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by johns
Mon May 24, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: steeze sv tw 6.3
Replies: 2
Views: 518

steeze sv tw 6.3

I bought this reel used about 18 months ago from a board member. It came spooled with new 16 lb sniper and a tatula handle. After 20 years of using braid I couldnt get used to the stretch, coils and lack of feel so I switched to 30lb super slick ver.2 power pro. Used it mostly for throwing smaller s...
by johns
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Zoom Trick Worm Texas Style
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Zoom Trick Worm Texas Style

I fish the Zoom trick worm weightless using different size hooks for different rates of fall and depth. Usually a 1/0 to a 4/0 ewg hook , but mostly a 2/0. You wouldnt think so but the size hook also effects the casting distance.
by johns
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

you guys have expensive tastes :lol: . I should have put in a price range which would be under 300.00. Right now I'm using a cumarra 7'11" mhxf which when I bought it I thought it was the reaction series. Over all a great rod but I think I need something a little more moderate. thanks again
by johns
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits
Replies: 8
Views: 916

top water rod for 1 oz +/- baits

Looking for a rod for 1 oz topwater baits (buzzjets, i-louds, i-jack, whopper ploppers, etc.). I mostly fish large shallow flats at night so I need to bomb it out there and be sensitive enough to feel the action of the lure and any weeds that it may catch. The reel will be a zillion type-r spooled w...
by johns
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: Board Sponsor Shout Out ...

same here...ordered mon and received it on thurs
by johns
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion type-R problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Zillion type-R problem

Thanks for the replies. Sounds much better than a total replacement of the gears which I was thinking it might be.
by johns
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion type-R problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Zillion type-R problem

Was out fishing early this morning casting with my Zillion type-R. On about the 5th cast the reel wouldnt engage and there was just a clicking sound when turning the handle and the spool wouldnt turn. The line guide moved back and forth normally. Other than taking out the spool and oiling the spool ...
by johns
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Re: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?

I use 65 lb test original pp. 50 works fine but every once in a while you might get that dreaded backlash and the line snaps. Never had a problem since switching to the 65 and also get fewer backlashes. Usually I'm fishing around weeds and mostly at night. One thing I noticed when throwing heavier b...
by johns
Mon May 04, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?
Replies: 23
Views: 7342

Re: Who has the lowest serial 50th Zillion?

0505 for me
by johns
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 6691

tsi 321

Did a search and couldnt find anything for quite a while on 321 for spool bearings and level wind. For those that use it do you still like it? How long does it last or does it last longer than oil? Can you put oil on top of it after it has been used for a while? I only fish fresh water but it is usu...
by johns
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: High speed gearing for Daiwa cvz 203
Replies: 2
Views: 3001

Re: High speed gearing for Daiwa cvz 203

Maybe not??? I have the millionaire cvz 203 which I plan to send in for service soon. Other than the drag are there any other upgrades that I should consider?? thanks
by johns
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3895

Re: handle zillion type r

thanks
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3895

Re: handle zillion type r

on a side note would air HD bearings be an upgrade over stock bearings?? thanks
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Budget TDZ builds
Replies: 11
Views: 6040

Re: Budget TDZ builds

what spool bearings would you suggest for weights 1/8 to 1/2 oz
by johns
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: handle zillion type r
Replies: 7
Views: 3895

Re: handle zillion type r

Did the cup washer come off (what the handle seats on when the handle came loose)? If so, the shoulders of the the shaft are just eating into the backside of the handle. Pics would help figure it out, if you can post some up. this must be what happened. I looked at my 50th anniversary zillion, but ...