Do I need a BFS reel?

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Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

Post by Strewth » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:36 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:Another really solid option would be the Steez SV TW or Zillion SV TW with a Zpi Nrc001-m spool. Can accommodate and excel with 1/8 oz, but provides you with plenty of line for most situations.
This. I also use my Steez A's with the 1012SV G1 and Megabass IS Finesse spools to throw ultralight jigs and minnows with 6 lb Fireline Ultra. I use both a custom Northfork FW702 and a Tsurinoya C632UL Proflex 2 to give 30+ m distance with a 1/8 jig head. The ZPI-M spool handles light stuff very well, but does hold more line than the other two options (around 120m of 30lb braid).

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Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

Post by southpaw619 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:04 pm

LowRange wrote:What about an Aldebaran 30 MGL? It should appeal to someone familiar with the Met MGL looking to go lighter. According to Jun it is best at 3/16 oz and up which a 1/8 oz spinnerbait would wall within. Ned rigs too. It might have too much cross over with the Met MGL. I honestly don't know but it looks like a great power BFS centrifugal reel.
I picked one up recently with a KTF spool. Today it handled a 1/15 oz ZMAN head with a TRD Minnow and DS a 3" Alive Shad with an 1/8th ounce weight just fine.

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Re: Do I need a BFS reel?

Post by BARRAMANIAC » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:47 pm

that's a silly question as this is Tackle Tour and the answer will be yes. if you ask if you need something on here the answer always be yes and if its a choice between 2 the answer is buy both.

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