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by DavidSA
Mon May 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest vs NRX
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Conquest vs NRX

I may pick up a 904 just to have one but 894 is golden to me. Does everything but punch and in regards to keeping big fish buttoned up has been near perfect. The 894 may not feel "multi-purpose" but punching and cranking are the only thing I have not pursued with it. This does not give the 904 much ...
by DavidSA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 895
Replies: 9
Views: 712

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: 22
Views: 1739

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: 2222

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: 4559

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: 4559

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: 1205

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: 927

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: 849

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: 1419

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: 1419

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: 849

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: 4559

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: 964

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: 970

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.