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by DirtyD64
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez SV vs. SS SV vs. Zillion SV TWS
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: Daiwa Steez SV vs. SS SV vs. Zillion SV TWS

I feel alone at times in that everyone else doesn't seem big on the SS/SV, I bought mine for like $180 after getting a gift card and using a sale... I cannot cast 1/8oz like my SV105, but I have 12lb Invisx on mine and chunk 3/16 Easy Shiners (4" on ball head). If price goes into consideration it is...
by DirtyD64
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Topwater Rod Comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Topwater Rod Comparison

I have been searching for a rod for a while to be a multipurpose topwater setup. After reading I realize many people use all kinds of powers and tapers for this technique. I am ordering a Lew's Custom Speed Stick 6'8"ML fast Topwater Special, but mainly using it on an SS/SV w/ 12F for finesse, becau...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70 or Casitas MGL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: Curado 70 or Casitas MGL?

I am pretty sure the SS/SV103 has Magforce Z like lower end models and the other SV reels have Air Brake or some variation on Magforce. I know comparing to the Steez SV or SV103, etc. reels with same spool, the SS/SV103 inductor is different. I had strangely posted on this somewhere else recently co...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: (Help)Daiwa SV question: related to spool only?
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: (Help)Daiwa SV question: related to spool only?

From the engineering I have studied, it is only related to the spool, they do mention the brakes working with it, but they are technically part of the spool anyways. The brakes seem to make a difference though, my SS/SV103 has what they call magforce Z and after trying a friends SV103 (zillion based...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70 or Casitas MGL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: Curado 70 or Casitas MGL?

Curado 70/71 should be little more expensive than Casitas MGL. And as far as comparing the construction inside, Curado 70/71 has 2 bearings ( one normal 3×10×4, one smaller 5x9x3) under spool tension noble comparing Casitas only has one. I assume this bearing will help casting little bit. You could...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

Well I already own the SV, they are cheaper and great, but if I get the Chronarch MGL it should be a little more versatile, I do think the rated line capacity on the Alphas/sv105 is very generous. I have almost gone to spool more than a few times with 3/16 and a larger plastic (using 12lb, 10 or 8 i...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

My Chronarchs(not MGL) have no issue casting a 1/8-3/8oz ball jig with a 3" swimbait(Matrix Shads). Shouldn't have any problems at all casting those Keitechs with the Ch MGL. Thank you. I used a friend's Ci4+ for a while during last tournament and he had a Santone 5/16 finesse jig but that would ab...
by DirtyD64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

I understand completely, I just call an alphas that because I am new to this and did pay the extra price. Also all the new Daiwas are majorly based off one another to save money with minor changes to justify price jumps (still love them all). I just wanted to know from an owner of a curado 70, Chron...
by DirtyD64
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

Didn't want to add a whole new thread for another question, but was wondering after trying to search the forum and find it... My SV105 easily casts an 1/8oz road runner with a 2" crappie grub (with 8 or 10F), I don't HAVE to be able to do that with the new reel I am hunting, but would like to know t...
by DirtyD64
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Calcutta Conquest BFS
Replies: 122
Views: 7920

Re: Calcutta Conquest BFS

Is it bad to be left and use right handed reels? Figure I could use both...

Also what was the price after shipping if you don't mind? Those have the Finesse Tune Brake just like the Aldebaran BFS right?
by DirtyD64
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

Last question then for now, this goes for either/both Daiwa and Shimano, will they still warranty Japanese reels? For example my SS/SV103 is full Japansee instructions. Would I send them to the place where I would send my Tatula or Ci4+??? Thanks again for all the answers, I don't know how many ques...
by DirtyD64
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Worse ..........
Replies: 42
Views: 9243

Re: The Worse ..........

Reel: Haven't honestly had a bad one, maybe Revo Winch because the brakes began to stick out making casts like 15ft, but fixed it by locking those and only using 2 other blocks, and thumb bar sticks. Rod: Bass Pro Carbonlite, original black ones, bought for like $50 supposed to rate down to 1/16 spi...
by DirtyD64
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

Thanks for the info, I read for a long time in the warranty section, I read positives and negatives, but never found an outright answer... How does Shimano's service compare to Daiwa's? If I buy a $280 Chronarch MGL or $300 Zillion SV or another SV105 can I expect the same support? I am not done wit...
by DirtyD64
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

I am in a pretty large aluminum boat 95% of the time, I will probably add a TW setup with 30lb braid (something cheaper, don't use topwater a lot) and buy this current reel for a 6'8" ML Lew's Custom Speed Stick Topwater rod, I know that makes no sense, but for finesse swimbaits and smaller texas ri...
by DirtyD64
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: 1st Post, Daiwa or Shimano???

The old Zillions are definitely something special, if the sale persists they will be on my list of possibilities too. I think I bought my Zillion TWS reels on sale for around 155 though and they have been worth it for sure, I cast 3/16 jig heads w/ a 3.3" or 3.8" Keitech plenty far on them (as long ...