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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by 4g63power » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:02 am

Schlag wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 am
Just received a package from Japan. Now I just need to purchase an Alphas SV TW :D

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That's awesome. I wanted to pick up a couple of those from the recent listings but couldn't figure out how to register on their site. Let me know if you have a change of plan and want to move the spool.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by 4g63power » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:06 am

LowRange wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:05 pm
My finesse skipping machine. Alphas SV with carbon drag star and handle on an old Steez Skyray 6'8" ML. This one lives to shoot docks. This was my 1st Daiwa and enthusiast tier import reel. Never looked back and am still a big fan on the Alphas today. Just got off the lake skipping docks and only managed an hour on the water and one bite but it was a big 3 pushing 4. Put up a good fight on 10# flouro.
That's my favorite rod for finesse texas rigs. I'm hoping to see the revamped version in new steez rod lineup next year.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:09 pm

Schlag wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 am
Just received a package from Japan. Now I just need to purchase an Alphas SV TW :D

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Which model is this? I thought all the Alphas KTF spools were shallow. Is this a fixed inductor?

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by Schlag » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:33 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Schlag wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 am
Just received a package from Japan. Now I just need to purchase an Alphas SV TW :D

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Which model is this? I thought all the Alphas KTF spools were shallow. Is this a fixed inductor?
It's an Alphas NEO Kahen. The inductor moves. They offer a shallow spool and deep spool. Planning on pairing it with my Daiwa Harrier F-Spec and spooling 10 lb fluoro. It will be my river tube set up.

http://www.karil.co.jp/online_shop/sys/ ... %2dD33%2dP

Bobbin Material: G1 Duralumin
Spool Shaft: Extra Super Duralumin
Spool Weight:
5.4g (excluding bearings) Brake System: "KAHEN"
Line Capacity: Fluorocarbon 12 lbs Approx. 80 m, 14 lbs Approx. 70m
spool bearing: IXA ceramic double ball bearing

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:58 pm

Schlag wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:33 am
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Schlag wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 am
Just received a package from Japan. Now I just need to purchase an Alphas SV TW :D

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Which model is this? I thought all the Alphas KTF spools were shallow. Is this a fixed inductor?
It's an Alphas NEO Kahen. The inductor moves. They offer a shallow spool and deep spool. Planning on pairing it with my Daiwa Harrier F-Spec and spooling 10 lb fluoro. It will be my river tube set up.

http://www.karil.co.jp/online_shop/sys/ ... %2dD33%2dP

Bobbin Material: G1 Duralumin
Spool Shaft: Extra Super Duralumin
Spool Weight:
5.4g (excluding bearings) Brake System: "KAHEN"
Line Capacity: Fluorocarbon 12 lbs Approx. 80 m, 14 lbs Approx. 70m
spool bearing: IXA ceramic double ball bearing
Nice. I have the same spool in 34mm. Might need to find one of these.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by LowRange » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:18 pm

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by goldrod » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:42 pm

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:26 pm

Here's my collection. I need to start actually fishing them though. I just have fun working on them and changing things.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by Fishing4Fun » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:12 am

:big grin: :shock:
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
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Here's my collection. I need to start actually fishing them though. I just have fun working on them and changing things.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by 4g63power » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:10 pm

Hype spools for alphas sv and tw

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by ss30378 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:49 am

4g63power wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Hype spools for alphas sv and tw

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Give us your thoughts on that ktf when you get some time on it. I’m wondering how the spool feels when under and not under load. Aluminum and titanium shafted Chinese spools always give me more of a hollow feel compared to stick steel shafted spools. I’m wondering if ktf is the same?

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by 4g63power » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:32 am

I have a ktf finesse for steez ct/alphas ct. Not sure what you meant by hollow feel from the shaft but it does have that annoying noise from the micro bearing when winding, not as bad as rays studio but still. Ive already spooled the neo with lines, hoping to test it out within next few days.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:27 pm

4g63power wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:32 am
I have a ktf finesse for steez ct/alphas ct. Not sure what you meant by hollow feel from the shaft but it does have that annoying noise from the micro bearing when winding, not as bad as rays studio but still. Ive already spooled the neo with lines, hoping to test it out within next few days.
Please report back

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by 4g63power » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:16 pm

Played around with ktf neo a couple of times this week and my quick take on it. In Alphas it's now similar to steez ct/alphas ct, of course a bit faster and quicker. I can get slight more distance with neo with something like 1/3 oz lipless same line/same rod. For lures around 1/2 oz total weight, i think the stock spool is fine. It's an expensive upgrade for not a significant gain but the reel itself can be had for relatively cheap (and very good for its price) so it's somewhat easy to justify it if you want to throw lighter stuff more comfortably.

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Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

Post by LowRange » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:32 pm

Finally a reel that matches those Tatula Elite rods. Looks great on it. Not sure what Daiwa is thinking with colors sometimes.

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