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#12486332 - 10/31/17 05:00 PM Help me decide
cz tim Offline

Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Waco, TX
Looking at a Kistler KLX and a Daiwa Zillion for a new pitching rod (7', MH). What do you think? Thanks for any advice.

#12486364 - 10/31/17 05:34 PM Re: Help me decide [Re: cz tim]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 909
Loc: Denton, TX
KLX's are nice rods. Have never owned a Zillion, so can't speak for it or against it.

If you're pitching light weights and to sparse cover, the MH might work well. If you're pitching 3/8 and heavier or to any substantial cover, I would consider beefing up a bit-- 4 or 5 power.

#12486461 - 10/31/17 06:30 PM Re: Help me decide [Re: cz tim]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4230
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I'd go with the KLX. Those are sweet rods for the price.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12486462 - 10/31/17 06:32 PM Re: Help me decide [Re: cz tim]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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I have a couple Zillions. Awesome product.

Hit up Carlos Rivera here on the forum for the Daiwa. He's a great dude to do business with. And has great prices too.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12486500 - 10/31/17 07:02 PM Re: Help me decide [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen

Hit up Carlos Rivera here on the forum for the Daiwa. He's a great dude to do business with. And has great prices too.

+1 for Carlos! thumb

#12487267 - 11/01/17 08:03 AM Re: Help me decide [Re: cz tim]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
If you want the Zillion go with the Zillion SV TW or if you want to save $100 go with the Tatula SV TW. Both are awesome reels with the advanced braking system. You can set up these reels to make a long cast and you don't have to thumb the spool and still not backlash the reel.

I have a 7ft KLX with the Tatula SV TW as my main rod for pitching jigs. Great set up.

Edited by ezbassin (11/01/17 11:13 AM)


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