Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby Sore Thumb » Tue May 29, 2018 12:50 am

If it helps any body, just put 155m of 30lb sufix 832 on the new 1520 zillion. 1m of backing on spool.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby Sore Thumb » Tue May 29, 2018 12:51 am

Put 100m of 50lb powerpro on the other reel.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm

How do these feel compared to say Shimano Conquest Calcutta?

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby flyfishy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:50 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:How do these feel compared to say Shimano Conquest Calcutta?


The Conquest 100 (5.2 ratio) is smoother out of the box no question about that vs a Ryoga 1016-CC (5.4 ratio)
The funny thing is the Ryoga retains it’s smoothness longer.
The Conquest & Bantam PG felt a little geary after couple of trips for me.

I fish all 3 reels with 20lbs braid topped with an FC leader for squarebills, double-bladed spinnerbaits & deep cranks.
The Ryoga 2018 does not disappoint when power is needed to haul baits with plenty of resistance.
I use the Ryoga as my dedicated deep cranking reel now.

OT - The Bantam MGL PG does make it’s case as it palms the best outta the 3 for an entire day of casting.
Something about that MGL spool that makes it such a joy to cast.
The MGL spool is lightning quick on startup compared to the G1 Mag Z and it does outcast the Ryoga easily for 3/8 - 3/4oz lures.
Pretty hard to beat for it’s price and out of the box “stock” performance though.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:41 pm

The Conquest doesn't share the exact micro gears as the Bantam does it? Another interesting question I haven't had answered is whether the Daiwa Hyper Mesh gears are closer to the Tier 1 Shimano Micro (Bantam, Metanium, Chronarch MGL) or closer to the Tier 2 Shimano Micro (Conquest, and I assume Antares)???

I just cannot tell which are the smallest teeth from google images, not that it matters, some claim micro gears in general are a gimmick (I like them though).

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby flyfishy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:43 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:The Conquest doesn't share the exact micro gears as the Bantam does it? Another interesting question I haven't had answered is whether the Daiwa Hyper Mesh gears are closer to the Tier 1 Shimano Micro (Bantam, Metanium, Chronarch MGL) or closer to the Tier 2 Shimano Micro (Conquest, and I assume Antares)???

I just cannot tell which are the smallest teeth from google images, not that it matters, some claim micro gears in general are a gimmick (I like them though).


Is there a difference in quality? I can’t tell the difference by looking at the gears.

There shouldn’t be any difference imo though.
I do have a Metanium MGL with the TT curado drive gear in it and it happens to be the smoothest reel I own.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:28 am

flyfishy wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:The Conquest doesn't share the exact micro gears as the Bantam does it? Another interesting question I haven't had answered is whether the Daiwa Hyper Mesh gears are closer to the Tier 1 Shimano Micro (Bantam, Metanium, Chronarch MGL) or closer to the Tier 2 Shimano Micro (Conquest, and I assume Antares)???

I just cannot tell which are the smallest teeth from google images, not that it matters, some claim micro gears in general are a gimmick (I like them though).


Is there a difference in quality? I can’t tell the difference by looking at the gears.

There shouldn’t be any difference imo though.
I do have a Metanium MGL with the TT curado drive gear in it and it happens to be the smoothest reel I own.


No difference in quality, just the higher end super expensive reels have EVEN finer teeth.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby wandyhee » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:22 pm

on my previous post I did mentioned that I only get 80m of 40lb kasking braided line (measured.40mm dia instead of 0.30mm stated in spec) on Ryoga 1520h. Following advise from members in here, I get Daiwa J-braid 40lb, dia 0.23mm (measured at 0.275mm) and get 150m with no backing, now that's look more like it :D

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Thanks you for good advice on getting quality mainline :)

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby wirinhar » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 am

Tested 2 days for my 2018 Ryoga CC 5.4:1.... (out of the box)

Just sit perfectly on my G Rod International 7'11'....

Managed to nail 14lb Giant Snakehead with ease.

So far so good.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:02 pm

How is everyone's reels been so far?

I'm using a Calcutta Conquest 101 for cranks right now but would love to try another round reel.

Thinking the 1016 5.4

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby Winstondry » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:20 pm

I have an '18 Ryoga 1016H and have thrown a Jackall Kaera with it and last weekend flylined a 5" Senko with it. It handled both perfectly, of course with different rods. I also have a Conquest 200PG and I'd say they're equally good, I'm mostly a Shimano fan for casting reels, but I do have some Steez SVs and others to throw UL baits but I will say I like the Ryoga for a round reel for sure.

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby wirinhar » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:36 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:How is everyone's reels been so far?

I'm using a Calcutta Conquest 101 for cranks right now but would love to try another round reel.

Thinking the 1016 5.4


My 1016 5.4:1 is just great reel but thinking of changing the line guide to an old silver Ryoga and I just wonder if anyone has swapped to the old line guide :).

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby Dalleinf » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:08 pm

Does anyone know the spool weight on the 1016 Ryoga? Thx

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby y2k88 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:32 am

Dalleinf wrote:Does anyone know the spool weight on the 1016 Ryoga? Thx

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Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Postby Dalleinf » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:25 am

^^^ Thank you very much. Should be fine for semi-light stuff and then an SLP or ZPI spool for the very lightest...


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