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Cumara MH/f or mbr843?

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I'm in the market for a new worm/light jig rod. I had my eye on a Shimano Cumara MH/f, but I found a used mbr843 in gl3 for $115. I don't want to waste money on this purchase and I'm looking for a rod that I won't have to upgrade later down the road. I know they are both great rods and the Cumara is better than the gl3 but factoring the initial price difference I can't decide. Thanks in advance for your advice and input.

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if you shop, you can find new cumaras for around $180.00, give or take.

add a lifetime over-the-counter warranty and the cumara becomes the better value, imo, than a used gl3.

ymmv.

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have an 844 and cumara and like my cumara better

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between the cumara and gl3 take the cumara all the way but if you step up to an imx or glx then id take a glx but between an imx and cumara its a toss up

X2, Having used the GLX and Cumara, a GLX beats the Cumara but if a gl3 the Cumara would be best.

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G.Loomis IMX and GLX series are great rods.

Below those grades there are a number of

alternatives as good or better and generally

cheaper.

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Thanks for all of the input and advice. I am now considering buying both if I can swing it. The MBR843C for most of my light to moderate cover jig fishing as well as C-rigs. The Cumara for most other bottom plastics. My question now is do I get the Cumara in 6'8" M/F, M/XF, MH/F, or MH/XF? I want a well rounded arsenal so this rod would basically need to fill the gap between the Loomis and a spinning outfit where plastics are concerned.

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I forgot to stress this.... Keep in mind the Loomis is half price at $115! I can also save money on the Cumara by going through eBay stores, the 6'8" goes for $199 shipped.

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That is a good price on the MBR, but you can find a like new Avid/Powell/Crucial for that price in a 7ft. MH/F and then get the M/XF Cumara for the in between rod you mentioned.

If you decide you are 100% going to pick up the Loomis then I would still go with the M/XF cumara in the length you want. Just my .02 cents :)

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That is a good price on the MBR, but you can find a like new Avid/Powell/Crucial for that price in a 7ft. MH/F and then get the M/XF Cumara for the in between rod you mentioned.

If you decide you are 100% going to pick up the Loomis then I would still go with the M/XF cumara in the length you want. Just my .02 cents :)

Please excuse my ignorance, but why the XF? what advantages or disadvantages does it have over a fast for plastics? I'm not questioning your advice, I have simply never fished with an XF rod and would like details so I understand before I make a purchase.

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Check out this link.

http://www.***.com/rodselection.html

Extra Fast rods are primarily used for applications that involve bottom contact baits. Some have even said that it makes a rod more sensitive; of course this is subjective. A fast action rod will make a good all-around rod while a moderate action is preferred by some for crankbaits. I hope this helps.

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Well I ended up buying the GL3 MBR783C which was in like new condition for $115. I also went to a tackle shop two towns over and was introduced to dobyns rods (until then I had only read about them on the web). I intended to walk out with an MBR843C IMX, but after comparing the dobyns champion to he IMX, the champ was lighter, more sensative, looked nicer and $40 cheaper! I walked out with the dobyns champion 703c. I hope I made the right choice!

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I forgot to update my earlier posts; the gentleman selling the loomis had a large collection of them for sale as he is building an arsenal of customs. At the time of the original post he thought he had a 843. After checking what was left he realized it was a 783.

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Check out this link.

http://www.***.com/rodselection.html

Extra Fast rods are primarily used for applications that involve bottom contact baits. Some have even said that it makes a rod more sensitive; of course this is subjective. A fast action rod will make a good all-around rod while a moderate action is preferred by some for crankbaits. I hope this helps.

great link , thanks......Does *** have any more articles like this ?  cant seem to even find this without this link

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great link , thanks......Does *** have any more articles like this ? cant seem to even find this without this link

Go directly to their home page, scroll about half-way down on the right side - "Fishing Guides"

http://www.***.com/

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great link , thanks......Does *** have any more articles like this ? cant seem to even find this without this link

Go directly to their home page, scroll about half-way down on the right side - "Fishing Guides"

http://www.***.com/

Thank you

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