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NRX balance

Post by russ57 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:13 pm

I was talking to a guy in a tackle shop yesterday, and he mentioned they would be getting some new NRX rods in for 2020- I've never handled a high end rod in a store before, or anything above my exprides, so it got me thinking about the series.

Obviously the NRX are loved by many great fisherman, but I don't really understand why if the balance is as poor as claimed to be by some. How big of an issue is it on the 85X series compared to the 89X?

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Re: NRX balance

Post by cndbasshunter » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:35 pm

Depends on which rod. 893 894 balance okay, only bad rod is the 895 imo.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by zodiak311 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:00 am

Hold an 852 paired with a Pixy platform...
Hold an 873 paired with almost anything...
Hold an 893 paired with an Alphas platform...

Then fish with them, and you will literally feel and know the power of the dark side... 8-)
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Re: NRX balance

Post by russ57 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:40 pm

852 would prolly be what I lean towards if I were to get one.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by DavidSA » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:07 pm

question everything you read on the internet for sure. Last week I was fishing a 7'10H Kistler rod that weights 5oz. Reel was 6.2oz. I pick up my NRX 894 with a 6.2oz reel and it feels like a feather. Why? because I have roughly 1oz on the butt such that it is actually slightly butt heavy. The total weight of the NRX 894 with my added weight is roughly 5.4oz yet if feels like a feather.

Most guys that talk about balance don't have a legit clue what something weights. Ask for both stats.

Let me state a physics problem to ponder. Assume a rod had terrible balance (15 inches in front of the reel seat). Now I tell you the rod weights in at 2oz. Does the balance have any material impact on your fishing or fatigue????????????????? I would say no unless it is 11 ft long.

The NRX 895 has poor balance in my opinion and my butt cap trick won't fix it. My loved 894's need some butt weight in my opinion. All others are good to go in my book yet I typically install butt caps no matter to make them perfect. The NRX is about the only rod I own that allows me to add butt caps. Wish my Kistlers did.

So why install a butt cap on an expensive rod?? because the blank and action of the 894 and 893's are perfect and super sensitive. The things that really matter in my boat.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by russ57 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:42 am

My issue with the butt cap is that it is just so ugly.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by DavidSA » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:09 pm

I can't argue that. Had same opinion initially. Fished it for 1 hour and never gave it any thought after that point. I am function over form by nature.

then again, I can argue only the 894 might need it and that is in the eyes of the beholder. The rest IMO don't need it. Do they benefit from it just as my 2007 7ft GLX rod? Yes, but not needed.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by Nihility » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 am

The 852c is the most balanced of the bunch, and most sensitive I might add.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 am

Nihility wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 am
The 852c is the most balanced of the bunch, and most sensitive I might add.
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Got a Metanium MGL on mine and the balance is fine IMO.

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Re: NRX balance

Post by DavidSA » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:13 pm

803 may be on par with the 852. well, at least to have anyone utter a negative word about an 803 would be a shock to me. possible on the internet but a shock no matter what

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