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by Dalleinf
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: $150 Amazon what would you buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: $150 Amazon what would you buy?

Do the gift cards work with Amazon.co.jp ?
I buy a lot of JDM tackle on that site...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Good split ring pliers
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Good split ring pliers

Got myself a pair of Texas Tackle pliers after Cal's recommendation. Best ones I've owned. (But changing split rings is still something I expect to be doing as punishment in the 5th circle of hell :evil: ) I enjoy doing it with TT pliers. I have their pliers in green and blue and maybe 5* of the or...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Good split ring pliers
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Good split ring pliers

Texas Tackle. No contest. Even though the quality has deterioated in recent years, their pliers are still the best.
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3504

Re: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...

I prefer the subtle looking stuff too. Not a huge fan of Daiwas flashier offerings nor the Steez or Tatula logo. I do love Daiwa reels though, and would also love if more 34mm reels were coming out. I could live with all black/dark rods (with cork handles) and love traditional St Croix and Loomis s...
by Dalleinf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3504

Re: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...

I will add to the above post that I caught two searun trout of about 45 cm, and the rod did great (despite lowest power Triza rod). Also, I am 1.95 meter tall (approx. 6’5”?) and the grass is almost my height. Making precise and long casts with small lures along a stream with that type of vegetation...
by Dalleinf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3504

Re: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...

I prefer the subtle looking stuff too. Not a huge fan of Daiwas flashier offerings nor the Steez or Tatula logo. I do love Daiwa reels though, and would also love if more 34mm reels were coming out. I could live with all black/dark rods (with cork handles) and love traditional St Croix and Loomis st...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 54
Views: 1962

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

I prefer baitcasting tackle and use it most of the time. Once in a while when fishing from the coast, wind and waves and need for long casts can make me favor spinning gear. Moreover, I love my baitcasters and feel less affection for my spinning reels....I dislike salt in my baitcasters :-)
by Dalleinf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 9752

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Got the reel yesterday. Went for some trout fishing with 6lb invizx and a kuying Teton 662l (2-10g). I mostly fished upstream with 2.7 to 4.5 gram spoons and spinners, which gave dozens of small trout. Also used an Illex/Jackall Tricoroll 56MD-f downstream briefly to capture a larger sea-run trout. ...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 9752

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

For those that have this reel, I am quite interested in knowing your thoughts on it. Thanks.
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2332

Re: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020

When comparing the spools you should try the exact same amount of line on both. Then the spools are the only difference. Since I bought my first reel with SV spool I've always had half full spool or less. I prefer 0.20 or 0.18mm mono for most of my fishing with small JDM baitcasters. I'm typically ...
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2332

Re: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020

I have problems understanding what value a shallow spool which is heavier than the original is bringing. If the weight had been the same the shallow would still have had more inertia since it has more mass further from the center. If adding the same amount of line to the spools the original CT spoo...
by Dalleinf
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2332

Re: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020

I have not tried mono yet, only FC, but why should it not be compatible. All I can say is that is was a pleasure to use the 700S vs stock spool in the Millionaire with 3.5-7g (stream fishing). You say 45m of 0.20mm mono - that means that the stock spool is “much” less than half full? According to th...
by Dalleinf
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2332

Re: Slp g1 CT shallow spool in 2020

Went fishing this morning with Daiwa Wise Stream 62lb-3, Daiwa Millionaire CT with a new 700S spool installed, and 6LB Inviszx line. I used a variety of spinners and spoons weighing 3.5 to 7 grams. Magnets were set to 6/10 or 7/10 and tension knob with slight if any spool movement. This is literally...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?
Replies: 364
Views: 228125

Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Seeing the options makes pretty easy to notice the low-profile nature for this query. Read through the thread and you will notice many mentions of round reels and spinning reels. Query is on “reels”, freshwater manufacturers only. Could count how many of those brands on the query are known for thei...
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?
Replies: 364
Views: 228125

Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

A query treating both Abu and Lews as Doyo would make a lot more sense. And the same for Quantum and 13F (Banax). 100s if not 1000s of different ABU reels since the 1950s notwithstanding... most of my ~30 ABU reels are made in Sweden. Seeing the options makes pretty easy to notice the low-profile n...