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by scrapiron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question

I have some of the earliest X-ray Zbones and had some new ones mid/late last year. I noticed they down rated similar blanks- the MH went from 1oz. to 3/4oz. For example. They don’t seem to make the light powered longer rods anymore- 7’3” Medium for example. The early blanks (serial #s below 5) are v...
by scrapiron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive jig rod
Replies: 40
Views: 1445

Re: Sensitive jig rod

I’ve got the Steez BC and and a Zbone (x-ray). The BC is flat out amazing- as others have said, the more I fish with it the more I feel they got it ‘right’. The Zbone is not shabby however- mine is a 7’3” MH Mod Fast so deeper bend and not apples to apples. You pick it up and think there’s no way it...
by scrapiron
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 34
Views: 2119

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

Anytime the AC goes out is bad in my house as well -so I can feel for ya! Good luck.

Yeah- the Steez BC rod is what I use to measure other sticks. And the Steez 76MML. I thought my Zbones were sensitive ( and they are)!

Sorry for the thread hijack 18ranger. 😀
by scrapiron
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A TW - Worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Steez A TW - Worth it?

I sold all my baitcasters and kept 2 Steez A. That’s how confident I am in them. Yeah- I have a bunch of different spools for different scenarios....
by scrapiron
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Mark, that's brilliant! I was going to fish it till it broke and make it a 6'7" or 6'8" rod. :) I think I can do that. How bad will that mess up the balance? Right now, for a 7'3" rod, it's amazingly light (1/16 to 1/2oz lures) and awesome. I guess alternatives are few and far between. This is one o...
by scrapiron
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Good recommendations so far, but ugh Sounds worse than I thought. The crack is behind the handle. These are all probably beyond my skillz- which means I’ve never done any rod building. 😃 This is prolly my favorite rod- balances perfectly with a 5.5 a 6.5oz reel. Had thought about cutting it down to ...
by scrapiron
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Rod damage- how to repair

So, walking up some concrete steps, I tripped and the rod in my hand hit the stairs. UGH. Luckily, it hit behind the handle. What can I (should I) do to prevent it from getting worse? Thought about using some black electrical tape.

This is a 2019 Kistler Zbone Medium 7'3" casting rod.
by scrapiron
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez CT TWS and Antares 70
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Steez CT TWS and Antares 70

What rod(s) have you used with the A-70?

That would be an interesting side-by-side duel between these two reels.
by scrapiron
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Steez Bottom Contact & Shimano Poison Adrena
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

Re: Steez Bottom Contact & Shimano Poison Adrena

I think the Racing Design uses Toray 1100 carbon and the handle seems similar. No cork on the AGS. I've only thrown mine in the yard (dagnabbit this weather). When I took it out of the tube, I thought, ugh, did I just buy an expensive broom stick. I've been using a Zbone MH Mod Fast for my bottom co...
by scrapiron
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

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: 7638

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: 6279

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: 800

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: 1506

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: 30
Views: 14466

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Did you stick with the 1.5PE for the Steez A?