which pixy do you like best?

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Captain Chaos » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:57 am

wantthat2 wrote:I have a Pixy Airy red left version that I sent to D.R. for upgrading. The red does look good and the handle comes with bearings. It really has become a goto reel.

You really can't lose choosing any of them.

One more vote for red and upgrading the drag is highly recommended.
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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by even26 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:02 am

you'll probably ending up wanting them all. at least that's what the bait monkey has been telling me. ;) either way, the pixy is one sweet reel and even better after having it D.R. tuned. you will not be disappointed. :D

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by raul » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:06 am

Captain Chaos wrote:
wantthat2 wrote:I have a Pixy Airy red left version that I sent to D.R. for upgrading. The red does look good and the handle comes with bearings. It really has become a goto reel.

You really can't lose choosing any of them.
Stock handle doesn't have bearings....you must have an upgrade, maybe.

One more vote for red and upgrading the drag is highly recommended.
Stock handle does come with bearings, 2, one in each knob.

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by mrgadget » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:29 am

I'm gonna dance with the one what brung me: 2004 Yellow PIXILLA!

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Brooklyn Bill » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:28 pm

I have all 4 colors i like the Orange the best D.R. Specials

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Scot » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:47 pm

[quote="Itchy"]
Magnesium can not be anodized.



The yellow's paint scratches very easy for some reason. I believe there is a problem with the paint it seems soft. Even the area where my thumb goes has worn pretty badly.[/quote

Ummmm...yes it can and it is on the red Pixy. The yellow "for some reason" scratches easily because it is paint. The "painted finish" on the red is so tough because it is anodized. My Yellow Pixy looks as good today as the day I bought it...I don't baby it but I'm also not fanatical about taking proper care....I just take care of my stuff and try not to scratch it up and give it an occasional wipe down. The paint seems to be holding up fine for me.

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Nitroman77 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:50 pm

Yea will BILL if they made orange in lefty id get one, but I saw that you do have one in a righty for sale haha. ;)
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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by tonym » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:52 pm

Scot wrote:
Itchy wrote: Magnesium can not be anodized.



The yellow's paint scratches very easy for some reason. I believe there is a problem with the paint it seems soft. Even the area where my thumb goes has worn pretty badly.[/quote

Ummmm...yes it can and it is on the red Pixy. The yellow "for some reason" scratches easily because it is paint. The "painted finish" on the red is so tough because it is anodized. My Yellow Pixy looks as good today as the day I bought it...I don't baby it but I'm also not fanatical about taking proper care....I just take care of my stuff and try not to scratch it up and give it an occasional wipe down. The paint seems to be holding up fine for me.
So I take it that the palming side is Mg and not plastic? What about the other pixys?
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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Scot » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:03 pm

tonym wrote:
Scot wrote:
Itchy wrote: Magnesium can not be anodized.



The yellow's paint scratches very easy for some reason. I believe there is a problem with the paint it seems soft. Even the area where my thumb goes has worn pretty badly.[/quote

Ummmm...yes it can and it is on the red Pixy. The yellow "for some reason" scratches easily because it is paint. The "painted finish" on the red is so tough because it is anodized. My Yellow Pixy looks as good today as the day I bought it...I don't baby it but I'm also not fanatical about taking proper care....I just take care of my stuff and try not to scratch it up and give it an occasional wipe down. The paint seems to be holding up fine for me.
So I take it that the palming side is Mg and not plastic? What about the other pixys?
I think I may need to eat a little crow and pull back from my statement a little. After posting, I went and had a close look and heck...maybe it is painted. The palm side is in fact plastic...it sure looks anodized and I just kind of assumed so based upon a not so close look. I guess it could in fact be painted with a transparent flat paint....I dunno' :confused:

On my Yellow Pixy it appears it has a shot of clear coat over the finish...Itchy...maybe yours didn't get the clear coat...can you tell if it did?

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by da house of hardy #1 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:14 pm

Dang! these reels are p-o-p-u-l-a-r :shock:
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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Ranger 619VS » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:17 pm

A vote for the Mica colored Silver Pixy. Just picked mine up from Brooklyn Bill yesterday and added the COrk knobs today......Matched up to a Loomis DSR820C, 6lb fluro......this will be the Wing Man to my DSR820S with its Shimano Stella 2000....Here are some pictures ...
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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Scot » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:31 pm

da house of hardy #1 wrote:Dang! these reels are p-o-p-u-l-a-r :shock:
Life is too short to not own at least one Pixy...they really are cool little reels...and fun too! It aint no Calcutta though :P

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by phatbass » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:33 pm

thanks for all the replies,I went with the airy red model.last weekend a friend(fish8888) let me try his and I really enjoyed fishing it.jeff

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by Fishingboy » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:37 pm

Check out an older post of some bad boy pixzillas at the link below ;)

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Re: which pixy do you like best?

Post by da house of hardy #1 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:52 pm

Scot wrote:It aint no Calcutta though :P
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