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by IlliniDawg01
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 8646

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

For the most part, current Daiwa reels keep me satisfied. They can't all be winners I suppose. But, I'm sick of the same paint schemes and colors. We used to get carbon handles on higher end models, but now, at 600 plus, we get the same recycled crap... Again and again. These new spool sizes kinda ...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 8646

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Looks really nice to me. I like the improved palm side plate the most. I have no interest in a 10+ rato reel though. 7.1 is my go to.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 8646

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:38 pm
First pic looks like a Steez CT frame. Maybe a trickle down?
An aluminum Zillion version of the Steez CT would be just fine with me. Throw a deeper Mag Z spool in it...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Curado K
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

Re: Tatula Elite vs Curado K

fishballer06 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:52 am
Reporting back after my second outing with my Elite.

This time I respooled with braid and got the brakes dialed in. The Elite is definitely the further caster than the K.
Which Elite do you have?
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 811
Views: 159500

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aluminum-Alloy-Low-Profile-Casting-Fishing-Reel-Line-Cup-for-DAIWA-Steez-SS-Tool/123935583384?hash=item1cdb22ec98:m:mBVgrHA2Rk9SBz8Yhew13qw Now this is a price a Chinese spool should cost. they look exactly like the ray's studio spools too. I'm sure it is the same spool. Nic...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show us your Sol
Replies: 67
Views: 22732

Re: Show us your Sol

Personally, I would swap in a gunmetal retainer screw and look for a purple drag star (if they make them). Then it would be perfect I think. Looks great as it is now though for sure. Stars I could find: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32750424700.html https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product/1...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 811
Views: 159500

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

I don't think this has been posted yet... 5.5gram AliExpress spool (with the bearing): https://m.aliexpress.com/item/4000104052608.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&gps-id=platformRecommendH5&scm=1007.18499.124500.0&scm_id=1007.18499.124500.0&scm-url=1007.18499.124500.0&pvid=dbc7a766-2e0d-4db1-8...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show us your Sol
Replies: 67
Views: 22732

Re: Show us your Sol

Personally, I would swap in a gunmetal retainer screw and look for a purple drag star (if they make them). Then it would be perfect I think. Looks great as it is now though for sure. Stars I could find: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32750424700.html https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/phone/product/17...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: High Speed Reels (9:1 Type)
Replies: 16
Views: 5226

Re: High Speed Reels (9:1 Type)

In my experience, the faster the reel, the noisier the gears, even brand new. I think it just has to do with more torque going through a smaller pinion. At ~30% faster than a 6.3, the pinion and spool are flying around by comparison. I haven't had any issues with gear wear in my TWS 9.1 in heavy co...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Aluminum dragstar for coastal sv tw
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Aluminum dragstar for coastal sv tw

The new Tatula 100 uses the same frame right? A Zillion Type-R star fit perfectly on mine. Good chance it fits the new Coastal too.

Hope you are a lefty...
https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_p ... ts_id=3316
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Fun catch
Replies: 11
Views: 2577

Re: Fun catch

Those are awesome! I've had big pike do similar up in Canada and it never fails to scare the bejesus out of me.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Basszone handles
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Basszone handles

I'm a big fan of the Basszone handles too. Never had a problem with one. I really like their knobs too. They are basic Daiwa shaped knobs but a touch thinner and longer and usually made of grippy rubber that doesn't get very slick when wet or oily like most Daiwa knobs do for me.
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1041
Views: 243357

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

There are so many great spools for the 34mm platform. Just try them all until you find the ones that suit your taste. Bang for the buck, the Zillion SV spool, T3 1016, and Ray's/DIY spool of your choosing are tough to beat.
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

I stick with needle point style hooks when possible. The Trokar hooks are really sharp, but like you noticed, you better keep a bend in you rod at all times or they just fall out because the knife like point on the hook slices a big open hole. May as well not even have a barb on the hook in most cas...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1041
Views: 243357

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Here's a TD-S that I recently acquired from another member here (got it for spinnerbaits). I updated it a little bit. TD-Z spool, swept Zaion drag star and 100mm handle with new Steez knobs. I added a couple bearings inside, also. I know it's not the latest and greatest, but it performed flawlessly...