Steez SV and Steez LTD

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Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by goldrod » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:08 am

They look identical ( with the exception of color) and have to same gear ratio, any performance differences that you have notices between the two?
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:31 am

I know I like the spool in the LTD better. The gears are also a hybrid. Brass teeth with aluminum for the rest. Reduces weight and gives the brass-on-brass smoothness.
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by fishonsc » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:21 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:31 am
I know I like the spool in the LTD better. The gears are also a hybrid. Brass teeth with aluminum for the rest. Reduces weight and gives the brass-on-brass smoothness.
Will the gear set out of the LTD work in the SV?

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by fishes » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:07 pm

Honestly I think the steez ltd is one of the all-time great reels. Super versatile, light, smooth, and looks good (though thats subjective).

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:14 pm

fishes wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Honestly I think the steez ltd is one of the all-time great reels. Super versatile, light, smooth, and looks good (though thats subjective).
I really liked mine. All the above is true. I never had problems with the finish like others have. I sold mine like an idiot.
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:31 am
I know I like the spool in the LTD better. The gears are also a hybrid. Brass teeth with aluminum for the rest. Reduces weight and gives the brass-on-brass smoothness.
Was the spool good with lighter baits? (1/8 and up?)

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:31 am
I know I like the spool in the LTD better. The gears are also a hybrid. Brass teeth with aluminum for the rest. Reduces weight and gives the brass-on-brass smoothness.
Was the spool good with lighter baits? (1/8 and up?)
I'd say so. I did use HH bearing in it so, may be skewed.

I still have the spool. I havent used it in a while. I know the spool is capable with 1/8oz. I prefer using BFS gear for that weight. The spool is capable but, I have other tackle that handles the lighter weight.
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hogsticker2 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:02 pm

I've definitely noticed a difference in the spools. I run the Steez SV105 limited spool in 3 of my reels. My favorite of the bunch is the SV limited 6:3:1, the Steez with the orange highlights. For whatever reason, it feels more like the OG to me. More solid and refined. Whereas the USDM Steez SV103 feels a little more like a hybrid mix of an OG and an SS SV.

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:31 am
I know I like the spool in the LTD better. The gears are also a hybrid. Brass teeth with aluminum for the rest. Reduces weight and gives the brass-on-brass smoothness.
Was the spool good with lighter baits? (1/8 and up?)
I'd say so. I did use HH bearing in it so, may be skewed.

I still have the spool. I havent used it in a while. I know the spool is capable with 1/8oz. I prefer using BFS gear for that weight. The spool is capable but, I have other tackle that handles the lighter weight.
Yeah I get ya. I mostly throw around a 1/4 or heavier but like to know what a spool is capable of. Thanks

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:33 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:02 pm
I've definitely noticed a difference in the spools. I run the Steez SV105 limited spool in 3 of my reels. My favorite of the bunch is the SV limited 6:3:1, the Steez with the orange highlights. For whatever reason, it feels more like the OG to me. More solid and refined. Whereas the USDM Steez SV103 feels a little more like a hybrid mix of an OG and an SS SV.
Do all 3 reels perform differently with the sv105 limited spool?

I really like the look of the sv limited with the orange highlights.

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by goldrod » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 pm

Do you guys think the LTD IS A good choice for pitching and flipping? Thanks
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:17 pm

goldrod wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Do you guys think the LTD IS A good choice for pitching and flipping? Thanks
Hmmm....Does it have the brass/aluminum gears? I think it does.

Shoot, just add a 90-100mm handle and YOLO.
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by goldrod » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:23 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:17 pm
goldrod wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Do you guys think the LTD IS A good choice for pitching and flipping? Thanks
Hmmm....Does it have the brass/aluminum gears? I think it does.

Shoot, just add a 90-100mm handle and YOLO.
That YOLO has cause more heart ❤️ aches but good heart 💜 aches too. 😂
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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:22 pm

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:33 pm
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:02 pm
I've definitely noticed a difference in the spools. I run the Steez SV105 limited spool in 3 of my reels. My favorite of the bunch is the SV limited 6:3:1, the Steez with the orange highlights. For whatever reason, it feels more like the OG to me. More solid and refined. Whereas the USDM Steez SV103 feels a little more like a hybrid mix of an OG and an SS SV.
Do all 3 reels perform differently with the sv105 limited spool?

I really like the look of the sv limited with the orange highlights.
Little bit faster start up. Not as liquid smooth on the cast. I'd stick with the 103 for heavier baits.

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Re: Steez SV and Steez LTD

Post by goldrod » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:51 pm

I’m also asking because I believe that the 7.9:1 gear ratio is the most popular gear ratio and I see people put that particular gear ratio in many of the Steez platforms.

I have Two of the STEEZ SV 103XS reels one with a REAL FOUR 1016G1sv
spool and the other with a RCS1012 purple SV spool. My LTD’s have a Kahen and Blue Emblem spool. One for each.
I’m moving things around currently and spool changes.

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