What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by poisonokie » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:53 pm

No, just the SV103, the latest iteration of the OG Zillion with a 34mm spool. The SS SV is decidedly not a frogging reel.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Bass1980 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:58 pm

I have a SV103 paired with my XXPP. They are hard to beat for the money. There has been some for sale in the classifieds lately.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Rippin-lips » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Datbasstho wrote:
Rippin-lips wrote:SV103 (non steez) in the 7:9:1 ratio or if a 6:3:1 is a good enough deal you can spend $30 and swap a faster set of gears into it. Built like a tank and balances out very well on the xx perfect pitch. I have no issues with casting distance using sv spools. I’m not sure why a lot of people think they’re just for lighter baits. Plenty of times I’ve hit my spool knot using #30 braid on a couple of my sv spools. The sv103 steez with rcs 1012sv spool being one of those. Should be able to find the reel for about $200-225 used, when one pops up for sale.
thanks for your input
is that the daiwa ss sv103?
No not that one. It’s just called a SV103. It’s now discontinued but they do come up for sale.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by RMCatchNrelease » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:53 pm

The SV103 with Zillion 50th 7.3 gears is my new jam.

I feel the 7.3s have ever so slightly more power, slightly slower, but seem much more durable. I replaced 2 sets of 7.9s for getting rough after two seasons. The 7.3 I have is well seasoned and still smooth as glass.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Rippin-lips » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:41 am

RMCatchNrelease wrote:The SV103 with Zillion 50th 7.3 gears is my new jam.

I feel the 7.3s have ever so slightly more power, slightly slower, but seem much more durable. I replaced 2 sets of 7.9s for getting rough after two seasons. The 7.3 I have is well seasoned and still smooth as glass.
I just put 7.3 gears into my 7.9 sv103. I did it to slow the reel down a bit so it could be used for some other techniques. My 6.3 and 7.9 are still super smooth.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by RMCatchNrelease » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:12 am

Rippin-lips wrote:
RMCatchNrelease wrote:The SV103 with Zillion 50th 7.3 gears is my new jam.

I feel the 7.3s have ever so slightly more power, slightly slower, but seem much more durable. I replaced 2 sets of 7.9s for getting rough after two seasons. The 7.3 I have is well seasoned and still smooth as glass.
I just put 7.3 gears into my 7.9 sv103. I did it to slow the reel down a bit so it could be used for some other techniques. My 6.3 and 7.9 are still super smooth.
It is crazy that both my 7.9s got rough quick. I sent them to the tackle trap and the gears of replaced free of charge. But it was frustrating. I ordered the 7.3s from Plat and love them. Like you said, it is a great all around speed.

Also, the 7.3s were super cheap compared to the replacement 7.9s.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Rippin-lips » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:45 pm

RMCatchNrelease wrote:
Rippin-lips wrote:
RMCatchNrelease wrote:The SV103 with Zillion 50th 7.3 gears is my new jam.

I feel the 7.3s have ever so slightly more power, slightly slower, but seem much more durable. I replaced 2 sets of 7.9s for getting rough after two seasons. The 7.3 I have is well seasoned and still smooth as glass.
I just put 7.3 gears into my 7.9 sv103. I did it to slow the reel down a bit so it could be used for some other techniques. My 6.3 and 7.9 are still super smooth.
It is crazy that both my 7.9s got rough quick. I sent them to the tackle trap and the gears of replaced free of charge. But it was frustrating. I ordered the 7.3s from Plat and love them. Like you said, it is a great all around speed.

Also, the 7.3s were super cheap compared to the replacement 7.9s.
My buddy just ordered a set of 6:3 and 7:9 gears from PLAT and his total with shipping was $74. Both sets were about $30 I would guess. That’s how I got the 7:3 set I have. $20 for the gears and new carbontex washers. I couldn’t pass it up.

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Datbasstho » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Awesome guys thanks for all the helpful info.
Got a lot to chose from.

Since were talking about gears, I always wondered.....what does upgrading the reel handles actually do?
Is it more for looks or does it perform any better?

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:34 pm

Datbasstho wrote:Awesome guys thanks for all the helpful info.
Got a lot to chose from.

Since were talking about gears, I always wondered.....what does upgrading the reel handles actually do?
Is it more for looks or does it perform any better?
It can give you more "power" when using a longer handle
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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Datbasstho » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Datbasstho wrote:Awesome guys thanks for all the helpful info.
Got a lot to chose from.

Since were talking about gears, I always wondered.....what does upgrading the reel handles actually do?
Is it more for looks or does it perform any better?
It can give you more "power" when using a longer handle
Ahh I see

Awesome thank you

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by jmd_143 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm

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Re: What reel for frogging on a MB perfect pitch?

Post by Tokugawa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:29 pm

I put a Tat SV 103 on my Valdivia and love it. Bombs frogs really far...

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