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#11302356 - 12/24/15 06:29 PM Aldebaran BFS XG Limited
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Does anyone own this reel? Does it really cast rigs from 2.0gram 1/16oz as stated in the Aldebaran BFS XG Limited add.

#11302501 - 12/24/15 08:07 PM Re: Aldebaran BFS XG Limited [Re: chas1]
reinke Offline
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 635
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I have one on order. It's held up in customs. if it ever gets here I'll let you know how it performs. Plan on setting up a super finesse type rig.

#11302515 - 12/24/15 08:14 PM Re: Aldebaran BFS XG Limited [Re: chas1]
Champion 221 Elite Online   happy

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 383
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
I have one.The Spool is very shallow.You can basically empty the Spool when casting the reel.I use 6lb.Sunline.It is an awesome finesse reel.I wouldn't take for mine.
Just Fishing for Fun!

#11302622 - 12/24/15 09:47 PM Re: Aldebaran BFS XG Limited [Re: chas1]
bcoop1723 Offline

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 198
Loc: The Colony, TX
I'd like to first point out that I am a huge Shimano fan and love my Aldebaran HGs... That being said, besides the tensioner knob being relocates(which I think is cool), I don't see the point. I think the stock Aldebaran is plenty capable of the same feats if using the proper rod? Not trying to steal the thread, I am genuinely interested just not sure I get the purpose. Thanks for the info and Merry Christmas.

#11302703 - 12/24/15 11:33 PM Re: Aldebaran BFS XG Limited [Re: bcoop1723]
reinke Offline
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 635
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I have set ups that will handle very light baits as well. I have a Dobyns Extreme 701 with a Core. I picked up another Dobyns in 742 and needed a reel wanting a Core I found the Aldebaran BFS XG. I figured I would put the Core on the 742 and the Aldebaran on the 701. With this reel being advertised as a finesse extreme reel designed for very light baits and the 701 being a light action rod I am hoping the two paired together will be a good match. Will not need a lot of line on the reel for vertical drop shot or slightly larger than crappie jigs. Plan on putting 6 to 8lb Tatsu line on the reel. With the shallow spool will not need backing to get 3 or 4 reel fills on a 200 yard spool. Basically I just needed a new reel.


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