Mbr 843 Glx!!
Posted April 30 2012 - 10:35 PM
This is now my go to jig rod...still have a couple of custom rods that are my overall favorites, but this is definitely the best factory built rod I own. And the best overall jig rod I have.
Paired with my new Core 51mg7 it is one sweet stick, and very balanced in hand for a factory stick. I can see myself owning a couple more of these.
On a sour note i lost an approx. 10-11 lb bass right at the boat on its first trip...my line snapped right as I was getting ready to net the fish...still sick over that one.
Posted May 01 2012 - 06:21 AM
08 Skeeter SL210, F225 Yamaha
Humminbird 798, 997, 1197
Posted May 01 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted May 01 2012 - 08:19 AM
the MBR844C and BCR854. My favorite is the MBR842C/ Core 50MG for small swimbaits
and swimming jigs. More generally, a firmer tip for bottom contact and softr tip for "moving"
baits. Although all three of these combinations can be used for a variety of presentations
or for that matter, EVERY technique, all of my stuff is "technique specific" just for fun!
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Posted May 02 2012 - 12:35 AM
That rod is one of the all time best rods ever made imo.
totally agree after fishing it. It's very balanced for a factory rod and feels light in hand. The BCR's have a faster taper (I have two BCR 852 GLX's), but the 853 feels tip heavy to me and heavier overall in hand than the 843. Plus I like a little give in the tip. I know a lot of guys like very stiff rods for jigging, but I like rods that are fairly stiff but have a lighter tip so I can use lighter line and keep fish hooked up better...keeping a huge fish on an ex-fast rod can be hard when they go airborne or shake their head at the surface.
I actually lost another 9 lb plus bass today...I had my drag set down after breaking my line sunday and just kept telling myself not to horse her...it no doubt got in my head and cost me a big one because I didn't keep quite enough pressure on her and the jig popped loose when she surfaced. I was left with a massive scale on my hook and nothing else...I need slapped in the face!...still can't believe that...you only get so many chances at bass that big every season and I've lost two in my last two trips.
Posted May 03 2012 - 12:04 AM
Posted May 05 2012 - 12:45 AM
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