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by SSS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 20
Views: 357

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

If you want to spend as little as possible, but still get excellent performance, i would suggest a pixy or an alphas 103 frame with a ray's studio bfs spool. Both of these reels can be had under $100. I love my 3 Airy Red's, but he'll be limited with line capacity at the end of a long cast with the...
by SSS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 20
Views: 357

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

If you want to spend as little as possible, but still get excellent performance, i would suggest a pixy or an alphas 103 frame with a ray's studio bfs spool. Both of these reels can be had under $100. How does the drag smoothness or capability differ with this option over some of the $300-$400 opti...
by SSS
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?
Replies: 20
Views: 357

Re: New to BFS, Reel that excels at longer casts?

If you want to spend as little as possible, but still get excellent performance, i would suggest a pixy or an alphas 103 frame with a ray's studio bfs spool. Both of these reels can be had under $100.
by SSS
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: "older" shimano casting reels
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: "older" shimano casting reels

While i prefer the older Daiwa's, i find the newer shimanos to be superior compared to older models. Smoother, lower profile and much better braking system.
by SSS
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tell me about older Diawa Alphas, TD and other reels
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Tell me about older Diawa Alphas, TD and other reels

Outside of the Steez TW, i find the tdz/pixy/alphas platform to be better than everything Daiwa has been pumping since the cancerous Tatulas were introduced.
by SSS
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Tried it, it will not work. The rivet that serves as a spacer is smaller than the inner tube of the diawa knob, so when you fit it in without a bearing, the knob rattles.
by SSS
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Daiwa and Shimano posts are the same diameter, but Shimano posts are longer. There are some OEM handles floating around out there that have the same diameter posts, but are even shorter than Daiwa posts. Yea, i am aware. The knob sits too high. Won't work unless you change the post itself. The Daiw...
by SSS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel waterproofing & you.
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Reel waterproofing & you.

Worth it for saltwater, but completely pointless for freshwater. In freshwater its just marketing near you "x-ship" etc.
by SSS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Won't work with Daiwa knobs. Dunno about Shimano, but the knob shaft does look similar to Shimano shafts. Daiwa and Shimano posts are the same diameter, but Shimano posts are longer. There are some OEM handles floating around out there that have the same diameter posts, but are even shorter than Da...
by SSS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Won't work with Daiwa knobs. Dunno about Shimano, but the knob shaft does look similar to Shimano shafts. Daiwa and Shimano posts are the same diameter, but Shimano posts are longer. There are some OEM handles floating around out there that have the same diameter posts, but are even shorter than Da...
by SSS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Won't work with Daiwa knobs. Dunno about Shimano, but the knob shaft does look similar to Shimano shafts. You tried to fit Daiwa knobs to the handle and they wouldn't fit? The handle came with the Yumeya style metal knobs and you changed them correct? The knob sits too high, you cannot use it. The ...
by SSS
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 889
Views: 212250

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

Won't work with Daiwa knobs. Dunno about Shimano, but the knob shaft does look similar to Shimano shafts.
by SSS
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Vanford F Ci4+
Replies: 25
Views: 1207

Re: Vanford F Ci4+

Vanford :laugh1: Will never get over that name. Shimano really should have used CI4+ and changed the FB Honestly, I don't care if Shimano named it Sally, if it works good I will use it. How could they change the Stradic name? I can't think of a single reel that has more name recognition. Its like a...
by SSS
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Vanford F Ci4+
Replies: 25
Views: 1207

Re: Vanford F Ci4+

Vanford :laugh1:

Will never get over that name.
by SSS
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

I believe the brakes used from 2016 and on did a much better difference than the spool itself.