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by Houndfish
Mon May 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

I had initially thought it was some kind of debris in the gearing, but I have had it apart enough times now that I am (reasonably) confident that there is nothing in there. The noise only happens when the reel is retrieving under a load, and not every time, so it is hard to troubleshoot as I cannot ...
by Houndfish
Sun May 14, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

Thanks! It's back together and in the process I learned a lot about reels, so thats a win.

However, the bad news is that the noise I was originally trying to chase down is still there, so the reel is going off for service in any case.
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

http://i.imgur.com/AmpL3MA.jpg?1 The clutch trip lever (part 43) seems to be at the full limit of it's movement, but spinning the drive shaft in this state of disassembly does not trip the lever with the AR Ratchet in either orientation. Also, thanks you all for the help so far, I really appreciate...
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

Ok! The handle now moves in the correct direction!

Last remaining issue is the clutch bar not engaging. The AR Ratchet is currently installed opposite of how it is shown in this picture;
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I have tried it both ways and neither seem to work out.
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

That sounds like it! I will try in a second.
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

One problem solved; the spool would not engage because the bearing pin on the spool had fallen out. I keep my parts in an 3600 box when I am working on a reel, but it was nowhere to be found. Fortunately I had ordered some spares the last time I bought after market bearings. But now a new problem. I...
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

I have tried it both ways, but I will give it a go again now.
by Houndfish
Thu May 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

Hi, So after a dozen tries, I have to share my shame and ask for help. I have a Zillion SV TW 9.1. I got it when they first came out and have used it a few times a week since then. A week or so ago I noticed it was making a soft "whooshing" noise on the retrieve when retrieved under load. ...
by Houndfish
Fri May 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ned Rig on Casting Gear
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Also keep in mind that a Ned made from a 1/16oz jig with a small hook and a TRD worm weighs in almost right at 3/16oz. My stock sv105 with 10lb floro and a ML/RF rod was casting it very well for distance, but did suffer a little with short, precise casts.
by Houndfish
Wed May 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Problems w/ Zillion SV TW
Replies: 42
Views: 4345

Re: Problems w/ Zillion SV TW

Does anyone think that for the lures I am throwing that the Zillion SV will be worth the extra $ or should I just wait for the SV105 to go back super cheap? I thought the sv105 was discontinued? I have both reels and prefer the sv105 over the Zillion. It feels more sturdy and is far more comfortabl...
by Houndfish
Mon May 01, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for 1/16 jigs and soft plastics.
Replies: 21
Views: 3127

Re: Rod for 1/16 jigs and soft plastics.

I have a Phenix PHX-C682L that I use for small plastics and micro-jigs. The 1/16oz low end is a bit optimistic, but it will throw a Trickworm + hook (so .235oz) very well with light floro. When I started weighing plastics I was shocked at how heavy they are, even a 3" senko with a tiny hook is ...
by Houndfish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Reins Bubbling Shaker
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Reins Bubbling Shaker

I discovered the Bubbling Shaker last year and use them a lot. I prefer the 3.5-4" ones, and usually fish them on a weightless t-rig. They have an amazing action when fished like a fluke and have a good wiggle on the fall. I find that they, while more durable then I assumed they would be, are s...
by Houndfish
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Single hook in-line spinner hooking quality
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Single hook in-line spinner hooking quality

I like the looks of the VMC #7239O Open Eye Barbless Spinner Hook (sizes to a #12), but they're not available that I can find in the US. The UK supplier won't ship to the US. It allows for direct attachment of the hook without using a split ring (which I find usually impairs the action). Man, that ...
by Houndfish
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 32294

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

Oh man, it took two day-ending backlashs, but I did learn to back off on filling the spool. Now that I know the system will work for me, I can just practice until I gain enough skill to hopefully make the backlashes less of an issue. I really had a blast with it and was amazed at how easy it was to ...
by Houndfish
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What is your finesse casting rod?
Replies: 208
Views: 32294

Re: What is your finesse casting rod?

I'd recommend 4-6 XL to get the spool dialed in. It's cheap, easy handling line. I finally got out to try your advice. Spooled up with some 4lb XT and hit the ponds. Reel is a PX68 w/ DIY spool and BFS Air Bearings, rod a Teton UL. With the spool tension set to a slow drop and the brake at 50% I co...

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