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Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby Rodster14 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:36 am

I sold my NRX in anticipation of getting one of the new Conquest rods. I know we are at least few weeks away from them hitting the market. Has anyone actually laid hands on one? If so, what were your thoughts?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby Rodster14 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:46 am

I was able to put my hands on a 843c at my local tackle shop. I didn’t pull the trigger due to the very high cost. I am waiting on some real world feedback. Has anybody bought one and spent some time on the water with it?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby JBcrankaddict » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:53 am

Im loving my 782 and 842 so far. Really like the MBR tapers, will be buying more for sure. Hard for me to describe the differences in hand, but these rods are definitely a step up from NRX.

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby j2015 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:45 am

Does the MBR taper make them more parabolic.. Are these supposed to be moving bait rods?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby bronzefly » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:01 am

j2015 wrote:Does the MBR taper make them more parabolic.. Are these supposed to be moving bait rods?


No, they are a classic "Mag Bass" taper that Loomis has been using for years. The rods are all considered a "fast" taper but they aren't technique specific like many other lines of Loomis rods. They are definitely not intended to be moving bait rods, they are intended to be very versatile rods just like all the "MBR" series in past years.

The Tackle Trap has the 904c, 7'6" Heavy, in stock now, more coming soon and quite a few already on the way to their new owners. I'm looking forward to fishing some of these very soon myself.
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby j2015 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:19 am

bronzefly wrote:
j2015 wrote:Does the MBR taper make them more parabolic.. Are these supposed to be moving bait rods?


No, they are a classic "Mag Bass" taper that Loomis has been using for years. The rods are all considered a "fast" taper but they aren't technique specific like many other lines of Loomis rods. They are definitely not intended to be moving bait rods, they are intended to be very versatile rods just like all the "MBR" series in past years.

The Tackle Trap has the 904c, 7'6" Heavy, in stock now, more coming soon and quite a few already on the way to their new owners. I'm looking forward to fishing some of these very soon myself.



Thanks!
I will be picking up the 7' medium heavy, pairing it with a Met DC...sort of a high end do it all combo!

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby ccass » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:42 am

j2015 wrote:
bronzefly wrote:
j2015 wrote:Does the MBR taper make them more parabolic.. Are these supposed to be moving bait rods?


No, they are a classic "Mag Bass" taper that Loomis has been using for years. The rods are all considered a "fast" taper but they aren't technique specific like many other lines of Loomis rods. They are definitely not intended to be moving bait rods, they are intended to be very versatile rods just like all the "MBR" series in past years.

The Tackle Trap has the 904c, 7'6" Heavy, in stock now, more coming soon and quite a few already on the way to their new owners. I'm looking forward to fishing some of these very soon myself.



Thanks!
I will be picking up the 7' medium heavy, pairing it with a Met DC...sort of a high end do it all combo!


Sort of high end or sort of do-it-all?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby j2015 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:12 pm

A high end do it all combo, of sorts :big grin:

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby BasserJim » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:37 pm

My 843s SJR will be here Wednesday, FedEx willing..... followed shortly by my new girlfriend to mount on it hopefully Friday. I’ll make sure to get some pics and let you know what I think!
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby Jrob » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:46 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:Im loving my 782 and 842 so far. Really like the MBR tapers, will be buying more for sure. Hard for me to describe the differences in hand, but these rods are definitely a step up from NRX.

Do you own the 782c? Or sjr? I'm looking for more info on the 782c. What do they weigh?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby spencerinstl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:14 am

BasserJim wrote:My 843s SJR will be here Wednesday, FedEx willing..... followed shortly by my new girlfriend to mount on it hopefully Friday. I’ll make sure to get some pics and let you know what I think!

Sweet, some tackle porn.
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby bronzefly » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:06 am

Here's a quick comparison photo:

NRX 894c JWR left
Conquest 904c right

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby BasserJim » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:11 am

spencerinstl wrote:
BasserJim wrote:My 843s SJR will be here Wednesday, FedEx willing..... followed shortly by my new girlfriend to mount on it hopefully Friday. I’ll make sure to get some pics and let you know what I think!

Sweet, some tackle porn.


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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby Tigerbass » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:11 am

I wish Loomis would add a little "bling" to their rods. I hate the look of the little cork fore grip. I've always loved their blanks, just not their look.........of course it hasn't exactly stopped me from buying their rods, but I might have a few more if they looked better! :D

And they messed up and let me buy my first Megabass rod, partially because of this. Now Megabass has caught up to Loomis in my arsenal!!! :lol:

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Postby Steve petty » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:46 pm

Fished today with mine. 904c with a Metanium MGL and 15# Tatsu. Caught 16 Spots tonight,biggest around 3. 3/16 shakeyhead with trick worm. Little overkill,got it for t-rig and jigs,but couldn’t resist fishing with it today. Wicked sensitive,can’t wait to go to Chickamauga this weekend!


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