Help with my Sol

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 am

spencerinstl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:05 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:17 pm
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Welcome to the Sol Club. Please post pics. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79437 Doesn't have to be modified.
I will. It was actually that thread that got me looking lol. I really like the purple spools on the Sol for some reason.
There are 3 different purple spools that will fit the Sol. honey-comb_spool_zonda03.jpg
Between the zonda honeycomb and the sv105 which would you guys pick?

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:18 am

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 am
spencerinstl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:05 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:17 pm
spencerinstl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Welcome to the Sol Club. Please post pics. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79437 Doesn't have to be modified.
I will. It was actually that thread that got me looking lol. I really like the purple spools on the Sol for some reason.
There are 3 different purple spools that will fit the Sol. honey-comb_spool_zonda03.jpg
Between the zonda honeycomb and the sv105 which would you guys pick?
The sv105 spool is a nice capable spool that will cast down to 1/8 oz and works very well for skipping. I don't own the zonda honeycomb.
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks, I really like the look of the honeycomb, just can't find anything on its performance compared to the 105sv. Do you think they both throw the same weight lures? Probably mostly a cometic/price difference between the two?

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by Winstondry » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 am

Chris, I'll throw my reel with the Megabass Zonda honeycomb this weekend and try and give you some feedback on it. As I mentioned via PM, I've not really thrown it much since installing it in my reel.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:00 pm

So, originally I wanted to use this strictly for lightweight treble hook baits. (Still want to) I was just curious if the zonda honeycomb would be able to throw up to 1/2oz cranks or would it get a lot of backlashes? Would the stock spool or sv105 be better for 3/8-1/2oz weights?

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:12 pm

3/8 and up, the stock spool is really great. Very good distance and still excellent control once dialed in. If you're looking for a good compromise, the sv105 spool is what you need. It can go pretty low, and still handle 1/2 oz.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:12 pm
3/8 and up, the stock spool is really great. Very good distance and still excellent control once dialed in. If you're looking for a good compromise, the sv105 spool is what you need. It can go pretty low, and still handle 1/2 oz.
Thanks

Alright, well then I may be looking to trade/sell my megabass zonda honeycomb spool for a purple alpha sv105 spool. (Unless anyone has had a good experience throwing 3/8-1/2oz with the zonda)

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by poisonokie » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:37 pm

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 pm
hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:12 pm
3/8 and up, the stock spool is really great. Very good distance and still excellent control once dialed in. If you're looking for a good compromise, the sv105 spool is what you need. It can go pretty low, and still handle 1/2 oz.
Thanks

Alright, well then I may be looking to trade/sell my megabass zonda honeycomb spool for a purple alpha sv105 spool. (Unless anyone has had a good experience throwing 3/8-1/2oz with the zonda)
Since I last posted here I've acquired a zonda honeycomb spool, thanks Winstondry, and IMO it is made for use with ML-M rods, 1/8-5/8oz or more, 8-14# or 20-40# braid. It is awesome for spinnerbaits, keitechs, and other typical bass baits that aren't particularly aerodynamic. I haven't tried skipping with it yet, but I'll probably give it a go this weekend. I have a feeling it will be very good indeed. In any case, I wouldn't go selling that work of art before at least trying it out first. I certainly wouldn't trade it for an Alphas SV spool, purple or otherwise. That's just me, though.
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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:08 pm

^^^I'm with you, Tony.^^^ Don't sell the honeycomb spool. Keep it and just buy the SV105 spool, if that's what you want.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:13 pm

Alright, you guys talked me into it. Also I forgot I have an alphas sv ](*,) so I could try that spool first too before making a decision.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by poisonokie » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:48 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:08 pm
^^^I'm with you, Tony.^^^ Don't sell the honeycomb spool. Keep it and just buy the SV105 spool, if that's what you want.
👍Good advice, Tim Dog. I'm pretty sure the sv105 spool is a little shallower, so maybe just get both and use 15-20# braid on it and 8-12# fluoro on the honeycomb? Just an idea.
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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by Aquaftm45 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:20 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Since I last posted here I've acquired a zonda honeycomb spool, thanks Winstondry, and IMO it is made for use with ML-M rods, 1/8-5/8oz or more, 8-14# or 20-40# braid. It is awesome for spinnerbaits, keitechs, and other typical bass baits that aren't particularly aerodynamic. I haven't tried skipping with it yet, but I'll probably give it a go this weekend. I have a feeling it will be very good indeed. In any case, I wouldn't go selling that work of art before at least trying it out first. I certainly wouldn't trade it for an Alphas SV spool, purple or otherwise. That's just me, though.
Swap out that big MB spool bearing for an AIR or ZPI, (or a Micro) and you will notice quite the difference whatever you are throwing. Don't forget the sideplate bearing. The stock bearing creates too much continued inertia, especially considering the thin, tapered inductor.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:21 pm

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:20 pm
poisonokie wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Since I last posted here I've acquired a zonda honeycomb spool, thanks Winstondry, and IMO it is made for use with ML-M rods, 1/8-5/8oz or more, 8-14# or 20-40# braid. It is awesome for spinnerbaits, keitechs, and other typical bass baits that aren't particularly aerodynamic. I haven't tried skipping with it yet, but I'll probably give it a go this weekend. I have a feeling it will be very good indeed. In any case, I wouldn't go selling that work of art before at least trying it out first. I certainly wouldn't trade it for an Alphas SV spool, purple or otherwise. That's just me, though.
Swap out that big MB spool bearing for an AIR or ZPI, (or a Micro) and you will notice quite the difference whatever you are throwing. Don't forget the sideplate bearing. The stock bearing creates too much continued inertia, especially considering the thin, tapered inductor.
I've never changed a spool bearing and don't have a tool. Is it pretty easy if I buy a tool for shaft pin?

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:09 pm

Yeah, it's easy if you have a tool. I use Boca pliers, but the Hedgehog tool works fine, too.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Help with my Sol

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:23 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Yeah, it's easy if you have a tool. I use Boca pliers, but the Hedgehog tool works fine, too.
Well I'll have to give it a try then. O have another spool of like to change bearings on as well so I guess it would be worth the investment.

Thanks for all the help guys

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