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by LowRange
Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New pixy
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: New pixy

It's an Alphas Air for the US market. Daiwa doesn't call Alphas, Alphas in the US because we can't handle the name and end up calling it an Alpha. Sol, SV105 and now PX are the USDM Alphas reels.
by LowRange
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?

The Piscifun Alloy M reel is a solid option. I wouldnt pay the $90 full price for it, but for the $66 shipped that I paid for it, its a good reel. It was never slick-smooth, but again, still a good reel for what I paid. I suspect that the lower ratio reels would be smoother. Mine is 8.4 ratio. Have...
by LowRange
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran Tough to Dial In?
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Aldebaran Tough to Dial In?

^excelent post. I think another issue is people new to BFS especially from the US where a 3/8 oz 5" senko is considered a light bait gravitate towards a ML rod and then think they need a modern BFS reel because they are special reels for casting light weight baits. What they haven't realized that mo...
by LowRange
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?

I have a few to scratch my budget/beginner reel enthusiast itch. I like to be well versed in the cheap stuff to recommend to new anglers and I frequently use them as loner reels and on kayak fishing trips. They can spend months strapped to the headliner of my Honda Element. Anyways the one truly goo...
by LowRange
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula is $100
Replies: 8
Views: 794

New Tatula is $100

I wouldn't be interested but that spool looks a lot like the Elite Long Cast spool. That spool is just a standard Tatula inductor and spring fitted to a light weight G1 Duralumin spool and that apparently makes all the difference transforming it into an effortless caster and offering excellent contr...
by LowRange
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran Tough to Dial In?
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Aldebaran Tough to Dial In?

Modern BFS reels are heavily orientated for stream use with little UL rods. For a ML BFS rod I would use an alde 30, any of the shallower MGL spool reels or shallower spool Air Brake Daiwas. I use a 2015 Alphas SV and a 2018 Engetsu on my ML BFS rods.
by LowRange
Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

Same handle shaft diameter but a bigger nut. Daiwa is weird sometimes.
by LowRange
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:37 am
Just a heads up- the Gomexus drag stars won’t fit a 300 without machining the nut or the star itself.
Is the 300 nut larger than other reels?
by LowRange
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Light and Long Cranking Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Light and Long Cranking Setup

Maybe a L to ML Shimano sea bass offering? Those lengths in casting rods for tiny plugs are more common in salt rods. You might when find some inshore rods from domestic brands too.
by LowRange
Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Longer, high end, versatile rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Longer, high end, versatile rod suggestions?

Brailst? P5 Dark Sleeper? I know the xx Brailist is like the EMTF of the old xx series when the current EMTF became a crankbait rod.
by LowRange
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

Does anyone happen to know the proper size for the handle? My 300 just arrived and I can't figure out if its 7x4mm or 8x5mm? I see that some Tatula are 8x5mm but I don't know if that applies to all of them (and I don't have my calipers handy) Thanks I like the gomexus metal 6 point stars for my new...
by LowRange
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass jadepython fine shootist info
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Megabass jadepython fine shootist info

If you're a collector of these old sticks then I'd day get it. Seems like a rare one and that price is Espada money.
by LowRange
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass jadepython fine shootist info
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Megabass jadepython fine shootist info

Looks very similar to the F1.5 63xti Espada from the same era. Mine is more of a plug rod with more of a "stream rod" build than what I would consider BFS. The handle is too short and the rod bends down to the reel seat too much to be a BFS rod. While it's not a trout rod it's certainly not like an ...
by LowRange
Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:01 am
I’m happy to hear that. Mine is being delivered today! For anyone interested, there’s new 8.1’s on the bay for under $190. 42 IPT!
You can also get them from Aliexpress for a bit cheaper at $140 before tax but you have to wait a month for it to arrive.
by LowRange
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: All new steez sv tw
Replies: 51
Views: 12607

Re: All new steez sv tw

Maybe I am over saturated with cheap Aliexpress carbon handles but I now associate them with cheap and have an appreciation for a nice forged alloy handle. But if you want carbon fiber, 95mm and Zillion HD like knobs then for $11 this can be yours. https://a.aliexpress.com/_mqU6n0Q https://i.ibb.co...