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Recently I have been thinking about getting a St Croix LTB, but this deal popped up and who could resist?????

 

If you want to know where I got it, PM me. All of the models are on sale.

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Hopefully you will like it. For what you paid it should be a solid buy. I love mine!

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How many rep samples do they still got running around? Seems like there's a never ending supply

These aren't rep samples... brand new!!!

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I had an 803. It's a nice rod but I felt that my 893 was way more sensitive in my hands for some reason. Enjoy it!

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Rod ordered...;)

 

Thanks!

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Congrats I'm getting ready to pick out and get my first NRX I think.

Uh oh, which model are leaning towards?

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Congrats I'm getting ready to pick out and get my first NRX I think.

The 893, 894, and 873 are great bottom contact rods if length isn't a concern. Also the blue vs green argument comes into play some. The blue rods aren't finished and "painted" like the green ones. Some say that they have experienced slight differences between the two colors. The green rods feel slightly heavier and not as sensitive but they were tiny distinctions.

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The 893, 894, and 873 are great bottom contact rods if length isn't a concern. Also the blue vs green argument comes into play some. The blue rods aren't finished and "painted" like the green ones. Some say that they have experienced slight differences between the two colors. The green rods feel slightly heavier and not as sensitive but they were tiny distinctions.

I'm choosing between the 853, 854, and 873 to be a dedicated bottom contact rod. Def gonna go blue, I actually the look of them and the raw blank. I keep flipping between going NRX or some other ultra high end factory rod and a custom. Just afraid I really don't know enough about what I truly like or need in a jig rod to go custom yet.

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I was in a similar position 2 years ago. Had to select a premium jig rod and reel. Did a little research and decided on the 873 as the 894 and 895 were not released yet. The 895 even if available at the time, would be too stout for my usages. The 893 I was told would be a touch on the lighter side for 1/2 oz jigs with trailer. Decided on the 873 as it isn't really a true 3 powered rod. It is more of a 4 or 4.5 powered rod. The 3 comes from the CRR rating which would equate to a higher number in the BCR series.

This is what I decided on and couldn't be happier. Blue 873CRR with a customized TDZ 100m. Casting distance is phenomenal for jigs and the feel and hook setting power are there.

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Thanks for the feedback, that tells me I'm looking in the right place. Sounds like the 873 might be the ticket, especially need to get an NRX that has a wide range of abilities for bottom contact because I may only afford to ever get one. How do you feel about comfort of the grip/reel seat? Loos a lot like the previous Shimano Crucials and current Compres but with cork.

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Thanks for the feedback, that tells me I'm looking in the right place. Sounds like the 873 might be the ticket, especially need to get an NRX that has a wide range of abilities for bottom contact because I may only afford to ever get one. How do you feel about comfort of the grip/reel seat? Loos a lot like the previous Shimano Crucials and current Compres but with cork.

873 is the best jig/pitching rod I've ever owned. You won't be disappointed.

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Thanks for the feedback, that tells me I'm looking in the right place. Sounds like the 873 might be the ticket, especially need to get an NRX that has a wide range of abilities for bottom contact because I may only afford to ever get one. How do you feel about comfort of the grip/reel seat? Loos a lot like the previous Shimano Crucials and current Compres but with cork.

 

I feel the handle and grip is quite comfortable for extended use. The very first generation of NRX rods had handle issues and breakage complaints from how it locks down. They have apparently fixed that problem going forward. I haven't heard much worry or concern on any rods recently so hopefully that was a thing of the past. There is a way you could tell a Gen 1 rod from a Gen 2 rod but I can't recall off the top of my head. But getting back to the grips and reel seat everything on mine seems to be just fine.

 

I would not want to steer you stray on the NRX rod as when you are dropping about $400 you want to make sure you get it right. The 893/894/873 are all rods that are both popular and great for feel techniques on the bottom. On my 873 I fish a lot of 1/4 oz tungsten weights with plastic such as SK rodent or Ribbontail worm, 3/8 oz jigs with trailer, 1/2 oz jigs with trailer and some of the bigger 1/2 oz California style swim jigs. The rod handles all of these just fine. It would NOT be wise choice for a weightless plastic or casting 3/4 oz jigs with trailers. When you go down in length to the 853/854 and shorter I am not sure how they fish as some say they fish a bit lighter.

 

It is odd that the custom builders find nothing special about the NRX blanks when they test them yet the guys that have fished dozens of rod lines will say that they offer the most feel and performance. I haven't tried all mid to high end offerings so it would be difficult to make factual statements about something being the "Best" plus we know that rods, reels, and line perform different to each of us.

 

Probably the most overlooked aspect of the NRX rods at least my 873 is casting distance. I know it isn't as important as accuracy but I have never used another rod that gives me the same casting distance.

 

I will conclude by saying the longer rods tend to have a "VERY LIGHT" tip heaviness to them but it isn't all that noticeable. Spent a few minutes handling an 893 at the local shop and felt the rod was very acceptably balanced given the length. I wouldn't put a feather light reel on it but something like 6.5. to 7.5 ounce reel would balance perfectly.

 

Good luck, and I would say based upon the rods that you have used or currently use, the NRX would be a nice addition. If you don't like it for some reason the market is very favorable and you shouldn't have a problem getting $340+ shipped for the rod.

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Mine has arrived. To you Loomis rod owners, do you have to do any warranty registration? I didn't see any papers that came with the rod, other than the receipt.

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Mine has arrived. To you Loomis rod owners, do you have to do any warranty registration? I didn't see any papers that came with the rod, other than the receipt.

 

When Loomis went to a "Wildcard" system for the NRX, you used to have to send off to get the Wildcard. Now that Wildcard is gone, it doesn't appear that you need to do anything special.  Loomis has their warranty information here.

 

Perhaps one of the Loomis experts on the board can confirm...

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I think the key phrase here is "My first NRX." There will be more....bwahaha!

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