Daiwa Sol

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Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:07 pm

I cant believe I have owned all these reels and fished with them and never new this site existed! I do appreciate all the good advice.
So far thanks to yall and to Spanky I have customized and upgraded most of my TD-Zs, Steezs, Zillions, Fuegos, Vientos, Tierras, really is a lot of fun too.
Now I would like to give my Sols a little attention. Is there a swept Daiwa drag star and Handle I should be looking for. I already have upgraded bearings and drags but really wanted to bring out the beauty of these reels. I was told I should already look for the Fuego/TD-Z/Zillion line guide for all four of them.

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by jjbassnforfun » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:15 pm

Sol is the US version of the JDM Alpha's. Many parts swap and so do many of the pixy parts. \:D/
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:20 pm

Gotcha, just wondering if a drag star beyond the Alpha made by Daiwa might work...

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by jjbassnforfun » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:11 pm

Most should as they all have the 8mm drive shaft. There is a difference is between left and right hand though.

SV105 or SS SV have nice small ones.
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:14 pm

Sweet, thanks!

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:54 pm

It depends on how much you want to spend on your sol.
Here are a couple of swept non clicking drag stars
https://japantackle.com/tuning-parts/st ... 00108.html
https://japantackle.com/tuning-parts/st ... 00109.html
a clicking drag star conversion kit
https://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_p ... 4a458c9926
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:21 pm

Here are some pics. You can do the same to your sol as i did to my alphas. Except add an Orange clicking drag star minus the bass or die knobs.
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Jkitchens » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:26 pm

Nice Sol Spencer!
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:40 pm

I like the drag stars on the links you sent.... going to get the for all four Sols..
Will look for handles after that...
Great looking reels!
BTW payment is on the was for the handles and cc cap, thanks

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:43 pm

I only have one aftermarket spool for one sol, a megabass honeycomb but it's green...not a good look..

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:45 pm

Moosehead wrote:I only have one aftermarket spool for one sol, a megabass honeycomb but it's green...not a good look..
You should get an orange sv spool for one of your sols, looks pretty sweet. That and an orange spool tension knob.
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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Moosehead » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:23 pm

Thinking about it, really wanted to put the Zillion/Fuego/TD-Z line guide on it but found out today it won't work. Where'd you get that spool?

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by spencerinstl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Not to derail the thread, but you mentioned the Viento. Did you happen to find a decent spool for it that drops in? The reel is really nice except for the 25g spool with fixed inductor.

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Re: Daiwa Sol

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:25 pm

Sol
Orange SV spool
Sky blue Hedgehog bits and parts
90 mm carbon handle of your choice

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