QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

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QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

Postby robchik04 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:49 am

:?: Hey all. Anyone have trouble topshotting fluorocarbon to braid with the Tatula/Zillion SV TWS reels? I notice the line guide is fairly narrow. Was curious before I spool up for spring. :?:

I'm looking at spooling up with 30# J-Braid x4 to 15# FC
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Re: QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 pm

Yeah, it catches in the line guide. For this reason I only use a leader length that won't enter the reel...

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Re: QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

Postby vncnt » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:44 pm

I can’t get a splice knot threw the t-wing while retrieving. I’ve been doing braid with about 6 feet of fluoro, but this season I’m doing about 1/3 spool of braid and fill the rest with fluoro. I’m coming close to the splice knot on a long cast.

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Re: QUESTION: Daiwa Tatula/Zillion TWS -> Braid -> Fluoro Topshot

Postby jpmoney » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:19 am

Using an 'FG' knot will solve this issue. Taking time to practice this knot will save you headaches in the union knot hitting the TWS line guide. I can use longer leaders, that go into the reel.


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