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

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

Postby jvelth74 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:36 am

Dalleinf wrote:To me, there is little joy (and some frustration) when fishing 2g lures with the Avid whereas I plainly love to throw the same 2g lures with the “right” rod. Note, I do not get a 2g lure further than 20 m - but it is just so much fun, fast, effortless, and addictive fishing.

Thank you for remembering me the fineness of UL baitcasting / BFS !

I must test that Avid what’s the casting performance of it with ~2g. But sure is that, it’s not UL rod.

I have one cheap Patriot Jig-it, which is capable of light lures. But it’s 6 feet rod and dimensioning of 2-piece grip is wrong (and because of that I don’t like it and I don’t use it). I’m planning modifications to this rod. Maybe 1’ extension of (Excel?) carbon fibre tube and whole new reel seat and grips…

Or maybe I finally begin to make my rods from blancos.

But firstly I must try that Avid with ~2g and to think that might I like this kind of fishing.

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

Postby SSS » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:49 pm

New spool for the steez platform https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 6d61SIZHej


Looks pretty slick. China is learning.

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:15 pm

SSS wrote:New spool for the steez platform https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 6d61SIZHej


Looks pretty slick. China is learning.


Good find!!! I hope the Zillion TWS spools come back before that reel is too old of news. Nice to see them cater to the fisherman needing deeper spools. I wonder if it is an SV style brake like the others are. I also want to know if the white ramp blocks they sell would work on the DIY spools they also sell if it broke. I know you can glue the little tabs, but I would much rather have the option to add a new working part...

Did you also see where they listed the spool works for the "2018 SV103"... I actually hope it isn't a typo and something new is coming...

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

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

Postby LowRange » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:33 pm

SSS wrote:And now they have this as well.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 3833GRCZsg


Interesting. They have honeycomb porting like the Momo spools but use the Air Brake like the regular DIY spools. $55 too.

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

Postby SSS » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm

This spool weight is about 7.6g with an Air BFS bearing from HH.

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

Postby jvelth74 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 am

Nice! Hoping that these would appear to Ebay also.

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

Postby LowRange » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 am

The deep long cast spools for Tatula/Fuego CT are back. Not a bad way to turn a Tatula into a BFS reel for $34.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/328147797 ... 2701777303

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

Postby LowRange » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:59 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


Which reels are the gen 4 and gen 3 spools compatible? I just found out the hard way that some gen 3 spools aren't compatible. The Deez IVCB spool for gen 3 Elite 7/8 does not fit the gen 3 MGX. Same diameter but the MGX spool is like 3 mil more narrow. 2011 gen 3s aren't compatable with 2013 gen 3 spools by the looks of it.

I wanted the IVCB from the MGX to convert the Elite IB7 to IVCB for the Deez spool and to use the IB7 dual brake on the MGX along with a Ray's or Momo spool for UL BFS. As it turns out I should be able to convert the IB no problem but I can't use a Ray's or the stock Elite IB spool in the MGX because they are too wide. So I just ordered a $100 Avail spool for my $100 used MGX. ](*,) :crying:

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

Postby y2k88 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:56 am

I've been waiting for this.
For Tatula SV.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... 44052.html

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

Postby daiwafan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:05 am

Dang it!

Ain't that the way it always goes? I too had been waiting on one of these to come out and resisted buying a ZPI spool for nearly a month now. Well I bit the bullet and ordered a ZPI spool that is currently being shipped and now Rays comes out with one...

LOL Oh well....guess I'll have to get one of these too

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

Postby Dalleinf » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:25 am

daiwafan wrote:Dang it!

Ain't that the way it always goes? I too had been waiting on one of these to come out and resisted buying a ZPI spool for nearly a month now. Well I bit the bullet and ordered a ZPI spool that is currently being shipped and now Rays comes out with one...

LOL Oh well....guess I'll have to get one of these too


I have yet to regret buying a ZPI spool. 8-)

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:22 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


Which reels are the gen 4 and gen 3 spools compatible? I just found out the hard way that some gen 3 spools aren't compatible. The Deez IVCB spool for gen 3 Elite 7/8 does not fit the gen 3 MGX. Same diameter but the MGX spool is like 3 mil more narrow. 2011 gen 3s aren't compatable with 2013 gen 3 spools by the looks of it.

I wanted the IVCB from the MGX to convert the Elite IB7 to IVCB for the Deez spool and to use the IB7 dual brake on the MGX along with a Ray's or Momo spool for UL BFS. As it turns out I should be able to convert the IB no problem but I can't use a Ray's or the stock Elite IB spool in the MGX because they are too wide. So I just ordered a $100 Avail spool for my $100 used MGX. ](*,) :crying:

MGX Is in the same as the LGX-ALT series. Not compatible with the SX-STX-PRM. As you found the MGX has a narrow width spool. This chart is a good assist in spool selection. :)

https://japantackle.com/abu_revo_spool
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 am

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


Which reels are the gen 4 and gen 3 spools compatible? I just found out the hard way that some gen 3 spools aren't compatible. The Deez IVCB spool for gen 3 Elite 7/8 does not fit the gen 3 MGX. Same diameter but the MGX spool is like 3 mil more narrow. 2011 gen 3s aren't compatable with 2013 gen 3 spools by the looks of it.

I wanted the IVCB from the MGX to convert the Elite IB7 to IVCB for the Deez spool and to use the IB7 dual brake on the MGX along with a Ray's or Momo spool for UL BFS. As it turns out I should be able to convert the IB no problem but I can't use a Ray's or the stock Elite IB spool in the MGX because they are too wide. So I just ordered a $100 Avail spool for my $100 used MGX. ](*,) :crying:

MGX Is in the same as the LGX-ALT series. Not compatible with the SX-STX-PRM. As you found the MGX has a narrow width spool. This chart is a good assist in spool selection. :)

https://japantackle.com/abu_revo_spool


So It's the 33 X 27.3 spools that are compatible with 4th gen reels?

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:35 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


Which reels are the gen 4 and gen 3 spools compatible? I just found out the hard way that some gen 3 spools aren't compatible. The Deez IVCB spool for gen 3 Elite 7/8 does not fit the gen 3 MGX. Same diameter but the MGX spool is like 3 mil more narrow. 2011 gen 3s aren't compatable with 2013 gen 3 spools by the looks of it.

I wanted the IVCB from the MGX to convert the Elite IB7 to IVCB for the Deez spool and to use the IB7 dual brake on the MGX along with a Ray's or Momo spool for UL BFS. As it turns out I should be able to convert the IB no problem but I can't use a Ray's or the stock Elite IB spool in the MGX because they are too wide. So I just ordered a $100 Avail spool for my $100 used MGX. ](*,) :crying:

MGX Is in the same as the LX-ALT series. Not compatible with the SX-STX-PRM. As you found the MGX has a narrow width spool. This chart is a good assist in spool selection. :)

https://japantackle.com/abu_revo_spool


So It's the 33 X 27.3 spools that are compatible with 4th gen reels?

Yes.
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