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On 7/3/2022 at 9:27 PM, mountainsharkway said:

This is my new to me JDM Zillion 16 SV TW 9.1.  I gave it some green hedgehog studio knob caps to go with new bearings and cork RCS knobs.  Literally a dream reel to own and I'm so happy I pulled the trigger on it.

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I have a couple of these.  I like the ergonomics of them more than my zilluon 10's.  They are a little taller, yet narrower and fit my longer hands nicely for bottom contact fishing.  I think you'll like it....  

11 hours ago, Cbump said:


That’s cool!


omg I need a cold shower

The exchange rate is insane right now.  Come on in...the water's fine!

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2 hours ago, KP Duty said:

I have a couple of these.  I like the ergonomics of them more than my zilluon 10's.  They are a little taller, yet narrower and fit my longer hands nicely for bottom contact fishing.  I think you'll like it....  

The exchange rate is insane right now.  Come on in...the water's fine!

I bought so much JDM tackle this year its not even funny anymore.  the only thing that prohibits me is color choice lol.

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I don’t think I’ve ever done a photo with all of my rods + I made a rod and reel purchase without first posting to the Tackle Purchase thread so I’ve got some updating to do. 
 

From left to right:

iRod Genesis III Harold‘s Lone Star Special with Shimano MGL 150 rigged with a Texas rig

 

iRod Genesis III 704C with Daiwa Tatula 100 rigged with a jig

 

iRod Genesis III Stone Cold Swim and Vibrating Jig with REVO Winch rigged with a lipless crank

 

iRod Genesis III Stone Cold Spook and Trap with Lew’s LFS rigged with a Carolina rig

 

Falcon Expert Head Turner with REVO Winch rigged with a spinnerbait

 

Lew’s Carbon Fire 7’3” Heavy with Kast King Royale Legend Elite rigged with a frog

 

*NEW* St Croix Triumph 6’6” Medium with Shimano Sedona rigged with a neko rig

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Repair guy finished up the grip replacement on my son’s bucoo. Here It is with the new grips and the other Fuego. 
 

 

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close, there should be a phone book between the source spool and the reel. 

 

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of course, you have to dodge kayaks everywhere in my garage. 

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My latest acquisition, scored it unbelievably cheap on Facebook Marketplace.  I think I'm in love with the clutch operation, it's so smooth and satisfying and I have yet to even open it up and do my thing to it.  Dare I say the clutch is even better than my Calcutta Conquest BFS and Millionaire CT SV?  Yes I said it, it's dang near perfection.  Fun fact about this reel, looks and spool aside, it shares very little with the 1500C and shares more of its internal design with the Morrum, especially the brake plate and associated hardware.  

 

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After consulting with @bulldog1935, I got to ordering parts and will make this a BFS reel.  The best part is, after spending $300 on parts, I've still spent far less than what these usually sell for on eBay.  On the way I have an Avail 1520R spool, Avail 1520PE mag brake, Hedgehog Air bearings, pinion bearing to replace the bushing, 6.1 gear set, double bearing ported idler gear, lightweight line guide, and a double bearing worm gear.  I should have the parts this week, so I'll be posting another pic of it all finished up.

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On 7/13/2022 at 10:57 AM, Cbump said:

Nothing fancy. Trying to figure out what to do with these rods I didn’t need. 
 

 

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Enjoy them and catch some fish!

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@redmeansdistortion looking forward to your fishing report. 

In the meantime, I assume you cast to set up the Avail internal mag. 

How many magnets, and how light will it throw? 

Thanks

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23 minutes ago, bulldog1935 said:

@redmeansdistortion looking forward to your fishing report. 

In the meantime, I assume you cast to set up the Avail internal mag. 

How many magnets, and how light will it throw? 

Thanks

I'm going to try the centrifugal brake first and see how I like it.  If I feel I need the mag, then I'm throw it in on the water.  I just finished spooling it up.

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Maiden trip with the 1600C today, hammered the white bass in the canals of Lake St Clair.  I was throwing a little bit of everything, Rapala CD1, 3" Powerbait Minnow on a 1/32 head, some Daiwa Silver Creek 44S sinking minnows, and some Major Craft Eden 50H minnows.  I have no need for the mag brake.  Zero spool tension and a pair of ultralight weight brake blocks and this thing is a zinger.  Not much thumb input required either, I just have to thumb when I want my bait to drop.  Now I understand why the 1500C/2500C platform is so admired, this thing is fantastic!

 

 

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@redmeansdistortion yeah, thumb-stop is kind of optional on 1500C - it kind of plays out right where you want to fish 3 g, 5 g, 7g ...

It will also zing 3.5 g spoons a Long Way - the width of any TX hill country river, anyway. 

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Finally got mine in today, took it out for a few and I can already tell it's better than my 18 Bantam for sure.

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16 hours ago, T2DM said:

Finally got mine in today, took it out for a few and I can already tell it's better than my 18 Bantam for sure.

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Nice rig dude.  I see you are in Norman....lived there from '99-'07.  Went to school there and stayed around a few years after.  Great ponds to fish, which Tulsa doesn't have.

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I was at the tackle store the other day looking at a Poison Adrena and It had a made in China sticker on It. Really confused me for the price and It being Shimano. Are they all this way? 
 

Not bashing. Also noticed a USA Zillion there that was made in Thailand. But my JDM Zillion was made in Japan. ?‍♂️

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2 hours ago, Cbump said:

I was at the tackle store the other day looking at a Poison Adrena and It had a made in China sticker on It. Really confused me for the price and It being Shimano. Are they all this way? 
 

Not bashing. Also noticed a USA Zillion there that was made in Thailand. But my JDM Zillion was made in Japan. ?‍♂️

Adrena and lower are made in China.  Poison Glorious/Ultima are made in Japan.  I will say that chinese manufacturing has improved...one of my nicest built rods is made in china (Daiwa BLX).

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