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by steve1206
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 854 for moving baits?
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: NRX 854 for moving baits?

bigfruits wrote:
PBP wrote:is 854 nrx a bit lighter in power compared to 844 glx?
that is my understanding. a little lighter than the 873CRR.
Slightly lighter than the 844...a chunk lighter than the 873...Like what you would think a full power or so would feel like...give or take
by steve1206
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?
Replies: 17
Views: 3005

Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

I'm a fan of any of the Steez platforms on the NRXs...but also nothing wrong with the Core/Metanium reels either, obviously
by steve1206
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Which braid for ds on spin reel?
Replies: 21
Views: 3398

Re: Which braid for ds on spin reel?

I like the SX-1, between those 2, as I don't like the "roughness" of the 832 on light gear...Side note..Daiwa Samurai in 15lb. or Seaguar Smackdown in 15 or 20 is really nice...limp and manageable, on a level that the others are not...
by steve1206
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Necessity of friction ring in Shimano spinning reels
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Necessity of friction ring in Shimano spinning reels

I also had an issue with my Sustain FE. Reel repair man removed the friction ring and this solved the problem. He also told me that this part is basically unnecessary and the reel functions just as well without it. So why is it there? I was asked the same thing by a buddy yesterday after discussing...
by steve1206
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Necessity of friction ring in Shimano spinning reels
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Necessity of friction ring in Shimano spinning reels

One of my crappie reels (Stradic 1000 FH) bound up and I did a complete tear down finding the old black friction ring (PN 7845) dry rotted, etc...Was going to order more but then I was talking to a buddy who owns a tackle store, he said he has removed them and fished the reel without....and they see...
by steve1206
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier?
Replies: 13
Views: 3271

Re: Sunline Defier?

Just make sure you shop by diameter. If you are used to a USDM 12lb test, then the 15-17 lb Defier will be comparable.
by steve1206
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX- Steez question
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: NRX- Steez question

The 822 DSR is considerably softer than the 852s JWR. The 822 SYR is in between. If the SYR is a true medium, the 852 is a medium+ and the DSR fishes like a medium light...If you know that Cumulus line, the DSR probably fishes more like the 6'10'ML...For me, and I have all 3, the 822 DSR is basicall...
by steve1206
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: I need a big crank rod!
Replies: 34
Views: 3312

Re: I need a big crank rod!

I don't have any experience with these rods, but the first thing that came to mind after reading your post was something from the Black Jungle line, i.e. the Deep Cranking/Slow Rolling or Power Versatile. I'm sure Gary would have some insight. I have the PV, I want more length. :mrgreen: I've consi...
by steve1206
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Twist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: Line Twist?

For those that aren't familiar, this most likely isn't the standard spinning reel/line twist issue...It is the constant dropping and reeling in off a drop shot....this twists line like crazy...Options are braid, swivels, untwisting, or respooling, pretty much...a large arbor reel or how you spool th...
by steve1206
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX comparison 854 / 894
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: NRX comparison 854 / 894

I like the old MBR GLXs for bigger moving baits, but if you are dead set on a heavy NRX for this, you may want to look at the 873 CRR...7'3" may be easier to handle, its a hair softer than the 894 (but more powerful than the 893, 854, etc) and has a slower taper than the 894 as well, which I would l...
by steve1206
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Looking to add another NRX
Replies: 23
Views: 5136

Re: Looking to add another NRX

Jdmbassman wrote:Get in touch with http://www.thehookuptackle.com

They are cheaper and the service is better

I got my 3 NRX rods there and I couldn't be happier.
Stop with the shameless plugs. They have no place here. "Cheaper" and "better" comparatives are weak....
by steve1206
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 853 vs 893 c
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: NRX 853 vs 893 c

What was never really mentioned is that the 893 differs from the 853 in more than length...even though they are both 3 powers, the 893 fishes with more power, in my hands and everyone else'sI've ever talked to, than the 853....that's why that is your answer between the 2..as stated, an actual 6" Sen...
by steve1206
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Defier users please chime in
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Defier users please chime in

I don't know Dan. I tried Spiderwire one time and vowed it would be my last. Looking at diameters this in 8 lb test is the same as Defier in 11 lb test, so I wouldn't be making much headway. This is correct. The 11 is just like usdm 8lb (diameter) ...I have used it for jerk baits quite a bit. How s...
by steve1206
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX 894 vs NRX 873C
Replies: 18
Views: 5319

Re: NRX 894 vs NRX 873C

I could go either way depending on a couple of factors. Casting 1/4-3/8 plus plastic, 873...1/2oz with a worm, 873. Close quarters with 3/8-1/2oz, especially with bulky plastic, 894..with considerable cover, 894..I have multiple of both rods and I use the 873s for pitching non bulky plastics and nig...
by steve1206
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sniper vs. Invizx
Replies: 12
Views: 3998

Re: Sniper vs. Invizx

InvisX is going to win on suppleness and knot strength. Sniper is going to win on (less) stretch, overall strength, sensitivity...all that being said, there are 2 very distinct poles or axis or camps that fluorocarbon can fall into...these two lines happen to both fall on similar sides...the supple,...