Steez A Question

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Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed May 30, 2018 12:18 am

After considering a new reel, slightly better than my normal $200-300 range, I looked at the Steez A. For what I would do, the more finesse side of general purpose the better. From what I read I don't think the stock Steez A spool is the best though. My simple question is, if I use a 1016 G1 SV TW Zillion spool in the reel will it have good results? And if I do that, could I put the Magforce Z Steez A spool in my SS/SV for a more general purpose casting (its on a cranking rod and I feel that 1016 SV is being wasted)???

I know the 1016 G1 SV works in the Steez A, but just not how well it works, and I DON'T know what reels the G1 Magforce Z Steez A spool works in (if it is 1016 compatible).

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby Rippin-lips » Wed May 30, 2018 6:55 am

Both reels use a 34mm spool. You can swap them around without issue. The 1016 will fit and should give you wht you’re looking for.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby Hogsticker2 » Wed May 30, 2018 2:22 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:After considering a new reel, slightly better than my normal $200-300 range, I looked at the Steez A. For what I would do, the more finesse side of general purpose the better. From what I read I don't think the stock Steez A spool is the best though. My simple question is, if I use a 1016 G1 SV TW Zillion spool in the reel will it have good results? And if I do that, could I put the Magforce Z Steez A spool in my SS/SV for a more general purpose casting (its on a cranking rod and I feel that 1016 SV is being wasted)???

I know the 1016 G1 SV works in the Steez A, but just not how well it works, and I DON'T know what reels the G1 Magforce Z Steez A spool works in (if it is 1016 compatible).

Sounds like a really good plan to me. The G1 1016 will allow you to cast 1/8 oz lead, plus the smallest of plastics. I have no idea what the Steez A spool will do in an SS SV. Could be interesting

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed May 30, 2018 6:44 pm

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DirtyD64 wrote:After considering a new reel, slightly better than my normal $200-300 range, I looked at the Steez A. For what I would do, the more finesse side of general purpose the better. From what I read I don't think the stock Steez A spool is the best though. My simple question is, if I use a 1016 G1 SV TW Zillion spool in the reel will it have good results? And if I do that, could I put the Magforce Z Steez A spool in my SS/SV for a more general purpose casting (its on a cranking rod and I feel that 1016 SV is being wasted)???

I know the 1016 G1 SV works in the Steez A, but just not how well it works, and I DON'T know what reels the G1 Magforce Z Steez A spool works in (if it is 1016 compatible).

Sounds like a really good plan to me. The G1 1016 will allow you to cast 1/8 oz lead, plus the smallest of plastics. I have no idea what the Steez A spool will do in an SS SV. Could be interesting


That is what I think. I feel bad to have one of my better performing spools wasted on a Cranking rod (nothing wrong with cranking, just don't do it much), I figure the G1 MagZ Steez A spool would be good for long bombing jerkbaits and regular squarebills on that rod though, with the SS. Even if the Steez A spool doesn't work I have a project to modify the stock SS/SV spool with a Zillion SV TW inductor, Zillion Type R spring, and the white block/ramp to prevent sticking.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 am

Is the Steez A identical to the Steez SV other than frame/build composition, spool, handle, etc. Just really wanted to know if the gears and other internals are the same. I assume the sideplate/brakes are the same and the differences just rest within the spool and inductor for the SV version...

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby iabass8 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:08 pm

Ergonomically they are identical. I've never tried to swap my Steez As or SV TW's side plate as they are a different color. They lock a little bit differently though.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am

Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Had a new thought... What about putting a Steez A spool into a Zillion SV TW? I am really considering ordering a Steez A XH from Japan, they are at a good price and I am assuming that is the best way to feel the new Tatula frame with a few extras. I enjoy the fact that it has a drag clicker, and 1016 capability. Depending on how my fishing funds go, I might even add a ZPI shallow spool.

For now I know the Steez A, Bantam, whatever I buy will have to replace something else I like, so I plan to move the slightly older reel to a MH rod and the most comfortable, lightest casting, fastest reel to my 7'M rod I use most of the time.

So to reiterate, what reels have ANYONE used the Steez A spool in, aside of the Steez A itself???

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby iabass8 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:36 am

I've put it in a TD-Z type R+, Zillion SV TW, OG Zillion, and a TDZ100. Sold all my A spools for G1 steez 1016s. Will be getting an ZPI NRC PG shortly.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby domthewon » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:05 am

I put the Steez SV tw g1 spool in my Steez A, and it made it an awesome reel. I can get longer skips with less brakes using the Steez A frame with Sv spool. I put the Steez A spool in my Steez SV tw an it is much better controlled in the Sv tw. Using the stock Steez A spool in the Steez A felt vey wild and had to turn the brakes way up to make good casts and pitches. I like the Steez A. With the Sv tw spool better than I like the Steez SV tw. I feel like it’s more solid and feels better with a wider variety of baits. The Steez A and Sv tw side plates are different and are not interchangeable. I believe I have the brakes set to 10 on both reels now and the svtw with Steez A spool skips almost as good as it did with an Sv.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:57 am

DirtyD64 wrote:Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Had a new thought... What about putting a Steez A spool into a Zillion SV TW?


Whats the difference from a Steez A to the SS SV spool?

I've tried the SS SV in the ZLN SV with good results with light top water poppers. Picked up a RCS 1012 SV(red) and a RCS 1016 G1 SV but I haven't tried them yet. The 1012 may go in my SV103 for light to medium cranks?
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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:27 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Had a new thought... What about putting a Steez A spool into a Zillion SV TW?


Whats the difference from a Steez A to the SS SV spool?

I've tried the SS SV in the ZLN SV with good results with light top water poppers. Picked up a RCS 1012 SV(red) and a RCS 1016 G1 SV but I haven't tried them yet. The 1012 may go in my SV103 for light to medium cranks?


To be honest with you, because you seem like an SS/SV fan too (that makes a whopping 2 of us) my stock SS/SV spool doesn't bother me either. I enjoyed it for small swimbaits thrown medium distances and jerkbaits worked well on there too. I did finally try the Zillion SV TW spool in the SS though and finally understood the over braked issue. 2 days ago I was bombing Rapala DT6's unreal distances (for me) but I rarely use that setup. I want to try the Steez frame though and really prefer an 8 speed though so the Steez A with a G1 SV TW Zillion spool should be a good match. Aluminum gears don't scare me, hell my SS/SV is still one of the smoothest reels I own, probably because I am lucky to fish once or twice a week.

Just need to sell my Tatula HD to justify spending $360 on a reel, that will be the most I have ever dropped. Do the JDM Steez A XH have the drag clicker???

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby domthewon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:45 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Had a new thought... What about putting a Steez A spool into a Zillion SV TW?


Whats the difference from a Steez A to the SS SV spool?

I've tried the SS SV in the ZLN SV with good results with light top water poppers. Picked up a RCS 1012 SV(red) and a RCS 1016 G1 SV but I haven't tried them yet. The 1012 may go in my SV103 for light to medium cranks?


To be honest with you, because you seem like an SS/SV fan too (that makes a whopping 2 of us) my stock SS/SV spool doesn't bother me either. I enjoyed it for small swimbaits thrown medium distances and jerkbaits worked well on there too. I did finally try the Zillion SV TW spool in the SS though and finally understood the over braked issue. 2 days ago I was bombing Rapala DT6's unreal distances (for me) but I rarely use that setup. I want to try the Steez frame though and really prefer an 8 speed though so the Steez A with a G1 SV TW Zillion spool should be a good match. Aluminum gears don't scare me, hell my SS/SV is still one of the smoothest reels I own, probably because I am lucky to fish once or twice a week.

Just need to sell my Tatula HD to justify spending $360 on a reel, that will be the most I have ever dropped. Do the JDM Steez A XH have the drag clicker???

Yes, my jdm 8.1 has the clicking drag like a salt water reel.

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:48 am

domthewon wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Just need to sell my Tatula HD to justify spending $360 on a reel, that will be the most I have ever dropped. Do the JDM Steez A XH have the drag clicker???

Yes, my jdm 8.1 has the clicking drag like a salt water reel.


Thanks for the feedback. I am assuming you like your JDM 8.1 alright also??? I know the warranty isn't there with JDM, and for that reason the magseal spooks me a bit as do any major potential issues...

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Re: Steez A Question

Postby domthewon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:
domthewon wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:Don't mean to rehash an older thread here, but it is better than making a new one...

Just need to sell my Tatula HD to justify spending $360 on a reel, that will be the most I have ever dropped. Do the JDM Steez A XH have the drag clicker???

Yes, my jdm 8.1 has the clicking drag like a salt water reel.


Thanks for the feedback. I am assuming you like your JDM 8.1 alright also??? I know the warranty isn't there with JDM, and for that reason the magseal spooks me a bit as do any major potential issues...


Really nice all around reel. There is very little info on the reel itself or feedback from bass fisherman using them. I have been using it on an NRX 894, and throwing 3/8- 3/4 tungsten. I also threw it on my X4 destruction and have thrown frogs, big topwaters, and a 6" S waver. It will do everything good. It's Very smooth, solid, light weight for being aluminum framed, good in the palm, and if you replace the stock spool with a G1 Sv spool or ZPI PG it's at the top of my list. Plus I like the clicking drag on it even though I have it locked down right now. Buying JDM doesn't worry me. Most parts on reels are replaceable, and I really only bought the jdm for the 8.1 gears. All other parts can be had here through daiwa for the US reels, and this reel feels solid to me anyways. I like it.
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Re: Steez A Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 am

domthewon wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
domthewon wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:Yes, my jdm 8.1 has the clicking drag like a salt water reel.


Thanks for the feedback. I am assuming you like your JDM 8.1 alright also??? I know the warranty isn't there with JDM, and for that reason the magseal spooks me a bit as do any major potential issues...


Really nice all around reel. There is very little info on the reel itself or feedback from bass fisherman using them. I have been using it on an NRX 894, and throwing 3/8- 3/4 tungsten. I also threw it on my X4 destruction and have thrown frogs, big topwaters, and a 6" S waver. It will do everything good. It's Very smooth, solid, light weight for being aluminum framed, good in the palm, and if you replace the stock spool with a G1 Sv spool or ZPI PG it's at the top of my list. Plus I like the clicking drag on it even though I have it locked down right now. Buying JDM doesn't worry me. Most parts on reels are replaceable, and I really only bought the jdm for the 8.1 gears. All other parts can be had here through daiwa for the US reels, and this reel feels solid to me anyways. I like it.
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Thanks, mine will go on a 7'Medium or new softer 7'3"MH rod with 10-12lb fluoro for river fishing. Adding the G1 SV Zillion spool will work nice. If it doesn't offer enough, I plan on going with a ZPI shallow or 1012 G1 SV. Really makes me just want to keep saving and buy the SV version XH but 5 something ounces will be odd to balance on my $200 range rods...


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