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GLX rods. Worth the $?

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Handled a couple of the newer GLX recently. very impressive. Just wondering are they worth that price tag?  Ive seen a couple slightly used here and there for a pretty good deal and have been considering grabbing one for mostly a soft plastics/texas rig setup.  Seems ive read some guys arent fans of the handles 

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I gave a cplofloonatics@yahoo.com GLX  and E6x's.  The GLX is hard more sensitivity and money well spend for the techniques that require feel

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This answer may vary for everyone really.  I have a few GLXs, they are awesome rods with great sensitivity and I have no issues with the handle.  However I have the last version and not the newest version.  I heard they are even better.  In my opinion they are a "nice to have" if you can afford them.  I find myself fishing the Zodias level rods is good enough and the right budget balance of build, quality and sensitivity to suit my everyday needs, but when the jigs/plastics bite is on I sure love fishing with the GLXs.

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46 minutes ago, lmbfisherman said:

This answer may vary for everyone really.  I have a few GLXs, they are awesome rods with great sensitivity and I have no issues with the handle.  However I have the last version and not the newest version.  I heard they are even better.  In my opinion they are a "nice to have" if you can afford them.  I find myself fishing the Zodias level rods is good enough and the right budget balance of build, quality and sensitivity to suit my everyday needs, but when the jigs/plastics bite is on I sure love fishing with the GLXs.

 

Ive been fishing texas rigs/soft plastics with a Powell Max 683. Which to me is pretty sensitive but i figure i can find something a little more sensitive.  

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18 minutes ago, robster80 said:

 

Ive been fishing texas rigs/soft plastics with a Powell Max 683. Which to me is pretty sensitive but i figure i can find something a little more sensitive.  

If you can afford it, go get it.  I hear the NRX is on sale at 25% which would place it at GLX level price.  Get that for the ultimate sensitivity?

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GLX are great rods no doubt about it. If I had unlimited resources I might buy a whole stable of them but I have a budget and I would rather have several rods. In my opinion, there are rods out there that perform just as well for less $$. The big thing in my mind is that Gloomis is one of only three rod brands that I have never broken and I have caught hundreds of fish on them and one of them is getting close to 20 years old.

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1 hour ago, lmbfisherman said:

This answer may vary for everyone really.  I have a few GLXs, they are awesome rods with great sensitivity and I have no issues with the handle.  However I have the last version and not the newest version.  I heard they are even better.  In my opinion they are a "nice to have" if you can afford them.  I find myself fishing the Zodias level rods is good enough and the right budget balance of build, quality and sensitivity to suit my everyday needs, but when the jigs/plastics bite is on I sure love fishing with the GLXs.

 

Which model glx do u use for soft plastics?  Not sure if i should go with a mh/extra fast or the heavy/fast

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3 minutes ago, robster80 said:

 

Which model glx do u use for soft plastics?  Not sure if i should go with a mh/extra fast or the heavy/fast

Basically the 3 powered I use for 3/8 oz and trailer for the 4 power I use 1/2 oz.  I tend to fish 3/8 oz most of the time, so my 853C gets the nod most of the time.  854C if you use the 1/2 oz more.

If you like longer rods get the 893 or 894C.  For me I use the longer ones for deeper water.  Same weights.

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1 minute ago, lmbfisherman said:

Basically the 3 powered I use for 3/8 oz and trailer for the 4 power I use 1/2 oz.  I tend to fish 3/8 oz most of the time, so my 853C gets the nod most of the time.  854C if you use the 1/2 oz more.

Awesome. For this setup i probably need a 3power. Usually dont use over a 3/8oz tungsten weight. 

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Have fun with the rod if you get it!  I know I did and still do, I do still want to get my first NRX.  I have been waiting for a NRX 842C used or get a NRX 893C.  Everytime they go up, some one gobbles them up here locally.

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Well, I have several, but not the newest version. Mine are OUTSTANDING rods, but I have now moved on to 

the Dark Side and will be replacing everything with custom rods. Look into RainShadow blanks through Batson.

I have one rod built on an Immortal Blank and three others using the Eternity.

http://batsonenterprises.com/brands/rainshadow/ 

 

Talk with Mike at DVT about building you the PERFECT stick!

http://www.delawarevalleytackle.com/

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2 hours ago, lmbfisherman said:

I have been waiting for a NRX 842C used or get a NRX 893C.

 

These are the only two NRX rods I own!  The NRX MBR 842c and NRX JWR 893c. I bought them both as demo/rep samples for less than $400 each and they were brand new in plastic with tags. I don't know how you being in Canada affects the pricing though?

 

Hope you are able to get these rods, you WON'T regret it!!

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2 hours ago, Steveo-1969 said:

 

These are the only two NRX rods I own!  The NRX MBR 842c and NRX JWR 893c. I bought them both as demo/rep samples for less than $400 each and they were brand new in plastic with tags. I don't know how you being in Canada affects the pricing though?

 

Hope you are able to get these rods, you WON'T regret it!!

In Canada i can get them for 650 which is super high.  ? Ive been waiting used or sales up here.  Hard to find.  Paying the duty doesn't make it worth it at this time.

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24 minutes ago, lmbfisherman said:

In Canada i can get them for 650 which is super high.  ? Ive been waiting used or sales up here.  Hard to find.  Paying the duty doesn't make it worth it at this time.

 

I p/u a NRX 852S from Cabelas.ca last fall for $500Cdn. and the new GLX 822DSR from American Legacy for $311US plus about $50Cdn. which included GST and duty.

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I have 3 GLX (some years old) that I love. Drop shot, MB783 and a 9wt fly rod. Great rods.

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Ultimately it depends on the person and available resources, but I feel that the GLX is worth the money. I have both the older version and the most recent one and much prefer the newer model. That said, if you can afford to spend another $100, the NRX is worth the difference IMO. 

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I think the retail price is just a bit high. Maybe 8-10%? 

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15 hours ago, Cgrinder said:

I think the retail price is just a bit high. Maybe 8-10%? 

Prices are up roughly $100 over what the series started with years ago. Granted everything in this world has gone up but that is still a pretty steep climb.

 

For the OP the new rods are quite nice. I have no issues with the reel seat or components used on my MBR 844 though I only have a few hours on it. The blanks are very nice and I dont think there is much of a drop performance wise from my NRX. The balance is far better on the MBR rods so I couldn't tell you if they are good or bad on some of the longer models. You mentioned a 3/8 is tungsten weight plus plastic. Depending on the plastic used you will easily clear a  1/2 oz weight and likely be nearing 5/8oz. I would give the 844 the nod or maybe the 894 if you fish heavy cover. The 843 would be pushing its upper limit around 5/8 IMO. The 844 is one of those rods that seems to have the "it" factor

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