One thing I will say is you can't go wrong with MB. I tried to jump ship as recently as this week but couldn't do it. Dipped into a well I didn't think I would with the 17' Destroyer series and picked up a Daemos and a FMJ. Tried the NRX once again and thought for sure I would pull the trigger this time.....nope! Tried a Conquest staff too and thought for sure but still nope I didn't even give the Daiwa AGS specimens a reel mount try Held and mounted an IS reel on all subjects(minus the Steez AGS) and found myself sticking again to what feels right I can honestly say Loomis/Shimano Conquest is a bunch of smoke IMHO. I will get flamed but doesn't float my boat in anyway shape or form even with all the PR mumbo jumbo and prehype. I thought for sure they would have easily had me with that offering I haven't fished them so take that with a grain of whatever but they can kick rocks with that thing I dont even one to try one even after feeling them up, thought for sure I would have to have one I just cant bring myself to break up with MB. .....even when hot a** rods(like a chick ) coming around letting me touch all the goodies inviting me to play but still turn my nose to them. I really wanted to break up too
Sorry for the hijack but had to state my case
Generally Gary and Triple T handle my business but shipping logistics were not agreeable for me and UPS this time around. They tried to stick me with a crazy oversize charges which never was a detail before in my extensive experience with them
Okay my bust folks lets get this cat into a rod!!
i have over a dozen nrx and 8 conquests and i disagree with this comment. conquest are just as sensitive with better components and more power. just wished we had more actions...Phippy wrote:I have not had the pleasure of handling a Conquest but my Addermine is quite the rod. Comparing my NRX 902s their comparably close in terms of sensitivity both rods with same diameter and brand braid. I have a friend who purchased a Conquest 902s to compare to his NRX 902s ended up selling the Conquest as his mentioned it wasn't as sensitive as the NRX counterpart. I'm hearing other model Conquest are lacking as well. I can't imagine anyone not being happy with the Addermine.
I also have the Orochi XX whipsnake that I use for Ned rigs.
At the end of the day I would probably take the Addermine....
If price is of any concern, the addermine is significantly less $$$ than the conquest. $650 for the conquest is insane.
I'd say go with the Addermine.
havent fished them and giving a review? ah, Cristo, thought more of ye.Cristo wrote: I can honestly say Loomis/Shimano Conquest is a bunch of smoke IMHO. I will get flamed but doesn't float my boat in anyway shape or form even with all the PR mumbo jumbo and prehype. I thought for sure they would have easily had me with that offering I haven't fished them so take that with a grain of whatever but they can kick rocks with that thing