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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Jdw2920 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:57 am

these are great looking I have an ito and bought a td 103 and 105 I'd like to tune

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Jdw2920 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:47 am

how hard is it to switch handles on td-z? do i need a new drag star too?

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:43 pm

Jdw2920 wrote:how hard is it to switch handles on td-z? do i need a new drag star too?


Use a Steez or Zillion (Type R is awesome) star if you want a swept handle. There is Zaion star that should work as well, but I can't remember which reel it comes off of... Maybe Tatula Type R v1.

The only thing hard to find for TDZs are nose pieces in good shape.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby tditox4 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:08 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Jdw2920 wrote:how hard is it to switch handles on td-z? do i need a new drag star too?


Use a Steez or Zillion (Type R is awesome) star if you want a swept handle. There is Zaion star that should work as well, but I can't remember which reel it comes off of... Maybe Tatula Type R v1.

The only thing hard to find for TDZs are nose pieces in good shape.

DaveJ


Tatula HD handle 100mm looks nice, that is what I have done. With a handle spacer , you can even make the original star drag work. I changed 2 star drags on td-itos to red R+ stars to add a little bling . I bought some nose pieces ($11.23), and tatula HD handles($20) . They are available from the Tackle Trap..........YYYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH GARY!!!!!!!!

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Jdw2920 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:34 pm

thank you. I'll get in touch with tackle trap and see about ordering

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:19 am

tditox4 wrote:
IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Jdw2920 wrote:how hard is it to switch handles on td-z? do i need a new drag star too?


Use a Steez or Zillion (Type R is awesome) star if you want a swept handle. There is Zaion star that should work as well, but I can't remember which reel it comes off of... Maybe Tatula Type R v1.

The only thing hard to find for TDZs are nose pieces in good shape.

DaveJ


Tatula HD handle 100mm looks nice, that is what I have done. With a handle spacer , you can even make the original star drag work. I changed 2 star drags on td-itos to red R+ stars to add a little bling . I bought some nose pieces ($11.23), and tatula HD handles($20) . They are available from the Tackle Trap..........YYYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH GARY!!!!!!!!


They finally got nose pieces in stock? Last time I talked to Gary he wasn't sure he would be able to source then from Daiwa again. I will have to order a few.

DaveJ

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Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:09 am

Yep. I ordered 2 nose plates not long ago to have on hand just in case. Any of the Zaion or plastic drag stars will work on the Tdz with the addition of a swept handle. Most drag stars off the Zillion / 103, Alphas / 105, Steez / SS SV are interchangeable and will work with the Tdz. Daiwa is just plain fun 8-)

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby tditox4 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:53 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:Yep. I ordered 2 nose plates not long ago to have on hand just in case. Any of the Zaion or plastic drag stars will work on the Tdz with the addition of a swept handle. Most drag stars off the Zillion / 103, Alphas / 105, Steez / SS SV are interchangeable and will work with the Tdz. Daiwa is just plain fun 8-)

I got 5 nose pieces fron Tackle Trap .Hey man!!!!....you hit nail on the head!!!!!.......Daiwa is just plain fun!!!!! Love switching up those parts!!!

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Teal101 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:41 am

I'm just going to start painting the nose pieces :lol: Seems every reel I fish the plating ends up peeling off quickly.

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby tditox4 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:27 am

Teal101 wrote:I'm just going to start painting the nose pieces :lol: Seems every reel I fish the plating ends up peeling off quickly.

What would be the best to use if I want to clear coat the nose piece plating?

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Teal101 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:12 am

tditox4 wrote:
Teal101 wrote:I'm just going to start painting the nose pieces :lol: Seems every reel I fish the plating ends up peeling off quickly.

What would be the best to use if I want to clear coat the nose piece plating?

I have no idea. You cant get very thick on it or else it wont fit properly. The last one I played with I lightly sanded the chrome off and shot with a few coats of flat black spray paint...the paint is lasting longer than the chrome plating :lol:

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:07 am

Does this count even though its a USDM? Found ne a nice Fuego, added 50th handle with Megabass Hyper corks, Hedgehog Studio ZR bearings, Carbon drag, worm gear bearing, Tatula Zion drag star, and Zillion Type R spool.
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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Fishing4Fun » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:36 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:Does this count even though its a USDM? Found ne a nice Fuego, added 50th handle with Megabass Hyper corks, Hedgehog Studio ZR bearings, Carbon drag, worm gear bearing, and Zillion Type R spool.
[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/y84tv0bmsmnuvz5/Photo%20Jul%2014%2C%2011%2019%2058.jpg?dl=1[\img]


Picture is not showing up? :-k

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:47 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:Does this count even though its a USDM? Found ne a nice Fuego, added 50th handle with Megabass Hyper corks, Hedgehog Studio ZR bearings, Carbon drag, worm gear bearing, and Zillion Type R spool.
[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/y84tv0bmsmnuvz5/Photo%20Jul%2014%2C%2011%2019%2058.jpg?dl=1[\img]


Picture is not showing up? :-k


OK. Fixed it. :lol:

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Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

Postby Fishing4Fun » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:28 am

Looks good!


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