Reel suggestions

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: Reel suggestions

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Tokugawa wrote:Just go with a Pixy variant and call it a day.
Sounds like he wants the T Wing feature and an SV spool

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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by Tokugawa » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:21 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:Just go with a Pixy variant and call it a day.
Sounds like he wants the T Wing feature and an SV spool
For the application, a zillion is bit too heavy. You want a reel around 6oz or less. A Steez is over budget.

Why go for the TW or necessarily the SV spool? A Pixy or Alphas variant is perfect for the application...the Alphas SV will be lighter. Pixy Type R is genius...so is an original Pixzilla.

I don't think the TW is necessary...the SV spool is a maybe.

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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:16 pm

Tokugawa wrote:
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:Just go with a Pixy variant and call it a day.
Sounds like he wants the T Wing feature and an SV spool
For the application, a zillion is bit too heavy. You want a reel around 6oz or less. A Steez is over budget.

Why go for the TW or necessarily the SV spool? A Pixy or Alphas variant is perfect for the application...the Alphas SV will be lighter. Pixy Type R is genius...so is an original Pixzilla.

I don't think the TW is necessary...the SV spool is a maybe.
TW is definitely not necessary, and the Alphas SV is an excellent recommendation. I'd actually get that before the Zillion. Good call.

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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:19 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:
Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:Just go with a Pixy variant and call it a day.
Sounds like he wants the T Wing feature and an SV spool
For the application, a zillion is bit too heavy. You want a reel around 6oz or less. A Steez is over budget.

Why go for the TW or necessarily the SV spool? A Pixy or Alphas variant is perfect for the application...the Alphas SV will be lighter. Pixy Type R is genius...so is an original Pixzilla.

I don't think the TW is necessary...the SV spool is a maybe.
TW is definitely not necessary, and the Alphas SV is an excellent recommendation. I'd actually get that before the Zillion. Good call.
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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by LgMouthGambler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 am

If I may, the Zillion SV TW is really lite, and I feel performs better stock than my SV105HS, even with the SLP red spool in the SV105.
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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by poisonokie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:58 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:If I may, the Zillion SV TW is really lite, and I feel performs better stock than my SV105HS, even with the SLP red spool in the SV105.
While it's almost a toss-up, I second this. Both great reels, though.
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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by Tokugawa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:08 pm

Yeah - we are splitting hairs. The Alphas are lighter and a little better ergonomically. The Zillion TW SV will cast a bit better. Depends on what the OP wants to prioritize. I am a bit of a weight weenie when it comes to finesse reels.

Will a Zillion TW SV outperform a Pixy for light baits tho? 8-)

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Re: Reel suggestions

Post by SapperTyler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:31 pm

Hey guys I just ended up getting a Tatula SV and gonna try it out, def will be doing a some upgrades to it as well as my Tatula CT

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