DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

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DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by Tony9 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:58 pm

It looks like a shallower spool too

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by igl00jx » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:06 pm

very nice

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by goldrod » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:57 pm

Its nice but I am not sure about the red..
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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:51 pm

That's just not appealing to me, but to each, his own.
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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by hzzhangc » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:50 pm

The pic is not clear enough but looks like someone painted in their basement :lol:

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by toddmc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am

What is their targeted market/species for this reel? We use this reel in the slower ratios for mid-sized swimbaits in the the U.S. The 8.4 ratio sure won't be preferred for this. I don't think that this reel is study enough to grind on big fast moving fish over long periods of time. I am curious to know how the Asian market uses this reel.

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:29 am

toddmc wrote:What is their targeted market/species for this reel? We use this reel in the slower ratios for mid-sized swimbaits in the the U.S. The 8.4 ratio sure won't be preferred for this. I don't think that this reel is study enough to grind on big fast moving fish over long periods of time. I am curious to know how the Asian market uses this reel.
Deps is famous for swimbaits so i guess that is the market.

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by toddmc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:26 am

cndbasshunter wrote:
toddmc wrote:What is their targeted market/species for this reel? We use this reel in the slower ratios for mid-sized swimbaits in the the U.S. The 8.4 ratio sure won't be preferred for this. I don't think that this reel is study enough to grind on big fast moving fish over long periods of time. I am curious to know how the Asian market uses this reel.
Deps is famous for swimbaits so i guess that is the market.
It would be interesting to see what a few big pike and musky caught on swimbaits from your neck of the woods will do to this reel. :lol: There is probably some new type of jigging in Japan that I am unaware of that they are going to do with this reel. Damn, I've already got too many JDM lures. I can't afford a lure category. :cry:

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:40 am

toddmc wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:
toddmc wrote:What is their targeted market/species for this reel? We use this reel in the slower ratios for mid-sized swimbaits in the the U.S. The 8.4 ratio sure won't be preferred for this. I don't think that this reel is study enough to grind on big fast moving fish over long periods of time. I am curious to know how the Asian market uses this reel.
Deps is famous for swimbaits so i guess that is the market.
It would be interesting to see what a few big pike and musky caught on swimbaits from your neck of the woods will do to this reel. :lol: There is probably some new type of jigging in Japan that I am unaware of that they are going to do with this reel. Damn, I've already got too many JDM lures. I can't afford a lure category. :cry:
We wouldn't even look at this reel. Tranx and Conquest 300 minimum. The inertia from the Strike would rip the reel from the rod.

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by spookybaits » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:00 pm

Maybe make a good... snakehead reel? Or...punching?
Damned if I know what I'd use it for personally. Probably be a good fit for smaller glide baits like deps 175 slide swimmer.

Looks pretty cool though. I love that z2020/z200, but I ended up selling mine as I couldn't find a good use for it. Too much reel for normal applications, not enough reel for big bait applications.

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by Mike and Pike » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:21 am

Musky use...no. Too fast/not powerful enough.
See if the paint on this latest Z actually holds and then after the price drops ad a set of lower gears.
Not a musky reel at all as it sits, 100mm handle or not.

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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by spookybaits » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:01 am

Mike and Pike wrote:Musky use...no. Too fast/not powerful enough.
See if the paint on this latest Z actually holds and then after the price drops ad a set of lower gears.
Not a musky reel at all as it sits, 100mm handle or not.
Are the deps reels known for having flakey paint jobs(pun intended)? I can't remember them having issues.
Agree with ya on the other points.

Im not a fan of red but I do kinda like the looks of this one. Kind of cool that they used 2 different shades of red(though I like the shade on the sides better).

I wonder what this means? :-k
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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by goldrod » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:45 pm

What do you mean not a musky reel? You can catch a musky on an aldebaran.
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Re: DR-Z2020. 8.4 ratio

Post by Pen3 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:53 pm

goldrod wrote:What do you mean not a musky reel? You can catch a musky on an aldebaran.
I think these guys set no drag and flip them into the boat. You can catch giant GT with the smallest size Saltiga, so muskie should be no problem.

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