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

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

Postby Dalleinf » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:19 am

LowRange wrote:Bamp. Anyone have any feedback on these Abu spools? I have the Black Max 3 10 gram spool for the lulz and it is an awesome budget UL performer, admittedly I had to change out the stock bearings on the spool and palming plate of the BM3 UL BFS. There was too much resistance in the bearings and once opened up I was able to increase mag braking. Linear mag braking really works for UL baits. I'm curious as to how a 6 gram mesh spools performs in a STX or something.

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The seller markets the spools for LT/AE74/DEEZ - which other Revos do they work with ? - STX ? - which Gen ?

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

Postby LowRange » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:03 am

Dalleinf wrote:
LowRange wrote:Bamp. Anyone have any feedback on these Abu spools? I have the Black Max 3 10 gram spool for the lulz and it is an awesome budget UL performer, admittedly I had to change out the stock bearings on the spool and palming plate of the BM3 UL BFS. There was too much resistance in the bearings and once opened up I was able to increase mag braking. Linear mag braking really works for UL baits. I'm curious as to how a 6 gram mesh spools performs in a STX or something.

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The seller markets the spools for LT/AE74/DEEZ - which other Revos do they work with ? - STX ? - which Gen ?


There a number of momo spools for gen 3 Abu low pro reels. There is a SX spool but it is not what is pictured above.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 3e3fuNtZSl

And a Black Max 3 spool which I have and I like it a lot. Does UL baits better than the Haibo Smart 50.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 3e3fuNtZSl

Between those 3 spools most gen 3 Abu low pros should be covered. Stock bearings are questionable at best and would be need to be flushed or replaced.

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

Postby wandyhee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:04 am

almost forgot about this thread. here's my field test of DIY spool on Tatula CT Type-R
https://youtu.be/4tPiTx0r1mY

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

Postby wandyhee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:06 am

This one is field test of DIY spool on T3 MX
https://youtu.be/jSnoiBRijeg

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

Postby wandyhee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:07 am

another field test of DIY SPOOL fit on Zillion SV TW

https://youtu.be/Ca6ecwFAKUo
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:28 am

wandyhee wrote:another field test of DIY SPOON fit on Zillion SV TW

https://youtu.be/Ca6ecwFAKUo


Good stuff. I would probably already own a similar setup, not sure about a rod though. Never really looked into it or took it far enough to find out where to order one, then I always back out at the end. Every year I tell myself I need an UL BFS setup or at least an UL spinning setup.

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

Postby wandyhee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:59 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:
wandyhee wrote:another field test of DIY SPOON fit on Zillion SV TW

https://youtu.be/Ca6ecwFAKUo


Good stuff. I would probably already own a similar setup, not sure about a rod though. Never really looked into it or took it far enough to find out where to order one, then I always back out at the end. Every year I tell myself I need an UL BFS setup or at least an UL spinning setup.


I've changing my setup torward BFS due to the fact most of whitewater fishes in my area are mostly 1.5kg/3.3lbs and below (hampala, masheer), average are about 1lb. It's also easier to cast whole day with light setup while doing river trekking

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

Postby LowRange » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:15 am

Anyone temped by the casting Kuying Teton SUL Super Ultra Light? Looks like back handed casting, stream lurking UL casting fun. Too bad I don't have trout filed streams where I live. :crying:

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https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 27458.html

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

Postby Houndfish » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:13 am

I have the 6' UL casting model and it will already cast lighter lures then my thumb can control, I don't think I could do much with an even lighter casting rod.

I picked it up on a bit of a whim but I like it enough that I want to pick up an Airy Red so it has a reel of it's own. Currently I swap a DIY spool into my PX68 when I want to use it.

I don't know if you have any white perch where you are, but they are a blast on the UL, I can only imagine it would be even more so on an even lighter rod.

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Postby wandyhee » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:24 pm

catch some pacific tarpon yesterday morning
Rod Dagger Royal Spirit 562UL 2-6lb
Reel Daiwa Tatula CT typeR
Spool DIY Rays Studio shallow microcast spool
Line PROBEROS 6lb braided
Leader 20lb mono
Lure 3.5g sinking pencil

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

Postby LowRange » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 pm

Satin finish Pixy spools are out. I know one of you was holding out for satin red Pixy spool.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... fdda&tpp=1

Also, some aliexpress seller is selling $129 T3 MX brand new. Not sure it that is a good deal or if the market is really that bad for T3s.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Ori ... ec05&tpp=1

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

Postby wandyhee » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:21 am

LowRange wrote:Also, some aliexpress seller is selling $129 T3 MX brand new. Not sure it that is a good deal or if the market is really that bad for T3s.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Ori ... ec05&tpp=1


bought my T3 from aliexpress few month back. so far i'm impressed, cast farther than my zillion sv tw with same setup (same rod, same line, same spool-diy, same lure). $129 t3 vs $253 zillion it's make me :big grin:

I was actually plan to get another t3 if got extra cash in pocket, just for the sake of having extra t3

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

Postby LowRange » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:27 am

wandyhee wrote:
LowRange wrote:Also, some aliexpress seller is selling $129 T3 MX brand new. Not sure it that is a good deal or if the market is really that bad for T3s.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Ori ... ec05&tpp=1


bought my T3 from aliexpress few month back. so far i'm impressed, cast farther than my zillion sv tw with same setup (same rod, same line, same spool-diy, same lure). $129 t3 vs $253 zillion it's make me :big grin:

I was actually plan to get another t3 if got extra cash in pocket, just for the sake of having extra t3


I payed for $100 for my T3 Ballistic. ](*,) That thing is a POS. The MX is suposedly a much nicer reel and it's only $129 right now, Maybe a deep DIY and Kuying Top Caster ML will redeem the Ballistic but that's a $100 investment into a $100 noisy plastic POS reel. Hard to pull the trigger but the reel serves as an enabler to my Kuying Top Caster and deep DIY curiosity.

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

Postby wandyhee » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:47 am

you better grab 1 of those T3 MX, there are about 37 units left. i actually keep monitoring how much they sold for a month since last June either to pull the trigger or not. If I have extra budget right now i'll get it straight away before this reel become extinct. when I shop for this reel few months back, there are at least 4 seller selling it, but now it's only 1 seller got stock available

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

Postby wandyhee » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:52 am

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no kidding, this is what I recorded since last June


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