ICAST 2019

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by DirtyD64 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Maybe, maybe... concerning the Zillions that is. I just don't know what will happen though, because they upped the Steez A to $500 and now they have a super premium priced Steez CT SV. I feel like that frame size will be the next front running tech Daiwa pushes. I just don't know if they'd offer brass gears (which some consider an obvious improvement) and an aluminum frame (another feature some like better, over magnesium) for less price than the ridiculous $700 Steez CT SV. I just don't know, I wish they'd bring something new. If it weren't for a few things that bother me I'd just have gotten an Aldebaran.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by LowRange » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am

You and I may seen Aluminum frame and brass gears as an improvement but Daiwa still considers magnesium frames and aluminium gears as a premium features. They're not wrong. Magnesium frames and aluminum gears cut that well to be as smooth as they are can't be cheap.

With this new Steez moving to a smaller platform it is possible that the older Steez TW/Steez A platform may move down to the Zillion line. They already released a new Morethan on that platform. If that is any indicator then a new Zillion may appear on it as well. That is what happened with the last Morethan. That reel came out before the Zillion TWS. We were all making fun of it calling if a Tatula you are paying Morethan you should.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by jvelth74 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:56 am

70 sized ct sv tw Zillion with brass gears and aluminium frame in ct Steez outlook would be great! That 30 mm deep spool is truly versatile with nowadays braided lines!

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by Aquaftm45 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 am

I'd like to see the Steez A and Steez SV TW modified to where the mag dial is at the bottom of the palm plate, making it a more streamlined platform while still retaining the 34mm spool. If they needed to downsize the TWS to prevent the bulbus profile, I would be good with that too.

And Jeez..$500-$700 platform, throw a darn carbon handle on the thing.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:58 pm

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am
You and I may seen Aluminum frame and brass gears as an improvement but Daiwa still considers magnesium frames and aluminium gears as a premium features. They're not wrong. Magnesium frames and aluminum gears cut that well to be as smooth as they are can't be cheap.

With this new Steez moving to a smaller platform it is possible that the older Steez TW/Steez A platform may move down to the Zillion line. They already released a new Morethan on that platform. If that is any indicator then a new Zillion may appear on it as well. That is what happened with the last Morethan. That reel came out before the Zillion TWS. We were all making fun of it calling if a Tatula you are paying Morethan you should.
This sounds fairly reasonable and logical imo.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:26 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 am
I'd like to see the Steez A and Steez SV TW modified to where the mag dial is at the bottom of the palm plate, making it a more streamlined platform while still retaining the 34mm spool. If they needed to downsize the TWS to prevent the bulbus profile, I would be good with that too.

And Jeez..$500-$700 platform, throw a darn carbon handle on the thing.
Not to mention a 90mm one at that...

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by KP Duty » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 am

Has daiwa ever released/revamped a reel without someone on tackle tour knowing about it first? I dont believe so, and I've been around here since 2002. I'm thinking no zillion.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by fishonsc » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:46 am

New Daiwa spinning reel. Looks like a Tatula.
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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by E73Bass » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am

KP Duty wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 am
Has daiwa ever released/revamped a reel without someone on tackle tour knowing about it first? I dont believe so, and I've been around here since 2002. I'm thinking no zillion.
Nope ... if you know how to ask and where to ask from people who actually distribute/ sell the product ... you can find out.

There will be a new Zillion.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by jvelth74 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:46 am

E73Bass wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
There will be a new Zillion.
Sure. But when? :lol:

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by E73Bass » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:57 am

Introduced soon... availability will be by end of year.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by E73Bass » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:01 pm

jvelth74 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:46 am
E73Bass wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
There will be a new Zillion.
Sure. But when? :lol:

Introduced soon... availability will be by end of year.

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by Finnz922 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm

E73Bass wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:01 pm
jvelth74 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:46 am
E73Bass wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
There will be a new Zillion.
Sure. But when? :lol:

Introduced soon... availability will be by end of year.
The real question is E73Bass is are you excited for it?
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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by LowRange » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:42 pm

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Re: ICAST 2019

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:49 pm

LowRange wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:42 pm
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[-o< :crying: ](*,) Please get rid of that nappy, indented sideplate

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