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by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All ready for some small stream trouting...
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: All ready for some small stream trouting...

Any favourite must try spoons by now?
by Dalleinf
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

I think you will like them. If looking for single hooks for spoons, I really like the VanFook SP41 thick shank, which also comes in barbless versions (Eg SP41BL) and there are bulk “service” packages... The SP31 - thinner hook - should also be great, but I havent tried them. Single hooks for minnows...
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

Owner barbless:
Stbl-1.56bc (for the smaller, lighter option)
Stbl-31tn
Stbl-36bc
Stbl-41tn
Doubt you will need thicker hooks for trout...

VanFook barbless:
DT-38BL-B (“the mountain stream trout hook”)
They probably do other versions as well...
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

I have have used Owners - same type, you can get them all as barbless - and VanFook in Barbless and still do. Especially for salmon where it is mandatory in my waters. They work like a charm.
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Looking to upgrade hooks and rings LC FM Tr85SP.

I prefer Owner/Cultiva to any other brand - hook thickness x1-x3 depends on the size of your target. I use Owner ST21 for smaller trout, ST36 for large trout. ST41+ for atlantic salmon. The ST21 will often bend during a fight with a bigger specimen but it has never lost me a fish. I just bring spare...
by Dalleinf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

So I got the 19 Millionaire CT SV, which was eagerly awaited. First impressions in the yard is “meh”. Quite unimposing simple cosmetics by Daiwa standard, which I like to some extent. Square-ish appearence from above/below. Cast control knob is silvery with a cheap-ish look, no clicks. Star drag cl...
by Dalleinf
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass new 3 piece travel rods
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: Megabass new 3 piece travel rods

TT forum is poison. Great, but poison.
by Dalleinf
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass new 3 piece travel rods
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: Megabass new 3 piece travel rods

I am thinking that the F0-63xtz Aero would have a bit more power than my Daiwa Wisestream 62LB-3. That rod is fun to fish but I hooked a big trout and it owned me. Now to figure out what reel to pair it with! I also ordered that rod from amazon jp a while ago - it will match my Monoblock Grigio Sto...
by Dalleinf
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

Also use reel stock for a while. Gotta have a baseline. Rarely work on cosmetics.
by Dalleinf
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

In order of priority. Old reels: Better spool, carbontex, ZPI bearings, handle bearings, clean-lube tsi321. New reels: Extra/aftermarket spool, tsi321, handle bearings, only rarely new ZPI bearings because I feel the benefit is minimal (if there). In general, I see most benefit and/or more options w...
by Dalleinf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Thanks for solving that puzzle. I'm still puzzled. Why would Sawamura create a different braking profile on the spool for the Alphas/Millionare?...Weaker magnets? A difference in distance from the magnet to the inductor in the Steez vs. Alphas/Millionare? :-k Well, I am with you, albeit more inform...
by Dalleinf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

5 a.m. and I am on our small road doing casting tests. If neighbours were awake, they would be puzzled too. Importantly, after non-handle side plate adjustment the reel performs much better with regard to casting. Distance is good with 3.5-5 gram spoon as in 95% of the distance achieved with my best...
by Dalleinf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Thanks for solving that puzzle. Hmm. I ordered the Miliionaire version but would prefer fewer shims / less control... Hope it turns out fine as I do not want to play with that shim :lol:
by Dalleinf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

I am slightly puzzled. The new SLP RCS CT SV 700 spool supposedly fits Steez/Alphas/Millionaire , at least according to the hedgehog site, while KTF has separate listings for the KTF Steez CT spool and KTF Alphas/Millionaire CT spool - with no indication that they are cross compatible. What is up wi...
by Dalleinf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 267
Views: 17656

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

That is all fine and dandy. So far though, I have not experienced any improvement in 1/8-1/2 oz territory compared with my Steez/SV103/T3 type reels with SLP-1012 or ZPI-NRC001M. A lot of reels from the big three will handle those weights well with similar 8-12lb line capacity. I went for a couple o...