NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

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NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by nolegsinmiami » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:37 am

This year's Icast will mark the 9th year since the NRX's 2010 debut. Do you think we will be getting a revamped line or any expanded models?

Personally I would love to see the Recoil guides removed and would like to see a few full handle models like the UBR. Also wish they still had the MBR rods that were 7'.

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 am

I would say the cosmetics for sure. Do away with the light blue and go another route. Maybe add the full handle MBR models to the group (842, 843, 844). I am not opposed to changing the guides especially if it means a price hike to nearing Conquest money. Blank can stay the same. Maybe add a BFS rod like 801/851

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Uknowme » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 am

I think it is time for a visual upgrade and a guide train update. The blank is awesome.

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Samuel_b » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:49 pm

Like the guides, they're just plain more sensitive for bottom contact. Like the split grip. Like the blue. Would love to see an inch or so added to the rear grip on the 7'5" models. And maybe add some 7'4 - 7'6" fast tapered blanks for those who like fast better than x-fast, but to me the rod serves it's purpose better than any other rod. They are technique specific and deadly sensitive, and I don't really want to see a massive revamp.

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 am

Samuel_b wrote:Like the guides, they're just plain more sensitive for bottom contact. Like the split grip. Like the blue. Would love to see an inch or so added to the rear grip on the 7'5" models. And maybe add some 7'4 - 7'6" fast tapered blanks for those who like fast better than x-fast, but to me the rod serves it's purpose better than any other rod. They are technique specific and deadly sensitive, and I don't really want to see a massive revamp.
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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Scuba Scott » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:44 pm

I would like to see full cork handles and the Ci4 reel seat. I was really hoping for the Ci4 reel seat when the conquest models came out. I have never cared for the reel seat on the NRX and now Conquest. Both rods are so good I have just dealt with it.

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 pm

My Conquest spinning rod has a CI4+ reel seat :big grin:

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:16 am

What about using the same blank and using SS Sic or even Ti Sic guides? Would reduce costs. No tooling/engineering mandrels or any of that R&D. That would also save on costs.

Could do a new reel seat or whatever else floats peoples boats.

The 801/851c would be great!!!
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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Scuba Scott » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 pm
My Conquest spinning rod has a CI4+ reel seat :big grin:
Yes! I forgot the conquest spinning models had the Ci4. It is a very comfortable seat for both casting and spinning.

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Obz » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:45 pm

An 855c

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Black Haze » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:45 am

A 893.5 nrx

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 pm

7'6" light action spinning rod would be sweet...

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by Samuel_b » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:04 pm

Almost forgot a 6’10-6’11” medium power fast action jerkbait rod would be sick

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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by TravisNY » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:12 pm

Since the disappearance of the 901 spin I will cast a vote for a 1 power Conquest Spin. Better yet a "00" Mag Light. I know I'm dreaming. More so with one that the handle doesn't extend past my elbow when wrapping index and middle finger around the blank. Until then Loomis spins will land every smallmouth (all I fish) in 2019.
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Re: NRX 9th Year at ICast 2019 / Revamp?

Post by MTBF » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:27 pm

I wouldn't mind a NRX954C FPR :D 7'11 Heavy Punch rod like the GLX would be so nice.
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