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by Matt_3479
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: What’s best nrx for 1/2oz and under jigs

If I was staying at 1/2oz maybe 3/8 I would probably go 894c. If your staying 3/8 and under with the odd 1/2 I would go 893 or 853c depending on where and how your fishing. I throw my 1/2oz and 3/8pz with large trailers on my 894, and my 1/4,5/16, 3/8 on the 853c
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Crankbait reel

Yah in Canada the Curado K is 249.00 and the bantam is 479.99. I love the feel of the bantam but have a lot of big ticket items coming in the following weeks and can’t really justify a bantam at the moment. So hopefully the k feels good on the rod!
by Matt_3479
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Rod balance Loomis / St Croix

I can’t help you with the nrx 854 as I actually haven’t even held it but will offer my opinion based on a handful of other loomis rods, and st. Croix. The new legend tourneys are better balanced then the previous generation. Still a little tip heavy though. The legend elites and x’s are better balan...
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Crankbait reel

I've traditionally been a Daiwa guy, but the last couple of years have been adding more and more Shimano to my stable. For squarebills, I'm using the new Bantam. For things like Rapala DT6s, a Chronarch MGL. I had the Concept C and loved it at first as it would flat out launch baits when paired wit...
by Matt_3479
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Crankbait reel

I know it’s on tge heavy side but I’ve got a few legend glass rods with bantams I use for cranks and they work great super sturdy . Curado k is a good one as well I almost use all 6 ratios for cranking except if grass is really thick I’ll go to a 7 ratio and faster taper rod. Tge rod you have is on...
by Matt_3479
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Crankbait reel

Sorry doubt post
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Crankbait reel

Last year I bought a 13 fishing concept c for my imx pro 845c cbr throwing mainly squarebills. The reel is... okay at best. Sure I can really launch it but I’ve never seen anything more finicky. I am a shimano guy and would like to replace it with a shimano reel. Which shimano casting reel have you ...
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: New reel dilemma

Thanks guys, picked up a bantam mgl xg, threw some 50lbs power pro, tied on my favourite frog (jackall karea) and sat ir on top my imx pro 884 twfr and boy does it ever feel sweet! Can’t wait to get that thing going. And the chronarch mgl spun up with 30lbs power pro to 8lbs leader tied with an fg k...
by Matt_3479
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: New reel dilemma

Thanks guys. I’ll stsrt with the bantam
by Matt_3479
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 803

New reel dilemma

Right now I’m looking at 3 reels but can only afford two at the current time and the 3rd will be pushed back for quite some time. I have an imx Pro 884 twfr with a chronarch mgl on top and love it! I recently acquired an nrx 853c and an expride 7’ lite+ spinning rod. I’m looking at a new bantam mgl ...
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jig/T-rig Rod
Replies: 32
Views: 2101

Re: Jig/T-rig Rod

cndbasshunter wrote:Expride 7'2" heavy
How long have you had the rod? How does it compare to other rods you’ve used in the technique? Thinking about an upgrade on my 13 fishing envy black 7’6” heavy rod I use for t-rigs and was debating a 7’2” or 7’6” expride. I use a glx 894c for jigs and always have one tied on.
by Matt_3479
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Nrx 853c?

In addition to what has already been mentioned, the 853 NRX is a very good walking bait and jerk bait rod if you run mono. I just picked up a few spoons and poppers but haven’t fished them yet as we are just loosing Ice! That’s great to know cause I wasn’t sure what rod to throw them on! I thought ...
by Matt_3479
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Nrx 853c?

I have the GLX version of the 853c and really like it. I don't think it's the most versatile rod there is but it excels at certain things. I use it for finesse jigs mostly (3/8th oz ball heads), works great. I also think it works great for light t-rigs and keitechs/underspins. I personally don't lo...
by Matt_3479
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Nrx 853c?

No matter what, you are not going to hate the 853. If this will be your first NRX then you are in for a treat. The 853 isn't a bad rod, its just not as versatile as the 893 or 873. Power wise the 853 and 893 are about the same with the 873 being the next step up in power compared to the 853 and 893...
by Matt_3479
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx 853c?
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Nrx 853c?

Having had both the 853 and 893 nrx rods my vote is one or the other. Both sticks have their merit but one doesn't really do much that the other cant do. They are different sticks but the length is really the biggest difference between the two rods. If I was wanting to mostly pitch/skip and sling a...