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Can I get it done flipping with NRX 893c??

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Ive been going through old posts.  I have a similar issue.  I own a DX 745 paired with Metantium mgl, it's a great rod. I mainly flip T rigs and 1/2 oz jigs with it. I actually hope to c -rig with it next year. Now here is my issue..  My fiance got me a NRX 893c for Xmas, it's on the way.  First loomis rod over an IMX and im excited.  Can I flip with the NRX 893c?? Mostly 3/8 T rigs and up to 1/2oz jigs. North east guy so nothing too nasty around here but I need that 893c to replace my DX745. Description says med- heavy. Sounds more like a senko/fluke rod to me, which I definitely don't need. But the description also says 3/16 - 5/8 which is perfect weight range. Can I get it done flippin with NRX 893c?? Should I exchange for the NRX 894c  mentioned in above article's?? Also I read the 894c is same as DX746 range. I owe a 746 champ and it's my frog rod..lol I don't need anything nearly that heavy.. Anyone have experience with the 893c??

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I own the 853C in the GLX series. I use mine for 3/15-5/16 jigs, and it will also handle a 3/8oz as well. I wouldn't really want to go over that for extended use. 

 

Since you are familiar with the Dobyns series, I'd say your 893C is going to be comparable to a 744. I hope this helps. 

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You're definitely going to want the 894. 893 is an awesome senko and light trig rod. Not a rod I'd be flippin 3/8oz trigs or 1/2 jigs on. Definitely wouldn't be carolina rigging on it either. A good compromise is the 873. It's in between, kinda, to the 894 and 893 though it's a lot closer to the 894. 

 

The dobyns 6 power rods aren't the same across the board. IE the 766 and 746 fish very very differently. Same goes for the 735 and 745 models. Some are flipping models and some aren't. 

 

The 894 is in between the 745 and 746 power wise. 894 is faster in action. 

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Agree with iabass8 if using the NRX line you should go with the 894c.  I have the 893, 873, and the 894:  893 is a great t-rig rod, but I would not go over 3/8 and plastic. The 873 is great for heavier Texas rigs and Carolina rigs.  The 894 is great for 1/2 to 3/4 ounce jigs and can also Carolina rig as well. 

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I have two 3 power Loomis rods, a Classic IMX and a MagBass GLX.  Both of them are rated to 3/4oz but seem to top out at or a little over 1/2oz.  I use 1/4oz jigs with them as once you add a trailer the total weight is right around 1/2oz.  A 1/2oz Siebert brush jig with a Rage Craw trailer weighs in at .962oz and feels way way overloaded on both my rods.  

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I own an 893 and 873. I throw 3/8 and 1/2 jigs with my 873 while my 893 is used for light t-rigs. I've read the 894 is the best 1/2-3/4 jig rod made. It sounds like you need the 873, but I'll let others who actually own the 894 comment on how it fishes 3/8.

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10 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

I have two 3 power Loomis rods, a Classic IMX and a MagBass GLX.  Both of them are rated to 3/4oz but seem to top out at or a little over 1/2oz.  I use 1/4oz jigs with them as once you add a trailer the total weight is right around 1/2oz.  A 1/2oz Siebert brush jig with a Rage Craw trailer weighs in at .962oz and feels way way overloaded on both my rods.  

Interesting. You are saying that a standard Rage craw weighs nearly a 1/2 oz by itself? I highly doubt that. I would bet the standard would be much closer to 1/4 - 5/16. Your scale might be off a bit.

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5 minutes ago, kickerfish1 said:

Interesting. You are saying that a standard Rage craw weighs nearly a 1/2 oz by itself? I highly doubt that. I would bet the standard would be much closer to 1/4 - 5/16. Your scale might be off a bit.

No he's not saying that. He's saying that the craw, hook, skirt, band or wire tie, and brush guard weigh around .5 ounces. The lead head weighs around .5 ounces.

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10 minutes ago, CroakHunter said:

No he's not saying that. He's saying that the craw, hook, skirt, band or wire tie, and brush guard weigh around .5 ounces. The lead head weighs around .5 ounces.

Exactly. A Rage Craw weighs ~0.310oz, or around 5/16oz. The rest of the jig components make up the rest.  I have found that generally, a jig with (proportional) trailer weighs about double the listed weight of just the jig. 

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22 hours ago, DP82 said:

Your 894 doesn't handle anything below 1/2 oz well? 

The 894 handles 3/8oz jigs-1oz jigs really great. 1/2oz-3/4 is the sweet spot. 

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