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by DavidSA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest 903 vs 843
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

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: 35
Views: 8943

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: 24
Views: 5873

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: 24
Views: 5873

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
by DavidSA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 5873

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

Do you fish a lot?

I’m out of town but my he3 cork looks better then yours and I’m pleased with my 17 Zbone. I’m traveling now or I would post photos
by DavidSA
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 5873

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

You got me excited. I’m hoping the 5 power Zbone has more power then my 894
by DavidSA
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest
Replies: 24
Views: 5873

Re: 2019 Z Bone vs. Conquest

somehow my detailed post got dropped when I went to preview so I give up. short answer- 2019 zbone is very good on sensitivity. might be better then NRX which by most accounts better then conquest. However the balance of the rod is not perfect and specs not as posted on Kistler website. I've kept my...
by DavidSA
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: GlX 843C MBR vs Kistler Zbone light medium heavy 7'
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: GlX 843C MBR vs Kistler Zbone light medium heavy 7'

I don't own either rod you note. I own 2008 GLX 843, NRX rods, HE3 and zbones. The zbones in 2017 and 2019 should be compared to NRX in my loomis line-up not GLX. My sole HE3 I think more sensitive then my GLX 843. The action of the blank though is important and you need references. I have a 2017 zb...
by DavidSA
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Balancing a Great Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Balancing a Great Rod

I'm having same challenge. I have 2 rods that are super but balance is marginal for a tip up rod. My chairleg trick I use on NRX won't work
by DavidSA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What's your favorite NRX and why ?
Replies: 67
Views: 19848

Re: What's your favorite NRX and why ?

I did not look through all history of this 4year old thread but I likely posted. It appears to me many NRX rods are great and it depends on where and how you fish. The morning after Trump was elected I caught like 100 large mouth and my first double digit. about a year later on a cold Dec day I caug...
by DavidSA
Mon May 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Conquest vs NRX
Replies: 13
Views: 3591

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: 1696

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: 25
Views: 4567

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: 4920

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: 8200

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...