2018 zillion hd

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Dustys60
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2018 zillion hd

Post by Dustys60 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Is this reel going to be a jdm reel only or is it going to make it stateside in the future?

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by Sore Thumb » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 am

Can only guess about US market, but we got them in Oz a while ago.

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by 4g63power » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:48 am

Probably won't make it to the US market. I don't think the previous one for here sold well.

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by Dustys60 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:48 pm

I think the new ones look really cool compared to the first ones. If anyone has one how do you like it?

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm

I think they look great also. I'm hoping they make a new Zillion or Tatula Type R on the new frame with similar styling.

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by wirinhar » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Dustys60 wrote:I think the new ones look really cool compared to the first ones. If anyone has one how do you like it?
Hi,

my friend loves it and i play with it for about 1/2 hour..... It is too big for my small hand.... but it cast very well, maybe due to the fixed spool.

After knowing it is made in Thailand.... and I am very very sorry and I have to say "No", cause not all Zillion 2018 HD is good so u need to hold and play with it before you purchase cause another friend got a lemon ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

I have a zillion SV TW 1016 (made in Thailand).... (out of the box) and went fishing... after playing for 2 hours.... the spool is start moving left and right, tide up my pinion..... after 2 casts and again...... finally i found out the screws were loosen up on the gear side. :lol: :lol: :lol: ....

Well.... Once again, basically not all the Daiwa made in Thai is bad, but u just need to hold and play with it before you purchase.

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by E73Bass » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:46 am

4g63power wrote:Probably won't make it to the US market. I don't think the previous one for here sold well.

I agree and think it was because they made it in the wrong gear ratio (7.3:1)....thye needed to at least add a 5.5:1 for us that wanted for Deep Cranks and Big Swimbaits.

I like the idea that they are Mag sealed and can be used for inshore as well.

Anyway ... Tackle Trap is taking the USA version (2015) and making custom gear ratio versions.

Check 'em out.

https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_p ... 36b3884502

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Re: 2018 zillion hd

Post by Moosehead » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:41 am

This is a great option.

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