toddmc wrote:jpd0144 wrote:toddmc wrote: Yes, the braking profile of the SV is stronger than most at the end of the cast making you feel like you are losing distance, but I'm not losing much distance over other spools with my SV spool reels. I can only speak for the the Steez SV and SV103 reels that I own.
Very few people fish in open water bombing long casts all day. I find it hard to believe that anyone wants reels that are only distance casters. I spend as much time as anyone bombing casts with reaction baits in open water, but even I have a few SV reels in my arsenal.
Very well put !
I find TT as a whole tends to lean towards small/light reels are always best or max distance is always best even if it means border line backlashes all day with wind change. Of course you get to brag on a key board about how fast your spool is over the next guy though and never admitting how many backlashes you've pick out that shelf queen with the spool tension cranked down since you've owned it.
So far fishing open water to bank beating I have 7 reels in my lineup with SV spools. 3 Steez EX's with SV spools and 4 Zill/SV103's and loving the versatility and ease of fishing they offer to each platform.
Keep the spools IMO ... Change or flush the stock bearings and enjoy catching fish instead of staring at your spool mid cast hoping it makes it till the end without fluff while riding the edge. Your butt cheeks will tank you at the end of a long day for not being clinched in fear of ruining that new spool of expensive flouro !
Im being silly but I guess to each their own. If I was walking around a pond chilling with a back pack and 2 combos I can see all the technical stuff intriguing me to tinker more with some of the mods and ideas.
When im on the trolling motor covering water I have a boat to run safely in the wind most cases, graphs to watch, making sure my partner still is getting a shot at fishable water, and me still try and catch fish. The last thing I need is to be picking back lashes because the wind changed a little or I turned the boat and I thought I needed 3 extra feet on every cast ...
I've heard of people having problems with the Alphas SV and the SS SV spools, but man I have fished the heck out of my SV103 and Steez SV reels over the last year or so with hardly a backlash. It is hard to put down the SV spool reels. I was out this week bombing casts in open water with a 1/2 oz bait plus a trailer, and the SV distance certainly wasn't hurting vs. the other spools in my Daiwa reels.
I've been fishing casting reels for almost four decades, making me more experienced than most. I am experienced enough to know exactly when to adjust my reel's spool settings for changing conditions. This may be the main reason why I may only have had a handful of serious backlashes over an entire year while fishing the non-SV Daiwa reels. I may have none this year if I can't put down my SV spool reels! The SV spool reels have really helped me loosen up what little tension is left in my cheeks! I don't think that I want that tension back unless I find myself in prison!
LOL I am reading between the lines.......