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by Smead
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Went old school this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Went old school this morning

Very nice...the sort of experience that got us all started before we all became over-clocked with the technical and engineering issues of gear.
by Smead
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ever pull one out of retirement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Ever pull one out of retirement ?

The original Mitchell reel which became the 300 was designed in the early 1940's...excellent line lay was the goal with it, hence the complicated gearing. When it was developed, there were few other spinning reels; it simply had unreal longevity. None of Mitchell's other reels had anything like it's...
by Smead
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: US or JDM
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: US or JDM

It's tough to recommend something decent in USDM given your price range...JDM means more choices, but also more $$$. It might be doable if you can find something that is gently used, a St Croix Premier, or a Fenwick River Runner come to mind. Most of us are always looking for rods with a good balanc...
by Smead
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ever pull one out of retirement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Ever pull one out of retirement ?

I remember that Supreme!! It's sort of funny how at one time manufacturers claimed that you simply had to have a ball bearing in the line roller, now it has been deleted on many reels. I have been strongly downsizing...have only a Daiwa BG 1500 and a couple low end JDM Daiwa Revros left and one rod ...
by Smead
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

I got my 1500 size reel for $80 shipped, a 2000 size should be about the same cost. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up too.
by Smead
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

They are...this is a common Daiwa practice....see schematic at link. Comparing part numbers of the rotors confirms, note that the same frame is used on the 1500/2000/2500 size reels, but the 2500 size reel uses a larger rotor. http://www.daiwa.com/us/service/manuals/image/spinning/BG1500_2000_2500_3...
by Smead
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

Looks like a number of reels have been dropped due to the addition of the LT reels. I read that the Tatula was a direct replacement for the Procyon. They dropped the Lexa completely. The only aluminum frame reel listed, for now, is the Fuego, but there is a LT version of that one too. The old Excele...
by Smead
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

Only have appeared on Daiwa's North America website so far, nothing elsewhere yet.
by Smead
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

That's really odd; seems like way too much capacity regarding 4# line. But II see that capacities are also much higher for all given line sizes across LT reel sizes. Considering only UL, that seems quite an overkill regarding line capacity; who needs 240 yard capacity with 4# line?? Currently, stand...
by Smead
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

I think that may be a misprint.
by Smead
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

Re: New Daiwa Spinning Reels

On the older style reels, the price difference might be that the Exceler reels have the air bail feature while Legalis lacks them.
by Smead
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: New Daiwa Spinning Reels
Replies: 17
Views: 8632

New Daiwa Spinning Reels

A number of "LT" versions of existing reels...no idea if this means that the aluminum bodied reels will be retained or not. http://www.daiwa.com/us/products/reel/spinning/index.html Though I bought a couple of the new BG reels in 1500 and 2500 size and they completely surpass everything Ballistic an...
by Smead
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Symetre No More?!
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Re: Symetre No More?!

Well here's something:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=75891
by Smead
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Symetre No More?!
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Re: Symetre No More?!

With the Sahara FI's, 500 sized reels are gone; though there is word that a Nasci 500 FB might be introduced...IIRC at ICAST 2017; we'll see. Up to the Symetre 500 FJ, the Symetre, Sahara, Sedona and Sienna 500's were essentially the same platform with more and better bearings, gearing and incidenta...
by Smead
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: $100 or less rod
Replies: 19
Views: 3668

Re: $100 or less rod

That is a good site! Probably the important distinctions are between getting an area or stream rod...then whether you want a solid tip or not. For an area rod the Iprimi is nice and affordable. I have been looking at the Wise Stream models too; though there are a number of models that he doesn't car...