Lets see all them Daiwa's

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by toddmc » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:25 pm

montey wrote:
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Hey how do those SLP grips feel? Are they hard or soft?
The SLPW silver knobs have a harder/slicker coating than the red or blue RCS knobs. They are shaped the same. I had to try the silver knobs because they look great on lots of different Daiwa's. They are sweet to look at. Unfortunately, they are a little too slick for me. I prefer the SLPW Super-High Grip knobs.

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:20 pm

I had the silver and the yellow ones. Neither set felt any slicker than clear or black RCS cork knobs to me.
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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by toddmc » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:19 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
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I had the silver and the yellow ones. Neither set felt any slicker than clear or black RCS cork knobs to me.
I don't know if the black RCS knobs are clear coated the same way as the red and blue knobs. The one set of black RCS knobs that I own feel slicker to me. My black and clear RCS knobs have gotten shiny with lots of use. My red knobs appear to have a softer coating over the red paint. They have never gotten shiny with use. The red knobs definitely have more grip than my clear and black RCS. My silver SLPW knobs came shiny and slick out of the box. My red knobs could be an anomaly, but there is definitely a difference.

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:53 am

The current army:
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Steez Variants:
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Zillions and Tats:
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T3s:
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Big bait reels:
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Jigging reels:
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Classics:
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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by MountainMan 83 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:03 am

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:53 am
The current army:
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Steez Variants:
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Zillions and Tats:
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T3s:
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Big bait reels:
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Jigging reels:
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Classics:
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Sweet arsenal! I'm going to do the same thing here after my winter cleaning is done. Which ones are your favorites?

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:27 pm

Hard to say. I like pretty much all of them. The Viento is disappointing. It is much more refined than the MegaForce Plus it replaced, but the MegaForce had a much better spool and more appropriate gear ratio. The T3 MX has a gear problem and sticks on retrieve with any sort of significant force on the line, so it doesn't get used. The OG Zillion and Zillion TWS SV are both fantastic. The Steez and IS don't impress me that much for what they cost.

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by poisonokie » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 pm

montey wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:36 pm


Hey how do those SLP grips feel? Are they hard or soft?
They're hard like any other I knob, but they have a glossy surface that feels grippier to me. Haven't fished them yet, though.
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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by domthewon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm

Some of my recent Daiwa reels.

Zillion 10 with Zpi handle, bearings, PG spool, and fresh OG corks. It’s mounted to my Evergreen rapid gunner RSR.
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Zillion HLC 1516 stock carbon handle. Lime slp knobs, star drag, Zpi bearings, HH CCC and other parts. Upgraded 9:1 gears Mounted to my steez ags frog rod.
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Deps DRZ2020 XHL stock 100mm carbon handle, white slp knobs, ZPI Bearings. 8.5:1 gears are great for burning big trash fish and 8” keitechs through tulles. Mounted to my Fragment Factory Modokaya rod.
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Air stream custom 7.2. I have hedgehog air bfs bearings and other deep purple parts, px68 spr star drag and CCC. Throw all sorts of bfs trout stuff with this one shortly. Mounted to my Rayz RZ53 twitchin rod.
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SV Light limited 8.1. I got this one already fixed up on an auction site. It has hedgehog air bfs bearings, slp star drag, silver knobs, other red parts and is mounted to my F5-611X7 Bearing down type X for shakeyhead and dropshot stuff.
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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by Polkfish1 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:04 pm

So much eye candy there Dom! That Deps caused a double take. I’ve thought about that one for a while; that combo is straight dope. But as per usual good stuff all around

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by MountainMan 83 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:18 pm

Looks great as usual! =D>

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by domthewon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:46 pm

Polkfish1 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:04 pm
So much eye candy there Dom! That Deps caused a double take. I’ve thought about that one for a while; that combo is straight dope. But as per usual good stuff all around
Right on! You know that Deps got hated on right out of the gate for the two different color reds. In person I like it a lot more. Plus the gear ratio is awesome for big paddletails and other big baits I like to reel faster. Also it comes with a 100 mm carbon handle. I got a great deal on mine around $415 nib off the big auction site.

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by domthewon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 pm

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Looks great as usual! =D>
Thank you. I think I finally figured how to post clearer pics. :lol:

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 pm

Dom - What's the PG spool like in the new Zillion?

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:15 pm

domthewon wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Some of my recent Daiwa reels.

Zillion 10 with Zpi handle, bearings, PG spool, and fresh OG corks. It’s mounted to my Evergreen rapid gunner RSR.
EA89A5DE-6829-4AD5-A351-0D51609BD4B8.jpeg

Zillion HLC 1516 stock carbon handle. Lime slp knobs, star drag, Zpi bearings, HH CCC and other parts. Upgraded 9:1 gears Mounted to my steez ags frog rod.
2100DF62-4500-4C8D-A8CF-ED381C030264.jpeg

Deps DRZ2020 XHL stock 100mm carbon handle, white slp knobs, ZPI Bearings. 8.5:1 gears are great for burning big trash fish and 8” keitechs through tulles. Mounted to my Fragment Factory Modokaya rod.
D63AD976-ABBD-452D-9E96-83B59DBEB953.jpeg

Air stream custom 7.2. I have hedgehog air bfs bearings and other deep purple parts, px68 spr star drag and CCC. Throw all sorts of bfs trout stuff with this one shortly. Mounted to my Rayz RZ53 twitchin rod.
7BDC3477-B781-4BE7-8586-1F1C0182FE51.jpeg

SV Light limited 8.1. I got this one already fixed up on an auction site. It has hedgehog air bfs bearings, slp star drag, silver knobs, other red parts and is mounted to my F5-611X7 Bearing down type X for shakeyhead and dropshot stuff.
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That Z 2020 is on absolute fire.

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Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Post by domthewon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:08 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Dom - What's the PG spool like in the new Zillion?
It’s great in that reel. I was skipping a Texas rigged worm with it and it felt very loose but no backlash with no thumb. Definitely an excellent match for one another.

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