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by jvelth74
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Yes Air is faster. It retrieves 75 cm per turn. ct Alphas retrieves 67 cm per turn. Because of difference in spool diameters difference in retrieve is not bigger, but still something 12%.
by jvelth74
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Yes, but this is new small spool and currently only one swap possibility, KTF, which obviously is slightly lighter and I think it has similar capacity than original. In my opinion current ct Alphas is pretty perfect power finesse reel :) And with KTF spool it's good finesse reel :) But still I'm thi...
by jvelth74
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

it could be a power finesse machine I think this Alphas Air 2020 shares same spool as Steez Air and that spool is finesse-finesse, not power finesse. And if so, line capacity is 40 m / 0,10 mm. I don't know what pound rating it corresponds to, but by taking Stroft GTM 0,10 mm strength, which is 1,4...
by jvelth74
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Might be (including tax and customs) maybe 421 € in Finland ...Uhh. But I think I must buy. And probably also ridiculously high priced KTF spool (including shipping and tax and customs). Gear size increased...I was REALLY hoping those 8.6 gears would fit into an Alphas SV. Gears will be duraluminum ...
by jvelth74
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS

I'm not seeing KTF spool for alphas/millionaire on Karil website anymore. Would steez CT KTF spool work in Alphas?, I thought they were tuned differently with additional inductor spacers in Alphas KTF spool. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that I bought Steez spool because everything seemed sold out...
by jvelth74
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS

I love my 70 ct Alphas. I have tried 4 spools for it. First I naturally tried standard spool. There was issue with inductor, but I finally solved it by changing HLC spring to it and made it virtually fixed. Spooled only half of spool it made standard spool BFS capable. But for decent casting it need...
by jvelth74
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased. Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of f...
by jvelth74
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Alphas Airstream Custom or Steez CT for BFS

Why comparing Alphas ASC to Steez CT, not to Alphas CT?

I have Alphas CT and Air BFS bearings in it and KTF and Roro spools to it. I use mainly KTF.
by jvelth74
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

:doh: - I just bought an Alphas CT to go with my orange KTF spool. That's alright, since I really like its "Presso" like color scheme. I couldn't justify spending that much money on a Steez Air and an aftermarket KTF spool. I'm up for purchasing the Alphas Air TW. Guessing KTF will offer a lighter ...
by jvelth74
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

This is really interesting reel!

But is it made with spacers?

Frame is a little bit bigger than Steez Air, but that is OK I think.

Is line guide further from spool in Alphas vs. Steez? Or is it just in casting position?
by jvelth74
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3436

Re: Daiwa Z2020

If you have metal bearings, they may be dry. Clean and reoil. Dry metal bearings will do that noise, vibrate laterally and decrease casting distance. My z spools the whole spool of 40lb jbraid on 2.5oz musky lures. Easily one of the furthest casting reels i've had. Looks like those are original ste...
by jvelth74
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 53
Views: 17762

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Short trip to flooding small steram after work. SUL is nice rod but attention is needed when casting forehand. But this is so soft and even 'shooting' can be performed with baitcaster. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfiM2RvR4zNy2SYj_BnM7hgZ5KzNNeU5 There's now added new video at first in pl...
by jvelth74
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3436

Re: Daiwa Z2020

My Z2020 casts decently but vines something like need a little bit care or something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfVD7GJS5dc
by jvelth74
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Zillion HLC
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

Re: Zillion HLC

Reel is perfect for casting bombarda + fly. And this rod is good as well. But I need to educate me more: https://youtu.be/fd_JV4tzBx0 Replaced vide by nicer one from same trip. After long fishing day I liked to play a little and try how it flies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA5bRF_K0Oo And it fl...
by jvelth74
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus "Covid-19"
Replies: 39
Views: 2816

Re: Coronavirus "Covid-19"

We are lucky in Finland because local post is that slow that all Corona's are dead when they arrive to destination :-)