Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by domthewon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 am

Cracker wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:07 am
Compare those spools to ZPI M and ZPI PG , is
the KTF Versatile Finesse Spool "KAHEN" Daiwa similar or matching ZPI NRC001M spool by capacity
and KTF Neo Spool "KAHEN" Daiwa similar or matching to ZPI NRC001PG by capacity?
Reason I'm asking, I have a ZPI NRC001M and I completely satisfied with it capacity using braid plus some backing.
In my opinion the Neo spool and the M spool are similar. I’m not sure if you were talking line capacity, or actual spool capacity. I throw 10lb or 12 lb on both of the spools, and use them for similar weight baits. I dont have a line counter so I’m not sure of line capacity. I use them for 1/8-1/2 tw but usually 3/8 tw rigs. I’m not sure one spool is better than the other, but the KTF is more $. As for the PG spool I throw 16 lb on most of mine. KTF doesn’t have a similar spool to the PG and the versatile finesse I use w 6lb line and it can go lighter than I will throw. Usually around 1/16-1/4 rigs. I like all 4 of the mentioned spools and all have their purpose in my arsenal. Both the M and Neo are very good. I’d be happy with either of them in my reels, but I personally just wanted them all.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Renard » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:20 pm

To those interested,
still available the Neo Daiwa 34mm Spool, in red and blue color.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Slevins » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:53 am

34mm neo spools all colors are available right now!

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:28 am

Slevins wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:53 am
34mm neo spools all colors are available right now!
Good eye! Well worth the investment.

Quick tip for signing up. Just pick any perfecture and move on, put your real address in the comment section. I think this prevents alot of people from getting it following through with a purchase.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Slevins » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:53 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:28 am
Slevins wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:53 am
34mm neo spools all colors are available right now!
Good eye! Well worth the investment.

Quick tip for signing up. Just pick any perfecture and move on, put your real address in the comment section. I think this prevents alot of people from getting it following through with a purchase.
here is the guide - http://www.karil.co.jp/online_shop/over ... ecart.html
and purple ones already out of stock, do not understand why this gear ratio is so popular

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by SSS » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:08 am

Has anyone compared these to Cosugi Works spools?

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Pastrmka » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 am

I've never purchased anything from Karil website, how much they charge shipping for smaller items; spools, lures etc to USA and is there any other fees? I'm finding only shipping charges for Japan areas.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am

Pastrmka wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 am
I've never purchased anything from Karil website, how much they charge shipping for smaller items; spools, lures etc to USA and is there any other fees? I'm finding only shipping charges for Japan areas.
At the current yen rate it's about $25 shipping. He ships the spool in a decent size box, he could fit a bunch of other things in there if it were ordered. He also adds 1000 yen in tax or something to the spool because it works out to be 14,990 on the bill.

It's a pay to play item for sure. With that said, these resell above retail on Japan Auctions

If I buy any more spools (I have 3 now), I would be prepaired with other items I wanted from the shop to offset the shipping cost. As it has been, you scramble to just get the spool before they are sold out. Looks like he is picking up production though, on the 34MM anyway.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:01 am

While I am at it, I will share a big tip on the 30MM spools. Currently he makes a specific spool for the Steez CT SV and a specific spool for the Alphas CT/Millionaire. I ended up inadvertantly ordering one of each (I don't own a Alphas or Millionare). The only difference between the 2 spools is that he adds a 1mm shim to the Alphas/Millionaire spool to account for the additional distance between the magnets and inductor on those reels compared to the Steez CT SV.
If you own a Steez CT SV and your casting or pitching over 5 grams, go with the Alphas Millionaire spool. He set up both spools for casting and pitching really light lures (2-5 grams). That added 1mm shim on the Millionare/Aphas spool in the CT SV allows you to full cast and pitch heavier lures (5-12 grams) with more distance and control.
The spool has enough depth to load about 65 meters of 1.5 PE, which is plenty in most circumstances. Currently I use my CT/SV on the Oltre 6'7 Medium with Vision 110jr's, small cranks, IXI shads, neds, and Pop X's. It casts the more obtuse lures especially well into the wind.
If your going low (2-7 grams), by all means get the CT SV spool

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Pastrmka » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm

Thanks for the tip Alphas CT spool might be more for my liking in steez CT.....can extra shim be easily removed if I wanted to

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Slevins » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:36 pm

for those who have already used KTF spools. Have someone tried them with PE lines? and what dia/# do you use?
I have ordered NEO and BFS 34mm and not sure whether they will work properly with PE lines. trying to understand will PE line brake the spool or not.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Aquaftm45 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm

Slevins wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:36 pm
for those who have already used KTF spools. Have someone tried them with PE lines? and what dia/# do you use?
I have ordered NEO and BFS 34mm and not sure whether they will work properly with PE lines. trying to understand will PE line brake the spool or not.
I have PE on both my 30mm Finesse and 34MM Neo, 1.5 and 2 PE respectivly. As with any light spool, just make sure your drag is set properly and dont try pulling a snag where you would be putting extreme pressure on the spool and you should be fine.

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by SAGISI CUST0MS » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:27 pm

Also when spooling monofilament do not use any tension on the line. I learned the hard way and crushed my KTF spool for a 09 Aldebaran

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Slevins » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:02 pm

!!!BFS 34mm spools for Steez/ Zillion SV available

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Re: Daiwa KTF 30mm and 34mm Spool Availability

Post by Pastrmka » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:41 am

Orange Alphas CT spool available

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