Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

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Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by DenhamBruce » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 pm

Ordered one a couple weeks ago from Japan and so far I'm not sure what to think of this reel. Was throwing a frog and for comparison it was getting smoked by my Citica I using the same rod. The reels wants to backlash right out of the gate unless I have the Mag set at about halfway which slows down the tale end of the cast quite a bit.

Anyone else have this reel that could comment? Doesn't seem like the spool is living up to the hype at this moment.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by DenhamBruce » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Nothing?? Figure someone out there has to have owned this reel.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by Real Pudd legend » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Check and make sure the inductor and magnets are working properly. Flush the bearings and see if that helps as well.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 am

The HLC is for heavy baits. What are you throwing with it?
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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by fishballer06 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 pm

I use mine for a frog reel. I get good distance and it handles quite well whenever skipping frogs under overhanging tree branches and docks.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by DenhamBruce » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm

Throwing spinners an spoons upwards of half oz for salmon and steelhead. I've come to the conclusion that the spool is just a bit fast and need to be more disciplined with thumbing the early parts of the cast. My Tatulas and SV103 are much more tame!

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:12 am

It's a total different animal than a SV spooled reel.
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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:21 pm

DenhamBruce wrote:Throwing spinners an spoons upwards of half oz for salmon and steelhead. I've come to the conclusion that the spool is just a bit fast and need to be more disciplined with thumbing the early parts of the cast. My Tatulas and SV103 are much more tame!
Yes, you have to use your thumb with the HLC. It has approximately 40 percent less magforce braking than a standard spool.
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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by bassmaster_flex » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:55 pm

It's a very moody, touchy reel. As stated above, it's ideal for heavier baits. i only use mine now for 1/2 oz lipless crankbaits and heavier. Those baits cast well anyways so you can really zip them out there. Very limited but I still enjoy fishing with mine.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by BigG » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:45 am

Send it to Ian Shield and he will fix the inductor on it and you will love it. Cheap fix.

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by Real Pudd legend » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:55 pm

Agreed .

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by Real Pudd legend » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:57 pm

Ian will change it from hyper lash cast back to hyper long cast :lol:

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Re: Daiwa TD Zillion HLC

Post by zodiak311 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:27 pm

Ian changes any factory reel into a modified beast. The best super tuner out there.
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