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So I'm considering doing the full conversion to Daiwa all in one order from JLS the day the Zillion HLC releases. Really debating on which reels to go with would love for you guys that are more familiar with Daiwas various models to chime in. All I'm thinking right now is do a couple Steez and the rest Zillions but maybe some of their other models might be better. Here's what I need them for:

 Casting:

Fury 705CB - Squarebills - Tat 5.5:1 'Crazy Cranker'
Fury 735C - Frogs - Tat 6.3:1
Fury 795SB - A Rig - Tat HD JDM 6.3:1
Savvy 663C - Flukes - Tat Type R 6.3:1
Champ 684CB - Jerkbaits - 
Champ 685CB - Topwater - 
Champ 704CB - 4-8ft cranks -
Champ 705CB - 10-18ft cranks -
Champ 702C - 3/16oz Jig - 
Champ 703C - 3/8-1/2oz T Rig - 
Champ 734C - SpinnBuzzChat - 
ChampX 703C - 3/8-1/2oz Jig - 
ChampX 743C - Keitechs -
ChampX 744C - C Rig - Zillion TW HLC 
Spinning:
Custom 1 - Shakey Head - Ballistic 2500ex
Custom 2 - Drop Shot - Ballistic 2000ex

  

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Sounds expensive and fun.  Along with steez and zillions I would also grab a couple of alphas sv's especially for jerk bait and top water duty.  I throw x rap8 and pop r nicely.

Edit:. Are you only buying new or would you add some classics like tdz?  I highly recommend tdz r+, TD ito, etc.  I feel like every daiwa fan needs at least one.

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Wow.  You are putting together some very nice combos.  Wish I could help.  I've got quite a few Daiwas, but the newest are the PXL Type R and Alphas SV105.  My Zillions are the older models.  Can't afford a Steez.  From reading the TT review of the Zillion TWS, I would limit it to the same weight lures as my older Zillions.....3/8 oz. and up.

Although I seem to be the only one not impressed with the Alphas SV, I would still recommend it as an alternative to the much more expensive Steez for rods such as the 703C, 684CB and 685CB.  Either I got one that doesn't perform up to snuff or I don't know how to use it properly.   Too many others love it.

I am getting so I like faster ratios.  The cranks are probably the only rods I would prefer slower ratios on.

Like I said, I have no experience with a Steez or Zillion TWS, so my comments are simply personal preference and impressions formed from my reading.  Be sure to let us know what you decide on and how each combo works for you.

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25 minutes ago, Yudo1 said:

Sounds expensive and fun.  Along with steez and zillions I would also grab a couple of alphas sv's especially for jerk bait and top water duty.  I throw x rap8 and pop r nicely.

Edit:. Are you only buying new or would you add some classics like tdz?  I highly recommend tdz r+, TD ito, etc.  I feel like every daiwa fan needs at least one.

Cool thanks I'll look into the Alphas I'll throw in there if stay with a mix of Daiwas and Shimanos I'll keep my Scorpion 1001XTs for the 684 and 685 and Met XG for the 743. 

5 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

Wow.  You are putting together some very nice combos.  Wish I could help.  I've got quite a few Daiwas, but the newest are the PXL Type R and Alphas SV105.  My Zillions are the older models.  Can't afford a Steez.  From reading the TT review of the Zillion TWS, I would limit it to the same weight lures as my older Zillions.....3/8 oz. and up.

Although I seem to be the only one not impressed with the Alphas SV, I would still recommend it as an alternative to the much more expensive Steez for rods such as the 703C, 684CB and 685CB.  Either I got one that doesn't perform up to snuff or I don't know how to use it properly.   Too many others love it.

I am getting so I like faster ratios.  The cranks are probably the only rods I would prefer slower ratios on.

Like I said, I have no experience with a Steez or Zillion TWS, so my comments are simply personal preference and impressions formed from my reading.  Be sure to let us know what you decide on and how each combo works for you.

The "new" older zillion is the 103 now??? I think, but I'm going all JDM I don't see it available. Don't plan on going the used route either. Just gonna do it all in 1 shot. Then I'll have like 20 Shimanos for sale if I don't keep a few. Lol SS SV looks like a good alternative for a couple set ups. It's getting really confusing. 

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My line up is also daiwa with a few shims thrown in (curado 51e, met xg and exsence DC).  

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Why are you getting rid of your Shimano's?

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1 hour ago, PitchinJigz said:

Why are you getting rid of your Shimano's?

so that he can buy them back again :lol:

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5 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

so that he can buy them back again :lol:

Lmao why would I do that? 

6 hours ago, PitchinJigz said:

Why are you getting rid of your Shimano's?

Will get rid of some of the definitely but it's up in the site if I get rid of all of them. Idk the Daiwas are impressing the hell outta me. Really like their performance on the water. Nothing bad to say about Shimano though. 

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Wow, you're talking close to $4000 in reels for your casting rods.

Must be nice to be able to spend money like that. 

If I spent even half that on some reels my wife would kick me out

you must either be single or rich.....or both

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8 hours ago, mojojojo said:

Wow, you're talking close to $4000 in reels for your casting rods.

Must be nice to be able to spend money like that. 

If I spent even half that on some reels my wife would kick me out

you must either be single or rich.....or both

I have found that spending thousands on reels has nothing to do with being rich, at least for me lol. 

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1 hour ago, Yudo1 said:

I have found that spending thousands on reels has nothing to do with being rich, at least for me lol. 

True.  Just takes a few years for some of to do that.  :(

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On May 26, 2016 at 11:19 PM, mojojojo said:

Wow, you're talking close to $4000 in reels for your casting rods.

Must be nice to be able to spend money like that. 

If I spent even half that on some reels my wife would kick me out

you must either be single or rich.....or both

Dave Ramsey's book Total Money Makeover. Thank me in a few years! ?

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Made my first order towards the conversion 

 

JDM Tatula HLC 8.1:1 - for Keitechs

JDM Tatula 5.5:1 'Crazy Cranker' - for Squarebills

JDM Zillion SV 9.1:1 - for 3/8-1/2oz jigs

cant wait!!!

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On the one hand I hate the Twing, on the other hand I'd like some 9:1's. Let me know how that Zilion SV works out please. 

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1 hour ago, Cgrinder said:

On the one hand I hate the Twing, on the other hand I'd like some 9:1's. Let me know how that Zilion SV works out please. 

Why do u hate the twing? ... Will do I can't wait to throw this thing, the JDM version has the mag sealed bearings too. 

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13 hours ago, Angry John said:

Spinning I would go certate.  Have one and its great.

I just got the ballistics, insane deal on them I couldn't pass it up. I'm really impressed with them. 

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Its all about what ya like ..i have over 100 reels some more then $100 some less if i paid retail it be about 12k

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On 5/23/2016 at 8:43 AM, dam0007 said:

 

The "new" older zillion is the 103 now??? I think, but I'm going all JDM I don't see it available. Don't plan on going the used route either. Just gonna do it all in 1 shot. Then I'll have like 20 Shimanos for sale if I don't keep a few. Lol SS SV looks like a good alternative for a couple set ups. It's getting really confusing. 

Any of those left handed? If so contact me,  might be interested. 

 

My zillion tws I have cast like a dream and is butter smooth.  I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with the new ones. 

 

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9 hours ago, FordsnFishin said:

Any of those left handed? If so contact me,  might be interested. 

 

My zillion tws I have cast like a dream and is butter smooth.  I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with the new ones. 

 

All left handed anything from older citicas to newer metaniums. I'm waiting to get everything in and fish before I go selling all my stuff off. If for some reason I don't like something then I'll be stuck with having to buy reels I already had again. So plan is get Daiwas, fish them then determine which to sell. 

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I would be looking for some TDZ type R + and drop some 7:1 gears in them. Love that reel.  I buy everyone I come across. I'd look at the Steez SV and 103SV. It will cover pretty much everything you need. 

Side note, I'm not sure if you have used any of the rods you've ordered yet since switching to all Dobyns but, personally, there's 5-6 on there I think you will feel isn't nearly enough rod for what you are intending to use them for. If you have and like them,..different strokes. 

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12 hours ago, iabass8 said:

I would be looking for some TDZ type R + and drop some 7:1 gears in them. Love that reel.  I buy everyone I come across. I'd look at the Steez SV and 103SV. It will cover pretty much everything you need. 

Side note, I'm not sure if you have used any of the rods you've ordered yet since switching to all Dobyns but, personally, there's 5-6 on there I think you will feel isn't nearly enough rod for what you are intending to use them for. If you have and like them,..different strokes. 

Funny you said that about the Steez I just scored a Megabass IS71 Hyper Lariat for a great deal. First MB reel. Waiting till I get this new Zillion in and see how I like it before I go any farther. 

Yeah all the rods are perfect only one more I need is a legit flipping stick. Like a 795 or something. 

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13 hours ago, iabass8 said:

I would be looking for some TDZ type R + and drop some 7:1 gears in them. Love that reel.  I buy everyone I come across. I'd look at the Steez SV and 103SV. It will cover pretty much everything you need. 

Side note, I'm not sure if you have used any of the rods you've ordered yet since switching to all Dobyns but, personally, there's 5-6 on there I think you will feel isn't nearly enough rod for what you are intending to use them for. If you have and like them,..different strokes. 

How can you suggest a reel and then tell the poor man you buy every one you come across?  Planning on reselling any of yours?  :D

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12 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

How can you suggest a reel and then tell the poor man you buy every one you come across?  Planning on reselling any of yours?  :D

Most likely never. If he can ****** them before me, it's fair game.

 

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, iabass8 said:

Most likely never. If he can ****** them before me, it's fair game.

 

 

 

 

***** what? Lol 

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