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by johns
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

you guys have expensive tastes :lol: . I should have put in a price range which would be under 300.00. Right now I'm using a cumarra 7'11" mhxf which when I bought it I thought it was the reaction series. Over all a great rod but I think I need something a little more moderate. thanks again
by johns
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 412

top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

Looking for a rod for 1 oz topwater baits (buzzjets, i-louds, i-jack, whopper ploppers, etc.). I mostly fish large shallow flats at night so I need to bomb it out there and be sensitive enough to feel the action of the lure and any weeds that it may catch. The reel will be a zillion type-r spooled w...
by johns
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...

same here...ordered mon and received it on thurs
by johns
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion type-R problem
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Zillion type-R problem

Thanks for the replies. Sounds much better than a total replacement of the gears which I was thinking it might be.
by johns
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion type-R problem
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Zillion type-R problem

Was out fishing early this morning casting with my Zillion type-R. On about the 5th cast the reel wouldnt engage and there was just a clicking sound when turning the handle and the spool wouldnt turn. The line guide moved back and forth normally. Other than taking out the spool and oiling the spool ...
by johns
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?

I use 65 lb test original pp. 50 works fine but every once in a while you might get that dreaded backlash and the line snaps. Never had a problem since switching to the 65 and also get fewer backlashes. Usually I'm fishing around weeds and mostly at night. One thing I noticed when throwing heavier b...
by johns
Mon May 04, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?
Replies: 23
Views: 4537

Re: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?

0505 for me
by johns
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 4536

tsi 321

Did a search and couldnt find anything for quite a while on 321 for spool bearings and level wind. For those that use it do you still like it? How long does it last or does it last longer than oil? Can you put oil on top of it after it has been used for a while? I only fish fresh water but it is usu...
by johns
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: High speed gearing for Daiwa cvz 203
Replies: 2
Views: 2696

Re: High speed gearing for Daiwa cvz 203

Maybe not??? I have the millionaire cvz 203 which I plan to send in for service soon. Other than the drag are there any other upgrades that I should consider?? thanks
by johns
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3353

Re: handle zillion type r

thanks
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3353

Re: handle zillion type r

on a side note would air HD bearings be an upgrade over stock bearings?? thanks
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Budget TDZ builds
Replies: 11
Views: 5102

Re: Budget TDZ builds

what spool bearings would you suggest for weights 1/8 to 1/2 oz
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3353

Re: handle zillion type r

Did the cup washer come off (what the handle seats on when the handle came loose)? If so, the shoulders of the the shaft are just eating into the backside of the handle. Pics would help figure it out, if you can post some up. this must be what happened. I looked at my 50th anniversary zillion, but ...
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3353

handle zillion type r

Was out on the water around 3 in the morning Wed. Half an hour later I hear something fall so I put on the headlight and nothing. A little later I hear a couple more things fall. Headlight on I noticed the nut ,little red thing and the screw that holds it on were gone. When it got light and got back...
by johns
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula sv vs TD-Z 103hl
Replies: 18
Views: 4647

Re: Tatula sv vs TD-Z 103hl

don't need to hold anything down, just press the button. You can press button down with your thumb and hold spool at the same time or I just move my thumb after pressing button. I have 2 tdx and 1 tdz with that feature and have been using them since 2003 with no problems. No experience with the Tatu...