Finnz922 wrote:toddmc wrote:Finnz922 wrote:I got a hold of Toby the other day... Finally. Top notch customer service as usual.
I had been looking for the Daiwa Tatula Type HD handle to see if it would match the my two Zillion 50ths. It doesn't, . It is a little more of a raw aluminum color with a bluish hue to it. It looks okay with the Zillion R drag star but still not an exact match. I have another on back order and will put it on my TDZ 103H. The one I have is on my TDZ 100M. At 100mm it makes for a great cranking handle and is very comfortable.
I'm waiting for Daiwa to get in the new AIRD 90mm silver handle to put on my USDM Zillions. I'll add a second bearing and new knobs. Daiwa just got up the part numbers for this new AIRD reel and the handle on their site looks like a lighter silver than any of their other handles, but it's not 100mm. I think they told me the cost would only be about $16. I'll let you know how it looks on my 50th that also has a Type R star when I get a few.
Let me know. Thanks
The AIRD handles look good on both the 50th and original Zillions. They have longer brass posts and they are thicker than the Tatula handles which adds a few grams. They are also a little different design. You will have to add several shims to get a standard I shape cork knob to fit. They come with 4 bearings (2 under each knob) which makes them a steal!