Spool to increase Zillion PE distance?

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Spool to increase Zillion PE distance?

Postby new2BC4bass » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:38 am

Purchased a used Zillion PE several years ago. Took it out a couple times and it hasn't been out since. Was quite disappointed in the casting distance I achieved with it. Just picked up a nice MHF 2-piece trunk rod. (Thanks, Adam.) Want to use the PE on it. Still not thrilled with casting distance. I will be fishing from shore so I'd like to get another 10 yards at a minimum. Tried it Friday with either a 1/4 or 5/16 oz. spinnerbait. Played around with the settings, but I'm guessing no more than 30-32 yards. I know the OG Zillions are suppose to be better from 3/8 oz. up. Hoping the PE doesn't have the same limitations or a different spool would help it.

Or maybe a cleaning is in order. I never did send it out for a cleaning. No idea when it may have been cleaned before buying it. I suppose that is something I should get done right away. Need to send Ian a couple other reels anyway.

Otherwise I do have a couple other reels already spooled with braid. I don't use braid much. A Gen1 STXL, older blue Patriarch XT and Ian tuned and upgraded Alphas F. All 3 cast much further than the PE. I'd kind of like to find rod for the PE, tho.

Thanks.

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Re: Spool to increase Zillion PE distance?

Postby Rippin-lips » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:51 am

PE spool has always been said to be a good upgrade to the zillion platforms. I put one in my J dream and enjoyed the performance of it but I was using 3/8+ baits. The hlc is another spool I’ve heard good things about. A good clean/flush of the bearings might help you out if they’re dirty. Another option would be 36-34mm spacers and you can then have your pick of spools to use in it. Glad you like the rod.

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Re: Spool to increase Zillion PE distance?

Postby Cristo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:09 am

Or some F Zero and swap out with some of the zpi bearings. Am I paying I would probably be one of your better lower cost Solutions :-k
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Re: Spool to increase Zillion PE distance?

Postby new2BC4bass » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:34 am

I've had the material for spacers sitting under my desk for months. No idea when I will get to run some more off. Have a reel sitting at home that needs that size spacers before I can use it. Had the reel/spool about a year. Having a lathe open up at the right time used to be the major problem. Now I go to a second job 4 days a week...normally...so even if a lathe opens up at the right time, I'm not going to be able to stay over and run off my parts. :(


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