I was able to procure a set of ZPI BFS rings for a pixy spool into a TDZ100 frame. Special thanks goes out to the individual who went out of his way to help me get these!!
I had the reel apart for cleaning and fixing a noisy gear sound.. and I figured as long as it's apart I might as well replace the heavy internals with some lighter ones Out comes the heavy brass 5.7 gear set and BBS drive shaft. In goes a new set of 6.3 gears for a Steez, and a drive shaft from a TDZ103ML. Of course I modified the 103ML drive shaft to accept a steez handle nut. And I also had to file down a little nubbin on the frame side for clearance..no biggie. I also added a carbontex drag, carbon swept handle and Megabass cork knobs for good measure
It weighed in at 168.85 grams..which is 5.956 oz!!! Original weight of a BBS is 7.3 oz, and weight of a Pixy is 5.7 oz.
So here it is:
Parts for this modified reel:
ZPI BFS spacer kit
Steez 6.3 gear set (pinion, drive and worm shaft drive gear)
TDZ103ML drive shaft "modified"
80mm swept carbon handle (RCS I think)
Steez drag star (Trav already had this on the reel when I got it)
Steez handle nut
Megabass black cork knobs
Carbontex smooth drag
I kept all the original parts so I can change it back to a true BBS if I ever wanted to.. I just figured it would be cool like this for a while I will use it on a DX702 (replace a Conquest 51S) for drop shot and other finesse techniques.
Couldn't agree more. Looks great Good.Pin wrote:Very ingenious way to modify what was a heavy duty reel, into a finesse one. The ideas that members from TT come up with collectively is very impressive! Wow
x3Gone Phishin wrote:Couldn't agree more. Looks great Good.Pin wrote:Very ingenious way to modify what was a heavy duty reel, into a finesse one. The ideas that members from TT come up with collectively is very impressive! Wow
Not big fish at all, but for early March in Iowa...I will take it!!! Ended with 3 fish on this combo and 2 on another rod/reel/same lure.
I was throwing an X80 Trick Darter.. not pushing the lower limits of the reel/spool at all, I just wanted to shake down the reel and see if there was anything I missed.. All in all I am very happy with how the reel turned out! It is very smooth and very easy to cast. And on the DX702C it is a super light combo!