RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

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RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby faheem96 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:27 am

Hi guys i need some inputs, which one should i get? I can get only one.
The only jdm reel i own is the calcutta bfs.

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Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:34 am

what technique?

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Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:11 am

faheem96 wrote:Hi guys i need some inputs, which one should i get? I can get only one.
The only jdm reel i own is the calcutta bfs.


Supposedly there is a shallow spool coming for the Bantam also. If that is the case you could buy a Bantam and the extra spool for the price of the Aldebaran MGL, I think they both will be great, but the Aldebaran 30 size is getting pretty shallow spooled.

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Postby faheem96 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:13 am

Ill do mostly peacock bass fishing, where i use small lures and rubbers.
I do some saltwater fishing and big catfish fishing too.

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Re: RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:22 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
faheem96 wrote:Hi guys i need some inputs, which one should i get? I can get only one.
The only jdm reel i own is the calcutta bfs.


Supposedly there is a shallow spool coming for the Bantam also. If that is the case you could buy a Bantam and the extra spool for the price of the Aldebaran MGL, I think they both will be great, but the Aldebaran 30 size is getting pretty shallow spooled.

Our Ald MGL will be 50 size.

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Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:23 am

faheem96 wrote:Ill do mostly peacock bass fishing, where i use small lures and rubbers.
I do some saltwater fishing and big catfish fishing too.

I'd get the Bantam or Ryoga if that were the case.

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Postby Mike son » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:53 am

cndbasshunter wrote:Our Ald MGL will be 50 size.


As in for the US and Canadian markets? Any idea of its release date in North America?

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Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:01 am

Mike son wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:Our Ald MGL will be 50 size.


As in for the US and Canadian markets? Any idea of its release date in North America?

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Re: RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am

Not sure, but I think one of the new Ryoga reels can fit most of the 1016 (including SV) spools... I think. Either way, depends on the ratio you are after. I would buy a Ryoga for my cranking setup if I had a ton of extra $$$ but I would have to have a faster ratio. more versatile reel that can do more (at least 7 speed).

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Postby faheem96 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:53 pm

If the new ryoga can fit an sv spool that would be great. I could cast lighter lures.

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Postby spencerinstl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:21 pm

faheem96 wrote:If the new ryoga can fit an sv spool that would be great. I could cast lighter lures.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DAIWA-1016SV-S ... SwfglZyA1b
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Postby freelancer27 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:08 pm

Isn't the ryoga bit too heavy for a general purpose reel? Especially when compared to the Conquest. I am not sure why would somebody spend more money and add more weight and get at best the same quality. What am I missing?

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Re: RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby faheem96 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:03 pm

spencerinstl wrote:
faheem96 wrote:If the new ryoga can fit an sv spool that would be great. I could cast lighter lures.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DAIWA-1016SV-S ... SwfglZyA1b

Yup i almost own that reel. But didnt pull the trigger. The new ryoga looks sexy though.Now leaning towards either the ryoga or bantam.

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Re: RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby freelancer27 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:32 am

VinnyOA wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:Isn't the ryoga bit too heavy for a general purpose reel? Especially when compared to the Conquest. I am not sure why would somebody spend more money and add more weight and get at best the same quality. What am I missing?


You gotta see and fish the ryoga to understand.Some people prefer the look and feel of the ryoga over the calcutta conquest,some don't.

Interesting. Mind to elaborate on this? I get that the black reel looks sweet, but not sure again if it justifies the increased weight and price. I am not sure how much smoother can be than what the Conquest is...

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Re: RYOGA, BANTAM MGL OR ALDEBARAN MGL???!!

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm

freelancer27 wrote:Isn't the ryoga bit too heavy for a general purpose reel? Especially when compared to the Conquest. I am not sure why would somebody spend more money and add more weight and get at best the same quality. What am I missing?


2 different braking systems. If you like Centrifugal, get the Calcutta. If you like the Magnetic, get the Ryoga. Either way, you cant go wrong. I just picked up a NIB Calcutta 200GTB for $200.00
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