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

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

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:38 pm

Also, the line (depends on what kind) stacked tighter would make a deep spool worse; it is lower than the level wind, so that hurts, and the smaller coils don't flow as easily. Just imagine line wrapped around a pencil versus a coke can. The line around the bigger diameter stays smooth better and doesn't maintain that "rougher" feeling. I noticed myself ruining fluorocarbon when I used to fill my entire spool up with it then try and turn it around. It worked, but the line that was wound tightly closer to the center never cast as well as that initial fill.

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

Post by jvelth74 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:06 am

yes, that's true, line must suit to the diameter that it spooled. This is not issue with thin braid, which I use for lighweight lures. And yes, if there's up/down angle in level wind, that of course creates added friction. But in case of non-synchronized level wind, there's anyway angle between line and level wind .

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

Post by jvelth74 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:09 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNJpYyfsYO0

Here is a Screenshot of Youtube video (not mine!) which shows a BFS fishing setup with a spool that's a bit heavy for lure in use. And only approx. half a spool of line:
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by Dalleinf » Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am

The new 34mm DIY spools are very nice. Great build quality, quiet, and smooth rotation. Spooled my gold and black spools with 10lb X8 JBraid. The spools are very free with easy start-up and need a bit more brake than my zpi Ms.
Cast 3g spoons very far and with ease.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by jvelth74 » Sun May 05, 2019 4:37 am

^ What spools are those? Where you purchased?

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

Post by Dalleinf » Sun May 05, 2019 6:35 am

Aliexpress search “modified micro objects spool D fishing”...

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

Post by SSS » Tue May 14, 2019 11:35 am

Dalleinf wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am
The new 34mm DIY spools are very nice. Great build quality, quiet, and smooth rotation. Spooled my gold and black spools with 10lb X8 JBraid. The spools are very free with easy start-up and need a bit more brake than my zpi Ms.
Cast 3g spoons very far and with ease.
How's the stock bearing? Have you replaced it by a "proper" one?

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

Post by Dalleinf » Tue May 14, 2019 11:49 am

^ Spool bearing seems nice, easy start-up. Haven’t changed the bearing, and rarely do so on my spools.

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

Post by jvelth74 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:42 am

Those are light!

I would buy but I consider this is not so much better than Momo's. Obviously those still are better...

But now I'm waiting my ct Alphas and after that I'm waiting somebody to introduce BFS spool to it.

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

Post by white84z » Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm

Dalleinf wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am
The new 34mm DIY spools are very nice. Great build quality, quiet, and smooth rotation. Spooled my gold and black spools with 10lb X8 JBraid. The spools are very free with easy start-up and need a bit more brake than my zpi Ms.
Cast 3g spoons very far and with ease.
Unfortunately these spools are no longer available 😭

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