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by DavidSA
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

a 2000 ish to 2011 era GLX MBR would have had a relatively ugly black but cap on the back of the rear grip.
by DavidSA
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

I can't say a word about a 2020 loomis glx. In 2010, the 782 was a beast of another color totally. The 842, 843, and 783 all fish similar to me. I felt the 842 was only a shade less powerful then the 843. In fact, one trip I felt the hook up % with the 843 better then that of the 842. The 782 by com...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: IMX PRO 845C CBR or 847C CBR
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: IMX PRO 845C CBR or 847C CBR

i have a custom cb847 with split grip and spiral wrapped bought on this board in roughly 2005. Just such a beautiful rod that I have not sold it yet have not fished it in years. bit too short for a deep diver. To me more a big spinnerbait, topwater or chatterfrog rod. Far more accurate then my longe...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

i still use my glx bcr 803 all the time. mostly 1/4 jigs and plastic. im in the minority for sure but i love the recoil guides. the glx mbr 783 is used sometimes, mostly roll casting spinnerbaits to timber. i throw small paddletails on swimbait jigheads on the 842 occasionally. the others get let u...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

since I fish florida almost always now have not thrown a jerkbait in 5 years. BUT, my old memory says that 782 starts to top out at 3/8oz. Once the bait is in the water, the difference in weight makes no difference as you know but on the cast if the new 782 is like the old you may feel the rod sligh...
by DavidSA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Old School GLX (pre 2012) vs. Today's Rods

old glx graphite are competitive with today's best. The bcr 803 glx was and is as sensitive a rod I've fished with FC line. The 843 remains in my rotation to this day.
by DavidSA
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: G. Loomis GLX 782C MBR for jerkbaits

My old school 782 was perfect for small to medium jerkbaits in my hand. 842 and 843 not as good for that application but far better when a stiffer tip is needed
by DavidSA
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 893 v ZBone
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: NRX 893 v ZBone

I have the NRX 893. My zbones are the 2017 and the newer 2019 both with stouter blanks that compare more with my NRX 894. Short answer on what is possible is that both the 2017 and 2019 compete very favorably with the NRX which I adore. My 2019 is the 7'10 four power and it is both powerful and sens...
by DavidSA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler Carbon Handles - Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Kistler Carbon Handles - Experiences?

I saw this post and having absolutely nothing better to do I went out and got into my boat. I have Oct 2019 zbone and a 2017 era zbone with the marbled cork. my preference is to the 2019 traditional cork by a small margin. when I get a new rod I go out an fish it around local pond with some rip wrap...
by DavidSA
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler vs Dobyns
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Kistler vs Dobyns

I have only 1 HE3 around the 2018 time frame and it is the 7'3H exfast. I wish I'd bought another. Bought it to fish frogs but it is so good for delivering pin point casts with big moving baits that I has never actually fished a frog. Rod is about 4.3oz and has a ton of backbone. I set it up today w...
by DavidSA
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler vs Dobyns
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Kistler vs Dobyns

indeed, x3 if you are hard on equipment. i've not seen any positive or negative posts about either brand that I can recall in quarters if not years but Dobyns used to be considered best customer service in the industry
by DavidSA
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler vs Dobyns
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Kistler vs Dobyns

I own only a single dobyns 765 graphite crankbait rod so I can't comment much. What I can say factually is in the last 3 years I have bought exactly 4 rods ,,, (note that I have been on TT since 2005) so my rod collection is far bigger then I want to admit. Of the 4 rods, 3 are kistlers. It started ...
by DavidSA
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together

great message and great cause! well done. social distancing is so important right now to help our older and fragile population along with our healthcare workers. This equates to different impacts depending on where you live and we need to keep that in mind. someone golfing or fishing alone in rural ...
by DavidSA
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Busting Bunkers and Awards with Megabass's Destroyer F7.5-77X

enjoyed the review. Megabass is not a rod I've tried before but this one looks great.
by DavidSA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: North Fork Composite HM-XRay Blank Question

I have one on a zbone. I purchased in October so guess it is the 2019 model. very nice blank. I've got the 7'10 H model. My take is as sensitive as any rod I've owned or fished in a stout rod.