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by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Gear size increased...I was REALLY hoping those 8.6 gears would fit into an Alphas SV. Gears will be duraluminum too. Seems like blasphemy for an Alphas to not have brass gears but, I actually like Daiwa aluminum gears. I would say my SS AIR that I have had for years is one of the smoothest reels I ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you keep back up reel
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Do you keep back up reel

Ummm...kinda??

They are more like bench player that are suited up and ready to play. Not really sitting in a box or in an unfishable state.

I have reels that are multi-purpose and can cover gaps if I sell a reel or unwillingly sacrifice a combo to Neptune (goes overboard).
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

This is really interesting reel! But is it made with spacers? Frame is a little bit bigger than Steez Air, but that is OK I think. Is line guide further from spool in Alphas vs. Steez? Or is it just in casting position? Going off pictures and videos doesn’t look like it has spacers. I really hope i...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Might it be around regular Alphas sized frame, modified to TWS & smaller spool? TWS takes more room, but I think this spool is narrower and that creates some of room for TWS, because line guide travel is decreased. Nice (in my opinion) that it seems not actually real spacers, there is some kind of ...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Perhaps something from NFCs freshwater catalog?
I use the NFC 4'6" UL blank from the freshwater series. Pretty nice. I like for panfish and normal sized trout. I prefer a lighter eod for the stream brook trout I get into
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform. I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one Very interested to he...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

LowRange wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Nice. It has the bottom mount mag dial like the Steez CT reels. Poor man's Steez CT Air. I hope they make more based off this platform.
I see this being the new Alphas frame. Looks like classic Alphas still yet, with updates. I will let you know how it fishes...def getting one
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

MSRP is 42,800 ¥ about 396 USD as of today
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1760

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

Idk about price yet. I been scourging the internet and no dice. I did see a video on Ultimate Badd Daiwa Facebook page and there is a new TWS reel coming out that casts Neko rigs... :D

It was typical "Project T" style not showing the full reel.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Revo EXD
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Abu Garcia Revo EXD

I had the ALX for about 3 hours. VERY tempermental brake system. Would backlash like crazy until you set it to say 7. Go to 8 and its super choked. Go to 6 and birds start laying eggs in it.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 31
Views: 4579

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

These are my 2 strangest bonus fish. This came on a ned rig. The little Volkey 682L handled it like a champ. https://i.postimg.cc/8CzbcxTh/1564985525087.jpg This guy t boned a flapping hog on a shakey head as I brought it out from under a dock and to the boat for another cast. That was fun fight ri...
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Saint overpriced or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: New Saint overpriced or not?

DAIWA Steez Bottom Contact AGS Vs ST CROIX LEGEND XTREME AGS Both Equipped with a Daiwa STEEZ A TW Which one wins? I'll find out this Saturday, both will have Sunline Shooter 14lb and both will have the same size Football Jig and trailer. Results...NOW!!! :D
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks

alanmacias541 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Thanks for the suggestion. Now, to get one shipped her in buildable condition! Too bad no one makes them here domestically.
I was looking at the TR56 Area Sensor XUL. Never ordered from them.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Super Ultralight/ Extra Ultralight Blanks

I would be interested as well. Would make a wonderful small brook trout rod.
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air Stream Custom - BFS
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air Stream Custom - BFS

Hi Hobie, Thanks for your extra feedback! It seems very difficult to find at a reasonable price so I have put on hold my purchase for now, just saw your instagram post about new Alphas Air and might be waiting for some review on that. May I ask for info on the Aldebaran? I added two magnets today t...