Page 1 of 1

16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:46 pm
by SAGISI CUST0MS
Is this the ultimate 16 Aldebaran BFS??
Conquest BFS micro gears w/ Avail 16ald15r spool.

Aldebaran BFS to me is the benchmark of bfs reels currently on the market. Lightweight, consistent casting and decently priced. Haven’t been fishing my Aldebaran much because I’ve been spoiled by the buttery smooth Steez CT and Air. Don’t get me wrong... the Aldebaran is very smooth but Steez CT/Air is on another level. Seen a post in this group a member using Aldebaran gears in his conquest to achieve the higher gear ratio and gave me the idea to use the micro gears in my Aldebaran. For my style of fishing I’m not too worried about gear ratio. I fish rather slow but I love reels that are ultra smooth so I can have the best feedback possible to what my lure is doing and to feel even the lightest bite.

No modifications needed to use these micro gears. Just need the main gear and pinion gear and it drops right in. The brass gears are 9.1 grams heavier but reel still weighing in at 136.4 grams (4.81 oz).

Parts can be ordered here:

https://www.plat.co.jp/shop/catalog/par ... ts_id=1260

Left hand reel :

1 x Parts_2017 CALCUTTA CONQUEST BFS HG-L No.0046 (03676) = 2,805YEN

1 x Parts_2017 CALCUTTA CONQUEST BFS HG-L No.0063 (03676) = 2,255YEN

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:55 pm
by SAGISI CUST0MS
**Update** Shimano 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Simply amazing! The retrieve is so silky smooth now and has a very connected feeling with slightest turn of the reel handle. Just as smooth as my Steez CT but a different feel. Steez CT has a Airy feeling compared to the Aldebaran connected controlled feel. Aldebaran has better ergo for my hands, consistent casting and now butter smooth retrieve. Definitely worth every penny on this gear mod.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:13 pm
by Hobie-Wan Kenobi
That is sweet. Best of both worlds. Definitely worth the increase in weight for being smooth as butter.

I guess putting Aldebaran BFS XG gears in the Conquest would be a way to speed the Conquest up.

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:53 pm
by ss30378
Fantastic info, now to procure a right hand set! Thanks for the detailed review!

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:26 am
by prybis
Would you recommend doing this mod to the XG or non XG model?

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:28 am
by SAGISI CUST0MS
As long as you don’t mind the slower gear ratio it would fit exactly the same in both models.

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:07 pm
by prybis
It would be a little faster than the non XG model as that is 6.5 to 1 and these gears are 6.8 to 1.

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:48 pm
by y2k88
Great find and thanks for sharing :D

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 am
by Kanczler Tomi
If is all true, then i can put the CC BFS gear in to my aldebaran 51 MGL HG?
Thanks! T

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:43 am
by SAGISI CUST0MS
Kanczler Tomi wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 am
If is all true, then i can put the CC BFS gear in to my aldebaran 51 MGL HG?
Thanks! T
It might. I don’t have a Aldebaran 51 to disassemble. Would be cool to add drag clicker function to the 51/31

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:50 pm
by Kanczler Tomi
SAGISI CUST0MS wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:43 am
Kanczler Tomi wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 am
If is all true, then i can put the CC BFS gear in to my aldebaran 51 MGL HG?
Thanks! T
It might. I don’t have a Aldebaran 51 to disassemble. Would be cool to add drag clicker function to the 51/31
http://dbof.blog65.fc2.com/blog-entry-951.html ;) I hope it will work.

Re: 16 Aldebaran BFS w/ Conquest BFS micro gears

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:56 am
by goldrod
=D>
WOW, great discovery and pass along