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by scrapiron
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

Yeah, not a fan of the big logo on the side. Tempting, but I think I can do whatever I need to throw with a ZPI M spool and a Steez A. 😬
by scrapiron
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod
Replies: 32
Views: 5925

Re: One Nice All-Purpose Spinning rod

Gary- is there any significant difference between the 76MML and the 7M Steez AGS. Well, besides the length (and the 76mml can handle slightly lighter weights). I know the 76MML is the 'unicorn' spinning rod and you've used terms like 'magic'... does the 7M follow in it's bigger sibling's traits? Tha...
by scrapiron
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: After 10 years in a kayak ...
Replies: 23
Views: 4726

Re: After 10 years in a kayak ...

Congrats on the new ride! I'm thinking of moving away from a SOT kayak in favor of a lightweight solo canoe. My Cuda LT is only 65#, but man, it's getting tougher each year to move/unload/load it. Not sure how it'll work inshore, but those 20# weights are sure enticing. AND, love the trolling motor....
by scrapiron
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Saltwater- Steez 1016 and ZPI PG spools
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Saltwater- Steez 1016 and ZPI PG spools

I did a quick search and didn't find anything.... Can I use a Steez SV G1 1016 or a ZPI NRC001-PG in a Steez A while inshore fishing? And I guess the follow-on question is would I want to- knowing that I'd also use those spools back in freshwater with a Steez SV? Equipment will be rinsed after every...
by scrapiron
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GlX 843C MBR vs Kistler Zbone light medium heavy 7'
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: GlX 843C MBR vs Kistler Zbone light medium heavy 7'

I've had the GLX 844MBR (and have used the 843) and own several Zbones. I have in fact a LMH 7' Zbone. Hmmm... the taper on the 843 is pretty awesome, but the Zbone LMH much lighter and more sensitive. I'm biased, but I'd go with that X-Ray blank. I think it can do more, better. Yes, yes, there's th...
by scrapiron
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Did you stick with the 1.5PE for the Steez A?
by scrapiron
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

LOL- same here! I ordered two spools of Castaway for this fall. Expectations are high for some epic stories like this. 😃
by scrapiron
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Agreed, I loved reading that! Wonderful story telling and sure made me want to head to the coast ASAP.
by scrapiron
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

I’m using a Jackson Cuda LT. love the light weight and paddles well (thermoformed vs. roto). Hmm, your 843 project /comments have got me thinking on switching from a Light MH/Fast spinning to a Med/mod fast casting with a Steez A. Both rods are Zbones, but the casting rod is a standout in that lineu...
by scrapiron
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

JBcrankaddict- WOW! those are beauties. Up here in NC (Swansboro) we're not seeing ones that big. Not yet anyway. Are you the one that removed the cork from your Conquests and replace the guides? Looking at one of your pics, I see a split grip Conquest. Also, glad to see another kayaker out there. :...
by scrapiron
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Aquaftm45- those are some nice specks! How do you like the Sunline braid?
by scrapiron
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Ultimate speckled trout set-up
Replies: 29
Views: 10628

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

My setup-

Kistler Zbone (X-ray blank) Medium Light Mod Fast 7’0 rod with a 2016 Daiwa Exist 2506 PE-H. Sufix 832 white 10# braid to some Sunline System Leader FC 15#.

Light, smooth, but with enough backbone to pull out some big ones.
by scrapiron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Steez SV TW currently the best low profile bass reel on the market?
Replies: 72
Views: 8429

Re: Is the Steez SV TW currently the best low profile bass reel on the market?

I should get a ZPI M spool for my SV TW. The PG spool works so well though. And the stock spool is no slouch.

Yeah, the SV TW reel is my favorite bait caster- definitely one I’d choose over all the others.
by scrapiron
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fluoro suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: Fluoro suggestions

I went out today with a Steez SV103 spooled from some leftover Tatsu 8# (spinning and FC are not for me). I was impressed. I've been using braid the last couple of years and forgotten how quiet FC (and mono) are through the guides. Didn't have any major professional overruns. Sprayed liberally with ...
by scrapiron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: 19 Certate LT or JDM Exist

Kurt- how’s the Certate doing? What rod did you pair it up with?