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by bigfruits
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

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: 804

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: 804

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: 4559

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: 29651

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: 1347

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: 1594

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: 224
Views: 32061

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: 224
Views: 32061

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: 224
Views: 32061

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...
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 59
Views: 6859

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

Gary - have you had a chance to fish the PP? Curious to know if it has the same tip as the old one and if it would be just as good of a frog rod. I have other stuff for pitching so this would be a dedicated frog rod. If the old one is better suited, ill be lurking on here early next wk ;)

-z
by bigfruits
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Chatterbait rod
Replies: 60
Views: 6644

Re: Chatterbait rod

i love throwing skirtless bladed jigs with keitech trailers. i typically use a MH fast for grass, open water or moderate cover. for slow rolling a heavy one on the bottom ill use a heavy power. i can recommend these: old GLX 783 - roll casts and pitching to laydowns old GLX 843, NRX 843. Destroyer D...
by bigfruits
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St Croix LE for dropshot
Replies: 2
Views: 551

St Croix LE for dropshot

Hello, Ive been sitting on a damaged St. Croix LE rod that I plan on sending in. I'd like to trade it for a LE spinning rod, ML power for light dropshot. Would you recommend the ES610MLXF? The Mojo version is labeled the "drop shot/finesse" rod. Does the LE version share the same character...
by bigfruits
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Spining Rod Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Spining Rod Opinions

the nrx 852s is hands down the best spinning rod ive ever fished. Ive fished F and XF Med and ML LEs, Avids, other NRX, GLX. The NRX 852 is noticeably softer in the top section than the 2016 LES7MF. I'd say it sits between a St.Croix ML and M in power in the upper part of the rod. You can find NRXs ...
by bigfruits
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: megabass destroyer Daemos
Replies: 26
Views: 4636

Re: megabass destroyer Daemos

^^^ x 2

great t-rig and small jig rod when your not tossing into the mess.

a totally different rod from the XX DSR. doesnt load as well but better suited for bottom contact IMO. feels like a medium power rod in hand (light, well balanced and crisp). if it were a loomis id call it a 3.5 power.

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