Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

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Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by jerkbait22 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:56 am

Looking for a rod to pair with my MB Destroyer FMJ for the lighter end of the jig/t-rig spectrum.

It will be used primarily for 1/4 - 3/8oz jigs and 3/16 - 3/8oz texas rigs. Secondary duties would be for small swimbaits like fat impact on weighted swimbait hook, or 3/8oz - 1/2oz jighead.

Originally was set on Conquest 843C MBR but after reading some comments on here I think it may be overpowered for what I want to do with it. Would the Conquest 842C MBR be better suited? I was also looking at the MB Destroyer Daemos but I know it's meant for more horizontal "reaction style" presentations, and it may also be overpowered.

What do you guys think? Help me spend some money :D

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:51 am

I wouldnt think the Conquest 843c would be too much. I used one that that same technique.

I sold mine because I felt it was a lot of money that a custom could do the same job for less money.
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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Tokugawa » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:21 pm

I just got the Braillist and it is right in the range you are looking for at a F5.5. I was pitching a 3/16 TX rig with a 4" roboworm pitching craw and it was right in the wheel house.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Houndfish » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:57 pm

jerkbait22 wrote: It will be used primarily for 1/4 - 3/8oz jigs and 3/16 - 3/8oz texas rigs. Secondary duties would be for small swimbaits like fat impact on weighted swimbait hook, or 3/8oz - 1/2oz jighead.

Originally was set on Conquest 843C MBR but after reading some comments on here I think it may be overpowered for what I want to do with it.
I believe that I also read that the Conquest 843 was more powerful then the GLX 3-Powers, if so then the GLX ones might be a better fit for you. I have a FMJ paired up with a mbr783 GLX. A "1/4oz" jig will weight around 1/2oz once you add the hook, skirt, weed-guard, and trailer, and the mbr783 GLX that handles them very well and covers everything lighter then the FMJ is ideal for. It's a great rod for everything I have tried with it other then presentations that want a twitch or pop.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by vishus » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:04 pm

I have the Daemos/FMJ combo for the whole range of jig/TR and swimsuits. I think they complement each other well.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Big-Bass » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Xtasy 754C

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by bigfruits » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:07 pm

daemos sounds perfect for that.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by johnnybassboat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 pm

NRX893 for me

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Houndfish » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:40 pm

I fished a FMJ/mbr783 glx combo last season and they complement each other very well. I threw 1/4oz jigs on the 783 and 1/2oz jigs on the FMJ. I was pleased to see that a lot of the plastics I like to throw work well on both rods so I could pick one over the other just based on cover.

I recently traded my way into a mbr844 glx and can’t wait to see how it overlaps with my current duo.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by Black Haze » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 am

johnnybassboat wrote:NRX893 for me
Second that

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by MNBassin03 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:22 am

Black Haze wrote:
johnnybassboat wrote:NRX893 for me
Second that
+1 on the NRX 893, at least for the texas rig and jig weights.

I've never done swimbaits with it.

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Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

Post by DavidSA » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:30 pm

make that 4.

I have a mbr 843 glx. can be used for same purpose and with light braid similar to 893 but still not as good. Unless you have an objection to a 7'5 and 3.8oz rod, I am hard pressed to believe a better option on planet earth exists.

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