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by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 69
Views: 2078

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

When the Bantam came out, people complained that the line guide was too close to the spool, affecting casting distance. Looking at this new Metanium, looks like the line guide is much closer to the spool compared to the 16 Met MGL. Makes me wondering if this new Met will actually outperform our old...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

Thanks for the compliments and all the help. Also, thanks to IlliniDawg for the handle hookup! A few slight differences in the two oranges and in the light and dark gunmetal but I think it turned out great! Ready to give it a go with SV spool! Glad you like it. I had been trying to figure out what ...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Point Blank rods?

Somerdink wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Power Tackle is building there new line on them the Pow-R point line and by the far the best blanks i have used in a while. They where light and well balanced.
According to their website they are using a blank specially designed by Fuji.
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Point Blank rods?

Revofisher wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:23 am
who could build a rod on these blanks for me. Im in TN and would really like to try one of their rods. do you guys know of any rod builder that could do one on a point blank rod?
Picking out the components and doing it yourself is half the fun. I really need to finish my last 3 rods...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: zpi m and pg spools
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: zpi m and pg spools

I wonder how they compare with these spools: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000034137937.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000104052608.html Similar style spools that are light with fixed inductors. The top one is adjustable to three different inductor heights, kinda like MagForce 3D except ha...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1056
Views: 249303

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

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 great problem and gets stuck with any sort of significant force on the lin...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1056
Views: 249303

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

The current army: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jZKYQMH9iR4bc3V_gVKxcSPmjdgl2ZA4LVMbYuJND7_ly1HgvnMQH-MkdV2NI3lyKqPYRu2XpQDA6otZQsglC9xLgXjB2luUvWjU12GA3urIiO00zCYM1u1Tr5Jn94hsXDjILgdGRQ=w1920-h1080 Steez Variants: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ExDoiLyY9I34xbrnD6BOWkdldu9vLm7PYnITrFeUd_77ne1...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Berkley Powerbait Scent
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Berkley Powerbait Scent

Gulp Alive is a good alternative as well. It makes my fingers "stink", I know that.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/searchr ... perpage=20

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 46
Views: 3319

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

I want that palm plate, but I need it in the color of the original Zillion TW SV. The protruding mag dial is it's only real wart that can't be easily remedied. I sanded the teeth on the mag dial and the ridge below it some but it didn't help enough. Sun gloves help a little but I don't want to wear...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 46
Views: 3319

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

I want that palm plate, but I need it in the color of the original Zillion TW SV. The protruding mag dial is it's only real wart that can't be easily remedied. I sanded the teeth on the mag dial and the ridge below it some but it didn't help enough. Sun gloves help a little but I don't want to wear...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:20 pm
The easiest way to bend the star is with an adjustable wrench tightened down snugly on the tines, with the end of the wrench just a hair further than at the narrowest spot. Bend it very slowly, with steady pressure.
That sounds better than the towel on the counter top method I have used...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

1. You won't have to bend the drag star much at all. Most swept handles have quite a bit of clearance. Do you have a particular one you are looking at? I will probably go with a stock Daiwa handle from the Zillion TWS. The gunmetal will match the color of the SV105 spool. I can upgrade to make it 4...
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2020 Zillion 10
Replies: 46
Views: 3319

Re: 2020 Zillion 10

I want that palm plate, but I need it in the color of the original Zillion TW SV. The protruding mag dial is it's only real wart that can't be easily remedied.
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Removing cotter pin to change Magforce spring
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Removing cotter pin to change Magforce spring

I believe that is called a C-Clip or E-Clip. A cotter pin is actually a pin with a wire that wraps around and holds it in place once inserted. I think someone on here found pliers specially made for tiny e-clips, but I can't find the thread.
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

1. You won't have to bend the drag star much at all. Most swept handles have quite a bit of clearance. Do you have a particular one you are looking at? 2. If you plan to take the reel apart anyway, you might as well upgrade it. Minimal difference unless you like the handle to free spin longer on its...