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

Postby LowRange » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:59 pm

Jgarrett18 wrote:I'm interested in using my Casitas as a BFS reel and I have a couple questions you guys can hopefully answer. First, what all is required to do so? Is it just the spool? Spool AND bearings? Even more than that? Second, how difficult is it to go back to the original spool? Is that something you can do on the fly or no? Thanks in advance for the help!


The Ray's Casitas spool won't have brake blocks on it and you'll have to remove 2 of them from the stock spool and install them on the Ray's spool. The blocks are held to the brake housing by tapered pins that can be pushed out. I hear it is easy to do. Once you're done you will have two spools with 2 brake blocks each and the spools can be dropped into the reel interchangeably.

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

Postby LowRange » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:10 pm

Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj

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

Postby y2k88 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:07 am

Still waiting for them to do a spool for the Tat sv.

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:37 am

Checked my semi-BFS spool yesterday, still running good. Only thing I noticed was that the white ramp (like the SV ramp) is a bit loose, but barely. Is this a concern? I know some have mentioned that it can snap and need repair, or should I Krazy Glue it already? Will the OEM Daiwa SV ramp work on the DIY spools?

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:35 am

LowRange wrote:Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj


FYI, I finally purchased a gen 4 and the gen 3 spools are compatible.

I found these with a search for a gen 3 spool and should fit the new gen 4's. I may purchase one and see if a mod will allow IVCB braking??

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... autifyAB=0
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:20 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj


FYI, I finally purchased a gen 4 and the gen 3 spools are compatible.

I found these with a search for a gen 3 spool and should fit the new gen 4's. I may purchase one and see if a mod will allow IVCB braking??

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... autifyAB=0


If you're after an IVCB shallow spool in that weight range for a gen 3 Abu has a Deez kit with a spool. I have one but haven't got around to converting my gen 3 Revo IB yet. Priorities. I think I picked mine up for around $80 ised on ebay.

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:32 am

LowRange wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj


FYI, I finally purchased a gen 4 and the gen 3 spools are compatible.

I found these with a search for a gen 3 spool and should fit the new gen 4's. I may purchase one and see if a mod will allow IVCB braking??

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... autifyAB=0


If you're after an IVCB shallow spool in that weight range for a gen 3 Abu has a Deez kit with a spool. I have one but haven't got around to converting my gen 3 Revo IB yet. Priorities. I think I picked mine up for around $80 ised on ebay.

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I snagged a Elite8 spool from purefishing. Same spool but silver and red in color.

Mainly want to try the DIY to see how it compares. Could buy 3 of those to one of the Abu's. :?
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:00 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj


FYI, I finally purchased a gen 4 and the gen 3 spools are compatible.

I found these with a search for a gen 3 spool and should fit the new gen 4's. I may purchase one and see if a mod will allow IVCB braking??

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... autifyAB=0


If you're after an IVCB shallow spool in that weight range for a gen 3 Abu has a Deez kit with a spool. I have one but haven't got around to converting my gen 3 Revo IB yet. Priorities. I think I picked mine up for around $80 ised on ebay.

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I snagged a Elite8 spool from purefishing. Same spool but silver and red in color.

Mainly want to try the DIY to see how it compares. Could buy 3 of those to one of the Abu's. :?


What's it like to order from purefishing? Did you go through the English site or the Japanese?

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:23 pm

LowRange wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
LowRange wrote:Revo SX ven 4 spool. 9.1 grams with bearing.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329100732 ... 4W084W08Fj


FYI, I finally purchased a gen 4 and the gen 3 spools are compatible.

I found these with a search for a gen 3 spool and should fit the new gen 4's. I may purchase one and see if a mod will allow IVCB braking??

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-fis ... autifyAB=0


If you're after an IVCB shallow spool in that weight range for a gen 3 Abu has a Deez kit with a spool. I have one but haven't got around to converting my gen 3 Revo IB yet. Priorities. I think I picked mine up for around $80 ised on ebay.

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I snagged a Elite8 spool from purefishing. Same spool but silver and red in color.

Mainly want to try the DIY to see how it compares. Could buy 3 of those to one of the Abu's. :?


What's it like to order from purefishing? Did you go through the English site or the Japanese?


Its not bad, They mainly do phone orders. So you have to spend a little time with a big order. Southwest is easier online, But don't stock much but basics.

Avial has a couple of nice spools for the revo's. Microcast RV338R(I assume for the SX magtrax) and Microcast RV352R for the IVCB. A bit pricey though.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby jvelth74 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 am

Hello!

I have bought couple of relatively cheap Chinese finesse spools from Ebay. Reel is Daiwa Zillion SV TWS. First one finesse spool was RAY's Studio BFS SPOOL, approx. 10 g with bearing. It is spooled with 0.12 mm Spiderwire stealh smooth (maybe 50 meters or less). It casts well more than 7 g (depending much which rod is in use). I use it for perch fishing. But because this Ray’s Studio spool was good and I found in Ebay that there is also more light honeycomb spool available in reasonable price and bought it. This honeycomb spool is from Studio of MOMO’s and it weights less than 7 g with bearing. I have just quickly tested this spool, but difference in inertia of MOMO’s honeycomb spool vs. Ray’s Studio is similar than difference of original SV spool vs. RAY’s spool. Honeycomb spool is spooled with 114 m of 0.06 mm Spiderwire Stealth Smooth. Yesterday I trained distance casts with that. I’m just a beginner and I’m just finding correct setup and casting technique for Baitcasting Finesse fishing. But I could with reliability to cast with 5g Cheburashka weight up to 50+ meters (measured distance) and I’m thinking to cast 60+ meters if I would have enough inspiration to practice distance casts with BFS. But it casts more or less enough for any fishing situation. I’m fully satisfied with these cheap Chinese spools.

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

Postby LowRange » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm

jvelth74 wrote:Hello!

I have bought couple of relatively cheap Chinese finesse spools from Ebay. Reel is Daiwa Zillion SV TWS. First one finesse spool was RAY's Studio BFS SPOOL, approx. 10 g with bearing. It is spooled with 0.12 mm Spiderwire stealh smooth (maybe 50 meters or less). It casts well more than 7 g (depending much which rod is in use). I use it for perch fishing. But because this Ray’s Studio spool was good and I found in Ebay that there is also more light honeycomb spool available in reasonable price and bought it. This honeycomb spool is from Studio of MOMO’s and it weights less than 7 g with bearing. I have just quickly tested this spool, but difference in inertia of MOMO’s honeycomb spool vs. Ray’s Studio is similar than difference of original SV spool vs. RAY’s spool. Honeycomb spool is spooled with 114 m of 0.06 mm Spiderwire Stealth Smooth. Yesterday I trained distance casts with that. I’m just a beginner and I’m just finding correct setup and casting technique for Baitcasting Finesse fishing. But I could with reliability to cast with 5g Cheburashka weight up to 50+ meters (measured distance) and I’m thinking to cast 60+ meters if I would have enough inspiration to practice distance casts with BFS. But it casts more or less enough for any fishing situation. I’m fully satisfied with these cheap Chinese spools.h

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Where did you find the MOMO spool?


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

Postby LowRange » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:15 pm



Thanks. Looks tempting. Price is similar to what a used Megabass BFS spool goes for and is fixed inductor as well.

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

Postby SSS » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:13 pm

I cant believe people are spending $100 for Chinese spools lol. I own two from Ray's Studio, and they certainly worth their money, but that money is $40, not $100 with shipping.

That MOMO spool is such BS too. That company made em for Abu over two years ago. They were $35-40. Now what they've decide to do is release the same spool in low quantities for the 34mm Daiwa platform to create demand. Now people spend $100 instead of their normal $40.

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

Postby adam lancia » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:01 am

SSS wrote:I cant believe people are spending $100 for Chinese spools lol. I own two from Ray's Studio, and they certainly worth their money, but that money is $40, not $100 with shipping.

That MOMO spool is such BS too. That company made em for Abu over two years ago. They were $35-40. Now what they've decide to do is release the same spool in low quantities for the 34mm Daiwa platform to create demand. Now people spend $100 instead of their normal $40.


They originally had them listed at $250 or something absolutely absurd like that...


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