First is a Shimano Core 50MG7 with a KTF spool and others
- KTF shallow spool
- IXA handle/knobs
- Hedgehog swept star drag
- Hedgehog BFS air bearing
I mixed IXA and hedgehog parts to minimize the weight (e.g. hedgehog star drag is 1g less than IXA).
He weighs less than 5.0 oz.
Second is a MB Zonda 68R hedgehog custom with a KTF spool. The purple color does not match well, but she is beautiful.
I must say though that the only Daiwa reel I kept from the six I used to own was my Alphas 103L and that purple spool you have would look great installed in my reel . Seriously though I think the spool matches just fine and both reels look very impressive. I might have to look into one of those purple spools for my Daiwa.
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- Location: Fishing but not catching at Lake Nockamixon, PA
First up, a Daiwa T3 Air 8.6R-TW. This by far is the most amazing reel I have ever had the pleasure of casting. Effortless casting of light lures to incredible distances that I've never experienced before or thought possible. Plus, ergonomically, its a dream. Smooth drag too!
Second up is a Megabass IS73 Competition Carrozzeria Custom Ito with Megabass Honeycomb Baitfinesse Spool. This little reel is a dream as well to cast as well as being major eye candy. I, for one, love the little finesse knobs as well. Originally it was paired up with a Megabass Eiger Northwall, with which I won 2 tournaments directly as a result of that combo, so the MB bfs monkey mojo is strong in this one.
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- Location: Townsville, QLD. Australia
Abu Revo LTZ AE-74.
KTF IXA finesse bearings.
heavy duty levelwind and worm drive from Revo inshore G2 (hence removal of front plate.
Revo rocket 9.0:1 Gearset
Polished drag and other internals.
x1.5 drag springs in (() config.
Sanded epoxy coat on handles for grip.
Tungsten Disulfide dry lube.
Spool to frame tolerance further down so that the even 4lb FC can't slip between the spool.
Used approx 2hrs a day, 5days a week every week since may '13. with a PB fish was 23lb
It's my finesse workhorse.