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by IlliniDawg01
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez 103 R+ spool
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Steez 103 R+ spool

Finally got to try out this spool in my tdz this morning and all I can say is Wow! I've heard how great this spool is and now know first hand. I was slinging a Mann's hardnose shad (close to 3/4oz)on 10lb yozuri hybrid on a medium Ardito rod all morning. I always found myself reaching for a differe...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lets see some Blades
Replies: 74
Views: 26118

Re: Lets see some Blades

Just learned of other blade enthusiasts here on TT, very cool! Allow me, if you will, to share a couple more of my indulgences, besides fishing. :big grin: The Insingo is my EDC and the watch was the one I wore to HH last night. Love it, the Insingo blade by CRK is one of if not the best EDC blade ...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 10702

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Many of the new DIY models have thicker shafts now. Perhaps it was a common complaint. Never really bothered me, but I've got lots of noisy reels. My Brenious is probably my most silent reel.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RARE SPOOLs
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: RARE SPOOLs

LowRange wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Ray's TD Zillion Long Cast spool? You don't mean the regular Ray's spool for TD Zillion? I wasn't aware there was also a deeper Long Cast version?
It might not have been a "deep spool", but it was significantly deeper than the TDZ shallow spool.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 21
Views: 3250

Re: Store brand rods and reels

Too bad. Fortunately there are plenty of better options out there for not much more. I've got more rods than I could ever use anyway...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 10702

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Both of my Alphas SVs make a clacking noise when turning the handle with no load on the spool. It is really off putting when playing with the reels in hand but once on the water they are silent. I've never ventured to see what it is but it is internal and coming from within the handle side plate. I...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RARE SPOOLs
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: RARE SPOOLs

Off the top of my head.

ZPI Blue Emblem Spool
JDream Spool
ZPI Pixy Spool
TDZ Type R+ Spool
OG Steez 103 Spool
DIY/Rays OG Zillion Long Cast Spool
Other ZPI 34mm Spools
T3 1016 Black Spool
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 21
Views: 3250

Re: Store brand rods and reels

There are a lot of Cabela's rods that I like. I tend to stick with name brand reels though. The Tatula variants can be found for around $100. I think Cabela's brand rods are a thing of the past. I was in the Billings, MT store last week and the only Cabela's rods were the ones on clearance. I asked...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 142161

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

SSS wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 am
There are these as well. Don't know who makes them. 8.23g for the 34mm platform.
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Which 34mm platform? OG Zillion or newer Zillion TWS / HD. I think they are both 34mm diameter but different widths.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Part of the club now
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Part of the club now

Don't overfill that 1016. I find mine works better when it isn't filled ask the way to the rim.
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitivity
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: Sensitivity

I don't know about most of you, but I've found that the most sensitive pay of my hand is the edge of my palm opposite of my thumb. Because of that, the reel seat and grip are the most important thing for sensitivity for bottom contact rods for me. A CFX grip on a good unfinished blank is magic for m...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 10702

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Bronzefly,

Can you confirm that the spools from the Elites and new Coastal SV interchange with each other and the new Tatula 100 on the same platform? Does Tackle Trap plan to sell the spools as upgrade parts?

Thanks in advance.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Fuego Spools
Replies: 49
Views: 2278

Re: TD Fuego Spools

I was going to suggest the DIY/Rays Zillion spool, but they don't seem to be available any longer. Doesn't look like they make the correct size in the new version. I like the Red PE spool in my Zillion. Probably pretty good in the Fuego too. I've seen a few people like it the Fuego/zillion. For you...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Fuego Spools
Replies: 49
Views: 2278

Re: TD Fuego Spools

I was going to suggest the DIY/Rays Zillion spool, but they don't seem to be available any longer. Doesn't look like they make the correct size in the new version.

I like the Red PE spool in my Zillion. Probably pretty good in the Fuego too.
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: Guide Reccomendation

I don't know the type and size of line you use. You can change the guide types and sizes as you see fit. If you're using Fazlite: KW 10 and 5.5 KB 5.5, 2 or 3 guides KT 5.5, running guides as many as you need I have the rings of the tip-top and running guides the same size. I use guide tubing from ...