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by DirtyD64
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

So recently I found the Kuying Teton 6'6"Light and 6'2"UL. They seem to be fairly priced. I also liked some of the Major Craft rods, but they are sold out of the length/action I wanted, and much more expensive. If I do order or find the correct BFS rod, next question will be what reel to o...
by DirtyD64
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2317

Re: General Questions

Another set of "general" questions, just think it's nice to have a thread for multiple quick answers than create an entire one for a question. A few random questions are: How do the Abu BFS reels compare do Daiwa/Shimano? I have heard that the Abu's are junk compared to Shimano and Daiwa ...
by DirtyD64
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 26
Views: 506

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

I have always figured an Alphas with an aluminum sideplate and maybe slightly bigger gears/gearbox would be a sledgehammer. My SV105 has been plenty tough. Still though a Z1016 would be amazing. A "Zillion" with the Steez A frame and brass gears would be cool though too.
by DirtyD64
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish
Replies: 94
Views: 11532

Re: Who is using BFS casting gear for trout/panfish

How does the Kuying Teton 6'3"UL compare to any rods mentioned??? Been kinda researching one of those, then not sure to go with the reel. Either a Shimano BFS (Scorpion or Aldebaran BFS XG) or a stock reel with a DIY BFS spool (Scorpion 70 or Tatula CT). I probably don't need super high end; ju...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: NED Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: NED Heads

Wonder if you could get some wire in for a weedless version also?
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

I'm going to side with Shimano in manufacturing of the plastic levelwind. Till I see an issue, not a worry. I was scared of the whole non aluminum frame thing... Tried an SS/SV, wasn't so bad, ended up liking it. Tried a Chronarch MGL, absolutely loved it. Sad realization when you don't catch enough...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

All of Shimanofan's arguments instantly became correct. Total opinion change. Literally listing all of my Daiwa's for sale now. I will make it fine on my Chronarch MGL and 2 Stradics. Those damn single springs can have fun on eBay now. Whenever you see "space age material" does a single te...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 wishes
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: 2019 wishes

I have always wondered if they could market a new 3D style braking for SV spools. I know the 2 were available on a certain T3 variant, but I mean something new. Have a loose setting for larger lures and long casting, a medium all purpose setting, and maybe a strong setting for skips. I would like to...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

I have literally worked on reels on the kitchen table with wife fussing at me. That's ironic, and I would still trust any reel put together by me. 40 years or 4 years is enough to fix the machines we all enjoy so much. And for the democratic thing, that was strange... I am a free thinking rationalis...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 wishes
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: 2019 wishes

Maybe an update to the Alphas/Pixy line. Lighter weight, more compact frame, lighter spool(though not too shallow on the spool). Maybe an update on the Tatula SV built on the new Tat frame. Also, bring back a budget spinning reel with aluminum frame. The new LT frame reels are nice, but I dont see ...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

Sorry Shimanofan, but you are on the wrong forum to be making such inaccurate statements about how Daiwas magnetic braking system works. Its quite an advancement over centrifugal brakes that Shimano uses. Not to say the Shimano centrifugal brakes are bad, because I like the VBS system, but not on p...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 wishes
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: 2019 wishes

My wish from 2014 to 2019. Daiwa Baby Z :lol: This. A $300 range Daiwa, a miniature Z2020 would compete well with the Bantam MGL. I'd also like to see a SV105 replacement with a shallow spool. On the Shimano side, a Curado K70 or Curado 70MGL would be awesome. I like the Aldebaran but worry about t...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

The new DC system just simply is less adjustable. Still an amazing technology, but it is just less adjustable than JDM counterparts. There have been plenty of low profile DC reels, even though Japanese fisherman have slightly different techniques, they aren't that much different to have totally diff...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's next for Daiwa...
Replies: 140
Views: 2046

Re: What's next for Daiwa...

The op asked a question. I provided an answer. I would consider new daiwa reels if they would produce something other than magnets. A fair answer to the question. I don't have any shimano reels with magnets. Shimano and technology have moved beyond. Stating obvious is not hating on daiwa just respo...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Burner 10.1:1 Gear Ratio Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Abu Garcia Burner 10.1:1 Gear Ratio Thoughts

poisonokie wrote:And this is all, uh, relevant because, uh, the Abu 10:1 is analogous to an F1 car as it's the fastest one around with an "engine" you'll be lucky to get 5 weekends out of before it explodes.


Epic. Like a drag race engine where it has to be broken down after every run. haha

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