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by DavidSA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 895
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: NRX 895

my 894 is nothing like the 895. I do use a balance kit and it balances at the nut as a result. The 895 just needed too much balance kit for me to like. Best application 1oz jigs and punching.
by DavidSA
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

The perfect pitch comes with huge reputation but I've not tried it.

Kistler Helium 3 7'3H is what I have tried/own that I would recommend.
by DavidSA
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 1702

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

been using the Dobyns 765 graphite cranking rod and like it. Before that Loomis MBR843. both work very well.
by DavidSA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3878

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

I am using braid. I've had a couple of nice fish get off while shore fishing. basically trying to lip a +5lb fish and it comes unbuttoned. I have moved to Floro and no issues other then I don't like fluorocarbon. I think if I was fishing deep in a boat no issue even with braid. I just fish shallow f...
by DavidSA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3878

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

Not good to hear the new cork does not meet expectations. the old marble mix is holding up very well on my prior model. I agree the 7'3H may be too fast for some people. it is borderline to me.
by DavidSA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis MBR 842 GLX
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: G. Loomis MBR 842 GLX

mine are older models 782 for pointer 78 size, Pop'rs, Sammy 85 and any kind of small crank. can't stand the rod for bottom bouncing. Exceed 1/2 oz and rod is overloaded 842 for finesse bottom bouncing, found I did not like if for anything else. the strangest thing was preferring lipless cranks on t...
by DavidSA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help me choose my first NRX please! :)
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Help me choose my first NRX please! :)

if you are fishing 10# line, I think you need to go 2 power. If you go to 12#, I recommend the 893. I base my rods power mostly on the line I fish. I often will toss 5/16oz rigs into vegetation with a 4 power rod.
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your line preference for casting model NRX?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Your line preference for casting model NRX?

_diggy_ wrote:Thanks for the replies
welcome and I recommend you put a small counter balance on that 894 unless your 25 years old. I use a chair leg protector with 3 quarters. makes the rod feel lighter then feather by balancing it.
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod

I guess the question we need to ask is the c-rig and t-rig rod one an the same. c-rig for me is typically offshore structure or grass. the T-rig mostly more target practice. If I am offshore seems I pick up a jig over trig.
by DavidSA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: The Go To big T-rig / C-rig Rod

everyone knows I'm going to say NRX 894 so I will get it out there. Now if you go above 1.2oz total weight you need something else but I never do that with a T-rig. I do at times with ball and chain
by DavidSA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Your line preference for casting model NRX?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Your line preference for casting model NRX?

all my mets besides 1 have 30# Braid on them and I fish them on my 894's, 893s. I fish in and around Okeechobee most of the time. I just find the braid is easy to deal with and I have less drama with it. Up until 5 to 8 years ago when I started to fish FL most of the time, I would have said 17 to 20...
by DavidSA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3878

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

I don't believe I've seen anyone post about the new zbone 7'3 and that is a shame. If it is better then the older model with just a little bit less heat in the tip then indeed it would be the bomb.
by DavidSA
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help choosing NRX
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Help choosing NRX

for your weights, a true 3 power (803, 853, 893). my weapon is the 893 but I owned multiples in the 803 for many years.

When I get above 3/8 I go 894 or when I am tossing a lighter rig into heavy cover.
by DavidSA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler Helium3 vs Megabass Orochi vs St Croix LTB
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Kistler Helium3 vs Megabass Orochi vs St Croix LTB

the Kistler HE3 7'3H exfast is very good. 3/8oz total weight rig needed on the light end. I do throw 1/4oz plastic rigs on it with light braid but I'm a power freak casting into cover.
by DavidSA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig Rod Recomendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3878

Re: Jig Rod Recomendation

I like 7'3 to 7'6. I grew up on 7 but that feels short in 2019. action- fast to quick side of fast for deep water. Power is at least a 4 power. I fish 30# braid and find braid and true xfast rods not great together;;;; breakoffs on hookset. rods I fish in order of preference for your app 1- NRX 894-...