Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

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Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby FishNrace » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm

I just noticed that the Zillion rods are no longer showing on the Daiwa north american website under freshwater... Does anyone know if Zillion rods are being discontinued?? If anyone would have an idea, i figure it would be here on TT.

I've fished the ZIL 731-MHFB for 2 years now and liked it MUCH better than previous gen. Even purchased the just released ZIL 741-MHRB full handle in November which i have yet to use ](*,) Prices haven't dropped on TW yet. I like them enough to want more, but not if they're discontinued.

Much Thanks to All in advance.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby down4ttown » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:54 pm

I think they were to make room for the Tatula Elites with AGS. That doesn’t mean they won’t have some more released at the classic or Icast.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby FishNrace » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm just not sold yet on the durability of the AGS guides on Tatula rods from hard use. Plus Zillion rods are lifetime warranty vs Tatulas which are not. If the Zillion rods are discontinued, that would leave a big gap below the Steez rods, no?

Will just get the new Orochi XX when released, loved the previous Emtf with a Metanium...

Can any Daiwa reps step in to comment on the current Zillion rod lineup please? Tight lines all.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby Big-Bass » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:06 pm

hmmm
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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby big_gee » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 am

Word is Daiwa is doing a release tomorrow 2/16/18.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby jte54 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:59 am

[quote="big_gee"]Word is Daiwa is doing a release tomorrow 2/16/18.[/quote

Dude worst tease ever. 8-[

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby Big-Bass » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:30 am

So where is this new release?

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby FishNrace » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:17 pm

So was there any news on the Daiwa releases on the 16th? I couldn't seem to find more info online :(

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby big_gee » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:37 am

They just released the Saltist back bay and today they released the updated BG spinning reel. Saying they are the next generation. Leaner and meaner from a 1500 size to 8000 size. Lighter in weight is what they are saying.

On IG they announced the new Proteus WN rods and new look VIP Boat rods.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby Big-Bass » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Called Daiwa today...Zillions are in fact discontinued. Any word on the Zillion 7' ML jerkbait rod? Anyone use one? Thanks!

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Re: Daiwa Zillion Rods Discontinued?!?

Postby ScoobyDoo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:25 pm

FishNrace wrote:I'm just not sold yet on the durability of the AGS guides on Tatula rods from hard use. Plus Zillion rods are lifetime warranty vs Tatulas which are not. If the Zillion rods are discontinued, that would leave a big gap below the Steez rods, no?

Will just get the new Orochi XX when released, loved the previous Emtf with a Metanium...

Can any Daiwa reps step in to comment on the current Zillion rod lineup please? Tight lines all.


I've bushwhacked for miles and hours....never had an issue. They are quite strong.
My rods have to worry more about trees than rod lockers...so not sure whether being a a rock locker harpooner would do more damage.


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