It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby LowRange » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:28 pm

staten island angler wrote:For me I can’t get enough of the older Alphas/Zonda, the body type is perfect for my hands. Made in Japan and build to last!
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There is a reason while that platform is still alive. Great little reels.

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby mhood » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 am

I have a Sol with a Pixy spool. Does it count?
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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby new2BC4bass » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 am

mhood wrote:I have a Sol with a Pixy spool. Does it count?


Maybe I shouldn't count one of my Sols. It has a Presso spool. :lol:

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby wirinhar » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:30 am

staten island angler wrote:For me I can’t get enough of the older Alphas/Zonda, the body type is perfect for my hands. Made in Japan and build to last!
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OMG..... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
Those are superb :) =D> =D> =D>

Wondering if the Bantam MGL can be as small and as cute as those awesome reels you got there? ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Anyone????

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 am

staten island angler wrote:For me I can’t get enough of the older Alphas/Zonda, the body type is perfect for my hands. Made in Japan and build to last!
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Thanks!! I couldn't take it, Just ordered a Alpha finesse and a SV105 from ICH................

Used, But will be new to me!! :D

I'll need some help explaining the purchase to me wifey~!~ :whistle:
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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby wirinhar » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:20 am

I couldn't take it as well.... took out my brand new Zonda Hedgehog and put on the top of my brand new CQ 904 :D

they are all the safe queen :)

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby jpd0144 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:22 am

Dink Dawg wrote:Biggest Mistake I made was not purchasing more SV 103's.


^^^^ THIS ^^^^

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby i_am_R2 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:09 pm

wirinhar wrote:
staten island angler wrote:For me I can’t get enough of the older Alphas/Zonda, the body type is perfect for my hands. Made in Japan and build to last!
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OMG..... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
Those are superb :) =D> =D> =D>

Wondering if the Bantam MGL can be as small and as cute as those awesome reels you got there? ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Anyone????

Regards,
WW


The Bantam MGL is surprisingly small when you see it in person. Here is a pic of one next to a Curado 71:

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Hope this helps!

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby wirinhar » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Thanks R2 for sharing the picture with us here (y)

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby Hulkster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:39 am

What's next? Plastic gears? Who knows.


I believe shimano currently uses plastic worm gear on their newer baitcasting reels (even the high end ones).

seems to me there was quite a stir about this over on the support forum.

it was a gear that apparently sees little wear, so the idea was to go plastic to save weight.

at least i believe this was what shimano said.

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby LgMouthGambler » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:29 am

Hulkster wrote:
What's next? Plastic gears? Who knows.


I believe shimano currently uses plastic worm gear on their newer baitcasting reels (even the high end ones).

seems to me there was quite a stir about this over on the support forum.

it was a gear that apparently sees little wear, so the idea was to go plastic to save weight.

at least i believe this was what shimano said.


Yep, and I still refuse to buy one of their newer reels because of it. :lol:
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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby Jason Penn » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:32 am

These companies have to constantly reinvent themselves and their products, or they are slagged by everyone. I think a lot of people are totally happy with not new & improved.

I seem to always have the ability (whether it's fishing gear or guitars) to really like what no one else's wants, so the companies discontinue that product.

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby runmax08 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:51 am

8 Alpha's .............wow........???

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:16 am

I've always said I could replace pretty much all of my reels with Alphas/SV105's. Just about perfect. Would lose my mind if they released that reel with a G1 spool, bigger handle, knobs, etc. Best thing is that you can pretty much add all of that if you want. I really like the levelwind tracking back and forth while drag is pulled too.

I'm ready to see how the Steez A compares to the Alphas in size. Have been told it was small by a few people, going to be hard to beat the Alpha's ergonomics though, so far it is easily the best, followed by the SS/SV (older Steez) style frame. Never owned a Bantam or Curado 70 but they fit the hands really well too.

Were the old 50 series Shimano's comparable to their new small reels???

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Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 am

DirtyD64 wrote:I've always said I could replace pretty much all of my reels with Alphas/SV105's. Just about perfect. Would lose my mind if they released that reel with a G1 spool, bigger handle, knobs, etc. Best thing is that you can pretty much add all of that if you want. I really like the levelwind tracking back and forth while drag is pulled too.

I'm ready to see how the Steez A compares to the Alphas in size. Have been told it was small by a few people, going to be hard to beat the Alpha's ergonomics though, so far it is easily the best, followed by the SS/SV (older Steez) style frame. Never owned a Bantam or Curado 70 but they fit the hands really well too.

Were the old 50 series Shimano's comparable to their new small reels???

The Steez A frame fits right between the Alphas and OG Steez - size wise. While it's a larger footprint than the Alphas, the ergonomics makes it close to being equally comfortable to palm. My newest toy is the Alphas Air with the G1 spool from the SV light limited. It's just joyful


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