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

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

Postby LowRange » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:10 pm

SSS wrote:
LowRange wrote:You won't be able to reuse the purple Ray's micro bearing holder. It's a they're different sized bearings. You'll have to order the complete air BFS bearings for Pixy. The Ray's bearings are pretty decent actually.
without reusing the bearing holder, any idea what's the exact bearing size i'd need to order?


No not off the top of my head but I imagine that info can be easily found.

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

Postby SSS » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:57 am

Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt

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

Postby LowRange » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am

SSS wrote:Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt


Nice. Those look like the Momo spools for the Abu reels but for Daiwa and fixed inductor. Maybe West Door Fishing has them?

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

Postby lund40 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:19 pm

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

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

Postby LowRange » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:52 pm

No luck on tracking down the new fixed inductor DIY spools but I did find these. Says they are for the Shimano Bass One 150/151 but I bet it would fit a Caenan too. Looks like you have to reuse the original brake blocks.

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

Postby adam lancia » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:21 pm

SSS wrote:Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt


Did you find those on another forum, or just out floating around on the interwebs? Either way, it has made the short list for near future purchases.

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

Postby SSS » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm

I fund the pics on a jdm forum i randomly googled when searching for pictures of a reel. Tried to find them on ebay or aliexpress but no luck. But for how light they are, i sure am interested in trying one for an OG steez and a pixy if there's pixy spools as well.

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

Postby Josh-G » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 am

SSS wrote:Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt


OMG :shock: I need those ones

Nobody got infos? Are you sure it´s "Ali stuff"? The symbol on the induktor, is it chinese or japanese or.... :-k

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

Postby SSS » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:54 am

Josh-G wrote:
SSS wrote:Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt


OMG :shock: I need those ones

Nobody got infos? Are you sure it´s "Ali stuff"? The symbol on the induktor, is it chinese or japanese or.... :-k
Its Japanese. China copied it from the Megabass spools. And it certainly is ali stuff. You can tell by the bearing, spool itself and the anodised color, which is the same as ali spools.

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

Postby Loafer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:35 am

Josh-G wrote:OMG :shock: I need those ones
Nobody got infos? Are you sure it´s "Ali stuff"? The symbol on the induktor, is it chinese or japanese or.... :-k

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q195661706

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

Postby LowRange » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 am

SSS wrote:
Josh-G wrote:
SSS wrote:Fund these pics. They're supposed to be out, but i can't find them on aliexpress. Spools are supposed to be 5.7g without bearing and 6.7g with bearing :shock:

https://imgur.com/a/weg0V
https://imgur.com/a/5FtEt


OMG :shock: I need those ones

Nobody got infos? Are you sure it´s "Ali stuff"? The symbol on the induktor, is it chinese or japanese or.... :-k
Its Japanese. China copied it from the Megabass spools. And it certainly is ali stuff. You can tell by the bearing, spool itself and the anodised color, which is the same as ali spools.


Yeah, they look just like the honeycomb Studio of Momo spool for the Abu reels on Aliexpress.

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

Postby Josh-G » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:08 am

Thanks for the link. So it´s a MB copy with a MB price ;) But even the normal Ali spools are almost twice the price there :(

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

Postby Loafer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:18 am

Josh-G wrote:Thanks for the link. So it´s a MB copy with a MB price ;) But even the normal Ali spools are almost twice the price there :(

You welcome!
Yep, waiting when it appears on ali and i'll hope it be a little cheaper than now :D

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

Postby SSS » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm

No one is gonna pay this much for some Chinese spools made out of recycled Pepsi cans hah

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

Postby Josh-G » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:05 am

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!


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