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

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

Postby LowRange » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:42 am

wandyhee wrote:got opportunity to cast micro sp lures recently with 2.5g total weight, no issue. This spool fit:
STEEZ EX 100, STEEZ LTD 105, STEEZ LTD TN 103, STEEZ SV, STEEZ100&103, SS SV 103, TD-Z 103-TR-105, T3 SV-MX-1016, RYOGA 1016, ZILLION SV TW 10106,

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I like the markings on that fish. Is that some species of snakehead? Also, what knobs are those? Milled versions of the DIY "shimano" anodized aluminum knobs?

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

Postby wandyhee » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:43 am

LowRange wrote:
wandyhee wrote:got opportunity to cast micro sp lures recently with 2.5g total weight, no issue. This spool fit:
STEEZ EX 100, STEEZ LTD 105, STEEZ LTD TN 103, STEEZ SV, STEEZ100&103, SS SV 103, TD-Z 103-TR-105, T3 SV-MX-1016, RYOGA 1016, ZILLION SV TW 10106,

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I like the markings on that fish. Is that some species of snakehead? Also, what knobs are those? Milled versions of the DIY "shimano" anodized aluminum knobs?

yep, those are one of snakehead species, local called it udun/bujuk. Knobs link where I purchased http://s.aliexpress.com/mIjMBFZ3

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

Postby wandyhee » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 am

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LowRange wrote:
wandyhee wrote:got opportunity to cast micro sp lures recently with 2.5g total weight, no issue. This spool fit:
STEEZ EX 100, STEEZ LTD 105, STEEZ LTD TN 103, STEEZ SV, STEEZ100&103, SS SV 103, TD-Z 103-TR-105, T3 SV-MX-1016, RYOGA 1016, ZILLION SV TW 10106,

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I like the markings on that fish. Is that some species of snakehead? Also, what knobs are those? Milled versions of the DIY "shimano" anodized aluminum knobs?

yep, those are one of snakehead species, local called it udun/bujuk. Knobs link where I purchased http://s.aliexpress.com/mIjMBFZ3


we can request from seller either we prefer a pair of same color or different color eached

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

Postby LowRange » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:21 am

Kawa has handles and color parts too. Their rods look interesting but I never pulled the trigger on one. Didn't know they had DIY parts too. Their carbon handles are super cheap but are limited in colors, and parts when ordering when compared to the 'haibo' handles from Ray's Studio. These are likely the same carbon handles you see on $40 to $50 reels with stock carbon handles. The carbon double knob shimano spinning handle looks nuts. Are those dual knob handles for shimano spinning reels really a thing?

https://kawa.aliexpress.com/store/group ... h_sort&g=y

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

Postby LowRange » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 pm

I got out for a few hours today and I was planning on doing real fishing but I had to call it quits after I discovered a hole in the kayak and nearly sank the thing. So I decided to play around with the Black Max 3 BFS to see how low the Studio of Momo spool could go. I was testing with a 1/32 oz Johnson Beetle spin with spinner and arm removed leaving only the jig and plastic. Not sure on the weight but it is probably around 1/30 oz total weight. Really neat bait btw. The jig and plastic falls horizontally with a slight gliding motion. It looks real good in the water the local gills agreed because they would slam it. Felt good to pop those damn gills that are always taking the tails off my small swimbaits and pulling baits down the hook shank.

Reel: Abu BM3 with the Studio of Momo spool
Bearings: DIY micro air
Rod: Kuying Teton 662L
Line: #10 Nanofill green

The rod was way overpowered for the bait and wouldn't load properly so I couldn't get any distance or accuracy but the momo spool is what I was testing and it had no problem with the bait and it was very controlled but still plenty fast. On some of the whip casts I could hear the spool singing. If I would have used the proper rod I think the bait would have cast very well. With the spool tension set for a little side to side play and 0 on the mag dial the bait would fall at a medium slow rate which is impressive. Even a bait this light can still easily get the spool spinning but the upgraded bearing are a big part of that. The stock bearing on the spool and BM3 palming plate did not spin very freely.

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

Postby wandyhee » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:00 pm

last Sunday evening, Location Miri, Sarawak (Borneo)

rod 562UL 2-6lb
t3 MX with RAY'S STUDIO spool
6lb PROBEROS line
20lb mono leader
2+g SP lures (green paddletail + #1 EWG hook + 1.9g bead)
snakehead, CNR


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

Postby LowRange » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:24 am

How do you like the Magforce 3D and Ray's Spool? In long cast does the spool become faster than in a regular Daiwa? In max brake does the spool seem more controlled and slower than in a regular Daiwa? It is really a shame Magforce 3D wasn't more wide spread across Daiwa platforms.

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

Postby wandyhee » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:39 am

LowRange wrote:How do you like the Magforce 3D and Ray's Spool? In long cast does the spool become faster than in a regular Daiwa? In max brake does the spool seem more controlled and slower than in a regular Daiwa? It is really a shame Magforce 3D wasn't more wide spread across Daiwa platforms.


I did direct comparison on my T3 MX vs ZILLION SV TW using same rod, same lure and same spool + line (spool interchangable between Zillion SV & T3), T3 mx set at long cast and it's bombing farther than ZILLION, by obvious margin (no measurement taken though, only estimation by using multicolors line - 10m each color). This comparison are using setup as below:
Rod: Surecatch Surebite 612MH
Spool: Zillion SV spool
Line: 20lb Proberos Multicolor x4 braided
leader: 30lb FC coated Kastking
Lure: 13g Silver spoon
magnetic setup: Zillion at #4, T3 at #0 with magforce 3d at Long Cast. Yep, T3 brake at #0. result?
cast distance range: Zillion SV 45m +/-, T3 MX 55m +/-

so far since I've never set Magforce 3D on T3 MX to other setup except Long Cast, as I don't see requirement for that (for skipping, I use same setup as overhead/side cast and only using extra thumb braking to control spool rotation - to minimize unnecessary adjustment on braking). for lure weight in the picture above, casting distance is somewhere around 20m max base on my estimation magforce 3d set at long cast and magnetic set at #6, +-1 depend on wind condition

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

Postby LowRange » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:55 am

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There is a new spool out for Tatula CT/Fuego CT. 8.5 grams. The porting pattern on the spool and air brake look different than the Ray's studio DIY spools. I think this is a Studio of Momo brand spool. This is the 1st Daiwa type spool I've seen them release.

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

Postby SSS » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:31 pm

where are the spools for the Met mgl? for such popular reels, they should make a spool for.

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Postby wandyhee » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:29 pm

LowRange wrote:Image
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... 7c2d5ea0d7

There is a new spool out for Tatula CT/Fuego CT. 8.5 grams. The porting pattern on the spool and air brake look different than the Ray's studio DIY spools. I think this is a Studio of Momo brand spool. This is the 1st Daiwa type spool I've seen them release.


wondering why are these new 8.5g spool come with lure weight spec 2.5-18g? while older spool without holes (perforated) weighted 11.2g come with lure weight spec 1.5-15g? doesn't seem worth for BFS upgrading (I could be wrong)

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

Postby LowRange » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:17 pm

wandyhee wrote:
LowRange wrote:Image
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-DAI ... 7c2d5ea0d7

There is a new spool out for Tatula CT/Fuego CT. 8.5 grams. The porting pattern on the spool and air brake look different than the Ray's studio DIY spools. I think this is a Studio of Momo brand spool. This is the 1st Daiwa type spool I've seen them release.


wondering why are these new 8.5g spool come with lure weight spec 2.5-18g? while older spool without holes (perforated) weighted 11.2g come with lure weight spec 1.5-15g? doesn't seem worth for BFS upgrading (I could be wrong)



I don't believe the two spools are produced by the same company hence the differences in appearance and ratings.

Haibo spools for Luna, Apollo and Ghini. Stock Smart 50 shallow spool is for sale too. A Smart 50 spool is a nice upgrade to the Steed reels. I imagine not too many people are using Haibos but here is the link anyways.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Spare-s ... 7bb0&tpp=1
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Postby LowRange » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:16 pm

I got the Kawa handle in today. Fantastic buy for $18 and to my surprise both eva urban camo knobs matched in that they had the same ratios of black, grey and white colors. All the play has been shimmed out of the knobs and the knobs still spin freely. I'm impressed. Build quality looks to be every bit as good as the Ray's DIY handles but you are not able to pick colors to the extent the Ray's handles allow. Speaking of the DIY handles, they seem to be out of stock everywhere and aren't even listed on some sellers stores.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-Ne ... 35765.html

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

Postby LowRange » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 am

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New cast control knob colors. The big stupid Ray's logo is gone. No idea if they are knurled inside to make use of a clicker. I doubt it.

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

Postby DenhamBruce » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:40 am

They do in fact click!


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