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by Tony9
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Weak Drag on OG Zillion
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Re: Weak Drag on OG Zillion

what type of line are you using? I would try again with new washers and no grease to see if that helps. Drag should have been restored with new washers. I am using braid on that reel. I've put some electrical tape around the spool before putting the braid on. I forgot to mention but I've also tried...
by Tony9
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Weak Drag on OG Zillion
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Weak Drag on OG Zillion

I bought a used OG Zillion awhile back from Japan for a pretty good price. Everything seems pretty good with it internally and it feels smooth but the drag seem especially weak. I literally have to lock down the drag star as tight as I could for it to be usable, I would estimate about 3lbs of drag o...
by Tony9
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: SLP Works Steez SV TW
Replies: 37
Views: 2902

Re: SLP Works Steez SV TW

This is cool but...Daiwa should bring back the Personal Order system with different colored bodies
by Tony9
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)
Replies: 117
Views: 19573

Re: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)

Daiwa updated their website and the 7.3 gear ratio is now a 7.1. Looks like it is a 34mm spool after all.
by Tony9
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)
Replies: 117
Views: 19573

Re: NEW: Daiwa Tatula 100 (based off Steez)

The IPT listed on Daiwa's website suggests it has a 33mm spool
by Tony9
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa customer service could not help, maybe you can?
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Daiwa customer service could not help, maybe you can?

Plat is a good place to get the parts. I've ordered from them before and it has always worked out. I would suggest trying to get it locally first. I don't think Daiwa USA sells those parts separately, probably because 99% of users don't actually open up the spool assembly, instead they sell it as a ...
by Tony9
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Collection of Reels
Replies: 34
Views: 10246

Re: My Collection of Reels

Now you need a sweet finesse spinning set-up Wow. I have not updated this thread in a long time. Too many reel acquisitions since then. I think I'm up to 16 casting reels now. I do have one spinning setup, a Shimano Saros 3000 paired with a Megabass Levante Shakeyhead. I guess I just don't use the ...
by Tony9
Fri May 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 29221

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

I just spooled my Ryoga 1520 with 0.40mm mono line. I got 278 feet (~92-93 yards) on.

Daiwa specs it at 100m/110yards for 0.37mm line. Seems pretty accurate to me.

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by Tony9
Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is there a way to increase the braking force on the OG Steez?
Replies: 20
Views: 2420

Re: Is there a way to increase the braking force on the OG Steez?

I've tried 2 SV spools in my Steez. Each spool has it's own personality. If I recall correctly, the SV103 spool (longer inductor), I have the brake setting on about 3-4/10. No higher than 4.5 The Zillion G1 SV spool, the brake is set higher usually around 6-7/10 up to around 8 max. I've tried the 10...
by Tony9
Tue May 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Zillion handle
Replies: 18
Views: 2908

Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

The new Zillion TW HD definitely has a different handle and knob design I haven't seen before. Possibly it is just not compatible with the other standard Daiwa knobs. http://www.daiwa.com/jp/resources/fishing/item/reel/bait_rl/zillion_tw_hd/Zillion_tw_hd1520SHL_l.png?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&hei...
by Tony9
Tue May 08, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deciphering Daiwa Model numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: Deciphering Daiwa Model numbers

It is all platform dependent. In the three digit spools, they are as follows: Td-z 100m us trail and Zillions interchange Alphas and Sols interchange TD-z 103 and Steez interchange These are all "100" sized platforms. Although the SV103 is in a Zillion frame, it is not a Zillion!! The Alphas SV105 ...
by Tony9
Tue May 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deciphering Daiwa Model numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: Deciphering Daiwa Model numbers

I'll take a shot at explaining Daiwa's naming scheme... (correct me if I am wrong) The 4 digit designation is more specific and will tell you spool diameter and capacity. The first 2 digits are spool diameter and the last 2 are spool capacity. First 2 digits: 10 = 34mm 15 = 36mm 20 = 38mm Last 2 dig...
by Tony9
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1040
Views: 242066

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Ryoga 1520HL

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by Tony9
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 300 size reel with these specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: 300 size reel with these specs

The Lexa CC and Okuma Komodo SS are the only current LP reels that I know of with a clicker. The older Abu Toro NaCl does also. They all use an internal centrifugal brake design as does round reels like the Cardiff and Ambassdeur. Lexas with Magforce have true external control only. 14 Conquests wit...
by Tony9
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 29221

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

The 1520 G1 spool is compatible with the 1516 Zillion and vice versa.

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