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by white84z
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Spool Spacers

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:33 am
There is a member here that is a machinist. I dont want to call him out, but I'll let him know about this thread.
Thanks! He can shoot me a pm if he wants to. I love the OG Zillion platform but the spools leave a lot to be desired.
by white84z
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Spool Spacers

Good luck finding the 36 to 34mm spacers for your zillion.. They were produced for a very short time and not many people will part with theirs. The 33 to 30mm will not exist, and wouldn't work too well since the 30mm spool is also narrower than the standard sized spool. You would also need to swap ...
by white84z
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Spool Spacers

Does anyone know where I may be able to find some spool spacers? I'd like to get some for an OG Zillion to use a 34mm spool. I'd also like to get a set for the 33mm alphas platform to use the new 30mm spool.
by white84z
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Most specific chatterbait rod
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Most specific chatterbait rod

I'm using a KLX Feel N Reel 7'3" Heavy. This thing has boatloads of power and and incredible tip. I feel it's the perfect 1/2 oz chatterbaits rod for me. If I was fishing less grass and cover or fishing the 3/8 chatterbaits I'd use the medium heavy.
by white84z
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Citica,SLX or Casitas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Shimano Citica,SLX or Casitas?

With regards to the fast vs x fast rod my concern is with throwing lighter baits like worms,lizards etc...does x fast mean stiffer? Not really stiffer on the tip, I fish a couple of extra fast rods and the tips are nice and lively. They just get into their backbone extremely quick. I prefer xf for ...
by white84z
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Citica,SLX or Casitas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Shimano Citica,SLX or Casitas?

I have both the casitas and SLX. Hands down the SLX is the better reel for me. That thing feels flat out tiny on a rod.
by white84z
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Guide Reccomendation

1. What sizes would you recommend for the stripper, bumper and runner guides? I don't do simple spiral wraps. I really don't like them at all and do a modified Roberts Wrap. That being said, on most freshwater rods, I will use three sizes total. Stripper, running, and transition. 2. Do you size the...
by white84z
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

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 ...
by white84z
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Guide Reccomendation

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:02 am
I'm not a rodbuilder, but a friend used tiny zip-ties to hold the guides for static load testing.
I don't know why I didn't think of this. I have boatloads of these laying around.
by white84z
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Guide Reccomendation

I've been wanting to build a rod for a while now so I figured I would get practice on an old rod that needs new guides. I've got a 7' MH TFO Professional rod that lost a couple of rings so I stripped all the guides and plan to do a simple spiral to start as I plan on spiral wrapping any rod I build....
by white84z
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned head shattered my Expride...
Replies: 20
Views: 1792

Re: Ned head shattered my Expride...

I had a 1/2 oz jig come flying back at me and hit my Helium 3, I couldn't find an issue. I would have rather been hit by my jig than hear the god awful noise when it hit the rod.
by white84z
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig/T-rig Rod
Replies: 36
Views: 4097

Re: Jig/T-rig Rod

I just recently picked up a Kistler Helium 3 7'3" Heavy for jigs. This is by far my new favorite rod and I find the sensitivity to be phenominal. Compared to my XX it's a good step up. With the 15% off you can get A helium 3 for just over 200$. At that price IMO it simply can't be beat.
by white84z
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: BigGreenFish?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: BigGreenFish?

I have been wondering the same thing. When I clicked on a Google search link it came up account suspended. I've got one set of his bearings and wanted several more but can't seem to find a way to get some.
by white84z
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Your 3 go to/favorite baits, and three you hate?
Replies: 46
Views: 14631

Re: Your 3 go to/favorite baits, and three you hate?

Love:
Riot Baits Minima Jig
Zman Chatterbaits
Spro Bronzeye frog

Hate:
Just about any crank or spinnerbaits.
by white84z
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me pair a reel to Kistler H3 Heavy
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Help me pair a reel to Kistler H3 Heavy

Well guys. Looks like the Zillion gets it. Rod is a little more tip heavy than I'm used to but otherwise feels great. Can't wait to hit the water this weekend.
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