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

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

Postby adam lancia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 am

Josh-G wrote:
SSS wrote:No one is gonna pay this much for some Chinese spools made out of recycled Pepsi cans hah


:lol: :lol: :lol: I just clicked on the buyee-button and saw 152$ :lol: :lol: :lol:
Plus all the buyee-fees, shipping, customs.... Would be hard to get under 200$ [-( [-X
50 bucks on Ali would be fair!


That's what I'm waiting for as well...

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

Postby SSS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:14 pm

If anyone tracks those new spools, wake up this thread, i need one!

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:06 pm

Had to rehash this amazing thread, thinking of a cheap Tatula CT-Type R with the Ali deeper DIY spool. So many people mentioned the BFS cheap spools, but did anyone try the deeper version? If not, how much 10-12 fluorocarbon would the super shallow one hold, I am having trouble converting YGK numbers to US diameters for comparison...

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

Postby LowRange » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:24 pm

You can convert the PE to braid # and then use that to ball park the amount of line based on diameter it will hold. Judging by the pics the CT deep DIY "Long Cast" spool looks to be similar in depth to a Tatula CT SV spool so I would think it would hold useable amounts of #10 and #12 non braid.

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:42 am

LowRange wrote:You can convert the PE to braid # and then use that to ball park the amount of line based on diameter it will hold. Judging by the pics the CT deep DIY "Long Cast" spool looks to be similar in depth to a Tatula CT SV spool so I would think it would hold useable amounts of #10 and #12 non braid.


Thanks for the help, also looking into the Zillion TWS spool that someone turned me on to. Would be interesting to have a shallow spool in a reel that big, at first I didn't believe it was for the 1516 until reading further. Not sure if it is BFS style though or deep, haven't looked it up in a while... Now if I can just settle on a BFS rod that will throw 1/16 heads with tiny minnow style plastics.

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

Postby hoohoorjoo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 am

I have the deep "PE Longcast Special" DIY spool for the Steez/IS/TDZ/SS SV. I put mine in an SS SV and it is awesome. Looks to be about the same depth as the DIY deep spool for the Tatula CT. My spool holds about 90 yds of 14# mono, if my spooling station counter is correct.
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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 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:30 pm

Awseome. An actual DIY spool. I assume it is made from carbon fiber. How does it cast?


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