increased...I was REALLY hoping those 8.6 gears would fit into an Alphas SV. Gears will be duraluminum...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS

Why comparing Alphas ASC to Steez CT, not to Alphas CT? I have Alphas CT and Air BFS bearings in it and KTF and Roro spools to it. I use mainly KTF. I hope you're correct. If so, this reel is probably the best bang for the buck. Last night, I installed the KTF spool and added a Hedgehog AIR brg to ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you keep back up reel
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Do you keep back up reel

I should add that I like to try different tackle so, stuff doesnt spend a ton of time with me.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Gear size increased...I was REALLY hoping those 8.6 gears would fit into an Alphas SV. Gears will be duraluminum too. Seems like blasphemy for an Alphas to not have brass gears but, I actually like Daiwa aluminum gears. I would say my SS AIR that I have had for years is one of the smoothest reels I ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you keep back up reel
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Do you keep back up reel

Ummm...kinda??

They are more like bench player that are suited up and ready to play. Not really sitting in a box or in an unfishable state.

I have reels that are multi-purpose and can cover gaps if I sell a reel or unwillingly sacrifice a combo to Neptune (goes overboard).
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

This is really interesting reel! But is it made with spacers? Frame is a little bit bigger than Steez Air, but that is OK I think. Is line guide further from spool in Alphas vs. Steez? Or is it just in casting position? Going off pictures and videos doesn’t look like it has spacers. I really hope i...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased. Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Perhaps something from NFCs freshwater catalog?
I use the NFC 4'6" UL blank from the freshwater series. Pretty nice. I like for panfish and normal sized trout. I prefer a lighter eod for the stream brook trout I get into
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform. I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one Very interested to he...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

LowRange wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.
I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

MSRP is 42,800 ¥ about 396 USD as of today
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Idk about price yet. I been scourging the internet and no dice. I did see a video on Ultimate Badd Daiwa Facebook page and there is a new TWS reel coming out that casts Neko rigs... :D

It was typical "Project T" style not showing the full reel.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Revo EXD
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Abu Garcia Revo EXD

I had the ALX for about 3 hours. VERY tempermental brake system. Would backlash like crazy until you set it to say 7. Go to 8 and its super choked. Go to 6 and birds start laying eggs in it.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 32
Views: 5280

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

These are my 2 strangest bonus fish. This came on a ned rig. The little Volkey 682L handled it like a champ. https://i.postimg.cc/8CzbcxTh/1564985525087.jpg This guy t boned a flapping hog on a shakey head as I brought it out from under a dock and to the boat for another cast. That was fun fight ri...