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by bigfruits
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: All around spinning rod (NRX v. ST. C LE v MB Add)

the nrx 852s is my favorite spinning rod. i think it sits right between st.croix ML and Med powers. if i only had one spinning rod it would be this one, no doubt. a ML st croix might be a little better suited for light DS and small mushroom ned jigheads and a Med st croix for 1/4oz jigs (+ plasitc) ...
by bigfruits
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2986

Re: Still in love with my 803!

man, your kistler reviews and stuff ive read in the past makes me really want to get one. please dont tell me they have something similar to the xpeditor service. i still have my old 852glx. the nrx 852s "feels" a little less powerful and has a bit more tip. i know you dislike spinning but...
by bigfruits
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2986

Re: Still in love with my 803!

sorry, read this the other day and didnt realize you already had it. im very surprised you didnt get good offers on that 50. if it was a 51, i might have got it from you! while ive not fished the new 803, i have fished plenty of loomis 3 powers. i think it will make a good shallow water light jig an...
by bigfruits
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 2986

Re: Still in love with my 803!

goldrod - i have not heard much about the newer glx 803. is there a reason youre looking for a "short" rod? i still use the old BCR version. i even bought a spare a few years ago because i was scared of breaking it. still have the original and spare and no plans on selling them. its still ...
by bigfruits
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques

id recommend the nrx 852s except i wouldnt like 1/2oz plus plastic (or even 3/8oz) but it will handle it fine. the LE 6'8" mxf would be a good choice. i havent fished the new glx 853 but it might be worth looking into. loomis MH are less powerful than st. croix MH but still prob not the best ch...
by bigfruits
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine

I can honestly say Loomis/Shimano Conquest is a bunch of smoke IMHO. I will get flamed but doesn't float my boat in anyway shape or form even with all the PR mumbo jumbo and prehype. I thought for sure they would have easily had me with that offering :-k I haven't fished them so take that with a gr...
by bigfruits
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade

thats what i need! a spacer...

i have two on bottom contact rods and one on a walking topwater/shallow crank rod. great little reels! compact and light and plenty of line for 95% of what i throw. i do miss an external brake sometimes though...
by bigfruits
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade

i tried some of those handles (Chronarch/Metanium) but ended up with straight ones on my Core and Alde mgs. for some reason it rubbed the drag but i have heard others having success! if you decide to drop a little more into it that reel, check out the 7.7:1 brass gears if you havent already. http://...
by bigfruits
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 5519

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

i still have two 09 aldebaran mgs that i sent to Ian some time ago and a stock Core 51E with a longer handle. No plans on selling them along side some newer JDM reels. was easier to let go of the 51 and 201 green curados. the chronarch 51mg not so much. i almost bought another 09 alde on ebay the ot...
by bigfruits
Mon May 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 32376

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

got a few hours in with the FSS. seems better balanced and a little more crisp than the previous version. i threw a 1/2oz red eye lipless and 3/8oz MB Dog XSS. Felt great casting and walking the MB bait. a 1/2 lipless is about as high as i will go with this rod. would not be ideal for lipless in gra...
by bigfruits
Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

MB FMJ and NRX 852s
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX warranty
Replies: 16
Views: 1950

Re: NRX warranty

So the Xpeditor doesn't require you to be the original owner? That would be awesome. nope. call them and they ship the rod to you with a paid return shipping label (use same tube). you have 30 days to mail it back or they charge the card you paid the fee with for full amt of rod. they ship very fas...
by bigfruits
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35507

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

As a side note, ALF has some serious deals on the Conquests right now via their ebay store, a CNQ 843c for like $525 and a CNQ 842 for like $575. Anyone know if there is going to be a price drop, or is this just a pricing-robot error? not sure but ive always bought NRX and GLX at 20-30% off of reta...
by bigfruits
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35507

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

How does the Conquest 843c compare to a 843c GLX? i have not fished the newest version of the 843 GLX but have fished the classic GLX 843 and GLX 783 (still my favorite spinnerbait rod) and NRX 843. hopefully Gary can compare to the newest version. the CNQ 843 in my hands seems more powerful than a...
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 225
Views: 35507

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

i found the 843 to be noticeably more powerful than the NRX version. i was casting a chatterbait/paddle tail that i later weighted out to be 26 grams and it was in the wheelhouse. did not feel heavy on the cast and was perfect on the retrieve. unfortunately the biggest fish i could produce was about...

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