Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

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Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:52 am

I can only have one
but I am not sure which.. I was leaning towards the M but the nostalgia
of the BE makes me want to it. I need help because i've never had either and I am not sure what I am getting in terms of performance..
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:12 pm

What reel is it for, and what's the intended use?

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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:43 pm

The platform is Steez LTD or sv103xs ( the zillion frame Steez spool)
There’s no specified intended use other than to discover what that would be based off reel and rod combination
Maybe a Steez sv reel.
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Strewth » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:46 pm

The ZPI M is a super spool in the Steez A with braid.

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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby hungry_cow » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 pm

All are great spools. The M spool feels a little more finesse oriented for me but both the M and Blue Emblem are kind of "tweener" spools where they aren't true bait finesse but faster and go lighter than a standard spool. I used to have a blue emblem but got rid of it as I preferred the RC-002 spool and am now mail using a mix of PG and RC-002 spools. The PG spool is a little faster than the RC-002 but still with great control and a tad more distance. But really all the ZPI spools are fantastic and you should at least try them all to find your favorite uses for each one. And a real sleeper that doesn't get talked about is the CP-301 in a Pixy or PX type R. Too me its even better than the Blue Emblem as a tweener spool that can go bait finesse or standard weights.

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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Rippin-lips » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:13 pm

You can buy both the PG and M spools brand new for what you will pay for a used BE.

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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 am

Rippin-lips wrote:You can buy both the PG and M spools brand new for what you will pay for a used BE.



Two actually, and that’s part of my delima as well
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 am

Rippin-lips wrote:You can buy both the PG and M spools brand new for what you will pay for a used BE.



Two actually, and that’s part of my delima as well
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Rippin-lips » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:57 pm

goldrod wrote:
Rippin-lips wrote:You can buy both the PG and M spools brand new for what you will pay for a used BE.



Two actually, and that’s part of my delima as well


Two? The new Zpi spools are $140 from Tackle Trap. You plan on paying $560 for a BE?
Maybe you didn’t get what I meant. You can buy one of each Zpi spool for less than 1 used BE.

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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:17 pm

I get what your saying
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Teal101 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:10 am

I havent played with the PG yet, but I prefer the BE to the M. My main application was pitching and skipping and the extra control the BE delivers is unmatched. Nearly all my close combat combos are BE outfitted now.
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby goldrod » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Teal101 wrote:I havent played with the PG yet, but I prefer the BE to the M. My main application was pitching and skipping and the extra control the BE delivers is unmatched. Nearly all my close combat combos are BE outfitted now.



Sir what reel are you running it in?
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby bronzefly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 pm

I'll take the M or PG anytime over the BE. Yes, the BE is amazing, rare, highly sought after, which is noteworthy, but the new ZPI M and PG spools are absolutely incredible in several platforms including the TD-Z, Steez, and newer Zillion SV TW, Steez SV TW, and Steez A.
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Re: Blue Emblem vs. Current ZPI PG and M offerings

Postby Teal101 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:01 am

goldrod wrote:
Teal101 wrote:I havent played with the PG yet, but I prefer the BE to the M. My main application was pitching and skipping and the extra control the BE delivers is unmatched. Nearly all my close combat combos are BE outfitted now.



Sir what reel are you running it in?


Two 10CHL's, two TD-Ito 105HL's, and a TD-Z PO. If I were to be doing more overhand casting and trying for distance the M makes sense as its faster than the BE. The M is great pitching spool as well, but not near as forgiving as a BE when skipping and pitching while making contact with cover, nothing is.
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