Steez A spool options?

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Re: Steez A spool options?

Post by Real Pudd legend » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:40 pm

I have a Steez A spool in a SV TW and it casts pretty sweet to me . Great control and bombs boast out there with ease .

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Re: Steez A spool options?

Post by 78Staff » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:50 am

Real Pudd legend wrote:I have a Steez A spool in a SV TW and it casts pretty sweet to me . Great control and bombs boast out there with ease .
Interesting, I though this wasn't possible - ie it would only work the other way around. Good to hear it's working well for you. I threw the Zillion SV G1 spools in the A's this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised - I was worried about the line capacity of the SV spools, but as it turns out I just don't put any backing on (I usually lay down some mono first when spooling fluoro due to cost) and I haven't seen any issues.

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Re: Steez A spool options?

Post by 78Staff » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:46 am

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Rippin-lips wrote:I have a steez sv tw and have tried a handful of spools in it. I’m sure I’ll be alone in what I have to say but these are my findings based on what I throw. Which is usually 1/4 - 3/4oz baits. Testing was done with 8-14 gram baits.

Stock steez sv tw 1016 G1 (what came with it)
Stock steez sv tw 1012 G1 (bought to try)
Stock zillion sv 1016 G1 (have extras)
Zpi NRC-001 PG (bought for this reel)
Zpi NRC-001 M (bought after the pg)


Both stock steez spools did not impress me at all. I actually felt a little let down by them. Distance was decent but it wasn’t super controlled. The ZPI PG spool is not a good performer in the reel either. Less distance and control over the stock spools. Again, let down because in a TDZ it’s amazing! For the money the zillion sv 1016 G1 is a good spool. Better distance and control over the stock steez spools. I then picked up a ZPI M spool and I was leary due to my previous experience with the PG spool in that reel. What a great surprise though. The M is great in a steez sv tw. Plenty of distance and is also very controlled. Money wise the zillion spool is the best buy at $70 vs $130 for the ZPI M. They both have good distance and control. I know the line capacity rating is different since it’s a Japanese product, but with #12 big game and a 1/2oz bladed jig I was able to hit my spool knot on the M spool.
I picked up a few of these Zillion SV G1 spools to try in my 8.1 Steez A's on my pitching rods - It does have less line capacity - 14/100 I think is the rating, I'm using 20lb Tatsu on one combo so will have to see if it will hold enough line - pitching it should be fine but I also use this particular rig for Carolina Rigs, so it may be close. I could switch to a braid mainline I suppose.
I did wind up changing one setup around - the Carolina rig 873CRR - I put the standard Steez A spool back in - didn't really need SV on that setup and gained back a bit of line capacity as well. So I'm running the Zillion SV G1's in my 894, 893, and 854 - basically my pitching and skipping setups.

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