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Anyone have any experience or knowledge on these? It’s the older Aldebaran bfs, the black one with red spool. 

 

I’ve been wanting to pick up an aldebaran bfs. I was just waiting it out looking for a deal on the newer one. Well I can get a really good deal on the limited right now but I know next to nothing about it.

 

Thought maybe you gents would have some insight, so let’s have it. Thanks guys!

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Questions for you is how much? And where? Lol

first hand, I don’t have any experience with the reel itself but it base on 50e series with magnesium frame. It has centrifugal fine tune 8 brake blocks instead of 6 you found on 50e series. I’ve heard that it cast light lure even better than my Aldebaran MG7 (pretty much same frame) with shallow yumeya spool. What weight lure is your target? The Aldebaran in general is pretty smooth, light, small and very comfortable to palm (for me Asian small hand). I can cast my down to 1/20oz jig head with crappies lure with the right rod.

Now is the price you gonna pay is not a lot cheaper than new 2016 Aldebaran bfs XG, I would look into newer Aldebaran instead. The newer one has magnetic brake system which make it a lot easier to control, and the adjustable on the fly is a plus. Another option which I almost got it myself is to get new scorpion BFS also sameness magnetic brake on 70 platform and very affordable price. Note to self, I like my scorpion 70 with Ray’s shallow spool more than, Aldebaran and pixy, it can cast same weight further than Aldebaran.

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I had one of the aldebaran bfs limited for a while, until it ended up at the bottom of the lake. It was a smooth reel. I never casted anything super light on it. Probably 1/8 oz was as low as I went. 

The reel was designed for smaller hands, with a more flat palming side plate than a regular 50 series. 

Not a bad reel though. Would probably still have it, if it didn't go for a swim.

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