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by bassmaster_flex
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD-Z Spool Options
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: TD-Z Spool Options

I’ll have Trey check it out when I send it to him. Kept the stock spool in there and have been using it all season. Still so smooth for an OG reel.
by bassmaster_flex
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD-Z Spool Options
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: TD-Z Spool Options

The 1016 was weird for me. Bought it for a TDZ103ML I got from Japan and it sucked. Casts were worse than stock. Like it would just hit a wall and stop. Thought it was a bad spool or something. Swapped it into another TDZ I had and it’s awesome. Zings 3/8oz chatterbaits far. Don’t know what it is bu...
by bassmaster_flex
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Zillion HLC... the neglected child

Well I remember now why I bought this thing in the first place. I was throwing 1/2oz lipless crank baits on the river and it sings. Nice whizz sound. a faster set of gears and it’s a frogging machine! What gear set fits and where can I get it? The Trap?
by bassmaster_flex
Thu May 27, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who makes this storage box?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Who makes this storage box?

Nice! Thank you.
by bassmaster_flex
Wed May 26, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who makes this storage box?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Who makes this storage box?

I saw this on Youtube. Josh Douglas uses this to store nail weights/o rings. Pretty slick. Anybody knows who makes it? It was a Scheels video and I checked there, they don't have it. I've been using small dime---- I mean, small plastic bags all this time and it sucks. This is way better. https://sco...
by bassmaster_flex
Fri May 21, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Zillion HLC... the neglected child

Dang.... that’s pretty cool.
by bassmaster_flex
Tue May 04, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Zillion HLC... the neglected child

CGrinder wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 11:48 am
Yeah, same problem; had the spool, was wild AF, sold the spool. I guess it depends on if you have room in your lineup for a dedicated bomber.
What spool did you replace it with? And do you like it more than the stock spool?
by bassmaster_flex
Mon May 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Zillion HLC... the neglected child

How wild is wild cause I have that spool in my TDZ reel Not sure which model but I use it with blitz max and I don’t have any issues on that “wildness” Lots of overrun with anything less than 1/2oz. Almost spins too fast. A couple options I’ll think about, see where I need another reel. Keep the 6....
by bassmaster_flex
Mon May 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Zillion HLC... the neglected child

If I were either of you I’d would seek out a 100M spool From what I’m told it’s great in that particular reel. Outside of that I would find an IP79 spool of which I am a huge fan. I have an OG zillion custom painted (poor man’s zillion R ) upgraded gears to 7:91 high speed pinion worm gear hlc hand...
by bassmaster_flex
Mon May 03, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion HLC... the neglected child
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Zillion HLC... the neglected child

Love this reel but every year I find myself not using it as much. Currently it's used to throw spooks and poppers with 30lb braid, 3/8oz jigs and tubes on the river occasionally. I've thrown weightless senkos on it but the spool is pretty wild for that. Just feel like I'm not utilizing the HLC enoug...
by bassmaster_flex
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tennis elbow...
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Tennis elbow...

sucks. Started experiencing some pain last fall while casting, top of my elbow running down to my wrist. It gets worse with every cast. Had to stop fishing for a month. Any ideas on how to alleviate this pain and continue fishing? I have a wrist brace that helps but it’s bulky and awkward to fish wi...
by bassmaster_flex
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula's got me confused...
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Tatula's got me confused...

I have to admit, I haven't been keeping up with new gear lately like I use to. Been happily plugging along with my TDZ's but lately have been thinking about getting a new reel for an extra rod laying around. All these Tatula models got me confused! Just wanted to make sure I pick the right one for m...
by bassmaster_flex
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 742c
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: Dobyns 742c

Probably my favorite rod to fish. 1/4oz is the sweet spot I think but I throw 1/8oz shakey heads for smallies in the winter time with no problems. I even fish crappies with it. Sure wished Dobyns made a 741C.
by bassmaster_flex
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Champion Extreme 745HP
Replies: 14
Views: 6041

Re: Champion Extreme 745HP

I love my 745. Jigs and t-rigs from 1/2oz is the sweet spot. Doubles as a frog rod in a pinch. As stated above it won’t be as sensitive as an NRX. I don’t feel like I miss fish because of the sensitivity. It just gets the job done and it does it very well. To me, the warranty played a big factor in ...
by bassmaster_flex
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Conquest 101 doesn’t cast far anymore
Replies: 16
Views: 5766

Re: Conquest 101 doesn’t cast far anymore

It’s usually 3 on and 3 off/in and out. The reel tech at Thorne Bros. and I doodled around with the brakes and turned them all off and on. Distance did increase a little bit but not by much and it still sounded and felt rough.