Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

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Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by adam lancia » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:33 am

The title says it all. I'm not worried about capacity since I use braid and a leader. Anything I should be wary of? If not, would a TD-Z 103ML or 100ML be better suited (I have 7.1 gears)? I have all 3, just trying to figure out which rod should be home to which reel. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by goldrod » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:02 am

I have, for 3/16-5/16oz jigs on ten pound test mono
No issues

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by 665 almostevil » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:05 pm

goldrod wrote:I have, for 3/16-5/16oz jigs on ten pound test mono
No issues
Can I ask why you use mono?

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by OkobojiEagle » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:55 pm

If you're OK with your jig reel having a light drag.


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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by masterbass » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:37 pm

Although I have no doubt my px r would be fine as a jig reel, I use mine for wacky rigs and flick shakes. I have a met xg and Ito on my jig rods. They just feel better on my 7' plus rods.

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by wvbassin » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:23 pm

I have used mine for almost everything except big swimbaits and a-rigs. I mainly use it for finesse stuff, but I often switch to 3/8-1/2 oz jigs and it does that just fine. I've also used it many times to fish frogs. I have a stock Ito and it definately pitches better than it. Can't comment on the 100.

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by mark poulson » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:04 am

It's your reel, so you can use it however you like.
An attentive thumb will make up for a weak drag, so give it a shot. That reel won't suffer.

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Post by zodiak311 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:33 am

mark poulson wrote:It's your reel, so you can use it however you like.
An attentive thumb will make up for a weak drag, so give it a shot. That reel won't suffer.
X2 I had a buddy who used his all stock 1st Gen Conquest 51, for punching on the California Delta for years. :shock: Talk about a weak drag!

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by goldrod » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:57 am

665 almostevil wrote:
goldrod wrote:I have, for 3/16-5/16oz jigs on ten pound test mono
No issues
Can I ask why you use mono?
I use mono because of preference. I don't like how braid comes off the reel and Im using light wire jig hooks.
Im using a zillion rod med heavy i got off here and the reel seems to be the perfect matchup for me with that rod and I have been looking. i am using 8lb test and fishing clear water. Its just what I prefer for what I am doing.

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by 665 almostevil » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:11 am

goldrod wrote:
665 almostevil wrote:
goldrod wrote:I have, for 3/16-5/16oz jigs on ten pound test mono
No issues
Can I ask why you use mono?
I use mono because of preference. I don't like how braid comes off the reel and Im using light wire jig hooks.
Im using a zillion rod med heavy i got off here and the reel seems to be the perfect matchup for me with that rod and I have been looking. i am using 8lb test and fishing clear water. Its just what I prefer for what I am doing.

:D cool i was curious thanks.... I might give it a try I have never used mono for that application there could be some benefits

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by Rippin-lips » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:08 am

It has a max drag of 8.8lbs and that's more than a 103ml by about 3lbs if my memory serves me right. 8lbs is plenty for my area and as mentioned you can use your thumb to get some extra drag. I'd go for it. I know Trey uses his for close quarters frog fishing and has no problems with it.

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Post by CGrinder » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:55 pm

I'd certainly take a TDZ with 7:1 gears over a PX Type R for *my* jig fishing, but there's nothing stopping the PX Type R from serving as a jig reel.

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by adam lancia » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:56 pm

CGrinder wrote:I'd certainly take a TDZ with 7:1 gears over a PX Type R for *my* jig fishing, but there's nothing stopping the PX Type R from serving as a jig reel.
I do have 3 TD-Z's to choose from, as well as a pair of 100ML's, so I'm not hurting for options. I was thinking of putting together a featherweight jig setup, I don't fish super heavy cover so I don't need heavy line/capacity (I'll be putting 20# 832 with an FC leader on it). It would give me an excuse to buy a light rod too, so... :big grin:

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by mark poulson » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:41 pm

adam lancia wrote:
CGrinder wrote:I'd certainly take a TDZ with 7:1 gears over a PX Type R for *my* jig fishing, but there's nothing stopping the PX Type R from serving as a jig reel.
I do have 3 TD-Z's to choose from, as well as a pair of 100ML's, so I'm not hurting for options. I was thinking of putting together a featherweight jig setup, I don't fish super heavy cover so I don't need heavy line/capacity (I'll be putting 20# 832 with an FC leader on it). It would give me an excuse to buy a light rod too, so... :big grin:
There's your answer. The monkey must be fed! ;) :lol:

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Re: Anyone use a Pixy Type R as a jig reel?

Post by adam lancia » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:03 am

mark poulson wrote:
adam lancia wrote:
CGrinder wrote:I'd certainly take a TDZ with 7:1 gears over a PX Type R for *my* jig fishing, but there's nothing stopping the PX Type R from serving as a jig reel.
I do have 3 TD-Z's to choose from, as well as a pair of 100ML's, so I'm not hurting for options. I was thinking of putting together a featherweight jig setup, I don't fish super heavy cover so I don't need heavy line/capacity (I'll be putting 20# 832 with an FC leader on it). It would give me an excuse to buy a light rod too, so... :big grin:
There's your answer. The monkey must be fed! ;) :lol:
He's been feeding well lately, luckily he's still fairly cheap! I found a handleless 100ML for $50, a 6.3 and 7.1 gear set for $70, a 103 ML (minus spool and handle) for $50, the Type R in question (no handle or spool) for $50, plus a few lure lots... Only 6 more months until bass season opens, ugh...

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