Steez A Question

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IlliniDawg01
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Re: Steez A Question

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:39 pm

I feel like I need one of these Steez A's, though I would be equally happy with a Zillion version of the new Tatula that uses standard sized spools at some point in the near future.

Is there anyone out there with a Steez A that prefers the OG Steez frame and would be interested in a swap? I like the 7.1:1 ratio (my Steez is the same).

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:14 am

After a few more days of testing the reel I will probably do one of my detailed long reviews. By the way, that MagZ Steez A spool is deadly in the SS/SV. Those two on a Medium cranking rod feel meant for each other. At least for me, I can turn the brakes way down and keep the cast control a tad tighter than normal to get impressive distance.

My Steez A is loaded up with a decent amount of braid backing and 10lb HiSeas fluoro (this time I got a full spool on there). Maybe it casts a tad better than the Zillion SV TW with the same spool? I cannot really tell but the Steez seems more precise, like it is just tighter toleranced or something. I can turn the brakes to 3 of 20 on the Steez and the Zillion SV TW runs at like 5-6 of 20, maybe it is line or lures at the time I was testing, maybe it is the magnets in the sideplate, maybe cleaning the bearings helped, who knows. I did feel some faint knocks on the retrieve (not every retrieve), but I think that was line crossing over with a little tension on the lure because the Steez A is very smooth, especially with 4 knob bearings added.

Either way catching a fish was amazing with that clicking drag. Makes me wonder why more low profile casting reels don't have that feature. Really gives you a heads up on how hard a fish is running and also notifies you if the drag is way too loose.

So far I really like this reel, not sure about selling the stock spool, probably still will because I want even more distance and the G1 SV TW Zillion spool was nice for control in the SS/SV. I like the G1 MagZ, but the Zillon SV TW spool is hard to beat. Not sure which actually throws further; the SV TW G1 takes tops for control/ease of use though.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby freelancer27 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:38 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:After a few more days of testing the reel I will probably do one of my detailed long reviews. .

Please do! :D


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