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by scrapiron
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 277

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: 277

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: 277

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: 7
Views: 756

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: 2071

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: 30
Views: 2922

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: 6649

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: 5297

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: 701

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: 1307

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: 13212

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: 13212

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: 13212

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: 13212

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: 13212

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. :...