Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

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Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Tackleshack » Fri May 18, 2018 7:00 pm

I am looking to up grade to better rods. I want to spend the most on bottom contact rods. I would like to stick with Megabass or NRX.
I want one for 3/8 to 3/4 oz jigs and One for shakyhead/finesse jigs. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby bigfruits » Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 pm

MB FMJ and NRX 852s

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby johnnybassboat » Fri May 18, 2018 7:50 pm

bigfruits wrote:MB FMJ and NRX 852s

Would agree 100% with the NRX852s. But would also throw the NRX894 in the mix for the jig rod. Love both of these rods.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Tackleshack » Fri May 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Do you guys throw braid to leader with these rods?

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby bronzefly » Sat May 19, 2018 5:49 am

Tackleshack wrote:Do you guys throw braid to leader with these rods?


Great selections so far. You may also consider the Megabass Addermine in the US Destroyer series as your spinning rod. I use straight FC with them, unless the FMJ is being fished around heavy grass, then I'll go straight braid. I do not like braid to FC leaders in general, so avoid them as often as possible.
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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby C_diesel2 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:28 pm

johnnybassboat wrote:
bigfruits wrote:MB FMJ and NRX 852s

Would agree 100% with the NRX852s. But would also throw the NRX894 in the mix for the jig rod. Love both of these rods.



I totally agree^^^^

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:35 pm

Second the FMJ opinion. I'd also venture to say Orochi XX Enforcer for finesse jigs and shakey heads. I've thrown down to a Ned rig and up to a 3.8" Keitech Swing Impact Fat on mine, with minimal difficulty. I use 15lb J-Braid with an 8 or 10lb fluoro leader.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Cristo » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:42 am

Out of current availability the consensus for megabass is definitely FMJ possibly even Valdivia feel like a quicker tip :big grin: NRX no explanation needed. You can venture and try a K2 blank or production rod from Phenix, or power tackle or Kistler which both utilize NFC blank technology and you definitely would be ignorant for not thinking that would be a way to go either in my IMHO action subjective/relative to personal requirements of course.
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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Obz » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:17 pm

A kistler zbone 7H would be dope. Prob Nrx of the spinning combo.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby jdbassman32 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:50 am

NRX 894 or Valdivia. Have both. Like the feel and balance of the Valdivia better, but the 894 sets a good hook.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby tacklejunkie2 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:45 am

I'm not sure of your preference (spinning vs casting), but you don't have to use a spinning rod for your shakeyhead combo. The NRX 852C is an excellent choice for a shakeyhead rod if you prefer a casting rod. You just have to have a good reel and use the correct size line. Plenty of people have gone this route. Good luck with your search.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby Houndfish » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:06 pm

I bought an FMJ this spring and so far it has been in my hands maybe half the time I get out fishing, I just can't put it down. Almost every time I go to try a new presentation/lure and am thinking "ok, this is asking too much" the rod surprises me with how versatile it is. If all my gear disappeared it would be the fist thing I replaced.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby surf n turf » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:06 pm

This is my second season with my FMJ. I originally bought it thinking it would just do the 1/2oz+ jig duties but the thing does 3/8oz+trailer so well that it's my designated go-to jig rod for everything now and my other jig rod is collecting dust in my office. Just a fun rod to fish with all the power you'd ever need in a lightweight package. Nearly perfect for my needs.

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Re: Need help ( Bottom contact rod)

Postby DavidSA » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:13 pm

for me, you are NRX 894 and NRX 893 zone.

I use my 894 for jigs and plastics. I will go down to 1/4oz at times if I am pitching to a laydown or grass. Normally I am 3/8oz to 1oz.

The 893 is my Shaky head rod. I typically fish a tw rig of 5/16oz (zoom trick worm, 3/16oz head/hook). I have not fished a 1/8oz total weight shakey in years but I''d pull out my old GLX 852 spinning if I had to; so NRX 852 in modern times.

I like the Kistler product as well. Very competitive with NRX or really anything. I have Helium 3 and 2015-17 era zbone both 7'3h rods. I can pretty much interchange them with the NRX 894.


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