TD-Z Owners Guild

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by surge » Wed Aug 30, 2023 5:01 am

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by goldrod » Fri Sep 01, 2023 10:12 am

Wow. That’s sick!!!
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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by surge » Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am

Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.
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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by Fishing4Fun » Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:26 pm

surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

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Beauty! What spool?

I have a few custom BBS reels both of which I removed all the orange for a unique look

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by surge » Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:42 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:26 pm
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
Beauty! What spool?

I have a few custom BBS reels both of which I removed all the orange for a unique look
Got it ages ago, is probably Ray's.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by Fishing4Fun » Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:49 am

surge wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:42 am
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:26 pm
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
Beauty! What spool?

I have a few custom BBS reels both of which I removed all the orange for a unique look
Got it ages ago, is probably Ray's.
Gotcha. If you get bored with the orange you can swap out the the engine covers.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by goldrod » Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:33 pm

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:49 am
surge wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:42 am
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:26 pm
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
Beauty! What spool?

I have a few custom BBS reels both of which I removed all the orange for a unique look
Got it ages ago, is probably Ray's.
Gotcha. If you get bored with the orange you can swap out the the engine covers.

Image
Now thats a bad mammajamma
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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by Fishing4Fun » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:21 am

Thanks Jorrick 8-)

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by Salty Parrot » Thu Nov 02, 2023 5:30 pm

Hi all, I am trying to find a tdz to buy, but before I buy one I had a few questions on parts compatibility. I was looking into handle upgrades, star drag upgrades, and internal upgrades. I have searched the internet for more info but info is hard to understand clearly. I come from using the newer daiwa reels, from what I understand. Most Daiwa handles and star drags should fit the tdz… question is where do I find the handle nut that would fit, I know hedgehog studios has some but would it be the 8mm or 9mm nut. I am trying to move my current handle and star drag from my steez A to the TDZ platform. For the internal upgrade questions, I saw that there is a 7.1 lefty gear upgrade on tackletour so that answers one of my question; but how about the crank shaft? I read that it is made of aluminum, any brass upgrades? Will the older steez crank shaft swap over? Last question is, are there any other internal/external concerns I should know about?

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by LowRange » Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:52 am

surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
That's a rare spool. I have that exact spool in an IP68 for pitching and skipping weightless plastics on a gen 1 PP. Does an excellent job.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:15 pm

LowRange wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:52 am
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
That's a rare spool. I have that exact spool in an IP68 for pitching and skipping weightless plastics on a gen 1 PP. Does an excellent job.
He believes it to be Rays which I would agree. You are probably thinking of the MB honeycomb 36 mm spool. Which in fact, is rare.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by LowRange » Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:59 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:15 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:52 am
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
That's a rare spool. I have that exact spool in an IP68 for pitching and skipping weightless plastics on a gen 1 PP. Does an excellent job.
He believes it to be Rays which I would agree. You are probably thinking of the MB honeycomb 36 mm spool. Which in fact, is rare.
That Ray's spool is rare too. They were only offered for a short while for the Zillion. They were the 1st Ray's to move to the satin finish and the 1st deeper "long cast" versions.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by KP Duty » Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:50 am

LowRange wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:59 am
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:15 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:52 am
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
That's a rare spool. I have that exact spool in an IP68 for pitching and skipping weightless plastics on a gen 1 PP. Does an excellent job.
He believes it to be Rays which I would agree. You are probably thinking of the MB honeycomb 36 mm spool. Which in fact, is rare.
That Ray's spool is rare too. They were only offered for a short while for the Zillion. They were the 1st Ray's to move to the satin finish and the 1st deeper "long cast" versions.
Looks like the long cast spool I dropoed in my tat 100's...

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by LowRange » Mon Nov 13, 2023 8:00 am

KP Duty wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:50 am
LowRange wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:59 am
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:15 pm
LowRange wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:52 am
surge wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:52 am
Daiwa TD-Z Small Bait Special.

IMG_8749.jpeg
That's a rare spool. I have that exact spool in an IP68 for pitching and skipping weightless plastics on a gen 1 PP. Does an excellent job.
He believes it to be Rays which I would agree. You are probably thinking of the MB honeycomb 36 mm spool. Which in fact, is rare.
That Ray's spool is rare too. They were only offered for a short while for the Zillion. They were the 1st Ray's to move to the satin finish and the 1st deeper "long cast" versions.
Looks like the long cast spool I dropoed in my tat 100's...

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Yep the Zillion spool was the 1st of that kind. At the time you only had the shallow gloss finish Ray's spools. They have long since disappeared and only a heavily ported Ray's spool is available for the old Zillion. For the kind of use my Zillions see I like the old Ray's Zillion spool with the sturdier construction of the lightly ported or non ported old Ray's Zillion spool. Let's my PP pitch a 5 inch senko like a dart on 16# Sniper. Skips too.

Modern heavily ported spool:


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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Post by toddmc » Fri Nov 17, 2023 11:14 am

Does the newer ported TD Zillion Ray's spool fish similar to the old non-ported one that I have? I don't like ported spools, but I almost bought one when I bought a PE long cast spool lately. Like most people, I love the old non-ported Ray's TD Zillion spool.

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