Bcr 852 Glx Vs Mbr 842 Glx?
Posted March 30 2012 - 12:27 AM
Now on to the question--I just ordered and received a MBR 842 glx (haven't fished it yet)...I had one before but returned it for another BCR 852 glx b/c it seemed too soft compared to my BCR 852's.
So I was a little surprised when I received this one and it's stouter in the last foot of the rod than my BCR 852's. It seems to recover quicker and take more pressure to flex the tip than my BCR's...now the last 1/2 (butt section) of the rod is lighter than the BCR 852....in fact the tip on this MBR 842 feels closer to a MBR 843 than my BCR 852's...(if I'm remembering right I sold my MBR 3 powers 1 year ago b/c I mainly finesse fish)
So the question to you guys...And keep in mind I haven't fished this rod yet.
Which is the real MBR 842? The last one I had (lighter tip than my 852) or this one which is stouter in the tip than my 852's? (both were about the same in the butt section--lighter than the BCR)
I could be remembering wrong I ordered and returned the last 842 last fall, but I did fish it and it seemed softer when I fished it in the tip section and seemed to deflect more fishing a 1/4 jig and pork and it seemed to lack the accuracy b/c of the lighter tip.
I ordered this for shakeyheading and fishing tubes, senkos, and light jigs...I expected it to be lighter??
I'm pretty sure one of these rods had to be a build error and was either softer or stouter than it was designed to be....So what is your experience with these two rods? Thanks guys.
Posted March 30 2012 - 05:26 AM
Which is the real one" I'm going with both, and pilot error on comparison. I've handled a HUGE number of rods and never seen such a disparity as you describe.
Posted March 30 2012 - 08:16 AM
Both the 844C and 854 have firm tips which I like for both weighted soft plastics and jigs. The MBR 842C
is much softer and I use it almost exclusively to fish small swimbaits. Mine is matched to a Core 50MG
and is my favorite rod & reel combo.
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Posted March 31 2012 - 12:25 AM
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