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Daiwa Zillion Swimbait rod

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Has anyone used one of these.  I'm thinking about getting one to pair with a pluton and was hoping I could get some opinions on them.  I'm looking at the 1/2 to 3 oz rod.  If you have another rod to suggest feel free to do so.  I've never fished any swimbaits really except a couple of paddletails, but would like to give it a try.  If it doesn't work out I'll probably just get a rod for striper and use the pluton for that.

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If it doesn't work out, youre out $200+ on the zillion.  A swimbait doesn't need yo have the best sensitivity in the word. I may suggest a Diawa Heartland or Okuma Guide series. A step up would be Diawa light and tough, but I haven't handled them. Also, my first sb rod went to 3 oz, and then slowly ended up with lures that weight 3.5-4 oz and didn't have the balls to launch them, this leading me to a heavier rod. It's rated for 1-8 oz. It can be a striper/musky/ big cat rod, too.

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Thanks for the advice.  I'll take a look at them.  The tackletour review says the ratings on the zillion are off and it can throw baits up to 5 oz with no problems.  I guess I just need to make a decision now.

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Maybe it's just me but I'm not gonna fish a Core or a Steez on a Lightening Rod or a Bionic Blade.  I just can't bring myself to it, I felt weird fishing a Fuego on a FS TEC-SPEC rod.  I think if your gonna fork it out for one, you should do the other justice.  I don't have any experience with the swimbait rods but if my 7'M Zillion is any indication, it should make for a mighty fine setup.

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forget the zillion , get a Dobyns 795MLSB , that will handle alot of different baits up to 5 oz. , if you get it , you can thank me later  ;D

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forget the zillion , get a Dobyns 795MLSB , that will handle alot of different baits up to 5 oz. , if you get it , you can thank me later ;D

That's what I use, mines a Gen 1 but haven't had any problems.

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PLUUUUUTON...... ;)

Daiwa PLUTON on a Steez SVF 7'4" XHF swimbait rod.

It's like a tow truck winch on a broom handle.

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