Can we talk Alpha for a second

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by LowRange » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm

My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:01 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
That looks familiar.... ;)
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:05 pm

Buster542 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:57 am
Ahhh Don’t get me started....I am so far down the Alphasaurus rabbit hole as we speak...I bought one of the original 103’s and one thing led to another and I know have almost two Steez SVs invested in the little bastard and still going lol🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤑😪🤯

It’s getting pretty sexy now though....🔥🙌💯

It’s Daiwa’s fault I tell ya for making it the best palming reel ever made I tells ya!!!🤩👌💯
Hey Jimmy, glad you FINALLY joined us! You gotta post pics of that reel!
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by rando » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:29 pm

Im late to the alphas party. Started with ct, but sv105 is on its way and probably wont stop there. Is stock sv105 spool good for heavy duty pitching/flipping or is there a better option (50lb braid)?

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by SSS » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:28 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
How does the chrome on the nose piece holds? I was thinking of getting one for my td ito.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:42 pm

SSS wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:28 pm
LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
How does the chrome on the nose piece holds? I was thinking of getting one for my td ito.
Fine on my Alphas SVs. Fine also on my IP68. Not fine on my TD-Z Type R but it is old as hell and I bought it that way. I think you would be more than alright to buy one from TTT. Hold on to that stock one for resale.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:17 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
How do you like the Zonda spool in the sv105? I bought one to try but never got around to it.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by LowRange » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:31 pm

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:17 pm
LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
How do you like the Zonda spool in the sv105? I bought one to try but never got around to it.
It's a weird one. It seems to cast about as far with a smooth cast than a hard one. No other spool I have is quite like that. I like it as a squarebill spool. Smooth, consistent and easy caster but not a long bomber by any means. The lightest I have thrown was Flat Dawgs on a 1/16 oz flick shake head. It handed it very well. It pairs well to versatile M powered rod for use with 5 inch weightless plastics and cranks up to 3/8 oz. That is what I have done with mine and it has been great. I

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:01 pm

LowRange wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:31 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:17 pm
LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 pm
My most recent Alphas. An Alphas SV 105 with red parts replaced with silver parts. Added Megabass Zonda spool. It is such a nice looking and casting reel. I picked it up from a member here. Its nicer than any of my old Steez. A true gem.
How do you like the Zonda spool in the sv105? I bought one to try but never got around to it.
It's a weird one. It seems to cast about as far with a smooth cast than a hard one. No other spool I have is quite like that. I like it as a squarebill spool. Smooth, consistent and easy caster but not a long bomber by any means. The lightest I have thrown was Flat Dawgs on a 1/16 oz flick shake head. It handed it very well. It pairs well to versatile M powered rod for use with 5 inch weightless plastics and cranks up to 3/8 oz. That is what I have done with mine and it has been great. I
Sounds like I need to dust it off and spool it up. Compared to the stock SV spool which do you like better for those weights?

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by LowRange » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:59 pm

I use SV spools to skip, pitch and target cast. I use Magforce Z and V to cast. I haven't found an SV spool yet that impressed me with how it casts on open water. For the longer casts with a squarebill the Zonda spool casts further with less effort than the SV spool. Both are similar in that neither are long bombers but the Zonda is faster and more free than the SV.

The SV can be cast hard to force more distance out of it and the Zonda spool fluffs up mid cast if you try to force a bunch of distance out of but still slows strongly at the end of the cast like the SV. It likes smooth low energy casts. The SV does too and is more versatile but the Zonda spool is just a better caster when working the bank with a little bit of distance between you and the bank. The SV is better as skipping and is more controlled when pitched. The Zonda is pretty fast when pitching. If you like that then that is a plus. I like SV spools for pitching myself.

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by staten island angler » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:13 am

My Alphas family.
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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by goldrod » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 am

staten island angler wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:13 am
My Alphas family.4EFC913F-7674-4B4C-9C21-14BE56CE58CD.jpeg
Wow man that’s awesome.
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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by staten island angler » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:35 pm

Thank you! My favorite platform!

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by Buster542 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:32 am

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Buster542 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:57 am
Ahhh Don’t get me started....I am so far down the Alphasaurus rabbit hole as we speak...I bought one of the original 103’s and one thing led to another and I know have almost two Steez SVs invested in the little bastard and still going lol🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤑😪🤯

It’s getting pretty sexy now though....🔥🙌💯

It’s Daiwa’s fault I tell ya for making it the best palming reel ever made I tells ya!!!🤩👌💯
Do you have a picture?
I do mate....but I’ll keep you hanging a bit more lol got to install a few more bits and pieces when I get a free second and post up a picture of what an empty wallet looks like!😅 Gimme a week or so👍

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Re: Can we talk Alpha for a second

Post by Buster542 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:35 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Buster542 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:57 am
Ahhh Don’t get me started....I am so far down the Alphasaurus rabbit hole as we speak...I bought one of the original 103’s and one thing led to another and I know have almost two Steez SVs invested in the little bastard and still going lol🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤑😪🤯

It’s getting pretty sexy now though....🔥🙌💯

It’s Daiwa’s fault I tell ya for making it the best palming reel ever made I tells ya!!!🤩👌💯
Hey Jimmy, glad you FINALLY joined us! You gotta post pics of that reel!
Not sure who jimmy is but.....sure mate! I’ll through some pics up when I get the last few bits on it....I gotta pretty frame surrounded by shiny bits atm!🤷‍♂️😅

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