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Looking for feedback on Loomis GLX 892c JWR

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I have not been able to find any reviews or feedback about the G. Loomis 2016 GLX 892c JWR. I'm looking for an XF action rod to mainly fish 3/16 ounce jigs. I'm currently using an NRX MBR 842c which is a pleasure to fish with, and the power is just right, but I would prefer an XF action for jig fishing.

 

Does anyone own this rod?  What do you think?

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I tried one last year and liked it, but not as much as the 852c, which I bought

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13 hours ago, NHBull said:

I tried one last year and liked it, but not as much as the 852c, which I bought

Thank you @NHBull.  That's consistent with other feedback I'm getting as well.  I may have to reconsider the 852c JWR. Because I already have the NRX 842c MBR, in my mind the 892c is "different enough" I can justify buying the rod (XF action and 5" longer!!). With the 852c I need to decide if the XF action alone is worth buying another rod specifically for light jigs and t-rigs.  Or if I just keep using the 842 MBR.

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I have also been looking at the GLX JWR line and I have also found a real lack of reviews out there for them.  

 

Is there a reason (other than the ~$100 price difference) that you are looking at the GLX over the NRX line?  A XF rod is conspicuously lacking from my lineup and I have been trying to decide if I should just save, go big, and get an NRX to see what the fuss is all about or buy a less expensive one to see if I really like that fast of an action.  

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That's a great question @fishwizzard. The only reason I was looking at a GLX is because there is no 892c JWR in the NRX line. If I rule that rod out and start looking at the 852c JWR instead, then I will definitely consider an NRX as it's only $80 more retail.

 

I own 2 NRX rods (893c JWR and 842c MBR) and love them! But I also own a GLX spinning rod (NOT 2016 model) and the sensitivity is no joke.  I'm sure I would be completely happy with a GLX JWR rod.  Or I could just keep using my MBR for jigs.  Decisions decisions......

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Hah, yea, the theorycrafting can drive one crazy.  I prefer shorter rods in general, so my options are very limited without going for JDM stuff and they are another series of headaches trying to get good info on the power and action.  Good luck with your hunt!

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Thanks. I like the 89" length of my 893 and the 2 power of my 842 and thought I had found the perfect jig rod when I saw the 892c. But I've had 4 different people say basically "I liked the 892c but preferred the 852c."

 

Good luck on your rod search as well. If you decide to buy a Loomis I don't think you can go wrong with GLX or NRX. But if you can swing the extra cash get the NRX... B)

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I am actually in the same situation......GLX or nrx in 7 ‘ Med.  I am in love with my current glx’s and Need a Med in the quiver

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I've decided I'm going to discuss having a custom rod built with Mike at DVT. I'm sure I would be perfectly happy with a GLX or NRX 852c JWR, but getting a customized rod sounds pretty special.

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