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

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

Postby Dalleinf » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:29 am

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hoohoorjoo wrote:Here's my el cheapo bfs set-up.... Fuego CT with Zaion star, 80mm handle (suits me for light work), silver handle nut and pawl cover. Using parts I had on hand from other reel builds, I don't even have the full retail cost of the reel in it lol! Can't wait to see if it performs as well as looks.

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I am going to get this same reel and DIY spool and pair it with a ark invoked rod

Anyone else have a slight 'tick' with these spools? Its very slight, but annoys me to the point that Im gong another direction for bfs. :doh:


Yes, I do. I mainly use the DIY as backup spools when I fish from shore.

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

Postby fffishing » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:30 pm

Dalleinf wrote:
hoohoorjoo wrote:
lund40 wrote:
hoohoorjoo wrote:

Anyone else have a slight 'tick' with these spools? Its very slight, but annoys me to the point that Im gong another direction for bfs. :doh:


Yes, I do. I mainly use the DIY as backup spools when I fish from shore.

That's it! :lol: I'm 100% agreed that's a best place for using this staff! :mrgreen:

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:13 pm

Maybe that tick is from the bearings that come with it. If I get the Zillion TWS spool I plan to order some BFS bearings for helping light casting.

Has anyone tried these spools in a Zillion TWS or any other different/odd matchups? Also they look awesome for the Curado 70, hope one is coming for the Curado K...

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

Postby wandyhee » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:28 pm

Just to let you guys know, bearing 3x11x4 (grey color) that come with DIY spool is 2.25g on my el cheapo digital scale, while Ray's Studio purple bearing (also 3x11x4) that I've ordered separately are less than 1g. here's video link that I've uploaded in youtube https://youtu.be/c2EeeLimKp4

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

Postby hoohoorjoo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:32 am

DirtyD64 wrote:Maybe that tick is from the bearings that come with it.

No, I'm positive that it is the spool pin rocking back and forth inside the groove in the pinion gear.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby DirtyD64 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Maybe that tick is from the bearings that come with it.

No, I'm positive that it is the spool pin rocking back and forth inside the groove in the pinion gear.


Ohh, that makes sense, wonder if ordering one of the genuine Daiwa spool pins (like a dollar and change) would solve the issue... Not sure how it would fit with the DIY, but it could help.

Do these DIY spools have fixed inductors or do they function like MagZ or SV braking???

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

Postby hoohoorjoo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:11 am

The DIY spools for Daiwa reels have an SV-style rotor.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:41 pm

What is this tick you speak of? Is it the sound of the inductor seating as the spool slows or is it a constant, repeating sound?
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby wandyhee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:38 pm

DIY spool does work like magforce-z + air brake

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

Postby hoohoorjoo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:17 pm

LowRange wrote:What is this tick you speak of? Is it the sound of the inductor seating as the spool slows or is it a constant, repeating sound?
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It is a constant, faint tick-tick-tick as you retrieve. Not as bad when you have a resistance bait tied on, but still there. I sold the entire reel. Theres too many capable bfs reels out there to have that aggravation while fishing. It was a deal-breaker for me.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:47 pm

So I cannot find any information on the Zillion TWS spool. From my calculations, it holds around 100 yards of 6lb fluorocarbon. I would be using the spool with 8lb P-Line Halo on a 6'6"Medium rod. I figure it is worth a try for $50, I don't have Paypal, but do have a Wal-Mart card I preload for orders from Tacklewarehouse.

Should this all be okay or am I setting up for disaster? Is it an SV style brake rotor or a fixed inductor? I know the TWS Zillion wasn't the most popular, but I really like mine and they have been very tough reels. Just hoping I could take my old one and improve it a bit. If the spool ends up great I plan on getting some Air BFS bearings for it also...

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

Postby LowRange » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:30 pm

You should be just fine. The DIY spools have an air brake mechanism like the SV spools but have a thinner, tapered inductor edge like type r inductor or more accurately, an airy red inductor. They cast like fast SV spools if you can imagine that. #8 mono will work but I prefer #20 braid to get more line capacity.

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 pm

LowRange wrote:You should be just fine. The DIY spools have an air brake mechanism like the SV spools but have a thinner, tapered inductor edge like type r inductor or more accurately, an airy red inductor. They cast like fast SV spools if you can imagine that. #8 mono will work but I prefer #20 braid to get more line capacity.


I have resurrected this old thread a few times, but had to for this... Just got brave and ordered the Zillion TWS spool, in purple of course. Very excited to get it. Going to put the Zillion TWS on a 6'6" Avid X, stock spool with 30lb braid is for topwater and the DIY will hold 8lb Fluoro for finesse and jerkbaits. Delivery said 12-20 days, this is my first Aliexpress order, plan on giving the entire process and product a full detailed review...

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

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:37 pm

Just got the Zillion TWS spool in, only took about 10 days to receive it. AliExpress was very easy to order from and got here very quick. Wondering about the bearing on the spool though, should I upgrade to AIR BFS? What size does the ole Zillion TWS use?

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

Postby Tony9 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:35 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Maybe that tick is from the bearings that come with it.

No, I'm positive that it is the spool pin rocking back and forth inside the groove in the pinion gear.


I took my Alphas SV with DIY spool out today and I heard the ticking sound too! I swore I did not hear it before reading this post :lol: I wonder if changing the spool pin to an OEM pin would help?


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