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Lately I've been on the hunt for a high end rod that I might get at the end of the summer! Been thinking about an NRX or GLX for a dedicated jig rod.

Anybody use the 893 for 1/2 oz. jigs? It would double as an all-around bottom bouncing rod. Not a pitching or flipping rod, just for throwing jigs around (not in) cover and bottom fishing on structure.

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The GLX 893 is an exceptional soft plastic rod. Primarily Senkos, Flukes and similar baits. I owned 2 of the GLX 893's and absolutely loved them. For jigs though I would suggest getting the GLX 853 or 854, depending on type of structure you're fishing. I owned 2 of the 853's also, but they are a tad ligt for heavy cover. (Heavy cover as in THICK lilly pad fields or thick, matted weed beds)

Do yourself a huge favor though. If you can afford the $400 for the 893, then save an extra $100 and get the NRX model. I've sold all my GLX's, except 1, and upgraded to the NRX. If you think there is a significant difference between the IMX and GLX, then multiply that 10 fold between the GLX and NRX. The sensitivity in the NRX is UNBELIEVABLE and a fricken dream to fish with.

I can honestly say that I have won a few tournaments that I know I would have lost if it wasn't for the NRX. Fishing into 20mp winds with a huge bow i the line and I could feel the slightest tick with the NRX.

If NRX is just out of the question, then the 893 would be my choice for soft plastics. But if my primary bait was going to be a jig then i would get the 853 or 854.

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I'm with the Orangutan above. The 854 is my primary jig rod. They're going to pry that rod out of my cold dead hands some day.

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Nice, I'll look into the NRX models instead. My only concern is that I use braid. I don't want to snap a $500 rod and have to pay $100 to get it replaced. If you guys think the NRX is too brittle for braid and pitching to laydowns, I'll pass and get a Zillion rod. That is just out of the question for me.

But, if it's a strong rod that will handle the wear and tear of braid, I might just go for it. Real talk though, I can't deal with a broken NRX, LOL.

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BTW, can you imagine the feel I would have using braid on an NRX? that would just be incredible.

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Nice, I'll look into the NRX models instead. My only concern is that I use braid. I don't want to snap a $500 rod and have to pay $100 to get it replaced. If you guys think the NRX is too brittle for braid and pitching to laydowns, I'll pass and get a Zillion rod. That is just out of the question for me.

But, if it's a strong rod that will handle the wear and tear of braid, I might just go for it. Real talk though, I can't deal with a broken NRX, LOL.

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Don't forget the nrx has a defect warranty as well as a wild card. The wild card gets you a free rod no questions asked for careless breakage or other accidents. The manufactures warranty covers only manufactures defects.

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The NRX is 15 or 20% stronder than the GLX, according to Loomis' website. They use a different resin or "smething" that makes the rod lighter, more sensitive but stronger. I have the NRX rods and they are by no means brittle. I thought they would break just by breathing on them the first time I held one, but I was wrong. They have plenty of backbone and strength. I will be ordering the 7'1 heavy NRX rod for jigs next month.

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I might have to just get the NRX 854 for my jig fishing. Can anyone comment on the balance with say a 6-7 ounce reel?

I really appreciate the help gentleman.

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I might have to just get the NRX 854 for my jig fishing. Can anyone comment on the balance with say a 6-7 ounce reel?

I really appreciate the help gentleman.

I have fished braid on mine a couple times, once earlier this year when we were fishing a lake with a lot of thick, thick vegetation. I wanted to try braid versus fluoro to see how much difference in made in popping jigs through the thick of it. In those instances that I have fished braid on it, I had a 200 GTB on the rod, which is what... 9 almost 10 ounces? It wasn't the best reel to balance it, but it also wasn't terrible. The reel that usually sits on it is a Calais 201, it's perfect IMO. A Curado or Core sit on it just as well.

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Thanks guys.

I think I'll go with the 854 paired with the new Chronarch. Should be a sweet, sweet combo for jigs and 10" worms.

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I have 2 GLX844c one is a dedicated jig rod. I have been thinking of selling one and buying a NRX854. I know the NRX are noticeably lighter ( I have a nrx852s and a glx852s) but I have no complaints with the glx844 as a jig rod. I would really consider one over the 893 which is an excellent senko rod.

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When I tie into a hog with the 854 pitching a jig to a laydown, I'll let you guys know. I can't wait! Now I jeed to cut off all other fishing spending and save up!

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I'm with the Orangutan above. The 854 is my primary jig rod. They're going to pry that rod out of my cold dead hands some day.

When they do can I have it.

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Like the 7 pound hog Hookingem caught this past Saturday on a jig???? :)

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I'm planning on getting the thirteen pounder I have heard about and seen in my pond. I'll let you know when it happens!

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