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Which Would Be Better...pixy Airy Red Or Px Type R?

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Thinking about treating myself to a true finesse reel instead of trying to turn other reels into finesse.  Should I take advantage of the PX being on sale at $300 or wait for another Red Pixy to go up for sale?  Missed the last one, so kind of hoping your answers will be for the PX so I won't feel too bad for waiting so long to decide.  :teeth:

 

I've read that the Red Pixy is considered the best of the various models that were sold.....but is it enough better to be chosen over the PX?  Thanks.

 

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What you will get with an Airy Red ( I have 3 btw ):

 

-Light line drag: cork drag pads and if you happen to want more drag you can tighten it down with pliers and flatten all the drag washers and still won´t get more than 3 lbs of drag.

 

- NO CLICKING DRAG STAR

 

-Slow 5.8:1 gear ratio( around 21" IPT )

 

So no, other than the panage of owning a limited  edition reel ( that I really like ) the PX-R is a much better much all around reel  than the any of the regular Pixies will ever be ( silver mica, racing yellow, airy red, frosted orange ).

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The px r is the better buy for sure.  The airy red would need to be "pixzilla'ed" to be in it's class which would run some bucks.

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Okay.  Thanks a lot.  Decision made.

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right now its HARD to beat the type R for its price on TW...

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I already regret spending the money, but don't think I will regret having the reel.  TW's deal was too good to pass up.  The most I've ever spent for a reel.  I am hoping this reel will let me cast down to at least 1/8 oz.  Right now I suck at it with the combo I tried with that weight.

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I already regret spending the money, but don't think I will regret having the reel.  TW's deal was too good to pass up.  The most I've ever spent for a reel.  I am hoping this reel will let me cast down to at least 1/8 oz.  Right now I suck at it with the combo I tried with that weight.

Pair it up with a ML rod and you'll have no problems.

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Pair it up with a ML rod and you'll have no problems.

 

I thought I'd put it on my 6'9" Falcon Expert Light.  It is rated for 1/16 oz.

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I thought I'd put it on my 6'9" Falcon Expert Light.  It is rated for 1/16 oz.

Those are sweet rods!  You're going to have fun.  There's just something about finesse fishing that really appeals to me and my arsenal is evolving towards it:  pxl-r w/klx finesse rod, yellow pixzilla w/imx cr 721, scorpion xt (7.1 gear upgrade, avail spool) w/ no rod yet but thinking about a phenix m1, recon2 or dx 701. 

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Yeah, I really like my Falcon Expert rods.  I have more setups leaning towards the light side than necessary.  I am using a tuned and upgraded TD-Z 105H on a ML HMG, a Carbonlite and ML Crankin Stick plus another Carbonlite currently on the Light Falcon.  Also a couple Curado 51Es.... one that is mounted on a 6'10" ETS MF rated to 1/8 oz. although I have been limiting true 3/16 oz. lures to the first 3 combos mentioned.  Picked up the 6'10" MXF Tatula recently.  It is rated to 3/32 oz.  Kind of excited to see what it can handle.  It has a rather unusually weight range.  Tip is pretty thin.  I have a tuned and upgraded Sol that I installed a Presso spool in.  Currently spooled with 10# Super Natural.  Think it will be going on this rod.  All 3 of the first combos mentioned will toss a 3/16 oz. Shad Rap a fair distance.  I am considering purchasing an HMG 7' ML for the Carbonlite coming off the Expert.

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