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    Alright guys need a little help.  I went fishing with Tokyo Tony yesterday and used his IMX 6'6 Med/fast.  I was thoroughly impressed and it made me want a GLX.  The only thing I didn't like about his IMX was the tip.  Even though it was rated fast it really seemd a little too floppy for me (with plastics)  I guess I'm just used to my legend tournament which is also rated m/fast but I swear its stiffer than that.

   So this new glx that I'll be buying will be primarily for plastics and perhaps some lighter jigging.   I know that all GLX's are fantastic rods but which one is best for what I want?  My first instinct is 7'0 ft

med or med heavy power with an extra fast tip...

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i have a bsr 803 mossyback that i use for plastics and it's the most sensitive rod i own ( i don't own any junk rods) i can't imagine how sensitive  the glx version must be . my next rod is going to be a BSR 852 GLX SENKO ROD.

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MBR844C

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    Alright guys need a little help.  I went fishing with Tokyo Tony yesterday and used his IMX 6'6 Med/fast.  I was thoroughly impressed and it made me want a GLX.  The only thing I didn't like about his IMX was the tip.  Even though it was rated fast it really seemd a little too floppy for me (with plastics)  I guess I'm just used to my legend tournament which is also rated m/fast but I swear its stiffer than that.

   So this new glx that I'll be buying will be primarily for plastics and perhaps some lighter jigging.   I know that all GLX's are fantastic rods but which one is best for what I want?  My first instinct is 7'0 ft

med or med heavy power with an extra fast tip...

A Loomis medium is about the equivalent of a Croix medium-light.  The 782c IMX is definitely too light for general worming.  783c (6'6" MH) would be better for an all-arounder, or 844c for a dedicated jig and worm rod.  The BCR series is definitely the pinnacle of jig and worm rods, but they aren't versatile...they are ultra-fast action rods that are underrated on power.  I recommend heading to a retailer that carries loomis so you can play around with a few of the different rods and check out each ones action.  

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You will notice that Loomis rods seem to be a bit lighter than advertised.  

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The only thing I didn't like about his IMX was the tip. Even though it was rated fast it really seemd a little too floppy for me (with plastics)

Bad news... the reason that tip is so light is that IMX "fast" is like most other's x-fast.  If you want a "heavier" tip, you'll need to find a slower tapered blank.  That tip is what so many people rave about as far as being super sensitive and being able to cast lighter baits on a heavier blank.  

After re-reading your post, was his rod a 782?  If so, that's really light and a heavier rod would correct the "problem" you had with it.  If you want a Med power in st.croix speak, look to a H in Loomis for a similar feel in power.  I had a MBR783C IMX (labeled MH)for all of 2 days.  It felt like a light to me.  I sold it in short order.  I still have a 784 and an 844 IMX.

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Was the IMX noticeably more sensitive than your Legend Tourney?

Personally I thought that they were very close sensitivity wise and I wouldn't necessarily pick one over the other.  I am however expecting the GLX to be my new favorite rod.

Thank you guys for the advice.  

MBR844C has come highly recommended I have heard, but isn't that a little heavy to fish soft plastics and lighter jigs?  I thought you preferred spinning tackle  for plastics RW?

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My MBR844C is my dedicated jig rod, but I do fish some

big soft plastics with the rod. Specifically, the new Rage

Tail 10" Anaconda with a 1/4 oz weight. Otherwise,

I fish soft plastics (generally weightless) on a Medium

Power/ Fast Action spinning rig:

St. Croix Legend Elite ES70MF/ Stella 2500FB/ Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6.

The MBR 844C is perfect for medium weight and up (Senko

for example). I don't fish unweighted soft plastics on a

baitcaster simply because they "occasionally" take flight.

The resulting backlash is not worth it to me, even if it's a

rare occurance.

8-)

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Alright guys need a little help. I went fishing with Tokyo Tony yesterday and used his IMX 6'6 Med/fast. I was thoroughly impressed and it made me want a GLX. The only thing I didn't like about his IMX was the tip.

That 's cuz you were fishing with a Medium power, try a heavier power ( 3 or 4 ) and the mushyness goes away.

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My MBR844C is my dedicated jig rod, but I do fish some

big soft plastics with the rod. Specifically, the new Rage

Tail 10" Anaconda with a 1/4 oz weight. Otherwise,

I fish soft plastics (generally weightless) on a Medium

Power/ Fast Action spinning rig:

St. Croix Legend Elite ES70MF/ Stella 2500FB/ Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6.

The MBR 844C is perfect for medium weight and up (Senko

for example). I don't fish unweighted soft plastics on a

baitcaster simply because they "occasionally" take flight.

The resulting backlash is not worth it to me, even if it's a

rare occurance.

8-)

I may actually end up getting the MBR844C for heavier applications like jigging and heavier plastics.  I guess I need two  GLX's lol

What spinning model GLX should fill in for what the MBR can't do well?

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SJR843S

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I would really look at the  glx bcr series if rods. I have a bcr854 that i use for jigs and t rigs. These rods are more sensitive then my lts..

I surely will look at those.  And yes I do expect these glxs to be more sensitive than my LT.  I could really feel the potential in the imx.

But I love my LT too!

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