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Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby 665 almostevil » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:27 pm

What is you favorite gloomis rod for bass fishing and why? Please help me with technique and a couple points on why it is you favorite.
ex best tube rod
best jig rod


any help would be very much apprenticed

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby bigfruits » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:37 pm

a few of my favorites:
nrx 852s - small jigs, plastics
old glx mbr 783 - spinnerbaits
old glx bcr 803 - 1/4-3/8oz jigs and t-rig plus plastic

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Postby Frosty » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:12 am

852 nrx, again. same purposes
843 nrx, great all around rod doubles as a great 5/16-3/8 oz jig rod
842 mbr 2016 GLX, best all around finesse/light line rod and a great jerkbait rod
852s nrx best all purpose spinning rod
842 mbr nrx light shakey heads and dropshot casting rod

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Postby 665 almostevil » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:54 pm

great information.... thank you!

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby egore1 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:43 pm

They all have a niche...

MBR 844 GLX classic- jigs and all-rounder
JWR 852C NRX- tubes, small tx-rigs, small jigs, TW in open water
NRX 873 Pitching and dragging stuff
NRX 822 DSR Finesse stuff-Robo champion

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Postby bronzefly » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:02 pm

NRX 894c JWR and NRX 893c JWR - one two punch of a couple of the best bottom contact rods available to cover everything from 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz with ease and precision.

GLX 842, GLX 843, GLX 844 - with those three rods, one could effectively cover a massive spectrum of "general" bass fishing techniques. The new 2016 versions are excellent by the way, big thumbs up to Loomis for reintroducing the beloved 842 =D>

GLX 783 MBR - One of my favorite utility rods if I'm running out and can only grab one for the car/truck for pond hopping, etc.

NRX 852s/872s JWR - phenomenal 1/4 oz jig, light t-rig, shakey head type spinning rod, handles tubes nicely too.

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby DavidSA » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:46 am

Many good models. Really have to declare what you want to fish to select.

My all time favorites include NRX 894, NRX 893, GLX BCR 803 (not made any longer) and GLX 843; in that order. I have sold my last 803 to Bigfruits simply because I did not fish it once hooked on the 89 inch rods but it was a gem. The 843 is very sensitive for bottom bouncing yet I can fish topwaters, buzzbaits and even traps on it.

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Postby johnnybassboat » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:06 pm

NRX893- light t-rigs and small jigs
NRX894 - jigs in cover 1/2 oz
NRX873-carolina rigs and swing heads
GLX843-spinnerbaits
NRX853-weighless senkos
NRX852s- tubes and shakey heads

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Postby cndbasshunter » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:53 pm

NRX852C, NRX894, NRX916C, NRX852S, NRX872S

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:46 pm

843 NRX is my favorite GLoomis Rod for sure. Light enough tip section to fish lighter plastics if needed, and still has enough power in the lower section to throw big chatterbaits/spinnerbaits(1/2-3/4oz) and 3/4oz lipless without breaking a sweat. Also use it for topwater, jigs, buzzbaits, toads, medium-deep crankbaits. It really is a versatile rod.

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Postby 665 almostevil » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:19 am

ton of rods covered thanks!!! anyone have information on the 854cjwr wondering about balance and overall thoughts would use to skip docks with. 872sjwr for throwing tubes on and 901sjrw for throwing hair jigs for smallmouth anything goo or bad would help on these as well .

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby DavidSA » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:37 am

I would search the topic one by one. If you don't find great reviews that are plentiful I'd reco you look at other models. It does not mean a rod is bad because it does not get a ton of recommendations but it is a sign of what people like. I have 2 of the 894's and if I felt I needed a 3rd 4 power rod tomorrow, I would get another 894.

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby j2015 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:08 pm

Yes, 665 almost evil! One of the Greatest MW paintball teams ever!

Just for that username I will give my advice on G-loomis rods for Chicago land bass fishing.

1 the NRX 822dsr, drop shotting is Key for catching the bass in Chicago, no matter what lake, this rod always comes with.
2 Nrx 893, Jigs and senkos. Most lakes in the Chicago area are open water with little cover, the 893 is perfect for flipping jig up on the bank or dragging a football head jig...if that doesn't work, tie in a senko.

3. You also need an all around stick for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, cranks and topwaters.. go with a shorter 783 or 803 glx or even an imx . no need for and NRX blank here with a moving bait rod.

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby Lucky Craft Man » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:26 am

Man, I love these type of threads. I know you asked for one's favorite g Loomis for Bass Fishing, but I couldn't help but provide you with my whole line up as they are all my favorite (otherwise, I would have sold them long ago).

G Loomis NRX 916C UBR – Punching, Frogs, Swimbaits, and A-Rigs. The is the most versatile NRX there is and it balances better than the 895C and possibly the 894C, due to the full cork rear handle.

G Loomis NRX 895C JWR – Heavy Cover Plastics/Jigs. This rod maybe the most sensitive rod I own, but it was awfully tip heavy. I counter weighed the butt section, so it now floats in my hand, but without that modification, I don’t think I would enjoy fishing this rod as much as I do.

G Loomis NRX 873C CRR – Weighted Plastics/Jigs, Carolina Rigs. This is an incredible rod. The action and power make this rod a pitching machine.

G Loomis NRX 853C JWR – Plastics. A good rod that I use for lighter plastics in medium to light cover.

G Loomis SWBR953C – Paddletails and Mega-Crankbaits. This rod fishes small Paddletail Swimbaits about as good as any rod can. This rod also handles what I call Mega-Crankbats (e.g., 10XD) well.

G Loomis CBR 896DF – Deep & Medium Diving Crankbaits. This rod fishes crankbaits that dive from 6ft. to 18ft. well with those that dive to the 10 to 12 ft, range sitting in it’s wheelhouse.

G Loomis SMR 814C-CB – Shallow & Lipless Crankbaits. This rod serves as my shallow running crankbait rod, like squarebills. It also rips Lipless Crankbaits out of the grass rather well.

G Loomis GLX BCR 855C (Custom Modification) – Jerkbaits. I had 4 inches cut off the butt section of this rod and it really maybe the greatest jerkbait rod made. Perfect action and power with enough sensitivity to feel the lightest “tick” when that smallmouth gently mouths the jerkbait during the pause.

G Loomis NRX 843 MBR (Custom) – Spinnerbaits and Topwater. This is another rod I had modified with 3 inches cut off the butt section. Great rod for spinnerbaits and works Zara Spooks and Poppers well.

G Loomis NRX 872S JWR – Tubes – I know the OP asked about this rod for tubes and I have to say, it is excellent for this technique. I have even used up to ¾ tubes with this rod and it fished it well enough. The sensitivity (as with all NRX) is incredible and you can feel even the slightest tick.

G Loomis NRX 852S JWR – Weightless Worms and Finesse Plastics. This is the ultimate spinning rod that can pretty much handle everything, but I particularly like it for Senkos and lightly weighted plastics in open water.

G Loomis NRX 822S DSR – Drop Shot. I use this rod only for drop shotting and nothing else. It is so good at that task that I won’t even insult the rods expertise by fishing anything else.

G Loomis NRX 822S SHR – Shakeyhead. I love fishing shakeyheads and this is the rod I use, but I will say, this is the lease sensitive NRX I own (not much difference between it and the GLX Shakeyhead Rod I traded in for this NRX)


You also asked about the NRX 854C JWR for skipping docks and the NRX 901S JWR for hairjigs (you also asked about the NRX 872S JWR for tubes, which I mentioned above). As far as skipping docks go, I don't have a lot of experience with the 854C, but I do have a lot of experience with the NRX 873 CRR. The 3 Power in the CRR series is close to a 4 Power in the JWR series and I think the 873 CRR rod has just a slight more of a "tip" to it that will make skipping a little more pleasurable.

I have never used or even held a 901S JWR, but I am looking for a hairjig rod, which I use my 852S JWR for now. From my research, that 901S is really soft and I am leaning toward the 902S for my hairjig and Ned Rig duties. Though, I wish I could find a store or person that had either one so I can feel for myself.

Good luck in your search for information.

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Re: Need some help with G loomis What is your?

Postby floriduhfish » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:34 pm

I use the imx swimbait 955 rod for 1-2 tophook swimbaits, Carolina rigs, 1oz football jigs and 1-2oz bucktails for snook. Its a great rod for far casts and still having power to set the hook.


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