Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

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Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:07 pm

so i found a like new Pixy Airy Red

went to the tackle trap and got
7.2:1 gear set
pxtr worm gear
a drag stack

What else do I need?
my intention is the use the PXTR drag star that I have even though I dont have a clicker conversion kit but my PX68 dont click either so maybe not such a big deal? but I also have a zillion type r drag star laying around
I intent t drop a px finesse spool in it.. but I have a presso spool coming because I never tried it , Im not sure what it will be like.
Am I missing anything parts wise? I think I love to tinker more than anything.. I should probably not say that its going on a PA rod...l :lol: :lol: the 6'10", but that X7 super Eiger would be nice..


(Today was a day, I got some Raid Japan scratch baits coming in from state side so I am kinda stoked and I went from coasta's back to Maui Jims.. )
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by LowRange » Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:47 am

Hard to beat an Airy Red spool in distance. Other slower spools might be a little more BFS friendly though.

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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by ss30378 » Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:13 am

If it were me I'd head on over to plat and order the alphas ct mainshaft and to parts to convert it to a clicking drag star. Make sure you get the handle nut for the alphas too since its a different design.

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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:25 am

ss30378 wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:13 am
If it were me I'd head on over to plat and order the alphas ct mainshaft and to parts to convert it to a clicking drag star. Make sure you get the handle nut for the alphas too since its a different design.
The how what when and where thanks
Go all the way or go no where 😂
I appreciate all the information you guys have given
Looks like a visit to the florist today as well
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:08 am

I just ordered all the parts from the gear and up to the drag star

think that should do?
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:02 pm

That's a whole lotta fun, my guy! Enjoy it.😎🙏💪
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by SSS » Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:46 am

I added on mine a Steez103 brake dial, it looks much nicer and you can have red accent on it. A SS SV thumb bar with the red accent to match the reel. Zilllion line guide as well.

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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:54 am

SSS wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:46 am
I added on mine a Steez103 brake dial, it looks much nicer and you can have red accent on it. A SS SV thumb bar with the red accent to match the reel. Zilllion line guide as well.
I like the thumb bar Idea
At this point I’m reaching into my wallet and my hand is going completely through
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by Just_Bass » Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:11 pm

I was gonna do this to my airy red and yellow pearl. Get red/yellow brake dial, match up with red/yellow thumbar from SS SV 7.2/5.8.
Now my yellow pearl only gutted with alphas SV 105 SH’s internal (7.2 Gear, main shaft, drag stack, drag clicker) handle and spool tension cap (you need to replace this if you plan to use different star drag) and Zaion Drag star from alphas air.
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:15 pm

Coming together
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:19 pm

Just_Bass wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:11 pm
I was gonna do this to my airy red and yellow pearl. Get red/yellow brake dial, match up with red/yellow thumbar from SS SV 7.2/5.8.
Now my yellow pearl only gutted with alphas SV 105 SH’s internal (7.2 Gear, main shaft, drag stack, drag clicker) handle and spool tension cap (you need to replace this if you plan to use different star drag) and Zaion Drag star from alphas air.
I'll be on the look out for one.. Thanks
I wish this was a yellow but the stock spool is easily sold if I wanted to..
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:54 am

Can’t wait to get this reel on the water
But I’ve been struggling to get a rod for it.
I see that there are some new limited Megabass rods coming out
I had toyed around with that thought.
But I think a 6’8” or 10” rod will be the ticket.
Silly but I do not even have a reel need for this reel other than the personal challenge. The alphas with the consugi spool will probably be comparable and honestly a better fit for this edge rod that I forgot I took a reel off of.
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by LowRange » Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:41 am

I use a 6'8" Majorcraft Volkey BFS with a sweet spot around 1/8 to 3/16 oz total weight throwing 1/10 oz Neds and it will nearly empty the spool of 20# braid. That's a L powered BFS taper but it's a mag L really. Any ML rod with a 1/8 oz useable lower limit would do imo.

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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:47 pm

no time to cast
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Re: Pixy Airy Red Project Covid

Post by goldrod » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:52 am

Im using 8lb floro 1/0 EWG and V&M drop shad

can cast too freaking far.. had to throttle down on the cc and mag brake set to 10 and Still thumbing a little not sqiurrley crazy but
this is a freaking beast.. still testing
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