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

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

Post by SSS » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 pm

Got the chinese spool from ebay. They're pretty much gen one Ray's Studio spools for $17. Comes with a garbage bearing, but i've installed one from ZPI and its all good now. Wont be able to use it until Spring, tho.

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

Post by abbor » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 am

[quote=LowRange post_id=664349 time=1572663424 user_id=17476]
I don't think these have been posted yet.

Rays Air Brake type 30 mil spools for the new CT reels.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000054 ... b201603_55
Zillon TWS spools are back toohttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/32260387795.htm ... 1978dba940
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Got mine today.

Weight is exactly as specified, 7.9g. Quality is good, like my other Ray's spools. Spool seems very quiet.

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

Post by MardukFIN » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:29 am

This one arrived yesterday. Casts <5g lures like a dream. =D>

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

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:05 am

Anyone see any spools for the 12/15 Aldebaran BFS???
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by Loafer » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:02 am

Hello, Friends!
Anybody ordered these spools for Steez/Zillion/Ryoga:
http://ali.pub/4mkncw
http://ali.pub/4mkndh
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Is it Rays spools? Why it cheaper that usually (17-19$)?

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

Post by SSS » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:17 pm

Loafer wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:02 am
Hello, Friends!
Anybody ordered these spools for Steez/Zillion/Ryoga:
http://ali.pub/4mkncw
http://ali.pub/4mkndh
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Is it Rays spools? Why it cheaper that usually (17-19$)?
I bought the ones in your fist link through Ebay for like $17. Replaced the crappy original bearing to a ZPI one (a collar is needed for the bearing). Haven't tested it yet since its still freezing, but the spools seems fine. With the zpi bearing/collar, the total weight is 11.3g, so its not exactly very light. For the price, tho that's very good. Will most likely use it for walleye with 8-12lb braid.

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

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:50 pm

SSS wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Loafer wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:02 am
Hello, Friends!
Anybody ordered these spools for Steez/Zillion/Ryoga:
http://ali.pub/4mkncw
http://ali.pub/4mkndh
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Is it Rays spools? Why it cheaper that usually (17-19$)?
I bought the ones in your fist link through Ebay for like $17. Replaced the crappy original bearing to a ZPI one (a collar is needed for the bearing). Haven't tested it yet since its still freezing, but the spools seems fine. With the zpi bearing/collar, the total weight is 11.3g, so its not exactly very light. For the price, tho that's very good. Will most likely use it for walleye with 8-12lb braid.
It's funny how quickly we get spoiled. Not long ago, 11.1g WITH the bearing for under $200 would have been miraculous. Now you can get one for under $20 shipped with a bonus fancy CNC'd aluminum container and we are like, "meh..."

I bought 4 new relatively cheap 34mm spools off of AliExpress this winter (including one each of these actually), but due to CoronaVirus I haven't even gotten to try them out yet.

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

Post by LowRange » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:27 pm

Amo goodies. ZPI M like fixed inductor spool?
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/400080413 ... 8f0&is_c=N
Bunch of Alphas color bits. Color mag dial, color thumb bar, crazy drag star.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/400059276 ... 0592760462

They also have Millinaire 1000, 2000 and Abu 2500 spools. Seriously thinking about scratching a BFS retro round reel itch and sticking one on another Teton.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by LowRange » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:08 am

Dalleinf wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 am
SSS wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 am
There are these as well. Don't know who makes them. 8.23g for the 34mm platform.
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Where did you find that spool?
Spool linked above.

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

Post by fishinblack » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:16 am

Does anybody now any aftermarkt spools for the Daiwa Pixy, Presso, PX68 platform?
I know the PX-68 Finesse Special spool and the DIY from Aliexpress: www.aliexpress.com/item/32827786438.html

I'm aiming for something a bit lighter and a bit more shallow, with the <6g spools from RORO and MOMO in mind...
Thanks for your help! ;)

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

Post by LowRange » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:28 am

fishinblack wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:16 am
Does anybody now any aftermarkt spools for the Daiwa Pixy, Presso, PX68 platform?
I know the PX-68 Finesse Special spool and the DIY from Aliexpress: www.aliexpress.com/item/32827786438.html

I'm aiming for something a bit lighter and a bit more shallow, with the <6g spools from RORO and MOMO in mind...
Thanks for your help! ;)
I think your best bet is an Alphas Air Stream custom spool. They're 31mm. That or wait to see if someone makes a fixed inductor Aliexpress spool for the Pixy.

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

Post by LowRange » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:46 pm

Color knobs for zero adjuster Steez SV TW and Steez A only. I guess the Tatulas are different?
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by LowRange » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:58 pm

They also have DIY spools for those weird non-Daiwa Daiwas. They're a 32mm spool that comes in under 9grams with bearing. My Momo Black Max 3 spool was 9.5 grams with bearing and it is absolutely UL BFS capable. Not a bad buy if you can get an 80 size reel for cheap enough. Stock spool is over 17 grams. $35
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by SAGISI CUST0MS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:42 pm

I own a handful of ktf spools but I’m a huge fan of the Roro/Amo spools. Performance is right up there and even better if you swap bearings and polish the shaft ends.


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

Post by LowRange » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:28 am

There is also this silly thing. It is a spool from one of the many cheap BFS reels on the site. This one has an air brake like mechanism in the spool. If the DIY spools were to incorporate this then you could have SV like spools for Abu and other linear magbrake reels.
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