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Loomis MBR843C and MBR844C IMX ?

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For those of you that have these rods, how does it compare to a St Croix Legend Tournament and/or Legend Elite? I would like to add 2 new rods to my collection this winter, I love my St Croix LT's but am less than crazy about the split grips on the new ones, and I have not had any luck finding good reasonably priced used LT's with the full rear+forgrip.  Both would be used as Jig, Senko, and/or Worm rods.

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The G.Loomis IMX and St. Croix Legend Elite series

are very comparable. Although my MBR844C is GLX,

I owned the same IMX rod. I also own a MBR842C,

BCR854, St. Croix ES70MF and EC70MHF.

My recommendations are the G.Loomis MBR 843 & 844.

The MBR844 is my favorite rod.

8-)

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The 843 and 844 are extremely versatile rods... not to mention really sweet.  They will feel different than the St. Croix rods you are used to but that's why I use both blanks.  The Loomis blanks will feel delicate in the tip by comparison but still lock up as a MB should.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy those, if I were buying factory rods.

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I am pretty sure I am going to go with the MBR843C and the MBR844C over any more St Croix's, now the hard part IMX vs GLX ? I can't find any info on what guides are used on either rod.

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The guides might be the same. The blanks, I think,

incorporate different resins. If you are willing to

spend the $ for a LITTLE more sensitivity, go with

the GLX. If you buy the IMX and you can afford the

GLX, you will always wish you had stepped up.

8-)

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I'm not like some of the mods on here.  I am a poor boy.  I have both the 844 and 843 in the IMX version.  I would only trade them for a new sonar or trolling motor. ;D

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Thanks guys, now the waivering begins, I'll probably make up my mind and then change it no less than ten times between now and when I pull the trigger  ;), But at least I know what reels I want to get a new Chronarch D, or maybe a Revo Premier, or a Zillion, or a Core. LOL  but seriously, I know Raul has said he can't feel much diff. between IMX or GLX, does anyone else feel this way, or actually the opposite,that there's a noticable difference. I know it's apples to oranges, but I wonder if this kind of like the Avid vs. Leg. Tourny. thing I have with St Croix. I can not for the life of me detect a great difference between the two in sensitivty,weight yes.........but only slightly.

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I know Raul has said he can't feel much diff. between IMX or GLX, does anyone else feel this way, or actually the opposite,that there's a noticable difference.

The difference is subtle and you pay quite

a lot for that extra .05, but if you have the

wallet, get the GLX. I have purchased a few

this year from members on our Flea Market

for around $250 delivered. Steezy and Bronzefly

have some GLX offered at $240, but not your

models. Be patient, the MBR 843 and 844 are

very popular and will show up for sale.

8-)

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