Hogsticker2 wrote:DirtyD64 wrote:I've always said I could replace pretty much all of my reels with Alphas/SV105's. Just about perfect. Would lose my mind if they released that reel with a G1 spool, bigger handle, knobs, etc. Best thing is that you can pretty much add all of that if you want. I really like the levelwind tracking back and forth while drag is pulled too.
I'm ready to see how the Steez A compares to the Alphas in size. Have been told it was small by a few people, going to be hard to beat the Alpha's ergonomics though, so far it is easily the best, followed by the SS/SV (older Steez) style frame. Never owned a Bantam or Curado 70 but they fit the hands really well too.
Were the old 50 series Shimano's comparable to their new small reels???
The Steez A frame fits right between the Alphas and OG Steez - size wise. While it's a larger footprint than the Alphas, the ergonomics makes it close to being equally comfortable to palm. My newest toy is the Alphas Air with the G1 spool from the SV light limited. It's just joyful
I got very close to ordering the Alphas Air and just using my current SV105 where my Steez A will go. Was going to use the Air on a ML casting rod with 10lb Sufix 832. How much lighter is the Air spool from the SV Light over the Alphas Air??? Or is the Alphas Air lighter because it is a shallower spool??? I forgot that the SV Light is a semi-BFS reel.