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- Location: Glen Carbon, Illinois
Is there anyone out there with a Steez A that prefers the OG Steez frame and would be interested in a swap? I like the 7.1:1 ratio (my Steez is the same).
My Steez A is loaded up with a decent amount of braid backing and 10lb HiSeas fluoro (this time I got a full spool on there). Maybe it casts a tad better than the Zillion SV TW with the same spool? I cannot really tell but the Steez seems more precise, like it is just tighter toleranced or something. I can turn the brakes to 3 of 20 on the Steez and the Zillion SV TW runs at like 5-6 of 20, maybe it is line or lures at the time I was testing, maybe it is the magnets in the sideplate, maybe cleaning the bearings helped, who knows. I did feel some faint knocks on the retrieve (not every retrieve), but I think that was line crossing over with a little tension on the lure because the Steez A is very smooth, especially with 4 knob bearings added.
Either way catching a fish was amazing with that clicking drag. Makes me wonder why more low profile casting reels don't have that feature. Really gives you a heads up on how hard a fish is running and also notifies you if the drag is way too loose.
So far I really like this reel, not sure about selling the stock spool, probably still will because I want even more distance and the G1 SV TW Zillion spool was nice for control in the SS/SV. I like the G1 MagZ, but the Zillon SV TW spool is hard to beat. Not sure which actually throws further; the SV TW G1 takes tops for control/ease of use though.