Houndfish wrote:As a side note, ALF has some serious deals on the Conquests right now via their ebay store, a CNQ 843c for like $525 and a CNQ 842 for like $575. Anyone know if there is going to be a price drop, or is this just a pricing-robot error?
not sure but ive always bought NRX and GLX at 20-30% off of retail so i believe it. email TT before you pull the trigger.
Houndfish wrote: I really wish I had paid more attention to the handle vs overall length when I bought it, it's a great rod but it's like I have the usable length of a 6' rod with the cumbersome handle of a 7'.
not sure what you want this rod for but the 110 special has a short handle (like an old BCR or 6'6" MBR) and is like a 7ft rod above the reel seat and pretty well balanced IMO with even a lightish reel like a Core or Curado 71. I like it for 1/2oz walking topwater (i like a little more tip for lighter walking baits), squarebills and shallow cranks, jerkbaits, small single hook moving baits (paddletails on thin wire jigheads, small spinnerbaits etc).
ive only caught fish on the topwater and paddletail so far but the taper has not failed me for about 8 treble fish.