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by jvelth74
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020

:doh: - I just bought an Alphas CT to go with my orange KTF spool. That's alright, since I really like its "Presso" like color scheme. I couldn't justify spending that much money on a Steez Air and an aftermarket KTF spool. I'm up for purchasing the Alphas Air TW. Guessing KTF will offer a lighter ...
by jvelth74
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

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?
by jvelth74
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Daiwa Z2020

If you have metal bearings, they may be dry. Clean and reoil. Dry metal bearings will do that noise, vibrate laterally and decrease casting distance. My z spools the whole spool of 40lb jbraid on 2.5oz musky lures. Easily one of the furthest casting reels i've had. Looks like those are original ste...
by jvelth74
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 53
Views: 17694

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

Short trip to flooding small steram after work. SUL is nice rod but attention is needed when casting forehand. But this is so soft and even 'shooting' can be performed with baitcaster. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfiM2RvR4zNy2SYj_BnM7hgZ5KzNNeU5 There's now added new video at first in pl...
by jvelth74
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Daiwa Z2020

My Z2020 casts decently but vines something like need a little bit care or something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfVD7GJS5dc
by jvelth74
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Zillion HLC
Replies: 38
Views: 4298

Re: Zillion HLC

Reel is perfect for casting bombarda + fly. And this rod is good as well. But I need to educate me more: https://youtu.be/fd_JV4tzBx0 Replaced vide by nicer one from same trip. After long fishing day I liked to play a little and try how it flies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA5bRF_K0Oo And it fl...
by jvelth74
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus "Covid-19"
Replies: 37
Views: 2275

Re: Coronavirus "Covid-19"

We are lucky in Finland because local post is that slow that all Corona's are dead when they arrive to destination :-)
by jvelth74
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Daiwa Z2020

RCS2014 weighted 24.2 grams: RCS2014 full.JPG and RCS2020 (near full) weigted 25.2 grams: RCS2020 full.JPG I local store was on sale GoPro Sportsman mounts, which was cheap as GoPro product. Mount is very sturdy. Sportsman mount 1.JPG Sportsman mount 2.JPG It was hard to find place for GoPro in rod ...
by jvelth74
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Daiwa Z2020

I had a problem to decide of what line to put to RCS2014. And therefore made comparisons. I was sure that I have good line to it and not needed to buy. But it wasn’t so easy. ‘0.17 mm’ / 35 lb Stealth Smooth was a little bit too thick and ‘0.16 mm’ 31 lb Morethan was way too thin for my intended use...
by jvelth74
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Zillion HLC
Replies: 38
Views: 4298

Re: Zillion HLC

Fishing with OG HLC Zillion. It works perfect in this combo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgrERJpsDsE

Very nice reel for this purpose indeed.
by jvelth74
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Z2020
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Daiwa Z2020

Z2020H is really nice reel. Maybe a little cold in sub 0 degrees, but gloves can be used... Original spool is big capacity. I like to use this also for seatrout and maybe for Toutain: https://www.fishinginfinland.fi/toutain and therefore I ordered shallow spool to it: RCS2014 paino.JPG RCS2020 ja RC...
by jvelth74
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?
Replies: 53
Views: 17694

Re: (SUL) Super Ultra Light?

I was thinking could GoPro1 be mounted to Teton SUL by Hama bicycle handlebar mount. Yes, it could. I protected cork by rubber not to crush. Balance of setup was quite interesting... And sun was set when I begun to test. And there was strong winds. So it happens... But I could test and video is arti...
by jvelth74
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Line for BFS
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Line for BFS

I have used only Spiderwire Stelth Smooth 8 for BFS.

I haven't yet tried Morethan 12 for BFS, but it feels smoother and more slippery and I'm thinking try that next when I have used my Spiderwire's.
by jvelth74
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Testing my new Svartzonker 12'3" rod with HLC Zillion
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Testing my new Svartzonker 12'3" rod with HLC Zillion

Fishing in winter in Finland. Now it's record hot during winter in here. Svartzonker was nice to cast by regards of it's spinfluga rod. Nicest one of that type I have tried. But 12'3" long rod + 2 Oz weight + slippery slope was not combination to perform power casts. It felt that rod has much more p...
by jvelth74
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 6466

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Makes me wonder if it will cast better than a KTF Steez CT? Spool weight is important but, can be misleading sometimes. The spool shaft being made of titanium vs stainless steel can make a bigger difference on the scale than on the water. Weight is not only one factor of momentum of inertia. And it...