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G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:39 pm

I'm looking to buy a g Loomis nrx I want to fish weigletless senkos 3/16-3/8 oz Texas rigs and 1/4-3/8 oz jigs around moderate cover which model will do that best in the nrx line

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Hennessy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:00 am

893, imo best senko rod on the market. I like a stiffer rod for 3/8oz jigs, but most people are happy with the 893 for 3/8 jigs. The 893 is my go to senko rod, light texas rig rod and shakyhead rod. If I would have 2 nrx rods the same, it'd be the 893

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Hennessy wrote:893, imo best senko rod on the market. I like a stiffer rod for 3/8oz jigs, but most people are happy with the 893 for 3/8 jigs. The 893 is my go to senko rod, light texas rig rod and shakyhead rod. If I would have 2 nrx rods the same, it'd be the 893
how dose it fish in cover i fish around alot of cover

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby DavidSA » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Hennessy wrote:893, imo best senko rod on the market. I like a stiffer rod for 3/8oz jigs, but most people are happy with the 893 for 3/8 jigs. The 893 is my go to senko rod, light texas rig rod and shakyhead rod. If I would have 2 nrx rods the same, it'd be the 893


I agree with this. I fish my 893 with a Senko on the grass of Okeechobee at times. Usually situation with sparse grass in clumps. the length of the rod gives it some fish fighting power. If I sense the grass is too thick, I put the same exact rigs on the NRX 894. I can present just about anything on the 894 then I can the 893. If you are in light cover or open water though, the 894 is over kill. That is what you need to debate. Are you OK with overkill at times if you go heavier.

For lure ratings, the 893 is perfect with a senko or 3/8oz rig.

I actually don't even think about lure rating. I ask myself, is 12 to 14# FC enough? if yes, then 893 is great. If I need 17# FC or 30# braid then I pick up the 894 on the same lures.

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 pm

DavidSA wrote:
Hennessy wrote:893, imo best senko rod on the market. I like a stiffer rod for 3/8oz jigs, but most people are happy with the 893 for 3/8 jigs. The 893 is my go to senko rod, light texas rig rod and shakyhead rod. If I would have 2 nrx rods the same, it'd be the 893


I agree with this. I fish my 893 with a Senko on the grass of Okeechobee at times. Usually situation with sparse grass in clumps. the length of the rod gives it some fish fighting power. If I sense the grass is too thick, I put the same exact rigs on the NRX 894. I can present just about anything on the 894 then I can the 893. If you are in light cover or open water though, the 894 is over kill. That is what you need to debate. Are you OK with overkill at times if you go heavier.

For lure ratings, the 893 is perfect with a senko or 3/8oz rig.

I actually don't even think about lure rating. I ask myself, is 12 to 14# FC enough? if yes, then 893 is great. If I need 17# FC or 30# braid then I pick up the 894 on the same lures.
I fish the California delta which is known for cover i also usually have 50 pound braid on tide on all my rods but that doesn't mean I don't fish open water I also do alot of pond fishing. I'm just looking for a true medium heavy powerd rod but this will be my first g Loomis and not sure how there power ratings are

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:11 pm

Conquest 903 :) Has more power than 893 and i like the slower tip personally.

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby DChiWildcats » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:20 pm

I fish the Delta 3 days a week and use a Conquest 903 and an NRX 893 for senkos amd the weights you mentioned. 50 pound braid is a bit much for me when Im pitching senkos around tules. I’m more of a 14 fluoro kinda guy. Pulled a 7 pounder out of the tules last week with my 903, 14 fluoro, wacky rigged 6 inch senko.

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby darrin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 pm

I too fish the delta and the 893 is my senko rod. I have not lost a fish due to break offs. I use 15lb fluoro and wacky senko. You will not regret getting the rod. I also balance the rod to make it fish better. 893 will handle the light stuff very well.
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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 pm

DChiWildcats wrote:I fish the Delta 3 days a week and use a Conquest 903 and an NRX 893 for senkos amd the weights you mentioned. 50 pound braid is a bit much for me when Im pitching senkos around tules. I’m more of a 14 fluoro kinda guy. Pulled a 7 pounder out of the tules last week with my 903, 14 fluoro, wacky rigged 6 inch senko.
so the 893 has enough power

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby darrin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Yes, I think so.

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:55 pm

darrin wrote:Yes, I think so.
can it fish 3/8 oz jigs plus a trailer

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby DChiWildcats » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:35 am

3/8 jig is right at home with 893 and 903.

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby Johnny marks » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:16 am

DChiWildcats wrote:3/8 jig is right at home with 893 and 903.

Keep in mind I fish around moderate to heavy cover 80% of my fishing would a 893 have the power

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Re: G Loomis nrx

Postby DavidSA » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:00 pm

seems to me your needs could go either way - 893 or 894. No doubt the 893 is listed as a Senko rod and its length and butt section give you more fish landing capability then you would think given a limber tip.

I like power so understand that is my bias. Here is how I fish them

893, 30# braided line- 5/16oz total weight shaky heads, 5 inch senko's and burning uvibe speed worms over grass with a 3/8oz sinker head.

894, 30# braided line- Texas rigs, jigs 3/8oz and above, c-rigs, senkos in and around heavy vegetation, pitching to cover

The 894 has a much firmer tip then the 893. Even with light rigs I find this action helpful in situations where I want to control the fish quickly like pitching to fallen wood.

The 893 I might fish a jig or texas rig on in open water. In fact, it might be preferable but I'm not trying to pull a fish away from cover or at least not quickly


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