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Anyone know if the lews carbon handle will fit a shimano core or the daiwa zillion type r handle? If not is there anywhere in the US that I can purchase a bent carbon handle? Looking for one besides a hawgtech.

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I'm unsure about the Lews, but I'm pretty sure it won't work because of the shaft size. The Zillion def won't work. Unfortunately, you're gonna have to go overseas to make it work. You're gonna need a handle, probably a drag star, covered nut, and a retainer. I prefer to use Plat, but there are a number of vendors that can make it happen. I've used JapanTackle and JapanProFishing in the past and they've both been great. Also, SemperFiTackle is making what looks like some really nice stuff at pretty good prices.

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Daiwa and Lews won't fit a Shimano. Semper Fi has really nice handles at reasonable prices, even on Fleabay. You can use the handle knobs off your Core. Same with the nut and nut retainer, however you can get anodized parts from Semper Fi as well. Make sure you get 4 bearings as well if you need them.

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You can get the Daiwa factory carbon fiber handle for the type R at Tackletrap.com it fits the regular Zillion. While your at it get the spool for the Team Daiwa Z100   it is a huge upgrade over the stock zillion spool, much lighter and faster. I did both plus Boca orange seal bearings and it's like a whole new reel

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okay, you have several things going on here. as i understand your question, you want to put a swept carbon fiber handle onto your shimano core reel and are considering the lew's and zillion handles.

 

first of all, shimano has a unique crankshaft size which is smaller in diameter than everyone else's. to get a lew's/revo/daiwa/BPS/pflueger handle to fit onto a shimano crankshaft, you need an adapter called the "barrier breaker" sold by semper-fi tackle.

 

secondly, you don't want to put a swept/bent/offset handle on a shimano reel that was not designed for it as the handle will not clear the drag star.

 

my advice: if you want a shimano with an offset handle, buy the new JDM metanium or the new shimano chronarch Ci4+. if all you want is a carbon fiber handle for your core, buy a straight one from semper-fi.

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Thank you for the replies. I guess I'm just going to put a hawgtech straight handle on it.

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I have reels with swept handles and reels with straight handles. There is no detectable performance difference between them. Ditto for carbon fiber vs standard materials. There can be a measurable weight difference between carbon fiber and metal handles, but it is virtually undetectable in use.

The difference between a handle with four bearings vs one without bearings is very noticable. This is the only reason I see for spending my hard earned cash on a different handle for any reel.

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Bmlum,

We will be coming out with a new swept carbon fiber handle in about two weeks. It will be less bulky than our current handle. The profile shape is designed to be universal...I've measured dozens of star drag dimensions, and sized it accordingly so there will not be issues with fit. If you want, I can send you some renderings of the 3D design, so you can see if it is something you might be interested in.

I think the enthusiast types are really going to like this new handle.

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Bmlum,

We will be coming out with a new swept carbon fiber handle in about two weeks. It will be less bulky than our current handle. The profile shape is designed to be universal...I've measured dozens of star drag dimensions, and sized it accordingly so there will not be issues with fit. If you want, I can send you some renderings of the 3D design, so you can see if it is something you might be interested in.

I think the enthusiast types are really going to like this new handle.

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Bmlum,

We will be coming out with a new swept carbon fiber handle in about two weeks. It will be less bulky than our current handle. The profile shape is designed to be universal...I've measured dozens of star drag dimensions, and sized it accordingly so there will not be issues with fit. If you want, I can send you some renderings of the 3D design, so you can see if it is something you might be interested in.

I think the enthusiast types are really going to like this new handle.

If you do not mind I would be interested in your renderings....Thank you.

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If you do not mind I would be interested in your renderings....Thank you.

 

Same here

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Got it.  I have the renderings on my office computer and will send those out as soon as I can.

 

Mike

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Bmlum,

We will be coming out with a new swept carbon fiber handle in about two weeks. It will be less bulky than our current handle. The profile shape is designed to be universal...I've measured dozens of star drag dimensions, and sized it accordingly so there will not be issues with fit. If you want, I can send you some renderings of the 3D design, so you can see if it is something you might be interested in.

I think the enthusiast types are really going to like this new handle.

I'm very Interested in those. May I be able to see them

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sell everthing and just stick with lews, then all your reels will have Carbonfiber handles. Problem solved?LOL

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sell everthing and just stick with lews, then all your reels will have Carbonfiber handles. Problem solved?LOL

haha I have all lews tp besides one core and I don't plan on selling that

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haha I have all lews tp besides one core and I don't plan on selling that

 

 

exactly what I have all TP besides my cores........ and really I guess I expected too much cause the core didnt blow my away like I thought they would. Go figure.

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exactly what I have all TP besides my cores........ and really I guess I expected too much cause the core didnt blow my away like I thought they would. Go figure.

really? I love mine for cranking. It launches cranks with ease.

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this handle super nice im getting this next for my core

 

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Nicely done. Looks clean. What did you pull that cast control cap from, a Core? What kind of line is that, 832 Ghost? 

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The picture courtesy is from member y2k88 from TT.   here's the link http://forums.tackletour.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=47653&start=30

Not sure where the line is from could be pe braid but the knob is from a scorpion xt. Handle and drag star parts are available here http://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/380

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really? I love mine for cranking. It launches cranks with ease.

 

using mine for baitcasting dropshot and shakeyheads.

 

I like em pretty good, but nothing I would get rid of a Lews Tp for on a daily basis.

 

Now that you mention it.....I guess I am going to have to try some squarebills and such on one!

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