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by Hennessy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 wishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1541

Re: 2019 wishes

Shimano Aldebaran 30/50mgl XG
by Hennessy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What to add to the arsenal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: What to add to the arsenal?

Nrx 893 w/o a doubt, pretty sure it’ll become your favorite rod. That’s what happened to me once I got that model & I think I had 3 other nrx rods at the time
by Hennessy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran mgl vs. non mgl
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Aldebaran mgl vs. non mgl

Thank you for the reply. I should add that this will be a pitching reel for baits primarily in the 3/8-1/2oz range. Line capacity should be no issue as a pitching reel. Where I think the alde shines though as a finesse casting reel. Maybe 1/8-1/4oz reel for pitching finesse baits. For me, for those...
by Hennessy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran mgl vs. non mgl
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Aldebaran mgl vs. non mgl

I was worried about line capacity also. Looking at both spools the mgl is noticeably shallow but the line capacity is 10 yds max difference. I run 10lb p line tactical and no issues. It throws a weightless fluke pretty far, more so than the '15 alde. The upgrade is worth it
by Hennessy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel to pair with NRX 853c
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

I have either metanium mgls or aldebaran mgls on my nrx rods. Tend to use the metaniums for my longer rods and the alde mgls for the shorter ones. The bad part about the alde, if you're using it for bottom contact, it doesn't come in a xg model. The upside to that, that light combo will spoil you
by Hennessy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Champion Extreme 745HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: Champion Extreme 745HP

Well I had the 1st champion extreme 742 then got the 742 hp extreme, not much better in sensitivity. I had a 1st gen extreme 745 & sold it, my buddy said his $150 duckett was just as good, then he sold it. If you're in that $300+ zone and worried bout sensitivity, just save and get a 894c nrx f...
by Hennessy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Champion Extreme 745HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: Champion Extreme 745HP

Well I had the 1st champion extreme 742 then got the 742 hp extreme, not much better in sensitivity. I had a 1st gen extreme 745 & sold it, my buddy said his $150 duckett was just as good, then he sold it. If you're in that $300+ zone and worried bout sensitivity, just save and get a 894c nrx fo...
by Hennessy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis nrx
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: G Loomis nrx

893, imo best senko rod on the market. I like a stiffer rod for 3/8oz jigs, but most people are happy with the 893 for 3/8 jigs. The 893 is my go to senko rod, light texas rig rod and shakyhead rod. If I would have 2 nrx rods the same, it'd be the 893
by Hennessy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: NRX 854

I'm curious about the power of the NRX 854. I have a 7ft MH LE. The lure rating is higher than the H power Loomis. Which one has more power? The 854 would be perfect for those weights. Personally I wouldn't use my 893 for 3/8oz jigs. The occasional 1/2oz jig for the 854 would be fine. I actually pr...
by Hennessy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 kistler z bones in stock
Replies: 46
Views: 4441

2019 kistler z bones in stock

I know these have been on pre order for awhile, now they're currently on the website. They have a interesting guide train. Also claiming to be more sensitive and lighter than the previous model, which I already thought was neck to neck with the nrx. Pricing is nrx range. There's a 7'3m at 3.4oz that...
by Hennessy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

Metanium DC for US market too, lol
by Hennessy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

yellowcard129 wrote:Aldebaran 50 mgl XG = MY dream reel. The 50 is already one of my favorite reels ever just wish they had it in an XG ratio. Im hoping they release it at Icast this year.

Yessssss! I have a heavy met mgl on my 893 and I would snatch it off in a heartbeat for a alde xg!
by Hennessy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

I have picked up two ald 30's and spooled the line off my 50's directly on them and the held all but 5 yards. I was worried about capacity but they are nearly identical. That's with 6/20 power pro braid. They cast amazing!! You were absolutely correct. The spool is noticeably shallow but I had a ha...
by Hennessy
Wed May 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Aldebaran 50 mgl to the US, xg model maybe?

Been hearing talks about shimano bringing the Aldebaran mgl to the states in a 50 size with more line capacity than the 30 mgl model. The XG part I threw in there because I believe it would be a great seller. OR even a metanium mgl 50 xg model, wishful thinking. Regardless us shimano guys deserve a ...
by Hennessy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chatterbait rod
Replies: 60
Views: 7267

Re: Chatterbait rod

Over the years I started with a 7mh quantum smoke, then 734c champion, 7'2mhr tatula, 7'2mhr steez xt. Now I've settled on nrx 854c wit 12lb floro wit a little more stretch than normal to offset stiffness of the 854. After your first few nrx rods, you look for techniques to use them whether sensitiv...

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