Alphas air stream custom

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by poisonokie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:06 am

Hm, the spool costs more than the handle.
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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by poisonokie » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:26 am

I swapped the gears with the SV 5.8's and even though the teeth are bigger it's still ultra smooth and IMO better for UL baits. I think the knock I felt under load which I mentioned in a maintenance forum post was simply due to a lack of grease. I didn't weigh the gear sets, but the 5.8's seemed a little heavier. The stock main gear is lighter in color and appears to be a different alloy.
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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by poisonokie » Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 pm

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These feisty buggers were about the best I could manage during my last 2 hour stint. With brakes set to max and a fair amount of spool tension I was casting a 2 gram balsa crank (Rapala Original Floater 03) a good 30' into a 10 mph breeze. The spool tension was critical to avoid backlash, but once I got it dialed in I was getting better distance anyway.
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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by ss30378 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:08 am

Nice looking slabs!

I had an sv105 5.8 ratio and it was super smooth as well, complete butter when under load with small cranks. I'll have to throw one of my 03 original floaters on my scale to see what the actual weight is.

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by poisonokie » Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 pm

Thanks! The one on the bottom I think is a Green Sunfish in spawn mode. It sure has a lot of purple. Next time I'll take my big bait rod and Ganterel in Spawn Gill and see if I get a big girl to bite. That pond is starting to get a lot of slop on it, though, so she'll have to be in the right spot. It has a lot of Nutria Rats (big, brown, swamp rat looking rodents) and after this morning's success with a LiveTarget Field Mouse at a different spot, I may have to go pick up one of the big 1oz ones in brown, tie it on to my new favorite combo and take that out there, too.
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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by Edward78 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:59 am

I'm liking my ASC and have it mounted on a 5' UL Tsurinoya Dragon rod and spooled with 8# PowerPro Braid

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by Bkinsman » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi!!!

Just read the whole thread from start the finish. New to BFS.
I’ve got a Daiwa Wise Stream 4’5” on the way and am currently tossing up between the Daiwa ASC or a Shimano Conquest bfs. I love the ASC (I’m a Daiwa fanboy) but am a bit concerned about line capacity and saltwater intrusion.
It’ll be used for trout, aus bass & carp in the fresh and hopefully some bream and other light duties in the salt..
Just while writing this I feel that the Shimano is gonna be more a bit more suitable, anyone want share their opinion on it with me?

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:00 am

Bkinsman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Hi!!!

Just read the whole thread from start the finish. New to BFS.
I’ve got a Daiwa Wise Stream 4’5” on the way and am currently tossing up between the Daiwa ASC or a Shimano Conquest bfs. I love the ASC (I’m a Daiwa fanboy) but am a bit concerned about line capacity and saltwater intrusion.
It’ll be used for trout, aus bass & carp in the fresh and hopefully some bream and other light duties in the salt..
Just while writing this I feel that the Shimano is gonna be more a bit more suitable, anyone want share their opinion on it with me?
ASC is rated freshwater only if that makes any difference for you.

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by y2k88 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:20 am

I feel BFS reels are better in hand/more balanced with a UL rod when the reel is light, so I'd say go the Alphas, although perhaps consider the Alphas Air or CT instead of the Silver Creek.

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by poisonokie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:57 am

Bkinsman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Hi!!!

Just read the whole thread from start the finish. New to BFS.
I’ve got a Daiwa Wise Stream 4’5” on the way and am currently tossing up between the Daiwa ASC or a Shimano Conquest bfs. I love the ASC (I’m a Daiwa fanboy) but am a bit concerned about line capacity and saltwater intrusion.
It’ll be used for trout, aus bass & carp in the fresh and hopefully some bream and other light duties in the salt..
Just while writing this I feel that the Shimano is gonna be more a bit more suitable, anyone want share their opinion on it with me?
The regular alphas air was designed to do exactly what you're looking to do. I would go that route personally.
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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by Edward78 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:04 am

Bkinsman wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Hi!!!

Just read the whole thread from start the finish. New to BFS.
I’ve got a Daiwa Wise Stream 4’5” on the way and am currently tossing up between the Daiwa ASC or a Shimano Conquest bfs. I love the ASC (I’m a Daiwa fanboy) but am a bit concerned about line capacity and saltwater intrusion.
It’ll be used for trout, aus bass & carp in the fresh and hopefully some bream and other light duties in the salt..
Just while writing this I feel that the Shimano is gonna be more a bit more suitable, anyone want share their opinion on it with me?
I love Daiwa as well and I have the ASC, Alphas Air, and the SS Air but I feel the Shimano Scorpion BFS would be your best bet, with its aluminum frame I feel its well suited for the Salt and the Shimano's Brakes and audible drag are awesome

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Re: Alphas air stream custom

Post by Bkinsman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:00 pm

found a Aldebaren BFS XG brand new in the box on locally for $290 AUD so will start with that (not a bad first BFS reel if you ask me) only concern is the 8:1 gear ratio. Can't find much info online about modding this (only a post about an older model that a guy modded), is it possible?
For what I want this for its not like I'm gonna be cranking a lure in from 50m way so might just need to work it a bit more delicately..

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