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by IlliniDawg01
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 8255

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Many of the new DIY models have thicker shafts now. Perhaps it was a common complaint. Never really bothered me, but I've got lots of noisy reels. My Brenious is probably my most silent reel.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RARE SPOOLs
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: RARE SPOOLs

LowRange wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Ray's TD Zillion Long Cast spool? You don't mean the regular Ray's spool for TD Zillion? I wasn't aware there was also a deeper Long Cast version?
It might not have been a "deep spool", but it was significantly deeper than the TDZ shallow spool.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: Store brand rods and reels

Too bad. Fortunately there are plenty of better options out there for not much more. I've got more rods than I could ever use anyway...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 8255

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Both of my Alphas SVs make a clacking noise when turning the handle with no load on the spool. It is really off putting when playing with the reels in hand but once on the water they are silent. I've never ventured to see what it is but it is internal and coming from within the handle side plate. I...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RARE SPOOLs
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: RARE SPOOLs

Off the top of my head.

ZPI Blue Emblem Spool
JDream Spool
ZPI Pixy Spool
TDZ Type R+ Spool
OG Steez 103 Spool
DIY/Rays OG Zillion Long Cast Spool
Other ZPI 34mm Spools
T3 1016 Black Spool
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Store brand rods and reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: Store brand rods and reels

There are a lot of Cabela's rods that I like. I tend to stick with name brand reels though. The Tatula variants can be found for around $100. I think Cabela's brand rods are a thing of the past. I was in the Billings, MT store last week and the only Cabela's rods were the ones on clearance. I asked...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 802
Views: 137420

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

SSS wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 am
There are these as well. Don't know who makes them. 8.23g for the 34mm platform.
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Which 34mm platform? OG Zillion or newer Zillion TWS / HD. I think they are both 34mm diameter but different widths.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Part of the club now
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Part of the club now

Don't overfill that 1016. I find mine works better when it isn't filled ask the way to the rim.
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitivity
Replies: 21
Views: 2043

Re: Sensitivity

I don't know about most of you, but I've found that the most sensitive pay of my hand is the edge of my palm opposite of my thumb. Because of that, the reel seat and grip are the most important thing for sensitivity for bottom contact rods for me. A CFX grip on a good unfinished blank is magic for m...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 8255

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Bronzefly,

Can you confirm that the spools from the Elites and new Coastal SV interchange with each other and the new Tatula 100 on the same platform? Does Tackle Trap plan to sell the spools as upgrade parts?

Thanks in advance.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Fuego Spools
Replies: 40
Views: 1536

Re: TD Fuego Spools

I was going to suggest the DIY/Rays Zillion spool, but they don't seem to be available any longer. Doesn't look like they make the correct size in the new version. I like the Red PE spool in my Zillion. Probably pretty good in the Fuego too. I've seen a few people like it the Fuego/zillion. For you...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: TD Fuego Spools
Replies: 40
Views: 1536

Re: TD Fuego Spools

I was going to suggest the DIY/Rays Zillion spool, but they don't seem to be available any longer. Doesn't look like they make the correct size in the new version.

I like the Red PE spool in my Zillion. Probably pretty good in the Fuego too.
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide Reccomendation
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Guide Reccomendation

I don't know the type and size of line you use. You can change the guide types and sizes as you see fit. If you're using Fazlite: KW 10 and 5.5 KB 5.5, 2 or 3 guides KT 5.5, running guides as many as you need I have the rings of the tip-top and running guides the same size. I use guide tubing from ...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ICAST 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 16404

Re: ICAST 2019

If they didn't announce it at iCast, I imagine we are going to be waiting a while.
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 8255

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Hm, they're saying its a lighter spool than the normal 100, but not SV. And the P/F version seems to be shallower and ported so I'm assuming it's lighter still? The Tatula Elite P/F spool shows 15g on the pre-release literature. The Tatula Elite Long Cast shows 14g. Another important note about the...