Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

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Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by jprice92 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:18 am

Looking for a reel to put on my nrx 893c for texas rigs and jigs, I have a met b I use for cranks and love it but I’m interested in the Steez ct. what would y’all recommend? Any other reel recommendations are welcomed as well.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by Fishing4Fun » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:32 am

Seems like the new Zillion is highly regarded. Might add that to your consideration list.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by Dalleinf » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:57 am

I enjoy my steez ct and my 20 metanium. If you want to throw lures from 1/8 to 1/4 oz I would go with the steez ct, spool partly filled. If 1/4 oz and above probably the metanium... Both are nice, metanium is cheaper.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by jprice92 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:38 pm

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:32 am
Seems like the new Zillion is highly regarded. Might add that to your consideration list.
Yeah that seems like an interesting reel I might have to get one whenever they come back in stock.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by SSS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:45 pm

For an all around reel, i'd go with the Met2020 over anything currently released.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by freelancer27 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:26 pm

I do have the Steez CT and have fished the Metanium B very briefly.

Two different reels. Unless you only want to use the reel for short distant pitches, I would not go with the Steez CT. The spool just does not hold enough 12+ pound line for longer casts.

As stated by @Dalleinf, the reel is great for 1/8-1/4oz!

So, if it was between the two only, clearly I would vote for the Metanium.

The new Zillion sounds indeed nice. I would also recommend the Steez SV TW. I have it on the comparable ZBONE model and it works great with 12 and 14 # Fluro

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by HobeyBaker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:36 am

I have both and the CT is a better reel, but it will never balance on the 893. You’re better off with a Bantam for that rod if you ask me. Antares should also be another option especially if you are considering spending the coin on a CT.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by jprice92 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:55 am

HobeyBaker wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:36 am
I have both and the CT is a better reel, but it will never balance on the 893. You’re better off with a Bantam for that rod if you ask me. Antares should also be another option especially if you are considering spending the coin on a CT.
Yeah I took my metanium off of my other rod to try on the nrx and the balance point is a few inches front of the lock nut, it definitely feels tip heavy. I was also considering going with a heavier reel for better balance but wasn’t sure how big of a difference that would make.

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Re: Daiwa Steez ct sv or metanium 2020

Post by Bandersnatch » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm

I've had that rod. A steez ct won't allow for any balance and neither will a Metanium. Unfortunately, that rod is built to have a bantam on it otherwise you need a butt cap. It does seem a bit odd to have such a lightweight rod that needs an 8 oz reel to balance it 🤦‍♂️

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