Spool weight ranking list

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Spool weight ranking list

Post by Marcos82 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:49 am

Hi guys,

Does something have or know the link in this forum or in another website about a spool weight rankig of the lightest spools out there? I searched for it here, but I was unsuccessful.

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Cal » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:13 am

Let's see if this works... and if it's useful. Not sure when I started weighing the spools on reels, so there will be some missing, but these are listed from lightest spool to heaviest.

Column order: Manufacturer : Fishing Reel : Reel Weight in ounces : Spool Weight in grams unless otherwise noted
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Marcos82 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:47 pm

WOOOWWWWW!!! Excellent work! Thanks a lot Cal!

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Cal » Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:20 pm

Marcos82 wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:47 pm
WOOOWWWWW!!! Excellent work! Thanks a lot Cal!
🤷‍♂️ It’s just data… this is TackleTour afterall 😂
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by LowRange » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:08 am

The Tatula Type R review mentions a 16 gram spool but pic of the spool on a scale shows 10.4 as does this pic.

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Cal » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:45 am

LowRange wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:08 am
The Tatula Type R review mentions a 16 gram spool but pic of the spool on a scale shows 10.4 as does this pic.
Very strange... must be 10.4 .. not sure if I still have the reel to reverify ... wonder what happened there :-k
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by LowRange » Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:44 am

Cal wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:45 am
LowRange wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:08 am
The Tatula Type R review mentions a 16 gram spool but pic of the spool on a scale shows 10.4 as does this pic.
Very strange... must be 10.4 .. not sure if I still have the reel to reverify ... wonder what happened there :-k
The spool feels very light in hand and could be 10.4 grams. I have one but no scale. The weight difference between a old 100 and a 100 Type R was 7.9 vs 7.6 which is significant enough to warrent a 10.4 spool weight. Japapan tackle lists the spool at 16.2 but they also state that the Tatula 150 is a 36 mm spool which it is not. I think they are just making assumptions on spools sometimes and especially USDM reels. The 150 is just a relaunched old 100 with differently calculated line capacity to give it the 150 moniker for marketing purposes.
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Cal » Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:45 am

I wrote that thing up 9 years ago? pretty certain I don't have the reel anymore :lol:
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Bronzeye » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:18 am

I weighed the Tatula Type R spool as 16 grams when it was empty. (My scale does not display fractions of an ounce.)

I just weighed it with line on it--fluorocarbon, probably with nylon monofilament backing, but possibly braid backing with short mono spool connector. It weighs 24 grams filled.

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Firstoutfisher » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:10 pm

This really makes those lews LFS reels look good. haha

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Cal » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:30 pm

Bronzeye wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:18 am
I weighed the Tatula Type R spool as 16 grams when it was empty. (My scale does not display fractions of an ounce.)

I just weighed it with line on it--fluorocarbon, probably with nylon monofilament backing, but possibly braid backing with short mono spool connector. It weighs 24 grams filled.
Maybe it's the wrong spool in the photograph then... i dunno
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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by mark poulson » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:53 pm

Both the Quantum EXO 100 and the original Quantum Smoke Burner had spool that were less than 12 grams.

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Fishing4Fun » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:56 pm

mark poulson wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:53 pm
Both the Quantum EXO 100 and the original Quantum Smoke Burner had spool that were less than 12 grams.
But it is a Quantum...

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by LowRange » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:35 pm

Some of these OEM reels can surprise you with a light weight spool. There was some Lews that the BR members were raving about that had a 10 gram spool and at one point was sale priced at $110 or something. I can never remember the nonsense lews names to the reels. Too many to remember.

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Re: Spool weight ranking list

Post by Bronzeye » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:00 pm

The modestly-priced Curado 50E came with an 11 gram stock spool.

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