Daiwa Steez 103HL

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

Post by goldrod » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 pm

BTW , there are TWO G1 spool in the for sale section, and he's asking a superb price in my opinion. I paid more than what he's asking for and for only one. Just FYI.
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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:48 pm

goldrod wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:51 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Yes the Brent ehrler rod.
I had that rod and I sold it HOWEVER initially I wasn't getting what I knew my reel was capable of.
The reel is an SS SV with 7.9:1 gears tuned by Ian and I had a MB honeycomb spool in it. When i put a G1 spool in it I was like wow.
The taper of that rod is odd to me which is why I sold it. Good rod no doubt but takes some getting used to and the reel HAS to be set up right. I can attest to this from my personal experience and I have some pics to. I ended up throwing 3/8 riot bait mini jig on it in deep water, wacky rig fishing with it and I did do some jerk bait fishing with it. If i had to do it over from the start, I would just have gone with a G1 spool.. That spool on a brake setting of 3.0-3.5 in my experience, delivers.. Good Luck
The ss sv would be similar to the steez 103h? Also the regular g1 or g1 sv?

Thanks. I haven't fished the rod yet but bought it on impulse to try the ags guides and read a lot of good stuff about it both here and bassresource. We'll see.

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:52 pm

goldrod wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 pm
BTW , there are TWO G1 spool in the for sale section, and he's asking a superb price in my opinion. I paid more than what he's asking for and for only one. Just FYI.
Right, I've been talking to him but they are for a steez A and I'm not sure how they will work. I've seen some issues with them not fitting in reels. I think it has a fixed inductor.

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 pm

I've got a steez 1016sv g1 on the way to try out thanks to hogsticker2 and his friend. I just realized my brother has a steez A so I can at least try that out and see if it works. Also the more ive been reading about the 103 spool the more I want to use it. Also read a lot of people liked the 1000sv spool in the steez. So anyway I've got some playing around to do.

Now I just need to get a carbon fiber handle and cork knobs

Thanks everyone

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:46 am

Just wanted to update. I used the steez sv tw spool in the reel and it worked very well with a 1/8 oz jighead with a 5 inch rubber worm with 10lb fluorocarbon on a 7' M-MH rod.

I ended up finding a decent deal on a Steez SV TW though and sold the 103hl.

Thanks for all the help

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