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by Dexter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2948

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I use the Airy red/dx702 for just about anything under 3/8, but mostly worms & little tubes. Also smaller jerks. When I miss with what I’m tossing (unless it’s a pike strike), I’ll follow up with whatever is on the pixy. I don’t have to cast a mile, I personally believe it’s the change up in lures. ...
by Dexter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2948

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

Poisonoakie speaks truth. Picked up a airy red Zilla and paired it with a dx702. Fun to use. Honoring the “tt” way, I purchased a is 73 & sent it to dr Shields. Minor surgery and mb honeycomb spool: beautiful. Spool only saw tatsu. Upon board recommendation, bought a mb Themis. Beautiful,feather lig...
by Dexter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Daiwa ITO Steez rendition!
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Daiwa ITO Steez rendition!

Whoa nellie! Spectacular! Well played sir, well played!
by Dexter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned head shattered my Expride...
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: Ned head shattered my Expride...

More like the knuckle head🧐
by Dexter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned head shattered my Expride...
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: Ned head shattered my Expride...

Shattered adrena m166 while tossing a pop x. Sent it to shimano. Rod tech said it looked like lure might have caught the rod on my casting motion. Sent me a new Expride and some lures. Very pleased with shimino
by Dexter
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 895
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: NRX 895

Picked it up primarily as a frog rod ....never felt balanced to me. Sold it.
by Dexter
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How do you rate these TDZ/Steez/IS spools
Replies: 27
Views: 4049

Re: How do you rate these TDZ/Steez/IS spools

Ian Shields is a pure artist. Amazing performance improvements with the steez/is platform or any reel for that matter. Every reel I’ve owned, new or used, I’ve sent to Ian. Great communicator, honest, does not cut corners.
by Dexter
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3608

Re: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019

Made early and firm New Years resolution to thin the herd. Cull to only favorites and maybe 1 backup. Read on TT about Kistler sale. Have multiple nrx, jdm, St Croix extremes, but no kistler. Talked to a few friends on the board and they said the "bones" are the real deal. Ended up with 2....z-bone ...
by Dexter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 4341

Re: What rod caught you the most fish in 2018?

nrx 893; steez twsv; coffee tubes.
by Dexter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New PB on a China combo!
Replies: 14
Views: 3540

Re: New PB on a China combo!

Congrats! What a great story!! That's why we fish!!!
by Dexter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 28788

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Size comparison and performance difference between the 1016 and the 1520, anyone?
by Dexter
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 28788

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

Great question. Also curious about size difference. Thanks.
by Dexter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Reel for XXX Black Themis
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Reel for XXX Black Themis

I have the evolution model armed with an IS 73, MB honeycomb spool (11# shooter) & zpi bearings. Pop X machine. Tried my 'zilla & steez t-wing on the rod, but the '73 (super tuned by Dr. Shields) is just magic. Matter a fact it's a gas. Never tangled with a mega toad, but pinned a few 4#'s. Enjoy th...
by Dexter
Fri May 11, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...
Replies: 51
Views: 3326

Re: Pixy/Pixzilla still relevant...

Airy Red 'zilla (thanks Tim) with hedgehog air bearings & 100 mm swept handle. Original magical silver spool with 6# tatsu or orange presso and 11# shooter. Paired with either my dobyns dx 701 (1/16-3/8) or dx 702: the pixy is always in the boat. The question is "still relevant": please note new rel...
by Dexter
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Splooged!
Replies: 21
Views: 4157

Re: Splooged!

Now that's art!