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by bigfruits
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 8082

Re: Still in love with my 803!

sorry, read this the other day and didnt realize you already had it. im very surprised you didnt get good offers on that 50. if it was a 51, i might have got it from you! while ive not fished the new 803, i have fished plenty of loomis 3 powers. i think it will make a good shallow water light jig an...
by bigfruits
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Still in love with my 803!
Replies: 27
Views: 8082

Re: Still in love with my 803!

goldrod - i have not heard much about the newer glx 803. is there a reason youre looking for a "short" rod? i still use the old BCR version. i even bought a spare a few years ago because i was scared of breaking it. still have the original and spare and no plans on selling them. its still one of the...
by bigfruits
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 6245

Re: $300 spinning rod for bottom contact techniques

id recommend the nrx 852s except i wouldnt like 1/2oz plus plastic (or even 3/8oz) but it will handle it fine. the LE 6'8" mxf would be a good choice. i havent fished the new glx 853 but it might be worth looking into. loomis MH are less powerful than st. croix MH but still prob not the best choice ...
by bigfruits
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine
Replies: 18
Views: 4201

Re: Conquest 842S or Megabass Addermine

I can honestly say Loomis/Shimano Conquest is a bunch of smoke IMHO. I will get flamed but doesn't float my boat in anyway shape or form even with all the PR mumbo jumbo and prehype. I thought for sure they would have easily had me with that offering :-k I haven't fished them so take that with a gr...
by bigfruits
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade

thats what i need! a spacer...

i have two on bottom contact rods and one on a walking topwater/shallow crank rod. great little reels! compact and light and plenty of line for 95% of what i throw. i do miss an external brake sometimes though...
by bigfruits
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Core 51Mg7 Handle Upgrade

i tried some of those handles (Chronarch/Metanium) but ended up with straight ones on my Core and Alde mgs. for some reason it rubbed the drag but i have heard others having success! if you decide to drop a little more into it that reel, check out the 7.7:1 brass gears if you havent already. http://...
by bigfruits
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past
Replies: 61
Views: 11296

Re: It’s 2018, why are you buying reels from the past

i still have two 09 aldebaran mgs that i sent to Ian some time ago and a stock Core 51E with a longer handle. No plans on selling them along side some newer JDM reels. was easier to let go of the 51 and 201 green curados. the chronarch 51mg not so much. i almost bought another 09 alde on ebay the ot...
by bigfruits
Mon May 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??
Replies: 281
Views: 52239

Re: Megabass Orochi XX... What’s next for the USDM??

got a few hours in with the FSS. seems better balanced and a little more crisp than the previous version. i threw a 1/2oz red eye lipless and 3/8oz MB Dog XSS. Felt great casting and walking the MB bait. a 1/2 lipless is about as high as i will go with this rod. would not be ideal for lipless in gra...
by bigfruits
Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)
Replies: 13
Views: 3191

Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

MB FMJ and NRX 852s
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX warranty
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Re: NRX warranty

So the Xpeditor doesn't require you to be the original owner? That would be awesome. nope. call them and they ship the rod to you with a paid return shipping label (use same tube). you have 30 days to mail it back or they charge the card you paid the fee with for full amt of rod. they ship very fas...
by bigfruits
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 238
Views: 59623

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

As a side note, ALF has some serious deals on the Conquests right now via their ebay store, a CNQ 843c for like $525 and a CNQ 842 for like $575. Anyone know if there is going to be a price drop, or is this just a pricing-robot error? not sure but ive always bought NRX and GLX at 20-30% off of reta...
by bigfruits
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 238
Views: 59623

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

How does the Conquest 843c compare to a 843c GLX? i have not fished the newest version of the 843 GLX but have fished the classic GLX 843 and GLX 783 (still my favorite spinnerbait rod) and NRX 843. hopefully Gary can compare to the newest version. the CNQ 843 in my hands seems more powerful than a...
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 238
Views: 59623

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

i found the 843 to be noticeably more powerful than the NRX version. i was casting a chatterbait/paddle tail that i later weighted out to be 26 grams and it was in the wheelhouse. did not feel heavy on the cast and was perfect on the retrieve. unfortunately the biggest fish i could produce was about...
by bigfruits
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods
Replies: 64
Views: 16973

Re: First look at new Megabass Orochi XX rods

Gary - have you had a chance to fish the PP? Curious to know if it has the same tip as the old one and if it would be just as good of a frog rod. I have other stuff for pitching so this would be a dedicated frog rod. If the old one is better suited, ill be lurking on here early next wk ;)

-z
by bigfruits
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Javelin Uses
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Megabass Javelin Uses

although ive never fished the javelin, it sounds like it would be great for long casting lipless cranks in grass, chatterbaits and other single hook moving baits. i dont like too much bend for those and fish them with FC. next on the list!