zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

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zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby johns » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:40 pm

i have both the 50th and type r zillion and was considering the steeze A. If anyone has used both can you compare them? How light a lure they can cast, how smooth etc. The zillions have more bearings but mostly in the handle which could be added to the steeze. The steeze A has the TW which I like in the T3's I have. Any more differences and what do you like about one or the other. thanks john

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Re: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby freelancer27 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:04 pm

I can only comment on the Steez A and light lures. The standard spool is good (with an adequate rod) for around 3/8oz lures. If you want to use lighter lures swap the spool (as I did) and you can easily throw 1/4 oz lures.

Amazing reel. Fits well in the hand, super smooth and relatively light.

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Re: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:05 pm

None of the OG Zillion variations will cast under 3/8 very well, except the PE Special. Then there's the fact that they weigh 8.6 oz or more. That's why I have never cared for them. The Steez A is a much better choice imo, if only for the weight savings.
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Re: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby SSS » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:31 am

the zillions will be noticeably smoother under load, but worse for everything else.

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Re: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:40 pm

freelancer27 wrote:I can only comment on the Steez A and light lures. The standard spool is good (with an adequate rod) for around 3/8oz lures. If you want to use lighter lures swap the spool (as I did) and you can easily throw 1/4 oz lures.

Amazing reel. Fits well in the hand, super smooth and relatively light.


What spool did you swap too? If I can justify the $$$ I plan on getting a Steez A JDM XS and using the stock spool in an SS/SV. Going to use the SV TW G1 Zillion spool I put in the SS/SV into the Steez A XS. Is this a good plan???

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Re: zillion 50th or type r vs steeze A

Postby freelancer27 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:35 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:I can only comment on the Steez A and light lures. The standard spool is good (with an adequate rod) for around 3/8oz lures. If you want to use lighter lures swap the spool (as I did) and you can easily throw 1/4 oz lures.

Amazing reel. Fits well in the hand, super smooth and relatively light.


What spool did you swap too? If I can justify the $$$ I plan on getting a Steez A JDM XS and using the stock spool in an SS/SV. Going to use the SV TW G1 Zillion spool I put in the SS/SV into the Steez A XS. Is this a good plan???



I put the 1016 spool in from a SV103. Yeah, the XS would be my choice as well!


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