My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

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My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by MTBF » Sat May 23, 2020 3:06 pm

Good afternoon guys! Crazy spring, hoping summer is much better! Added a few more rods into the mix for this season. Really getting into more bigger baits this year and keeping focus on flipping pitching and punching, using some moving baits shallow etc.

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IMX-PRO 969C CBR 8' Ex-Heavy Mod-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Big M 7.5 20lb Fluorocarbon)
IMX-PRO 965C SWBR 8' Med-Heavy Mod-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Mag Draft 8" 22lb Fluorocarbon)
IMX-PRO 885C TWFR 7'4 Mag-Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (Matted Cover/Shade Hollow Belly Frog 60lb Braid)
IMX-PRO 884C TWFR 7'4 Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (4.8" soft swimbait shallow pads/weeds 6/0 EWG 50lb Braid)
IMX-PRO 884C TWFR 7'4 Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (Swim Jig/Spinnerbait 20lb Fluorocarbon)
Shimano Teramar Inshore 7'6 Med-Hvy Ex-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Big M 4.0 22lb Fluorocarbon)
GLX954C FPR 7'11 Heavy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (Punching Matted Cover 1oz-1.5oz 60lb Braid)
Conquest 905C MBR 7'6 Ex-Hvy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (3/4-1 1/4oz Jigs 22lb Fluorocarbon)
Conquest 905C MBR 7'6 Ex-Hvy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (1/2-3/4oz Texas Rigged TRJ Craw 22lb Fluorocarbon)
Shimano Expride 7'6 Heavy Fast Bantam MGL 150XG (1/2oz Mini Jig's & Offshore 3/4oz FootBall Jigs 18lb Fluorocarbon)

The Teramar is a neat rod, got it for cheap. It feels much lighter than the Compre 7'6MH Musky rod I ran last year for the Big M 4.0, that bait saw the tops of grass 70% of the time so a stiff blank is needed to rip the bait free with minimal effort. Worked well, fish stayed pinned so I'm excited for a little less fatigue using this old school Inshore rod. Bring on summer!

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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by quantum angler nt » Mon May 25, 2020 11:28 am

It seems like every year you have a new arsenal. Do you sell you prior stuff to buy new stuff?

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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by goldrod » Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 am

MTBF wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Good afternoon guys! Crazy spring, hoping summer is much better! Added a few more rods into the mix for this season. Really getting into more bigger baits this year and keeping focus on flipping pitching and punching, using some moving baits shallow etc.

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Top to Bottom:
IMX-PRO 969C CBR 8' Ex-Heavy Mod-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Big M 7.5 20lb Fluorocarbon)
IMX-PRO 965C SWBR 8' Med-Heavy Mod-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Mag Draft 8" 22lb Fluorocarbon)
IMX-PRO 885C TWFR 7'4 Mag-Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (Matted Cover/Shade Hollow Belly Frog 60lb Braid)
IMX-PRO 884C TWFR 7'4 Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (4.8" soft swimbait shallow pads/weeds 6/0 EWG 50lb Braid)
IMX-PRO 884C TWFR 7'4 Hvy Fast TranX 200XG (Swim Jig/Spinnerbait 20lb Fluorocarbon)
Shimano Teramar Inshore 7'6 Med-Hvy Ex-Fast TranX 200HG (Megabass Big M 4.0 22lb Fluorocarbon)
GLX954C FPR 7'11 Heavy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (Punching Matted Cover 1oz-1.5oz 60lb Braid)
Conquest 905C MBR 7'6 Ex-Hvy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (3/4-1 1/4oz Jigs 22lb Fluorocarbon)
Conquest 905C MBR 7'6 Ex-Hvy Fast Metanium MGL 150XG (1/2-3/4oz Texas Rigged TRJ Craw 22lb Fluorocarbon)
Shimano Expride 7'6 Heavy Fast Bantam MGL 150XG (1/2oz Mini Jig's & Offshore 3/4oz FootBall Jigs 18lb Fluorocarbon)

The Teramar is a neat rod, got it for cheap. It feels much lighter than the Compre 7'6MH Musky rod I ran last year for the Big M 4.0, that bait saw the tops of grass 70% of the time so a stiff blank is needed to rip the bait free with minimal effort. Worked well, fish stayed pinned so I'm excited for a little less fatigue using this old school Inshore rod. Bring on summer!

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Have you tried the new Antares ?
From looking at your setups I would have gambled that there would be one on the expride. And speaking of expride, how well do you like that one your using for football jigs? Could you give a synopsis of your likes
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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by MTBF » Mon May 25, 2020 1:53 pm

quantum angler nt wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:28 am
It seems like every year you have a new arsenal. Do you sell you prior stuff to buy new stuff?
Definitely will try rods and reels for a few seasons and move onto something else. However I'm settling down with this lineup, never been happier in my setups. Even with NRX's mixed in, in recent years. The feel of GLX and IMX is great. I like how I've chosen technique specific stuff more so then in the past. I miss my Poison Adrena's(Jerk/Spook) but trying new baits means putting techniques on the back burner if I'm going to get efficient at something. Definitely ballin on a budget. Over 12 setups gets messy in my boat. Would like 2-3 more still to really finish things off. Conquest 905/954GLX/IMX Big Bait Rods....
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Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 am

Awesome stuff man.
Have you tried the new Antares ?
From looking at your setups I would have gambled that there would be one on the expride. And speaking of expride, how well do you like that one your using for football jigs? Could you give a synopsis of your likes
I would love to try the Antare's for Jerkbaits and another for working small spooks on the surface as apposed to Aldebaran MGL's. I've ran both versions of the current Aldebaran and was impressed with both. The Antares is just badass. The Expride is a recent rod for all around jig pitching to docks, wood and sparser rod weed areas. I dont throw a lite jig much at all but want to hit specific targets more with smaller jigs so opted for this Expride. The tip is much softer than my 7'6XH Conquests so it should work well. As for the football Jig, thats a brand new deal to me. I have some weedlines and a few humps i want to try casting a football jig up onto. Rock bottom so went for 18lb fluoro and this rod. Definitely not a expert but the general concenus is 7'3-7'6 H more MH rods. 15-17lb fluoro.
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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by biggs » Tue May 26, 2020 7:00 am

MTBF wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:53 pm
quantum angler nt wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:28 am
It seems like every year you have a new arsenal. Do you sell you prior stuff to buy new stuff?
However I'm settling down with this lineup, never been happier in my setups.
:lol: Every single person on this site has said that, most more than once!

Nice combos BTW!
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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by cndbasshunter » Tue May 26, 2020 7:30 am

Tranx it up.....

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Re: My Turn-2020 Shimano/G.Loomis Lineup

Post by Buckets21 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:02 pm

great lineup. that much uniformity makes the little changes in rod specs/speciality that much more noticeable and predictable. nice to be able to take advantage of.

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