Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

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Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Postby The Pond King » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:15 pm

Hey guys, I don’t know what it is, but I have this incessant desire to buy some high-end fishing rods. The rods I have in mind are NRX 803c JWR, NRX 854c JWR, and a GLX 843c MBR. I’m seriously on the brink of ordering all three at once. I’ve never owned a G. Loomis rod because of the high price, but always wanted one for the longest time. It’s still a high price for me today; I know it’s going to be a big hit on my wallet, but I can’t help it. Overall, I know logically that it’s a stupid decision if I bought these rods because I have more than enough gear than I need to catch bass… it’s just dumb.. but I’m sure some of you guys can empathize.

I know that the new Conquest rods are out, but at $700 pop, I’d rather not, when I could get 3 high end rods that’ll cover more techniques for just a little more.

The only contention I have with the NRX is.. how does hold up to the rods today? They were launched in 2010, that’s 7 years ago. I’m sure technology has improved some since that time, but I also know that graphite technology does not get as quickly outdated like reels. Technologically, for graphite to improve significantly it takes a much longer time imo than reels. So, I’m fairly confident that it will still hold it’s own today, but wanted to hear your guy’s opinion on it.

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Postby ccass » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:36 pm

I feel you. I always look to improve my rods. I went from a Steez AGS to an Archangel to a custom K2. Now, I'm looking to upgrade that.

I'm not as bad with reels. I actually just "downgraded" a Steez SV TW to an SV 105 to help fund a new rod...maybe.

The worst part is that I know the equipment is more than enough to catch fish.

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Postby TommyG » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:07 pm

Yup, just save up and get the one you really "gotta have" . If it's the Conquest you want, you will never be free of "The Monkey"
until it's in your hand.

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Postby ayo8 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Id pull the trigger on a new mbr conquest rod ;)

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Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:31 pm

Those are some sweet rods, but don't forget to get the 852 NRX...

Oh and you are missing a few Megabass Destoryer rods

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Postby j2015 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:52 am

No nrx 893? That is a must have.. the nrx line is still top dog in my opinion.
There are some great contenders out there, poison glorious/ultima,steez ags, luxxe oltre, kaleido.. buy them all, that's what I did

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Postby Chode » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:35 pm

u gotta tame that monkey. spank it. teach it a lesson. show it who's boss

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Postby rockchalk06 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Here is my suggestion. Buy the GLX843 MBR from the Trap for 360. Take it and fish it for a week. Then decide If you want the 803 NRX. The 843 has a 15” handle. With the extra length in the handle, it fishes like a 6’10 or a 6’9” rod.

Me personally, I prefer the new GLX rods over the NRX series. I’ve owned 6 NRX rods in the past and wasn’t impressed for what the extra cost came at.

The 843 is the shat man. I bought another one from the Trap a couple weeks ago when I was in Alabama. Other than finesse, cranking and 3/4 oz jigs, not much I can’t do on that 843.

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Postby wbook01 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:36 pm

American Legacy has NRXs for 25% off. And GLXs. But not for long. Just saying.

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Postby The Pond King » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:30 pm

Sup guys! I already pulled the trigger last night even before everyone responded. I really appreciate the replies though because it made me feel better. I kinda knew that I was probably gonna pull the trigger anyway, but it's nice having a support group of other tackle addicts hahaha. You guys helped me rationalize haha. Instead of buying 3 rods, I really had to think about it, and decided to get the NRX 803c JWR and the GLX 844c MBR... but today, I'm actually still itching to get one more either an 842 or 843 in the GLX model. The sales are just crazy right now. G Loomis' never goes on sale, so I had to hop on it.

I heard that the 854c JWR in the NRX wasn't the most sensitive model, so I opted not to get it and felt like the 844 MBR is more versatile. I don't have a 6' 8" medium/medium-heavy extra fast rod, so the 803 JWR was actually "needed."

In doing my research... I found some good points: why pay an extra $2-300 more for the Conquest that has sensitivity that is the same as the NRX and some fancy torzite guides? I don't really care about the Hi Power and Spiral X... it's cool and all, but it's more marketing than anything in my opinion. So, I couldn't justify it, and feel like I made a good decision. 

With all this fishing stuff on my mind, I had to get out and go fishing today. Fished with my 6' 6" St. Croix Avid MF paired with my Metanium MGL (currently the nicest reel I own), and caught a couple of bass. Unfortunately, there was an algae bloom today, and all that gunk got up into my line and into my nice reel. The only thing I don't like about high end gear is that it irks me when things like that happen. Could've cared less if it was cheapo $50 combo. I'm probably gonna treasure and baby the Loomis' as much as possible. 

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Postby The Pond King » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:30 pm

rockchalk06 wrote:Here is my suggestion. Buy the GLX843 MBR from the Trap for 360. Take it and fish it for a week. Then decide If you want the 803 NRX. The 843 has a 15” handle. With the extra length in the handle, it fishes like a 6’10 or a 6’9” rod.

Me personally, I prefer the new GLX rods over the NRX series. I’ve owned 6 NRX rods in the past and wasn’t impressed for what the extra cost came at.

The 843 is the shat man. I bought another one from the Trap a couple weeks ago when I was in Alabama. Other than finesse, cranking and 3/4 oz jigs, not much I can’t do on that 843.


Dude, you're killing me here.

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Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Postby bigfruits » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:19 am

The Pond King wrote: G Loomis' never goes on sale, so I had to hop on it.

 


I think the tackle trap has permanent Loomis sales, you just have to inquire for pricing.

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Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Postby johnnybassboat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:35 pm

If you dont have a NRX893 you are missing out on one of the greatest rods of all time.

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Re: Bait Monkey is F***ing Me Over!!! HELP ME!

Postby BigG » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:14 am

johnnybassboat wrote:If you dont have a NRX893 you are missing out on one of the greatest rods of all time.

This is seriously a must have NRX.

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Postby BlaineFred » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 am

I don’t have an 893c...but I keep reading great things about it.

What are the applications, and what makes it so great?

I looked at the specs, and it’s over 7 feet long, and that is usually a turnoff for me.


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