Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

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Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by cortman » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:52 pm

The long awaited day as arrived! I am thrilled to have my custom TD-Z back from the Tackle Trap and could not be happier with the way it turned out. I got the main frame painted by Shane Frederick, rarebreed on here (I believe) and @sc_reels on Instagram. He did an incredible job matching the orange to the custom Hedgehog Studios parts and the paint is just immaculate. I could not recommend the quality of his work too highly. It took a while to get it done but it was worth every second of the wait.
Full specs: Main body is painted, side plates are stock TD-Z paint. Carries a black Steez SV spool and stock gears. The brake dial screw, frame screws, drag star, handle nut, and knob caps are all Hedgehog Studios orange parts. The knobs are silver SLP works and have 4 bearings in them. Handle is a now hard to find chrome Avail handle, and I use the nut plate and screw that came with it because they fit the handle better. In my opinion between Shane, Bryan and I we have achieved the perfect color balance between orange and silver.
I don't know if I will be able to fish this one or not! My personal rule is that everything I own must be fished (at least at this point). I might be in for a change. :lol:
Bryan, Shane, thank you guys a ton for the incredible work you did bringing this all together.

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Fishing4Fun » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:01 pm

Um... Heck yea! I remember you commenting you had something in the works. SLP works that is... I really dig it! =D>

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Nicky » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:41 pm

beautiful !!!!!

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by spencerinstl » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:45 pm

Pretty sweet. Why not paint the whole reel orange?
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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Big-Bass » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:52 pm

spencerinstl wrote:Pretty sweet. Why not paint the whole reel orange?
I actually like the contrast of the original colored side plates. All orange might be a little too much. Plus the accent parts like the knobs and star drag really compliment the reel. Well done and good luck with the reel!

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by papabassin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:40 pm

This is just awesome. Congrats man!

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by MINES » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:10 pm

damn, looks pretty damn nice.... i bet it performs nice with that SV spool as well...

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Cristo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Very sexy!
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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Polkfish1 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:11 pm

Perfection. I would have to sit on it for a while before taking it on a lake.

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by BigG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:01 pm

Incredible

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by zodiak311 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:51 pm

I love the contrast of the two colors. I couldn't use that beauty even if I tried!
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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Hogsticker2 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:59 pm

I dig it. Perfect amount of each, silver, orange and Gunmetal. You had a vision and Shane helped bring it to fruition. His work is top notch. Fish it, enjoy it, and treat her right.

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by Cristo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:50 am

Super bad arce!! Better bust some buckets with it :lol:

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by toddmc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:03 am

Well done.

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Re: Custom TD-Z - ORANGE

Post by biggs » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:37 am

Saw this on instagram. Very very nice! =D>
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