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by scrapiron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Found my new favorite setup for specks
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Found my new favorite setup for specks

It was off the shelf, but I haven’t seen it online. 7’3” Medium/Mod Fast. And a 7’3” MH Mod Fast. Gosh those rods are amazing. Also a 7’ Med Light Mod Fast spinning. Yeah, I like a slower action. The Castaway is working really good on the spinning. For bait casting I’m using mono for top water. I ma...
by scrapiron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Found my new favorite setup for specks
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Found my new favorite setup for specks

Whoa, that's a NICE day of fishing!

Great looking fish and tasty!!
by scrapiron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Found my new favorite setup for specks
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Found my new favorite setup for specks

Great looking setup! I’ve always been intrigued by the Edge rods and have almost pulled the trigger multiple times on new and/or used rods.

Just very happy with my Zbones (love those X-ray blanks) and finally realizing more is not always better.

Are you using the Castaway line still?
by scrapiron
Wed May 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Battery Setup for Helix 7
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Battery Setup for Helix 7

Just got the Nocqua 10ah... replacing a sealed 7ah.. about half the weight and don't need a waterpoof box. Will sit in a tray under a hatch. Looking forward to it. *I did get one from a local seller but it didn't have the new 2020 charger- which is a big improvement. returned it (looked at it in my ...
by scrapiron
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2616

Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Rod sleeves for the AGS rods, nothing for anything else. I store rods with sleeves and reels in covers over the winter.
by scrapiron
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Most sought after Daiwa 34mm spool
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

Re: Most sought after Daiwa 34mm spool

the ZPI PG and M spools are just about perfect . 😀 I have a lot of the spools mentioned and though I’m liking the Steez 103 Type r+, and even the Ito Kanji, those ZPI are special. I’m using the spools for specific presentations/lures similar to most folks as well. The Steez A spools aren’t half bad-...
by scrapiron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

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: 52
Views: 6345

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: 49
Views: 7379

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: 1820

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1505

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: 3559

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...