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by poisonokie
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SV105HSL or Steez SV103XSL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2783

Re: Daiwa SV105HSL or Steez SV103XSL?

Does the sv105 have the non-disengaging levelwind like its alphas twin? Does that mean that the level tracks back and forth only when drag is being pulled or during a cast as well? Doesn't this hurt casting distance/light bait casting? Not in the market,y next will most likely be a Steez sv 8.1, jus...
by poisonokie
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Which reel is best for 1/10th to 1/8th ounce cranks/plugs?
Replies: 27
Views: 2666

Re: Which reel is best for 1/10th to 1/8th ounce cranks/plug

I second the ss air, although I fair pretty well with my ss sv 103 and t3 with a shallow sv1000 spool going that low, but I rarely fish below ~1/4 total weight. Either will launch a 3/16 duo rozante, which is aerodynamic and equipped with a weight transfer system and I can cast a 1/10 shroomz with a...
by poisonokie
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did my last cast go, you ask...?
Replies: 28
Views: 6308

Re: How did my last cast go, you ask...?

Lol, holy crap, that's gnarly! That's the beauty of an sv spool. If the Senko flies off, it shoots off into the water, presumably to be inhaled by the fattest pig in the lake, the jig head winds up somewhere behind you, and the spool barely backlashes.
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Best combo for 1/4oz jigs
Replies: 28
Views: 3029

Re: Best combo for 1/4oz jigs

I use a Major Craft MS-X 65ML/RF (3/16-1/2, 8-14#) with a Daiwa SS SV 6.3. It slays. The whole thing weighs ~9.2 oz and is perfectly balanced. You'd be hard pressed to find anything better IMO. Managed to get it together for $390, too, so there's that. It's excellent for a lot more than finesse jigs...
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran 51HG or Daiwa Tatula HLC 7.3L
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: Shimano Aldebaran 51HG or Daiwa Tatula HLC 7.3L

Yeah, the hlc is for swimbaits and deep cranks, things like that. It has a stationary inductor for minimal brake interference. Not a good idea with 1/4 oz baits.
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SS SV-- in-and-out handle play?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Daiwa SS SV-- in-and-out handle play?

While we're on the subject, does anyone know if a tatula drag star will mount right up to these with the stock handle? I'd like a longer one so I can twitch shakey heads one handed, but I don't want a longer handle.
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa SS SV-- in-and-out handle play?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Daiwa SS SV-- in-and-out handle play?

Mine has the small amount that most of them do. Nothing you'd normally notice. Could be that whoever swapped the handle installed the spring washers in wrong. Turn them around to where they are opposing each other and that should eat up that play and improve your drag pressure. He may have lost a wa...
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV 103?
Replies: 166
Views: 23599

Re: SV 103?

They are supposed to be released sometime in August. I hope they moved it up, I was told they weren't being released until January. Hey, Bronzefly, when you get the scoop let us know! I'm debating the SS air 8.1 or the aforementioned 103....the air doesn't seem to be too versatile though. I have th...
by poisonokie
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool

You won't need an sv spool for that. The 1016 is great for flipping duty and runs cheaper. If you were trying to pitch Ned rigs or something, it'd be a different story, but for what you're talking about, any difference in performance would be negligible. I flip just fine with my tatula type r and n...
by poisonokie
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool

I have a t3 with an sv1000 shallow and HHS ceramic air bearings that use for BFS but would have no qualms whatsoever about spooling it up with 65 # braid and pitching 1 oz jigs into a brush pile. It's perfectly suited for either task. They're awesome. "super versatile" is no joke. But for just short...
by poisonokie
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: SV103 Spool or 1016 spool

You won't need an sv spool for that. The 1016 is great for flipping duty and runs cheaper. If you were trying to pitch Ned rigs or something, it'd be a different story, but for what you're talking about, any difference in performance would be negligible. I flip just fine with my tatula type r and ne...
by poisonokie
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shipping rod material choice poll
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Shipping rod material poll

I will say that Shimreels' novel approach to tape the rod in its packaging to a shower rod and put that in a triangular box seems to work just fine, but I'd definitely feel safer with PVC à la Plat.
by poisonokie
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help with BFS rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Help with BFS rod

Your length requirement is a bit limiting for such a rod. If you're willing to go 6'6"-6'9" I'd say an MS-X or MS-X limited BFS would suit your needs perfectly. The volkeys are nice, too, but obviously a step down in terms of weight and balance.
by poisonokie
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Steez SV
Replies: 19
Views: 2334

Re: Daiwa Steez SV

I think the main difference between the ss and Steez sv, aside from a few cosmetic differences, is the lack of two bearings somewhere internally. That's what detracts from the feeling of connectivity since plastic bushings both dampen vibration and increase friction. I think if you swap those bushin...