842MBR vs 842SJR

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842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:53 pm

Are these loomis models the same blank in the GLX and Conquest lines, respectively

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Revofisher » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:36 pm

i know the nrx 852s and 852 are the same blank. This doesnt mean the conquest blanks and glx blanks are the same but i would think so.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by cndbasshunter » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm

different... the mbr loads lower.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:23 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm
different... the mbr loads lower.
So it has a softer tip and flexes deeper into the blank?

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Thunderblack1984 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:19 am

I have the 842S in the newest GLX and the 842S in a conquest. I love them both but the conquest rods have more power and can handle a larger bait if compared to a GLX or NRX.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:17 am

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:19 am
I have the 842S in the newest GLX and the 842S in a conquest. I love them both but the conquest rods have more power and can handle a larger bait if compared to a GLX or NRX.
Good to know, did not realize that the conquest line was more powerful. Any idea how the 842 compares in spinning versus casting, within the same line? So the Conquest 842S vs Conquest 842C , or GLX 842S vs GLX 842C

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Thunderblack1984 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:51 am

I do not unfortunately. I have conquest, nrx, glx, e6x but never had the same models in casting vs. spinning.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:06 pm

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:51 am
I do not unfortunately. I have conquest, nrx, glx, e6x but never had the same models in casting vs. spinning.
Congrats on the collection lol. What are your favorite specific Loomis models? Which line of rods is your favorite as a whole?

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Bubbleboy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:27 pm

I’ve both the Conquest 842 casting and spinning. I find the casting has slightly more power .25 —> .5
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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Thunderblack1984 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm

Congrats on the collection lol. What are your favorite specific Loomis models? Which line of rods is your favorite as a whole?
I kind of skip all over with models but I really like the 842S GLX for all purpose. I ike nrx too but never been a fan of XF action rods. I did grab a NRX 901S but have not fished it yet. I really like the grip on the glx and conquest spinners as well. Very comfortable.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Bubbleboy wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:27 pm
I’ve both the Conquest 842 casting and spinning. I find the casting has slightly more power .25 —> .5
What do you throw in the 842C? I think I am going to end up with an 843C this year. I want to use it as my primary bottom contact rod, mostly for 1/4 ounce Texas rigs, but also 5” senko and some 3/8 plus trailer jigs. For a purely senko rod the 842C would probably be better though.

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Bubbleboy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:06 pm

russ57 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Bubbleboy wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:27 pm
I’ve both the Conquest 842 casting and spinning. I find the casting has slightly more power .25 —> .5
What do you throw in the 842C? I think I am going to end up with an 843C this year. I want to use it as my primary bottom contact rod, mostly for 1/4 ounce Texas rigs, but also 5” seniors and some 3/8 plus trailer jigs. For a purely senko rod the 842C would probably be better though.
I use the 842c for quite a few things. 1/4oz t-rigs like you, tubes, small cranks and jerkbaits. I hate a Conquest 843c and it is significantly heavier than the 842c. I use my Conquest 842s for weightless senkos and nedrigs

If you like the MBR action, try and find an NRX 843c. In terms of increasing power, for me at least, I found it to be;
Conquest 842s —> NRX 842c mbr —> Conquest 842c —> NRX 843c mbr —> Conquest 843c
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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:17 pm

Found a shop near me that has NRX. Not gonna have that discontinued model but super excited to finally handle some top end rods in person tonight. Will have to look on eBay and such for that 843NRX

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by russ57 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:28 am

Handled a variety of NRX. In short, was quite unimpressed by the balance of the 3 and 4 powers. I quite liked the spinning rods though.

I was able to handle an 842C IMX-PRO and an 843C E6X. The 842 has a much softer tip, and I am thinking I want to snag that rod in either the GLX or conquest version. How do the tips on the rods compare? I know the conquest has more power, but does it have a stiffer tip section?

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Re: 842MBR vs 842SJR

Post by Drakestar » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:59 pm

I wasn't impressed with my NRX 822 DSR until I got bit. Bottom contact felt a bit crisper than cheaper rods (cheaper == Megabass Orochi and Expride, both in 2-powers), but not significantly so. But that bite detection... :D

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