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Gotta love getting a PVC tube in the Mail!

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After pacing around my apartment for hours...the UPS man finally knocked on my door with the familar PVC packaging in his hands. There wasn't any doubt my new Zillion rods had arrived, and I was visibly excited. I honestly can't remember when I was this excited to get a rod in the mail. I have more expensive rods, but the Zillion has intrigued me since spy photo's appeared on Tackle Tour. I love the new contemporary split grips. The black foam, polished aluminum winding checks, and just overall high-tech appearance of the 'JDM inspired' rods that are infiltrating the US have reached a deep, inner-baitmonkey that apparently has been stewing for a while. I have owned Steez rods, and I loved the craftsmanship, components, and overall feel of the rods, but I didn't think the actually blank performance justified the $500 price tag. What if there was a rod that was nearly a mirror of the Steez in terms of craftsmanship, components, and looks for only $199? That's what you get with the Zillion. The moment I picked it up I couldn't believe how wispy light they are. I think tests will show they are as light as the steez rods (I honestly couldn't tell a difference). Next thing is the Zaion reel seat. The curved design of this seat is just in harmony with where your fingers want to go when you grip the rod and palm the reel. Love it. As I went up and down the rod I was impressed with the detail that Daiwa puts into their rods. They seemed to go the extra mile and add features not found on rods such as the Cumara (aluminum winding checks, two-color decorative guide wraps, etc.). There is no way you would guess this rod is under $300...it just looks and feels expensive. Tonight will tell if they fish expensive, but this is a middle rod market rod yall! It just has to compete with the likes of my Avids, Powells, and Legend Tournaments. I'm very excited about them, and think they will make a huge splash...especially considering their price point. Just wait until you hold one...

Here are the 5 I ordered; The 6'9" MH XF, 7' M XF, 7' MH F, 7' H F (x2)

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Quality and attention to detail is high...

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The new reel seat is money...

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Don't forget the sweet butt cap...

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Tackle Warehouse?

No...Simmons Sporting Goods (they have an ebay store).  They are good people and made me a 'deal' on the 5, plus gave me free shipping  8-).  Simmons just got 12 Limited Edition Zillions in as well, and it took a huge deal of restraint not to order two of those.  I still may...haven't decided.  

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Those are some awesome looking rods. Cant wait to get your feedback on them.

X2... But can you hold back the drool some.....

That write up is almost as good as the TT write up, maybe you can try harder next time... :(

Now go out and break one or two even...... :)

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Those are some awesome looking rods. Cant wait to get your feedback on them.

X2... But can you hold back the drool some.....

That write up is almost as good as the TT write up, maybe you can try harder next time... :(

Now go out and break one or two even...... :)

I got an 'A' in Freshman Composition :). I guess I forgot to add my works sited page  :)

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The_Natural,

Seriously from what I see they are a good looking rod.

Hope you get your monies worth out of them..

Tight Lines!!!!

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It's great to be alive right now with all the advancements in the tackle industry.  Great looking rods my friend.

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Those look sweet.... can't wait to hear about how they fish.

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Tackle Warehouse?

No...Simmons Sporting Goods (they have an ebay store). They are good people and made me a 'deal' on the 5, plus gave me free shipping 8-). Simmons just got 12 Limited Edition Zillions in as well, and it took a huge deal of restraint not to order two of those. I still may...haven't decided.

I agree...If you guys havnt delt with Simmons then you all need to give em a look, thats where I bought my Loomis rods, I bought nearly $600 worth of rods for $475 free ship. He'll match or beat anybodies deal.  Ask for Peter.  Great looking gear there Bro

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            I only feel poor when you or Redline post your  hot lick tackle. You put my Kistler LTA's to shame........ :'(

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It 's good to have TheNatural on the house spending all that money before I do to test them new Zillion rods.  :)

But I have to say, last time I paid attention to him it cost me 800 dollars  :-?, heck, but I "saved" 600  :). You can easily go broke "saving".   :(

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I have to hide this from my Zillion Reel, he is going to want to be paired. SWEET LOOKING RODS!

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I see you have the 7' M rod.  The rating on the M rods goes down to 1/8oz.  How well does yours cast down to the 1/8oz range?  Does it still load easily, etc?

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at first i didn't like the way the cumaras and steez rods looke w/ the black foam grips.....but they have quickly grown on me and i think they look sweet!!  

i still like the looks of conventional cork grips but i find myself liking the foam more and more.

hope they fish as sweet as they look!!

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ok so i have a questin ... is the zillion rod meant to be paired with the zillion reel .... i mean is that rod built to ballance with a zillion reel on it ????

sweet looking rods by the way ///

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