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by LowRange
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 658
Views: 77226

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

https://www.ebay.com/itm/34mm-BFS-Honeycomb-SPOOL-for-Daiwa-Steez-SS-SV-T3-RYOGA1016-ZILLION-SV-TW/123131097726?hash=item1cab2f727e%3Am%3AmjJsIrBbiLaOosZJ1adg4Xg&var=423580499887 DaveJ Thanks. Looks tempting. Price is similar to what a used Megabass BFS spool goes for and is fixed inductor as w...
by LowRange
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 658
Views: 77226

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

Hello! I have bought couple of relatively cheap Chinese finesse spools from Ebay. Reel is Daiwa Zillion SV TWS. First one finesse spool was RAY's Studio BFS SPOOL, approx. 10 g with bearing. It is spooled with 0.12 mm Spiderwire stealh smooth (maybe 50 meters or less). It casts well more than 7 g (...
by LowRange
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Has anyone used this Legend before?...
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: Has anyone used this Legend before?...

I would go for the Saltist Back Bay 3000. It is a BG with a forged aluminum gear and mag seal. It will be heavier than the Tatula LT but is supposedly a super smooth and powerful spinning reel.
by LowRange
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

Did you find the IVCB to be more difficult to dial in than other centrifugal brakes or is the thumbing of the spool and wind more of a general statement about centrifugal brakes? I've had plenty of centrifugal reels and I understand that it is normal to ride your thumb over the spool to slow it at ...
by LowRange
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Breaking Free of Middle Child Syndrome, Abu Garcia's Revo4 STX

because the negative reviews all seem to focus on the ease of 'dialing in' the reel for casting to prevent backlashes. Was the reel difficult to adjust? That's a point I can respond to... the IVCB-6 brakes can take a bit of getting used to but are much more free than any of Abu's other braking syst...
by LowRange
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show us your Sol
Replies: 20
Views: 527

Re: Show us your Sol

Nice.
by LowRange
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV Difference
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Daiwa SV Difference

They are both 103 reels but with different braking profiles on the spool and different 103 spool platforms SV103: TD Zillion platform. Beloved old butter smooth tank modified from the factory into 103 spool compatibility. The spool is less over braked compared to the SS SV but spool swaps to a less ...
by LowRange
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 81
Views: 6308

Re: Post purple

Wee bit of purple in there... Is that a Basszone handle? How do you like it? Yup. I just installed it last night, so haven't fished it yet, but based on the fit and finish I'm sure it will do just fine. Honestly, it looks just as nice as my rcs hadles. I'm impressed enough that I now have a smaller...
by LowRange
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 81
Views: 6308

Re: Post purple

Wee bit of purple in there... Is that a Basszone handle? How do you like it? Yup. I just installed it last night, so haven't fished it yet, but based on the fit and finish I'm sure it will do just fine. Honestly, it looks just as nice as my rcs hadles. I'm impressed enough that I now have a smaller...
by LowRange
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Post purple
Replies: 81
Views: 6308

Re: Post purple

evilcatfish wrote:Wee bit of purple in there...


Is that a Basszone handle? How do you like it?
by LowRange
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Teton Stream Soft UL
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: New Teton Stream Soft UL

This new one is rated lower than the UL and is similar to the SUL Teton in max rating but rated lower at .3 gram baits vs the .8 gram of the SUL. SUL does come in casting though. There is also another new casting Teton with a very short handle. I think the 2pc junction is in the real seat like the M...
by LowRange
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Teton Stream Soft UL
Replies: 4
Views: 193

New Teton Stream Soft UL

.3 to 3 gram rating. 1.75 meter long or roughly 5'10". I've never seen a rod rated that light. It is like a Kuying Ajing rod or would it be too soft? Weird. https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32908605166.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32908605166&productSubject=KUYING-1-75m-...
by LowRange
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

Some of those Aliexpress rods have excellent build quality for the money. After owning a few it makes a lot of the rods sold on the USDM with unspecified, blank material, guide frames, guides and reels seats ect look like overpriced crap. I can never look at a Veritas again and see a $100 rod. The e...
by LowRange
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa spool tension problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: Daiwa spool tension problem

I have seen the occasional broken pinion shaft the shaft that goes inside pinion and pushes on the spool tip. these issues are caused by operator error as a daiwa reel with magforce controls should be set so only the side to side play is removed from the reel and spool still spins free and only use...
by LowRange
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 59
Views: 6925

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

Got a gen 2 Perfect Pitch yesterday and though I haven’t had it on the water yet, it’s a different stick. I’m a bit surprised by how less powerful it feels, and how deeper the tip flexes compared to the original. I definitely understand the difference in lure ratings now. The usual quality and craf...

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