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Oh, I thought that $22 was for a pair! $40 for some plastic and aluminum knobs seems a little steep

Lol yeah but look at it this way, price some bassarts, zpi, etc... Which can run you 40 and up per knob! The quality is superb and they come with 2 bearings per knob, DRESS makes top notch stuff and pretty innovative. I'll post my scorpion DC with the detonator handle later.

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Lol yeah but look at it this way, price some bassarts, zpi, etc... Which can run you 40 and up per knob! The quality is superb and they come with 2 bearings per knob, DRESS makes top notch stuff and pretty innovative. I'll post my scorpion DC with the detonator handle later.

I'm about to get my first Daiwa, and I'm interested in customizing it. Going for the T3 Ballistic, only because it is on sale for $125 at TW lol! This whole customizing thing is NOT cheap! I want a HawgTech handle, these knobs, maybe different color accent screws and such from hedgehog studio... It'll cost me more than the reel!

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DRESS Detonator 100mm with their Caramel knobs.

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DRESS Detonator 100mm with their Caramel knobs.

This is a JDM reel, correct?

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This is a JDM reel, correct?

Yeah, Shimano Scorpion DC7

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I don't believe the hawgtech handle will allow you to use anything but their cork grips. Maybe someone else can confirm.

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I don't believe the hawgtech handle will allow you to use anything but their cork grips. Maybe someone else can confirm.

I know you can use factory Shimano knobs.

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Be sure to give us a review after you fish it :) I added some after market knobs on mine and I have Hedgehog AIR BFS bearings on the way.

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will those knobs fit any shimano? I have a couple scorpions and an antares that NEED those.
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will those knobs fit any shimano? I have a couple scorpions and an antares that NEED those.

Yeah, they are made for shimanos:-)

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how hard are they to swap out?

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how hard are they to swap out?

If I can swap them out, anyone can swap them out lol..  each knob comes with 2 bearings, I think extra bushings and extra washers. If I recall they also come with a little end cap remover and instructions

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If I can swap them out, anyone can swap them out lol.. each knob comes with 2 bearings, I think extra bushings and extra washers. If I recall they also come with a little end cap remover and instructions

Sold! Thanks for the help.

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I don't believe the hawgtech handle will allow you to use anything but their cork grips. Maybe someone else can confirm.

 

 

JRob is correct, our handles will accept all Shimano knobs in addition to our cork knobs.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike,

Hawg Tech, LLC

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Here is my new swim jig set up. Rod arrived yesterday. I hope to get it out today and see how it feels. Casting in the yard for the last hour as felt great. This tip feels great. Nothing like the XF I am used to.

 

 

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Here's my set-ups for this year:

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-My black sheep, a Gen 3 Revo Winch with 6.4:1 gears added; paired with a (new)custom RX-7 ISB842 pushed out to 7'6", with Fuji K-frame Alconites(double-foot) transitioning to Alconite HD micros

-Fuego with JDM Zillion 4 bearing handle and Zillion swept star w/Boca ABEC 5's and carbontex drag; paired with my last remaining factory rod, a Clark Wendlandt Falcon Cara T7 Finesse Jig rod, 6'10"

-Steez 100HA (all-stock); paired with a custom RX-7 IP845 pushed out to 7'3", TiSiC concept guides

-Capricorn 2000A; paired with a (new)custom RX-7 IP843 7' w/ TiSiC concept guides, reel seat trimmed and shaped to remove exposed threads(very comfortable to fish)

-Alphas Type F w/ I'ze swept aluminum handle, AIRD 100R Swept star & cast control cap, carbontex and ABEC 9's; paired with a custom Lamiglas XMG50 LC862 blank, 7'2", carbon fiber handle and Alconite concept double-foot guides transitioning to HD Alconite micros

-Steez 100HA with I'ze Factory 90mm carbon fiber handle and natural corks(all-stock internally); paired with a custom RX-7 IMB 844 pushed out to 7'3"(yes, even with the extension, it has a split grip!) w/ concept TiSiC guides

-Alphas Finesse Custom with Megabass Zonda spool, PX68 drag star & cast control cap and PX-R line guide, also has R-Edition carbon fiber handle w/ red RCS knobs and ABEC 9's; paired with a (new)custom RX-7 IMB843 pushed out to 7'3" w/ K-frame Alconites transitioning to HD Alconite micros

-Alphas R-Edition, I'ze Factory 90mm swept carbon fiber handle w/ natural corks; paired with a (new) custom RX-7 IP904, 7'6" with Alconite K-frame double-foot guides transitioning to HD Alconite micros.

-Missing from the picture are 2 reels, a Steez 100HA and a TD-Z BBS, both of which are currently in the hands of e_bassfisher, along with a RX-7 8'H crankbait/swimbait rod and another RX-7 IP845, both of which are currently with my rodbuilder. Also have 3 or 4 other reels that I just can't locate at the present time and a 2-piece 6'10'' MH Compre casting rod. I am excited to get the 4 new rods out soon, as I haven't even had time to use them yet. Also looking at a nice 2-piece stick from the MajorCraft Over7 line.

My, how things have changed!

 

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Wow! ... stellare lineup Tim! Digging the IZE handles and all the custom work both with rods and reels. Thanks for sharing!

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Someone really likes that Alphas form factor....I do too.   Very nice collection!

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Awesome combos Tim !!

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Wow! ... stellare lineup Tim! Digging the IZE handles and all the custom work both with rods and reels. Thanks for sharing!

There's more here somewhere and more on the way from Santa. :respect-059:

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Terrific! I think Santa has lost my address for years now. Can't wait to see what the elves craft up this time for ya!

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I havent been out for a week, ran down the road for a half hour to throw the buzzbait, a flapslap, vibration-x, and the shakeyhead. And..... No fish :Idontknow: 

 

Got the two aldebarans lined up with zpi knobs and bearings, the mg got boca spool bearings. Have to pick up the boca or hedgehog tool to do the bearings on the bfs. The core has eva knobs, might switch them up soon....

 

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I havent been out for a week, ran down the road for a half hour to throw the buzzbait, a flapslap, vibration-x, and the shakeyhead. And..... No fish :Idontknow: 

 

Got the two aldebarans lined up with zpi knobs and bearings, the mg got boca spool bearings. Have to pick up the boca or hedgehog tool to do the bearings on the bfs. The core has eva knobs, might switch them up soon....

 

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Once you go 50 size shimano its hard to go back lol

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Someone really likes that Alphas form factor....I do too.   Very nice collection!

Thanks! It really is my favorite platform. So much so that I have sold 2 Steez recently and replaced them both with Alphas reels.

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Ive been scoring some sweet deals on megabass baits, oh man its an addiction....  :teeth:

 

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Customized Citica 201E:


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Only posted the reel by itself since I don't yet have a rod to go with it.  That reel began life as a Citica 201E before receiving the following upgrades:
 
Chronarch E aluminum brake case
Chronarch E 7:1 gears
Chronarch E spool-tension knob
Core 101MG drag star
Hawgtech 102mm swept handle w/ Shimano Power Grip II knobs
Daiwa drag spring washers
Crankshaft bearing
Carbontex drag
 
The reel has also been super-tuned, painted by Calfish, and I drilled holes in the thumb rest to make it look a little different.  Also drilled the crankshaft to shave off a little weight, but the savings is so small it's really not noticeable.
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