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Hello,

Looking at getting an NRX or GLX. This will be a bottom contact Rod. My sweet spot is 3/8 ounce weight plus plastic or 3/8 jig plus plastic. Also use swing/biffle heads in same weight range. Most open water casting to rocks and wood.

If I'm in heavy timber I have a flipping stick. For football jigs I also use my flipping stick

I'd say 3/8 70%

1/4-15%

1/2-15%

Worried the 3 power with 3/8 weight plus plastic would be a little on the high side? For the 3 power?

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For less than 3/8oz + trailer, in my opinion, the NRX 893C is unbeatable.  It's a super rod and the sensitivity is incredible.  

 

Good luck and keep us posted.  

 

Matt

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893 would be perfect. the 873 is a little more stout

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4 power when you consider that a 3/8oz jig is over 1/2 when you count the hook and the skirt.

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My favorite rod I own is a GLX JWR 854.  Best jig rod I've ever used.

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4 power when you consider that a 3/8oz jig is over 1/2 when you count the hook and the skirt.

This. I have them both and I'll take the 4 power all day long.

Hootie

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Sounds like I need both lol. I guess the 4 power would be more versatile for what I want to do. Seems like their version of H is most others MH. When it comes to the JWR at least.

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Sounds like I need both lol. I guess the 4 power would be more versatile for what I want to do. Seems like their version of H is most others MH. When it comes to the JWR at least.

Same with the Classic MBR's. The 844 is a Heavy Power that is rated from 1/4 to 1oz and 12to 20# line. IIRC, that is a rating that most manufactures hand on their MH.

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3 power (JWR) is perfect for 1/4 and 3/8 oz + bait.

 

1/2 oz weight + plastic should be okay, not sure about a 1/2 oz jig.

 

 

If in doubt, I'd probably go with the 873 CRR.

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I have an NRX 893C and with a 1/2 ounce swing head plus plastic it doesn't feel overloaded to me, but it IS at the high end of the recommended lure weight (3/16-5/8).  But because you are using 3/8 most of the time I think the 3 power would be perfect.  (I've never fished a 4 power however...).

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893 supposedly has slightly more power than the 853, which I have and could test out with a 1/2 oz jig and trailer tomorrow. Let me know what sort of trailer and line you plan on using and I will get all scientific up in here.

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I think given you are fishing open water and lighter cover you could use the 893 for 1/2oz jigs. I have done it before and I haven't had any issues. I use mine for the exact same things you are describing with 14lb shooter or sniper. I can't think of a better combo for 3/8 oz jigs or 1/4 oz t-rigs. It is right in the middle of the range you have described. If you said 3/8-1/2 oz most of the time I would consider going up to the 854 or 873, but if you want the option to go down to a 1/4 oz jig I would suggest the 3 power.

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The 873 and 894 will struggle with a small 1\4 oz jig. No question the 893 for what you described.

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Good advice above. I agree you will need both.

Seriously though if i were to get one then the 4 power is what I would go for.

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GLX 853C JWR is 7'1" and easily handles 1/2 jig plus trailer.

The newer series GLX or NRX power rating is about 1 power under rated or very close to a 4 power. It really comes down to how you prefer to cast, the 3 power will cast your 3/8 to 1/2 oz with ease, the 4 power will take some getting use to as it doesn't bend like a tradition fast action rod, both have more than enough power for good hook set using jigs or worms.

The 4 power would be a little better if you fish in heavier cover or target big bass, easier to control the fish with the stronger rod.

Tom

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I have the 853 in nrx and I think its petfect for 3/8 . I have no problems dragging a 1/2 oz football head with it either.

Also have the 894 in glx ,and to me its too tight for 3/8.

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I picked up a e6x 843 mbr today. MH. Rated 1/4-3/4. So now since I'll have a option for higher weight jigs I'll stick to my sweet spot of 3/8 and get the 3 power nrx.

Thoughts?

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Hmm...The E6X series is entry level which does not compare favorably with GLX or NRX.

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The new GLX is very similar to the NRX both are state of the art rod blanks and very different to the E6X series rods in power, action, sensitivity and quality. Evaluating any rod by it's labeled ratings without touching and feeling can be a mistake because there isn't any standards to base your decision on.

Tom

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I have 894 & 893 Nrx, for 3/8 the 893 is great. Actually a very versatile stick, I have not had it long, but really like it. Unless your going to be in real heavy cover a lot, my vote is 893.

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