This tech's actually have been used for years before that in the final dimension rods and even back to the scorpion g4 rodsCracker wrote:I guess this is a big news for "average Joe", but Spiral X already been implemented in Poison Adrena rods, Spiral X / Hi-Power X in Poison Glorious line up almost two years ago. Torzite guides - cool feature for sure. Hopefully G. Loomis update current NRX line up with new full cork handles, and Torzite guides.
A friend of mine bought a Major Craft Frogging rod and it came in a zippered rod pouch/sleeve. Those are nice touches that I hope Loomis doesn't overlook.
My thoughts exactly! And after i read the write up that sensitivity is on par but not better than the nrx, i completely lost interest. If light weight, sensitive & better value is what you're looking for, i own and would suggest 3 other brands. Nrx of course, '15 kistler zbone & daiwa steez ags, which i feel all are in the same ball park. I only see the full grip attracting people to this rod. People making a big deal of the torzite guides, which are nothing new. Id even go with a Phoenix k2 or the st Croix high ends rods that are around $400 WITH torzite guides. Considering the price, i see this rod in the same ballpark as the 13 fishing archangel that was also $650, its discontinued now. LOLstingray23 wrote:$650 for this rod? Crazy
A price tag puts this rod in a very limited market. As noted of the Archangel was pretty much a failure if you ask me. Sure it attracted some with the JDM styling and what not but I don't think it was a successful product line on their part.
What would I want in a $650 rod? Well it if it wasn't some insane custom or rare MB rod I would want more. I would say start with something like a K2 blank with MBR and Fast/XF type of tapers. With this blank you get something very light, sensitive and stylish. I would scrap the design and for something stylish or perhaps vary the cork/foam grips depending upon the rod model like MB has done with some of their rod lines past and present. This to me would make it far more appealing and would be a totally new look than what almost looks a NRX 2.0.
Just not that interested in this rod like I was in the new GLX rods...
I like cork handles for bottom contact rods but prefer Eva for anything else. This includes rods well into the $600+ price range. To each their own.SteveSchmelzle wrote:sorry, did you just suggest eva/foam on a 650 dollar rod?
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The cork seems right on the Conquest rods given their intended use, I will probably end up buying a 902s once they are actually available.