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I'm looking for a new jig/trig rod for primarily 1/4 to 3/8 with an occassional 1/2 oz jig.  I like the G Loomis mbr IMX series rods quite a bit but need some advice on exact models.  Not too heavy cover - just some laydowns and rocks, no weeds/grass to speak of.  What power (3 or 4) and what length is my quandry...  I'd love a GLX but can't afford the divorce...

Thanks,

Bryan

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I have the IMX MBR in 844C and 843C.  I use the 843C for jigs up to 1/8 to 3/8 oz and 844C for 1/2 to 1 oz.

The 844C is way too stiff for my liking on anything under 1/2.

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I'd also go with the MBR 843C for your intended purposes.  I like the 844 better for 1/2 oz. stuff, but if it's occasional, the 843 will be just fine.  The 843 also makes a great buzzbait/spinnerbait rod 8-)

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for 3/8 and above, i actually prefer the 844 over the 843.

that said, the 843 will handle the occasional 1/2 better than the 844 will handle the occasional 1/4.

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My first G Loomis was the IMX MBR843.  Very nice rod and should serve you well.  If you look around, you can find a good deal on this rod.

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http://products.gloomis.com/gl/products/family.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302032711&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181201&bmUID=1265071893089

The BCR 853 is a very nice rod, I have two of them. I would highly reccomend this rod or the next size bigger. The GLX model is a MUST when it comes to worming. You are using this rod as a "technique" specific rod where sensitivity gives you the edge.

I have the MBR rods and sold most of them. IMO, they are good "all purpose" rods to get you started.

Don't settle when it comes to t-rig or c-rig plastics. Get the GLX, even if you have to save the extra 100 bucks over a month or two.  Save and get the GLX.

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i agree with the 3 power for what you stated. and i agree that if you can manage it the BCR GLX rods will be the best choice for worms/jigs in the weights you stated.

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The IMX MBR844C is my suggestion. With a little

patience you should be able to find one around

$175. A comparable deal on a GLX is going to be

$250 or so.

Good luck!

8-)

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** EDIT **

Let's stay on topic. If you want to talk

about another brand, start a new thread...

They're free!

-Kent  a.k.a. roadwarrior

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I like the 3 power for what you are throwing unless there is more cover. IMO if you get a loomis get the glx if at all possible. mbr843 or bcr853.

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Thanks for all the advice.  I decided to go with 2 IMXs (mbr783c, mbr784c).  I found a deal I couldn't pass up even though I marginally prefer 7 ft rods in general.  These are mostly for closer pinpoint casts to shoreline cover.  Someday when my skill catches up to the equipment I may have to upgrade to the GLX - until then I'm sure I'll like the IMX rods and the other lesser rods in my arsenal.

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