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If you already own an MBR844, which would you choose between the MBR782 and MBR783 for the next rod?  I know many people on here feel the 783 is a great all-around rod, but many also feel the 782 is one of their favorite rods.  I going to use the rod mainly for small to medium cranks and spinners.  I'm thinking that because I already have an 844, the 783 may be a little redundant?  This rod is going to be my "go to" rod for everything but jigs and top-water.  If anyone has experience with all three I'd love to hear your opinions.  Oh, and by the way, I've already purchased a Curado E7 to pair it with...I figured that'd be a good start!

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IMO the 2 power Loomis is too light. (I use a spinning rod for that kind of stuff) I actually got rid of my 783 because it felt so light as well. I still have the 784 and 844. They fish and feel totally different. I may build an 843 but it feels nothing like the 783 to me.

So if you are set on the 783 or 782, I'd go with the 783, and you could use it to double for shakey heads and some lighter applications. The 783 has a pretty delicate tip and casts pretty light weights.

edited to add: I just realized you are in NY so the 783 might be just right for you.

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I would consider getting the crankbait 845 for medium cranks and small spinnerbaits.

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if i could only have one, would pick the mbr783...since you already have the mbr844, would personally pick mbr782 or cbr845.

if i fished more open water, i would pick the cbr845...it will handle slightly heavier weights...if accuracy was key, would pick the mbr782...imo, there isn't a better rod out there for pop r's, pointers and the smaller to medium cranks than the mbr782.

either compliments the mbr844 extremely well...put the e7 on the 844 and get an e5 for the 782/845 and you can cover most bases out there with just those two.

because of oldphartism aches, have had to replace the mbr844 with the lighter, shorter bcr803...along with the mbr782, these are usually the only two rods on deck.

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I have the 783 GLX and love it.  I used it for everything including cranks but I find it almost too sensitive for crankbaits.  I often found myself ripping the hook out or setting it too soon.  I have since gone to a CBR783.  It seems to cast most small to medium cranks quite well and is great for setting small treble hooks.  

I have also seen that Loomis has come out with a GLX version in a 7' medium power.  This should be one sweet rod.....

http://products.gloomis.com/gl/products/alltackle/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441812049&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302032500&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181201&bmUID=1235359988459

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I also feel that the CRB is a better choice for cranks and spinners, I have the 845 for deep cranking and > 1/2 oz spinners and the 843 for lither lures.

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I am not necessarily set on a 782 or 783, I just thought that they'd be the best for what I'm looking for.  I'm no expert.  I have considered the CBR845 too, and I know it get's good press on this forum.  I should also mention that I have a '6 M/F Allstar rod too that I use for top water stuff.  The CBR845 would be suitable for throwing medium weight spinnerbait's too?  I was assuming that it may be a little too soft for spinnerbaits, and a little too much power for smaller to medium cranks?  I don't fish a whole ton of heavy cover.  Most lakes/ponds that I fish up here are pretty clear.

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The MBR782 is a good crank rod but a mediocre spinnerbait rod.

The MBR783 is a good spinnerbait rod but a mediocre crank rod.

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The MBR782 is a good crank rod but a mediocre spinnerbait rod.

The MBR783 is a good spinnerbait rod but a mediocre crank rod.

well put.

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I think the 783 would be a better choice for you. As mentioned in earlier posts, the 782 is going to have a REALLY soft tip.  My 783 is always on my boat deck. The most versatile rod I own.

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I have used them all and they all have their place.  I think the MBR 783 is an amazing spinnerbait rod for close quarters stuff, but not such a great small crank rod.  The MBR 782 is a super sweet stick for tossing small balsa cranks and even up to a RC 1.5 - much bigger, and I'm not crazy about it.  The 782 is fantastic for 1/4 oz spinnerbaits, but 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits don't feel right on it to me.  Since you've already purchased an E7, I wouldn't suggest that you pair it with the CBR 845 as I don't like my mid-diving cranks to move along that fast.  I love the CBR 845 for DT-10 type cranks, but don't like it nearly as well for spinnerbaits.  I like the MBR series much better for spinnerbait applications.  It sounds to me like you need to buy at least two, but maybe three rods. ;D

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I have both rods as well. I bought my 782 for hard jerkbaits, and it excels. I've also use it to throw walking baits, medium sized crankbaits, and rattle traps and it seems to do well, but I have nothing to compare it too. Both rods have soft tips, but I think the 782 tip would be softer and better suited for treble hook baits where the fish needs time to engulf. The 783 is an awesome rod for medium weighted worms and jigs.

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It looks like I'll probably go with the MBR783 because of the versatility.  And, like Bronzefly said, maybe I need another rod...a specific crank rod too?  I guess for now I can use my new Avid spinning rod for my shallow cranks, and I'll use the 783 for spinners and worms.  I'm going to have a tough time selling my wife on why I needed to buy 4 new rods and reels this year.  I try to liken it to golf clubs, and that you need one for every situation...I don't think she's buying it though  ;D

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I've used 782-3-4, 842-43-44

Most versital rods loomis makes are the 783 or 843.  These two will do all things well.  the 782 is a good crank/jerkbait rod like Raul said but imo to light for alot of other fishing like jigs, s/b, plastics, bigger cranks, traps.

That is what I would buy.  If you fish open water tet the 7',  less open 6'6".  I dont like fishing a 7' rod then switching to 6'6".  I prefer them all real close in length.

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It looks like I'll probably go with the MBR783 because of the versatility. And, like Bronzefly said, maybe I need another rod...a specific crank rod too? I guess for now I can use my new Avid spinning rod for my shallow cranks, and I'll use the 783 for spinners and worms. I'm going to have a tough time selling my wife on why I needed to buy 4 new rods and reels this year. I try to liken it to golf clubs, and that you need one for every situation...I don't think she's buying it though ;D

Power 2 GLoomis rods are good for:

Small & medium weight cranks

Small spinnerbaits ( <1/4 oz )

Jerkbaits

Small jigs ( <1/4 oz )

Weightless soft plastics

Split shotting

Shakey headding

Light Texas rig with T-exposed hook

In other words, power 2 GLoomis rods are good for finesse presentations with enough power.

Power 3 GLoomis rods are good for:

Trapping

C-rig

T-rig

Spinnerbaiting

Jigging

Cranking bigger baits

Topwaters

Pitching

Light flipping

They are a more "all around" rod, for heavier line and denser cover  like flipping or dock skipping you better have a power 4 or 5 Rod with plenty of muscle to horse them out.

That would be in general lines what you can use your rods for without having to purchase specialized rods. But if what you want is a crankbait rod then get a CBR.

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Awesome info Raul!  That's a great breakdown of the G. Loomis power applications.  I think I'll wind up using my spinning rods for most of the finesse presentations and smaller jig/spinnerbaits.  I'll wind up using the 783 as my all-around rod, and the 844 as strictly a jig/frog rod.  If I find out I want (or should I say when) a cranking rod, then I'll probably wind up buying one of them too.  

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