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by dragon1
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Are you using any Chinese manufactured reels?

I'm still using a made in China Daiwa Caldia 2000-sized spinning reel. Aside from a couple of the design features that I don't like (just personal preferences regarding the non-folding handle and the rotor design), the reel's held up well over the years. Totally different scenario here...Daiwa and ...
by dragon1
Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Zillion Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: New Zillion Rods

Hmmmm...will the Zillion slot in between the Tatula and Steez?
by dragon1
Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Varivas Nylon Line
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Varivas Nylon Line

Following...I assume you're looking for a nice alternative to Sunline Defier?
by dragon1
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Longer, high end, versatile rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

Re: Longer, high end, versatile rod suggestions?

Okuma X Series is worth a look and IMO is an upgrade from the Orochi XX and perhaps even the X10. There's a 7'3" med & MH and a 7'5" MH.
by dragon1
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Conquest SE Brake Dial
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Conquest SE Brake Dial

That sux...I wouldn't even mess with it and risk damaging something. Send it back for a replacement.
by dragon1
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:37 am
Just a heads up- the Gomexus drag stars won’t fit a 300 without machining the nut or the star itself.
Oh dang, thanks for the heads up.
by dragon1
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: Daiwa Tatula 300 Question

Does anyone happen to know the proper size for the handle? My 300 just arrived and I can't figure out if its 7x4mm or 8x5mm? I see that some Tatula are 8x5mm but I don't know if that applies to all of them (and I don't have my calipers handy) Thanks simplest way to remember the rule of thumb, shima...
by dragon1
Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: All new steez sv tw
Replies: 51
Views: 9726

Re: All new steez sv tw

While I do like a nice higher end CF handle, I prefer 92-100 mm aluminum swept handles for most of my power fishing. Also, the current Zillion aluminum handles are actually very nice, especially the Zillion HD one.
by dragon1
Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New Poison Glorious
Replies: 112
Views: 35635

Re: New Poison Glorious

KP Duty wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:18 pm
Weighed my Glorious 7'4" XH (14-150g) and it came in at 146g with plastic wrap still on the handle. Great balance as well.
That's an impressive rod weight for the rated power.
by dragon1
Sat Jan 27, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 24 Steez Sv Tw unboxing
Replies: 8
Views: 14296

Re: 24 Steez Sv Tw unboxing

KP Duty wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:33 am
When I see folks are watching someone open a reel box, I'm like "So there are people with a worse case of tackle disease than me." Lol.
LMMFAO...

Yeppers.
by dragon1
Sat Jan 27, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finding a cracked guide ring
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Finding a cracked guide ring

I had this happen to me one time on my imx pro rod. Turn out to be to much epoxy on one of the guides and the epoxy ran down to the rings thus causing it to rub on the epoxy and would cut my line. Took a knife and rubbed on it and the residue fell off. Another time was where a ring was not centered...
by dragon1
Sat Jan 27, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2024 SLX with MGL 3 spool.
Replies: 31
Views: 7343

Re: 2024 SLX with MGL 3 spool.

That sucks that your slx dc xt is starting to feel Geary. Did servicing it help with the geary feeling? What did you use yours for mainly? I have one and it’s as smooth as the day I got it and it was most used for chatterbaits and crankbaits. Aside from my zillion sv I used this slx dc xt just as m...
by dragon1
Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2024 Metanium DC
Replies: 35
Views: 7117

Re: 2024 Metanium DC

Still having a hard time wrapping my head around not having a factory drag clicker in this day and age, I refuse to add a Chinese manufactured part to a JDM masterpiece. Perhaps Sagisi will corner the market with one of his creations. It's a matter of R.O.I. as well for Ryan, mostly the time and ef...
by dragon1
Sat Jan 20, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Source for Pinion/Drive Bearings
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Source for Pinion/Drive Bearings

one of these days if i have the energy and time i’ll make a giant cross reference spread sheet of all daiwa/shimano parts numbers for bearings sizes, what company they’re made by, and any additional notes about said specific bearing. A lot of that information was on the Daiwa Tuning Data Repository...
by dragon1
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2024 Daiwa IMZ TW 200 The Bass IMZ is here
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: 2024 Daiwa IMZ TW 200 The Bass IMZ is here

Hard pass for me, as much as I enjoy Daiwa and really love the OG Z2020/Z200. Also, it appears that there is only about 90 minutes of power reserve/700 casts. Here's a copy and paste of my input on the IMZ and comparison and contrast to an electric auto flushing toilet: In regards to electric toilet...