Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

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Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm

Last week, while Zander and I were prepping for a day out on the water, we were going through our gear selections for the next morning. He pulls out his reel bag where he has several spares packed away. In the corner of that bag, I noticed a familiar profile and pulled it out - it was a Pixy. He gave me a look and told me he doesn't fish it much because the drag stutters and he just wasn't very impressed with the reel. ... fellas, this reel was in STOCK condition! :doh:

I couldn't believe it and just gave him a disgusted look, took the reel out of his bag, and threw it in mine for safe keeping. He was like, "what are you doing?" ... I told him I cannot believe our Editor in Chief is fishing a stock Pixy and asked what was wrong with him! :lol:

This week, I dusted off my spare parts box and managed to find one last TDZ line guide, my last set of TDZ Carbontex replacement drag washers, a bunch of the accompanying metal washers, and some spare ceramic bearings. I was going to change the knobs on his handle too, but was too lazy to take the stock ones off and found a spare Avail handle I wasn't using ready to go, so I went with that. The only upgrade missing is the levelwind bearing and spacer to replace the bushing. I didn't have spares for that, so he'll have to do without. This is, afterall, a complimentary upgrade.

Excuse the crappy cell phone photos, but I didn't have the motivation to break out my real camera and lights :lol:

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by goldrod » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:57 pm

Nice !

I love that handle. What’s your secret stash looking like on one of those πŸ˜‚
But really it looks great. I have a pixy on my dresser that needs some love out on the water
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by LowRange » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:52 pm

Zander and I must have similar tastes in reels. :big grin:
I am planning on putting those same knobs on mine one I find them.
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cristo » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:46 pm

Lowrange, quick with the attention shift :lol:
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:59 am

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:36 am

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:59 pm

Alright... here's a more artistic shot of Zander's Pixzilla to help do it justice. Since I've not much else better to do today, I also included some bonus shots that will likely find their way to Instagram (@caltackletour) eventually :lol:

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cristo » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:39 pm

Those are wonderful pictures Cal =D> thank you so much for sharing that made my day as this UFC preliminary card tonight is pretty boring so far

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:48 pm

Cristo wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Those are wonderful pictures Cal =D> thank you so much for sharing that made my day as this UFC preliminary card tonight is pretty boring so far
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Those pics are amazing. You must have the over ride button for posting high res pics!

*note to self* take reels to glamour shots...

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:05 pm

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Those pics are amazing. You must have the over ride button for posting high res pics!
Nope... nothing special about the resolution of those photos. They're just 500px x 500px πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:48 pm

Sweet! My favorite pixy has always been the silver mica. I've owned at least 20 different variants over the years, and my silver Pixzilla is the only one I still own. Heres a few pics of mine that I found on my phone.

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by hzzhangc » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:49 pm

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Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Sweet! My favorite pixy has always been the silver mica. I've owned at least 20 different variants over the years, and my silver Pixzilla is the only one I still own. Heres a few pics of mine that I found on my phone.

What line guide is that? If I remember correct td z guide is gold.

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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:05 pm

hzzhangc wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:49 pm
hoohoorjoo wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Sweet! My favorite pixy has always been the silver mica. I've owned at least 20 different variants over the years, and my silver Pixzilla is the only one I still own. Heres a few pics of mine that I found on my phone.

What line guide is that? If I remember correct td z guide is gold.
That's a Megabass IP line guide.
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Re: Zander's first Pixzilla (light)

Post by Cal » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:58 am

hoohoorjoo wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Sweet! My favorite pixy has always been the silver mica. I've owned at least 20 different variants over the years, and my silver Pixzilla is the only one I still own. Heres a few pics of mine that I found on my phone.
Nice man =D> ... funny how the silver mica Pixy is the only one I didn't buy or keep (I may have had one at some point, can't say for sure :lol: )
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