Alphas spool options

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Alphas spool options

Post by angry john » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:49 pm

Standard alphas spool
16 grams
12/100
Color- Silver

I'z FACTORY ALPHAS 103 Spool
17 grams
12lb / 110m 14lb / 90m
Color- Red or Gold

Alphas Finesse Custom 105
14 grams
6lb (.205mm)/ 130m : 8lb (.235mm) 100m : 10lb (.265mm) 75m
Color- Red

Megabass Zonda factory spool
14.8 grams with bearing
0.285mm(12lb) -120m
Color- Black

HONEY COMB SPOOL for ZONDA
10 grams
12lb. / 80m, 14lb. / 70m
Color- Purple
http://www.megabass.co.jp/site/products ... for-zonda/

Megabass Bait Finesse Spool For ZONDA
8.95 grams with bearing
7lb-/52m
Color gunmetal
http://www.megabass.co.jp/products/reel ... spool.html
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Re: Alphas spool options

Post by spencerinstl » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:11 pm

Cosugi Works EZcast Spool DA262
7.6 grams
8lb / 70m, 10lb / 55m
Color purple, blue, or red

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Re: Alphas spool options

Post by angry john » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks thats was the one i was trying to find and did not remember the name!!!

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Post by smalliesteve » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:27 am

Did you switch the stock and the I'ze spool weights?

Everything I've seen leads me to believe the standard spool is 16.6 gm and the I'ze/type R/Ito Al spools are at 15.3 gm.

Looks like the only functional difference from stock to these three spools is the addition of a few round ports on the arbor.


Man I'd love to get my hands on one of those Honeycombs or the Cosugi in purple!! :D

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Re: Alphas spool options

Post by BigG » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:30 am

You don't have the Type R listed, do you have the specs on it?

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Post by Stormmac » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:45 am

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Post by spencerinstl » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:47 pm

Looks like Japan Tackle has the Zillion and Alphas honeycomb spools in stock.
http://www.japantackle.com/Tuning_parts ... _daiwa.htm

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Re: Alphas spool options

Post by angry john » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:26 pm

Spent the last few months with my zonda spool and i feel its the best spool around for casting hard baits. I regularly use this spool with 10lb p-line 100% for square bill baits and jerkbaits. The spool casts a good distance with plenty of line left after a cast to fight a fish, and i have had almost no over runs. I don't know how much different the inductor is but i love this spool. The few times i tried it for pitching is when i got the over runs so i did not keep trying as i was just playing and i did not want to destroy my line that i was still fishing with. The V shaped spools most likely would do a better job as they would be lighter loaded up with braid than a zonda filled with flouro. I might spend more time trying to pitch but thats not why i got this spool to begin with.

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Post by angry john » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:22 pm

So is the new sv spool any better than the zonda spool??? Wish someone would do a side by side.

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Post by BigG » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:28 am

I enjoy the SV103. Type R, and Zonda spools all for different things. My favorite is the Type R for casting 1/4 oz.Pop R's.

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Post by LowRange » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:46 pm

angry john wrote:So is the new sv spool any better than the zonda spool??? Wish someone would do a side by side.
They're different animals. One is a deep, heavy fast spool while the other is a light weight, shallow controlled spool. I prefer the zonda spool for 1/4 to 3/8 oz search baits casting for distance coving water and prefer the Alphas SV spool for jigs and plastics casting to targets or skipping dock as well as BFS use.

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Post by angry john » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Sweet. I use my zonda spool for crankbaits on top of a steez flex lite medium rod. Pitching a crank ot a target is a bad idea but it casts so nice...

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:31 pm

I like the Zonda spool for heavier weights also, though it casts well even with lighter stuff (with 15# braid). The SV spool does handle lighter baits better, with virtually no backlash.
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Post by 806swampdonkey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Tim is right. I love the SV for lighter baits. Effortless.

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