Originally Posted by striperjim
$1000 bucks and the side plates leak?
Jim what generation is your ZB if you still have one as I know you donated one. Well I did not spend $1000, I paid $725. I was told the reel was used twice, I think he was full of it. I think it was ever used, not a mark on it. He sold it as he has(well had) 2 of them and never got to use this one. As said I was a c hair away from getting the VS, but then I thought bout it and tried them again. The Vs is WAY stiffer and worse when cold. I had also heard of handles snapping due to defects. With repairs I don't care what you buy or how much it costs-there can always be problems. I had also spoke with over a 1/2 people that owned bot ZX and VS-and all of them liked their ZB much better and several even sold there VS because they did not care for them. I'm not saying the VS is bad but with my limited use I liked the ZB better
One thing I can say is my Shimano TwinPower is 100 times smoother than both of them! Awesome effing reel!!!(better be for $700 or so retail) Never mind it holds 250 meters of 16lb test and only weighs 14.28 oz. This reel hass the 6000 body with the 8000 spool and this config can only be had from the Japanese Domestic version. I think it only has 25 or 28 lbs of drag though
I still may get a VS200 as I can get a new in box for $600 new. As far as the rod goes-I highly value Sudsy's word and spoke several times about rods and I was assured about the Lami. Now also remember that the Super Surf and Arra are different composition then the SUrf Jetty I got. I still may pick up the St Croix Mojo or maybe I will build a Seeker Baby ALUA or a Pure Carbon(no fiber) Loomis blank
I'm actually still looking into importing an AFAW