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by Dalleinf
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

Ok, thanks. Yes, that the spool is ported may also play a role... Still works nicely.
by Dalleinf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 47
Views: 3885

Re: Japan style trout spoons

I have purchased a bunch of different JP spoons in the past couple of months. I did not find the Megabass Izabella to be great for casting and straight retrieve - but instead I have been thinking that it should be good for jigging (perch in my neck of the woods).
by Dalleinf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Long distance spool for sv103
Replies: 97
Views: 10258

Re: Long distance spool for sv103

What I have done which has worked with a SS SV spool and should work for the SV103 is to change the Inductor cup on the spool to one of the Rays Spool inductors. It made a big difference with casting to my SS Spool. I have sv103 and DIY spools just laying about and find this interesting. Do you hav...
by Dalleinf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

I suppose that ZPI is heavier than MOMO’s and also there is bigger rotational momentum of Inertia in ZPI? Please correct me if I’m not correct. And for me small rotational momentum of Inertia in spool is very important in finesse fishing using a baitcast reel. Otherwise spool just wouldn’t start to...
by Dalleinf
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

Just to be fair to chinese TTers - if there are any :? China does R&D too: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-r-d/china-spends-279-bln-on-rd-in-2017-science-minister-idUSKCN1GB018 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/trade-war-or-not-china-is-closing-the-gap-on-u-s-in-technology-...
by Dalleinf
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

For Japan made stuff I understand that there’s R&D costs, quality control costs, high labor costs. But for chinese stuff... Exactly. I know little of R&D, factory quality control etc. To some degree, I can follow your thoughts (and agree with you). Still, how much R&D can there be - rem...
by Dalleinf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bass spinning rods for rock fishing, is that possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Bass spinning rods for rock fishing, is that possible?

Sounds like some very fun fishing. I must admit that the rods you mention are not generally available to me either. Of the rod series you mention, the only series I have tried are the St Croix Legend Elite (casting) rods and they are very nice. I would personally go for a 7’6” (over a 7’) - it will ...
by Dalleinf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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 na...
by Dalleinf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 112
Views: 13622

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

For people curious about 1016/1520 size difference, have you seen the post by matrix on page 3 of this thread?
If photos are better, I have added som size comparisons in this post. 1520 is the lower/left reel.
Cheers Michael
by Dalleinf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

With regard to the buying experience: Prompt replies from the seller. Early and fast shipping with DHL. Good experience.
by Dalleinf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

I have received my two momo spools for Daiwa Steez, T3 etc., and they have been spooled with 6-10 pound mono. I have played around with both and have done some casting tests in my backyard. Today, I put my gold momo spool in my 2018 Ryoga 1016hl and went to a small stream to catch seatrout. I caught...
by Dalleinf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Bass spinning rods for rock fishing, is that possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Bass spinning rods for rock fishing, is that possible?

I have used many different “freshwater” rods for saltwater fishing for many years. Cork handles generally haven’t been a problem. I always rinse/clean my rods thoroughly after use in saltwater (reels too). I did have one 1st gen Abu Vendetta rod which did suffer quite a bit of corrosion at the guide...
by Dalleinf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

I would add: And ZPI spools(or other JP brand)...are they really so expensive to produce?
I love mine and have paid willingly, but still...
by Dalleinf
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 689
Views: 81095

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

^^^ SSS, I like the Daiwa option of putting light and shallow spools in a heavy reel, eg Zillion, SV103 and Ryoga, when I fish for large trout and salmon with 9-10’ rods. Putting a true BFS reel on these rods just feels wrong. Still, I need to throw 1/16-1/4 oz lures and spinning gear is not an opti...
by Dalleinf
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Reel
Replies: 52
Views: 2690

Re: Cranking Reel

Yes, I have also read about concerns with alu-gears here on TT. I get that different metals may confer a different feel/sensation when reeling in a big lure...but will aluminium gears deterioate faster than brass? Should I also worry :doh:
Thanks for your reply.

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