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high end reels #12647882
02/26/18 07:38 PM
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looking at getting an aldebaran, steez a, or a steez sv tw. anybody here have experience with all of them? if so whats your opinion on them. ive used an aldebaran and like it just curious about how it compares to the steez reels


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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12647951
02/26/18 08:15 PM
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Both are excellent reels. I prefer the aldebaran for most aplications because of its size and fit in my hand, but I use the steez more when I need a much stronger drag around grass and brush.

Depending on what you are going to use it for, you might want to look into the Metanium MGL's, these are my favorite moving bait reels right now.

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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12647957
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Haven't used the Aldebaran, but I have a about 15 Steez and love them. My favorite reels BY FAR.


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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648097
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Everything Shimano makes is good. Haven't used the Aldebaran so I have no opinion of it.

I can vouch for the Daiwa Steez. The first one I picked up I thought it was so light that it would not hold up. I was wrong. That reel is still very solid so over the years I have acquired a bunch of them. The only one I have that I don't absolutely love is the Steez SV due to the shallow spool. I prefer reels with a little more line capacity. I never use line lighter than 15 or 17 or 65 braid and the SV just doesn't quite have enough capacity for the larger lines in my opinion.

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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648107
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My favorite is Core...


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Re: high end reels [Re: Okie Poke] #12648113
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
My favorite is Core...

Core is the best reel Shimano ever made.

I've fished very little with Daiwa reels but I know their Steez lineup is excellent. Also don't have any aldebarons's but I've got several metaniums and for the performance VS Price I find myself buying curado's regularly. They're bulletproof.


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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648138
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My favorite is the core but second in line are the daiwa alpha's!

Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648152
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I could probably be just fine with nothing but my core's ad my metaniums. I do have 2 aldebarans that I use for weightless flukes/senkos and topwater walkers. I have the one Steez that I use for grass and extra Heavy rod situations. Everything else is Core or Metanium and the are solid as the day I bought them (bought a bunch used too).

Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648159
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I've got an Aldebaran and it is very nice, have never owned a Steez but have several other Daiwa reels and they are very nice as well. Don't see as either one could be a bad choice.

Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648395
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I'm a big fan of the Alderbarans but would like more line capacity. I've spooled mine several times and your chasing your line down to retie. That my only con. You can fish it comfortable with one hand. It's light and overall a nice reel.

Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648477
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I own both and both are great. The Shimano is slightly less refined than the Steez. But, I also paid $200 LESS for the Shimano. The Steez reels are great.


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Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648489
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all sweet reels. one you did not name was the daiwa zillion HD out of all of those it is my favorite. but out of the ones you named steez sv is the best.

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Steez is superior to Aldebaran, IMO...

Re: high end reels [Re: wyatt c] #12648671
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TW is a horrible feature for the way I fish. I retrieve with my index finger under the line to keep slight tension on the line and to help detect strikes. If I do that with TW, the line lifts out of the guide and will not wind level on the spool.

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I love Aldebaran I have at least 10. 6.5 7.4 and 8.1 ratios. I wish I could get a 5ish. I like The low line capacity cus you can cast a empty hook. And you don’t need more than 100 yards anyways.

Don’t buy a aldebaran it will spoil you. The weight and size are awesome.


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