Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:01 pm

Rodster14 wrote:Would the 842s (or maybe the 843s) be a good Shaky head/mojo rig rod compared to the Jig and Worm Rods from the GLX and NRX lineup?
The 842s would be, the 843s is a bit to heavy IMO.

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:16 pm

Are these using the same blanks for casting and spinning like the NRX rods?

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Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:52 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:Are these using the same blanks for casting and spinning like the NRX rods?
If they are, the 843 would be too much for shakey heads. I haven't handled the 842 but, that should do fine.
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by quantum angler nt » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:03 am

Do the Conquest rods come with rod sleeves like the NRXs?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by Rodster14 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:18 am

They do not come with a rod sleeve.

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Post by Houndfish » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 am

Got to handle a few of the Conquests yesterday, I now kinda want to sell my new-ish GLX 783MBR for the same spec Conquest. It is amazing how such a trivial difference in butt length can change the feel of a rod. In the end I don't think it is enough of a difference for how much money I would lose on the deal, but that Conquest feels like holding air.

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by bronzefly » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:37 am

I'm fishing the 902s, 903c, 904c, and 905c now. I'll be putting in a lot more time over the winter and spring with them, but overall, I'm very impressed with this entire series!!
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Post by Impreza619 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:42 am

Do these still have the lifetime warranty or the one time exchange card service?

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Post by bronzefly » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:44 am

Impreza619 wrote:Do these still have the lifetime warranty or the one time exchange card service?
They have the same warranty as any other Loomis rod as stated on their website.
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by j2015 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm

I got to handle these rods at a sport show over the weekend, I was very impressed. I am glad I did because now I know that I should get the 4 power instead of the 3 power, the rods are very light

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 pm

j2015 wrote:I got to handle these rods at a sport show over the weekend, I was very impressed. I am glad I did because now I know that I should get the 4 power instead of the 3 power, the rods are very light
Not sure if you are buying it locally or not but, if you are ordering it from the Internet, I'd suggest The Tackle Trap. Fast shipping and speedy as well. Every rod I from there has been packed very well.

They are also a TackleTour sponsor as well :D
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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by freelancer27 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:16 pm

With all the great reviews I am seriously considering one of those jewels!

Currently I have the ZBONE 7'3 HXF 1/2-1.5 oz (use for heavier 3/4 Jigs), a Helium 3 7' HXF 3/8-1.5 that I am using for paddle tail swimabits (since I have covered most of my Jig needs with the ZBONE) and then the Orochi Spinnerbait special which is also a decent Jig rod.

I am wondering where a Conquest rod (for 1/2 jigs) would fit in and if I should replace one of my existing rods for a Conquest.

Thoughts?

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:43 pm

Why can't there be a medium light casting or spinning version????

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by bassm1n » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:53 am

They were $150.00 off at the Louisville boat show last weekend. :D

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Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

Post by reason162 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 am

Does anyone have a comparable Expride 2017 to compare to any of the Conquest rods?

If so, is the difference in sensitivity readily apparent (say like between Zodias and Expride), or is the gap narrower?

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