Team Daiwa Zillion Type R Low-Profile Baitcast Reel
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The ''performance edition'' of the popular Zillion™—the Team Daiwa® Zillion™ Type R Low-Profile Baitcast Reel is sleek and fast, ultra-strong, smooth as glass, and sporting the latest innovations from Japan. Behind that rich black finish with red highlights is a low-profile baitcaster that handles light baits and heavy fish with equal ease. Zillion Type R's specific upgrades include: 11 super-high-grade Hyper Speed ball bearings supporting the Hyper Speed 7.3:1 retrieve plus an Infinite Anti-Reverse® roller bearing; ultra-smooth helical-cut gears; Ultimate Tournament carbon drag with nearly double the drag power; a full Carbon Swept Handle. Rigid aluminum frame and sideplate; perforated aluminum spool; Magforce®-Z automatic anti-backlash system; oversized Soft Touch handle grips.
- Low-profile baitcaster
- Handles light baits and heavy fish with equal ease
- 11 super-high-grade Hyper Speed ball bearings
- Hyper Speed 7.3:1 retrieve
- Infinite Anti-Reverse roller bearing
- Ultra-smooth helical-cut gears
- Ultimate Tournament carbon drag
- Full Carbon Swept Handle
- Rigid aluminum frame and sideplate
- Perforated aluminum spool
- Magforce-Z automatic anti-backlash system
- Oversized Soft Touch handle grips
Team Daiwa® Zillion™ Type R Low-Profile Baitcast Reels
Best Gift 4 a veteran angler
as the owner of 2 steezs baitcasters 2 Zillion &Shimano curado &callcuta TE/ DC "NONE" are better suited for flippin &pitching than this type"R" reel !! Handle's great with the old ceilo Diawa 7ft 6" in rod...good balance drag perfect with first 4 lbs Bass of 3/17/2012 Team Diawa got it Right !!
March 28, 2012
Good Mid level reel
I purchased this reel for it's 7.3:1 gear ratio. I also own a number of other Daiwa reels, including Steez and a few JDM reels. This reel, minus the carbon fiber handle, is pretty much identical to the Daiwa 50th anniversary edition Zillion from a few years ago. I own one a TD zillion 50th anniversary and when taken apart this reel is identical. It is very smooth, although maybe not quite as smooth as a Steez, and with a slightly heavier feel. It is better suited for jigs/weights over 3/16 oz, where as a Steez 103HA or 103SHA with the v shaped spool can handle lighter jigs. The brake is pretty good. As usual with the higher end Team Daiwa reels, the fit and finish is perfect. I would highly recommend this reel to someone looking for a higher ratio reel in the $400 range. I've owned a wide array of Shimano and Daiwa reels. In my opinion this reel surpasses any compact bait caster Shimano offers in terms of ease of use and features. My only complaint, if I can even call it that, is that it is close enough in price to the Steez that it is worth the extra $100 to just get the steez.
March 14, 2012
Mega bucks for a few upgrades
Quality reel no doubt, but $399! $130 more for a few more upgrades?!? sounds like Daiwa just wants to have a $399 reel like shimano. My advice is to just get a zillion @ $269, even though it was better buy at $249.
My experience is that the reel is a little heavy on the handle side....feels a little lopsided. The Fuego was a much better balanced reel!
January 15, 2011
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