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I am going to get either the GLX BCR802 or 852 for small jigs and tubes. Is the length difference just a matter of preference, or do the rods fish differently?

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Zelmo, I have an 852, never fished the 802, so here's my take on it, for what it's worth.

Loomis calls the GLX series jig & worm rods. Well, the others in the series may very well be; I don't have personal experience with them, so I can't say. The 852 is NOT a jig or worm rod. Not what I'd call a jig & worm rod. I got mine (the only Loomis rod I have) to be a finesse jig rod. Not enough power and the tip is way to soft to be jig rod, even a finesse jig. Ditto for t-rigged worming.

I did however find a place for this rod in my collection. The 852 is an excellent tube rod. I have an R Edition Alphas loaded with #10 mono strapped on mine and it is the best tube and fluke combo I've ever fished. Put that combo in my hands, with an outside weed edge to fish, and I'm a happy guy.

As far as the 802 goes, I'd go with the longer rod. But, I haven't fished an 802. If your more interested in short range accuracy, go with the 802. The 852 will give you an edge in distance.

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Thanks for the info - that answer surprises me since it is listed as a worm and jig rod with XF action.

Maybe you can teach me something about tube fishing. Why do you like it for that application and not small jigs? What size tubes and jigs did you try?

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MBR 842C is THE BOMB!

B)

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MBR 842C is THE BOMB!

B)

I already have the MBR 842 and agree that it is a great rod. I use it as my Senko rod.

This time I was looking for something a little different. The BCR sounds like it has a little stronger tip.

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My jig and weighted soft plastics rods are the MBR 844C and BCR 854.

You asked about smaller baits which is why I suggested the MBR 842. I use

it for small swimbaits: Shadalicious, Berkley Hollow Belly and Swim Senko.

I think the MBR842 is the right rod for 1/4 and 3/8 oz swimming jigs.

B)

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My jig and weighted soft plastics rods are the MBR 844C and BCR 854.

You asked about smaller baits which is why I suggested the MBR 842. I use

it for small swimbaits: Shadalicious, Berkley Hollow Belly and Swim Senko.

I think the MBR842 is the right rod for 1/4 and 3/8 oz swimming jigs.

B)

Sorry, I should have been more specific. I intend to use it for slow, bottom contact presentations.

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GLX MBR844C or the BCR854 will make you very happy.

B)

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