Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by LowRange » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:19 pm

jvelth74 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:59 am
Did I remember wrong, but as I remember, Tatula 200 HD std. spool is similar to that, despite of colour? I didn't want to take line off from mine, but I took a shot from drawing:

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Also, could you locate the Daiwa part number for either the old Lexa or new Tatula 300 based Prorex xr 300 handle with knobs or just the knobs? I really want those purple knobs but no luck on even locating schematics of these reels.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by jvelth74 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:39 pm

Thanks - it seems so that I have much spool options for my 200 HD :-D Reel I haven't used many times, because I was Pike fisherman for my life, and I did it with Ambassadeur 4000 - 6000's. For last 10 years I have been switching to Trout (and Perch) fisherman, and my Pike arsenal has been practically un-used. I bought 13Fishing A3 and Tatula 200 HD because I was switching to modern looking reels and bought couple of new pike rods as well ... But those are practically un-used. There wasn't then TWS 300 Tatula, and therefore I bought that 13 Fishing.

But Tatula 300 I don't have and I don't know that reel.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by LowRange » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:11 pm

jvelth74 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:39 pm
Thanks - it seems so that I have much spool options for my 200 HD :-D Reel I haven't used many times, because I was Pike fisherman for my life, and I did it with Ambassadeur 4000 - 6000's. For last 10 years I have been switching to Trout (and Perch) fisherman, and my Pike arsenal has been practically un-used. I bought 13Fishing A3 and Tatula 200 HD because I was switching to modern looking reels and bought couple of new pike rods as well ... But those are practically un-used. There wasn't then TWS 300 Tatula, and therefore I bought that 13 Fishing.

But Tatula 300 I don't have and I don't know that reel.

Young Me as a pike fisherman.JPG
Darn. I was hoping Daiwa Scandinavia would let you look at their schematics for the Peorex 300. They wont let me even see them.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by mark poulson » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:00 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:21 am
mark poulson wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:52 am
Forgive what may be dumb question, but do you carry spare spools with different line sizes and types? I ask because I did that years ago, before braid with a fluoro leader became a thing.
I was going to get a Tatula 200 and use 20# Big Game on the deep spool and punch and flip with 65# braid on the shallow spool. A Tatula 200 spool full of mono or flouro weighs a ton and has awful casting performance with anything less than an ounce. Use the big spool for swimbaits and the shallow spool for pitching all on the same rod in the same outing. In the case of the Tatula 153 spool and 200 spool the 153 Magforce Z spool is for bombing frogs with braid and the 200 fixed inductor for big baits.

This way there is no compromises and if I want to throw rats on 20# BG then go drop in a different spool with a more distance oriented braking profile to bomb frogs or punch with braid I can. This is even better if this is a kayak outing and a rod and reel can pull double duty as both a swimbait stick and punching stick.
That makes sense.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by jvelth74 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:36 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Darn. I was hoping Daiwa Scandinavia would let you look at their schematics for the Peorex 300. They wont let me even see them.
I think there's no at all Schematics in Daiwa Scandinavia site...At least I haven't found those. Only place where I have found Schematics is .Plat...

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by LowRange » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:15 pm

The Ray's DIY for TD Zillion are back but in what looks like a honeycomb spool. I adore the old Ray's TD Zillion spool I have for pitching 3/8 oz senkos and 5/16 finesse jigs on my old Perfect Pitch.

New Ray's TD Zillion DIY spool
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Amo TD Zillion fixed inductor spool
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My old Ray's TD Zillion spool
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I adore this thing. It shoots a Senko like a dart, long and with a flat trajectory on 16# flouro with the easiest of pitches.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by Mike son » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:41 am

Anyone getting their stuff from China? Ordered two handles from Ray's. Got a message from the seller that they are locked down due to covid and can't ship anything at the moment.

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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:47 am

Well, I ordered the 36mm AMO fixed-inductor spool for my TDZ BBS. Will report back when it arrives, ETA of February 17th.
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Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Post by adam lancia » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:54 am

Oh nice! I've been eyeing one of those for a while now. Really interested to see what you think of it.

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