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by DavidSA
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 903 vs 843
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Conquest 903 vs 843

Have you read the review of the 842? yes, and after you posted scanned again. Looks like a great review but balanced. I think you will find that for the senko and a 3/8oz tw jig that you have two schools of thought. Some guys will want a Med Power rod; though the 842 looks a bit less then a full 2 ...
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

yes warranty is a good add

I've broken 4 rods in my life. one was a mfg defect or shipping damage. The other three were likely something I did
by DavidSA
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

the challenge with a custom is not only cost but sometimes blank availability. I am big fan of NRX rods because the blank is suburb for bottom bouncing and I can balance the rod any way I want; then change it on a dime. If I want. NRX 893 for example IMG_4214.jpg IMG_4213.jpg I don't recall what I h...
by DavidSA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

I did not look relative to hook hanger but the 7'3H is 2.5 to 3 inches from lock down nut depending on where you want to measure my finger with a 6.2oz reel. For a longer rod without weight put into the handle this is very good based on my experience. I think the talk of balance takes away from how ...
by DavidSA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

Post a picture or state where it balances.
by DavidSA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

Very good but not perfect. Balance point with Shimano met reel is 2.5 to 3 inches and n front of lockdown but

Rod weight is roughly 4.5oz
by DavidSA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Football Jig / Heavier Fluke rod

when discounted the Kistler HE3 7'3H fits the bill. At full retail the value of this rod is great. it is listed as xfast but I'd say the tip is near perfect for any type of plastic fishing. I fish frogs on it most often but use it for 7 inch Senko's quite often.
by DavidSA
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 903 vs 843
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Conquest 903 vs 843

Do you know if any loomis dealers in the Midwest who would actually carry the conquests? one of the challenges buying any high end rod that I can think of. No one carry's them. I have not been in a store that might carry such an animal for a long time but I can't see a Cabela's having them or at le...
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Where have all the Full handle Rods Gone
Replies: 49
Views: 2742

Re: Where have all the Full handle Rods Gone

that lipless crank is bigger then some of the fish I catch ;)
by DavidSA
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: High end frog rod: heavy-ish surface veg

The notion of high end and heavy vegetation is in the eyes of the beholder. I've owned rods that would pull a jeep out of a creek but I did not care to fish with it because of a low hook up ratio. I have a HE3 7'3 Heavy now that I use for frogs and it works the bait well, casts a long way and I've n...
by DavidSA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 903 vs 843
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Conquest 903 vs 843

I’m sure someone on the internet might say that but on that rod a non-factor in my hand It performs near perfection with the application you state
by DavidSA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 903 vs 843
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Conquest 903 vs 843

any reason you did not put the 893 NRX in the race?
by DavidSA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: Sensitive Moving Bait Rods

I think jerkbaits are the trickiest of the bunch. Finding the perfect tip speed for not over or under working various style and depth baits, yet having a blank that will properly load and flex deep enough (not to deep), to keep fish pinned. I believe sensitivity is a little more important here than...
by DavidSA
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 20
Views: 1625

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

I looked a a number of cork handles from the Dobyns which I thought was the best cork I'd seen to the kistlers, old GLX, to NRX a few factors come out- some cork gets darker then others with the U40. some cork appears to have more filler, and they are not the same smoothness. Clearly too some of my ...
by DavidSA
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 20
Views: 1625

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

I think sometimes our experience different. I will post my 2 year old he3 when I get home. I think you will be impressed and ask what changed