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by jvelth74
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 502
Views: 138052

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

Just replacing sv spring to HLC spring. In BFS fishing it doesn't extend practucally never. Braking power is pretty much virtual in low Magrce settings, but in magforce 4-5 could found as enloyable settings for thumb braking in bfs cast, at least with half spool.
by jvelth74
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 502
Views: 138052

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

I have casted only with Teton SUL and small weights (and short casts). I have also Teton UL, but I still haven’t casted with it. But with Teton SUL casting distances are practically same. Original spool arrived with broken inductor. But I made it BFS castable with HLC spring => fixed inductor in BFS...
by jvelth74
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 502
Views: 138052

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

Alphas ct sv 70. Spools in use are K.T.F. & Roro & Original spool with 'fixed' inductor (HLC Spring).
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by jvelth74
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa magnetic brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Daiwa magnetic brakes

It depend’s on which reel is in use and for which use. OG HLC Zillion needs a lot of thumb brake in common fishing situation and it still makes birdnests. It’s trouble free only in powercasting over 100 meters with 2…3 oz weight, and with those casts it don’t need much thumbing. sv Zillion is very t...
by jvelth74
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 136570

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

K.T.F. is with 'Kahen' inductor which is sv type. Which means moving inductor, activation ramp, weak spring and inductor stays in a magnetic field by magnetic force. K.T.F. is really nice and refined spool and it works nicely in short casts of BFS. I still haven't tested it slightly heavier use (cas...
by jvelth74
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: BFS Training Line

I'm not highly skilled in BFS, but my BFS combination is easy to handle. It don't make bad birdnests virtually ever. I can't use power nearly at all with my Teton SUL because I nearly always cast little heavier lures than the rod is designed for. And because of that lure can stop virtually any time ...
by jvelth74
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: BFS Training Line

Formerly I have used for light bottom jigging 0.06 mm Spiderwire Stealh Smoot 8, it’s something 15 lbs. And when I begin BFS fishing, I used that 15 lbs line for BFS. But I found it was nearly impossible to tie in the dark with my old eyes, and birdnests wasn’t so easy to solve out - sometimes those...
by jvelth74
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Training Line
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: BFS Training Line

I have been training myself with 24 lb / 0.12 mm Spiderwire Stealth Smooth 8. I haven't lost any inch of line because this line is very manageable and easy to solve out of bird nests and it's stong (for BFS). And I have lost 0 lure with this line.
by jvelth74
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 136570

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

Tried to cast Roro spool. Have to say, difference is not that much between more than 3x more expensive (incl. post & tax & custom) K.T.F. But K.T.F. feels somehow higher quality even during cast. It just feels more refined or solid. And casts with Roro was higher / more curved. I liked to cast with ...
by jvelth74
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 136570

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

Roro Weight: Roro puola 2.JPG Roro weight with line (50 meters of 0.12 mm Spiderwire Stealth Smooth, Transluscent): Roro with line.JPG This line is a little too thick for this spool because spool takes only 50 meters of it. In K.T.F. I have 60 meters and that's enough. But still once I was near to o...
by jvelth74
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 136570

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

I received my Roro. It feels LIGHT! Comparing here Roro inductor vs. K.T.F. Inductors are very different. Roro inductor is much nearer to end of shaft. And it’s much smaller. Meaning weak but constant braking force. And that’s what I have been wanting when BFS fishing with my Alphas ct. [K.T.F.:s ‘K...
by jvelth74
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model
Replies: 21
Views: 1706

Re: Alphas 2019 vs 2017 model

I have two of the alphas ct’s and let me tell you they are smoother than any other previous alphas version I have ever used. The casting is effortless and the smooth cranking power surprised me. I have been using them with 20 lb braid , throwing topwater , chatterbaits , spinnerbaits and bottom con...
by jvelth74
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 304
Views: 29299

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

It’s Kahen style(?) which is virtually same as sv inductor. Moving inductor with activation ramp. Inductor stays in a magnetic field until revolutions are that low that spring force is bigger than magnetic force.
by jvelth74
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Spool Air Stream Custom
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Spool Air Stream Custom

by jvelth74
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16201

Re: ICAST 2019

So it's going to be Zillion HD ct sv tw?
There's more letter's than in trunk of car from 80's :D
But, Heavy Duty version of 70's size? ...Ok, aluminium + brass => HD...
But if true, I wan't to buy this reasonable(?) priced ct Steez look like, made of aluminium and with brass gears!