Daiwa Steez Air 2020

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by TommyG » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:52 am

Dalleinf wrote:
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The T3 1016 spool is a classic and the FX73SV spool is pretty great as well.
Off topic, sorry, but: What do you use the T3 1016 spool for? I have used mine in my T3 a few times but found that it needed quite heavy and aerodynamic lures to perform well. Maybe - probably - I just have not used the spool enough...
I use the T3 1016 in my IS71 reels, a very good all around spool. 10-12lb. floro good distance and good control. Great for squarebills. With 20-30 braid great for topwaters. I think it's one of those "sleeper spools" that will shine in other platforms.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:55 am

Dalleinf wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:37 pm
IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:15 pm
The T3 1016 spool is a classic and the FX73SV spool is pretty great as well.
Off topic, sorry, but: What do you use the T3 1016 spool for? I have used mine in my T3 a few times but found that it needed quite heavy and aerodynamic lures to perform well. Maybe - probably - I just have not used the spool enough...
I have only used it in a Steez, TDZ, and MB IS and it has been a great all around spool. I throw a lot of spinnerbaits and TRigs. It is pretty much the gold standard for high capacity Mag Force Z imo.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Dalleinf » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:26 am

Thanks guys. I will have to give it a go in my Steez and Zillion variants. Plan on doing a lot of Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, and Swim Jig fishing in 2020 - lures from 1/4 to 3/4 oz...

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:37 pm

Dalleinf wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:26 am
Thanks guys. I will have to give it a go in my Steez and Zillion variants. Plan on doing a lot of Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, and Swim Jig fishing in 2020 - lures from 1/4 to 3/4 oz...
I think it is a spool you don't want to over fill with line also, but my memory is fuzzy.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:04 pm

Makes me curious how the 1010 spool would perform in one of the OG Steez platforms. I can't recall if the 1016 and 1010 spools had significantly different size inductors. I'd imagine they are close to the same, being they were both originally designed for the T3.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Pastrmka » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:08 pm

Received Steez air today....as previously noted drag star does not click and no audiable drag sound. Spool weight 8.1grams with bearing. It's too cold to fish in my area so I did few casts in a yard with 2.5 and 5gram plastics, put about 40 yards of 8lb mono on a light rod rated (1/16 to 3/8), don't have real bfs rod yet. Spool is very fast, and the lowest I could go on mag dial is 16 before backlashes started which is surprising. Even on max brake of 20 i'm getting pretty good distance. I don't see how reel can be used with mag dial on 10 or under, unless there is something wrong with my reel.
Definetely casts easier/further those lures than my Steez CT but again CT is more manageable. This was just quick preview untill I do more testing, but definetely wild spool in my reel.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Dalleinf » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 pm

Thank you for the early preview!

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by CheezusCrust » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:27 am

If I was rich I'd buy it but man I have bills to pay

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by MardukFIN » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:33 am

Pastrmka wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Received Steez air today....as previously noted drag star does not click and no audiable drag sound. Spool weight 8.1grams with bearing. It's too cold to fish in my area so I did few casts in a yard with 2.5 and 5gram plastics, put about 40 yards of 8lb mono on a light rod rated (1/16 to 3/8), don't have real bfs rod yet. Spool is very fast, and the lowest I could go on mag dial is 16 before backlashes started which is surprising. Even on max brake of 20 i'm getting pretty good distance. I don't see how reel can be used with mag dial on 10 or under, unless there is something wrong with my reel.
Definetely casts easier/further those lures than my Steez CT but again CT is more manageable. This was just quick preview untill I do more testing, but definetely wild spool in my reel.
Nice review! =D>

Maybe your rod makes that? Too stiff for those weights?

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by SAGISI CUST0MS » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:36 am

Pastrmka wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Received Steez air today....as previously noted drag star does not click and no audiable drag sound. Spool weight 8.1grams with bearing. It's too cold to fish in my area so I did few casts in a yard with 2.5 and 5gram plastics, put about 40 yards of 8lb mono on a light rod rated (1/16 to 3/8), don't have real bfs rod yet. Spool is very fast, and the lowest I could go on mag dial is 16 before backlashes started which is surprising. Even on max brake of 20 i'm getting pretty good distance. I don't see how reel can be used with mag dial on 10 or under, unless there is something wrong with my reel.
Definetely casts easier/further those lures than my Steez CT but again CT is more manageable. This was just quick preview untill I do more testing, but definetely wild spool in my reel.
My brake setting is at "7". If you whip to hard then you will backlash even on 16. Daiwa recommends 30m of line for max performance. Im using 30m of 6lb FC Sniper.

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by fffishing » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:42 pm

I'm using 0.3PE braid,jig 0.6g cast about 40-45 feet,with mono 2lb go 1g total weight up to 40ft too. My brake on 5-6.I spool just 50m line.Reel in stock work good from 0.6g,and great with 0.9-1.0g...also,KTF already mare a new 28mm spool for Steez Air,weight just 5.4g (against 6.3g stock spool).My is on the way :mrgreen:
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:54 pm

Anyone weight the stock spool without the bearing?

I also wonder how the spool actually differs from the KTF aftermarket spool.
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by fffishing » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:40 am

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:54 pm
Anyone weight the stock spool without the bearing?

I also wonder how the spool actually differs from the KTF aftermarket spool.
Take a look on my last post ;)
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It's without bearing

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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:51 am

fffishing wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:42 pm
I'm using 0.3PE braid,jig 0.6g cast about 40-45 feet,with mono 2lb go 1g total weight up to 40ft too. My brake on 5-6.I spool just 50m line.Reel in stock work good from 0.6g,and great with 0.9-1.0g...also,KTF already mare a new 28mm spool for Steez Air,weight just 5.4g (against 6.3g stock spool).My is on the way :mrgreen:
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Any update on the new KTF spool?
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Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Post by fffishing » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:49 pm

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Any update on the new KTF spool?
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Oh,yea! "Das is fantastish!" :D I spool 100m of Gosen Tiny PE Aji #0.2,and this spool cast easy 0.5g total weight...even a 0.35g jig I'm able to cast overhead :shock: close to 30 feet. Of course with good rod (test up to 3g)...So,I'm holding a bunch of really UL reels and spools,but this set-up is fantastic! If you can get it, the rest of your staff you can give to kids and wife for fishing :lol:
Seriously,it's atomic bomb for UL fishing.
On pic weight without bearing
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