The new 783c is a great rod but the longer handle does bug me, I used mine as an all-around bank fishing rod and would gladly trade 2" off the handle for 2" more usable blank. IMHO it's an amazing rod for 1/4" jigs, chatterbait, and spinnerbaits.A42pb2 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 pmI’m thinking about picking up one of the new ones myself. I have a 844 and 843 mbr always wanted to try a 783 but can’t win an eBay auction on one. The older rods in good condition go for more than original retail. The new rods have longer handles I would be target casting spinner chatter and swim jigs thanks
I fish 3/8oz Kietech jigs on mine when fishing a lead-ban lake and with a bulky trailer the 783c starts feeling a little overpowered, but the casting/hooksetting not really affected. I find the 783c to be a very honest rod when it comes to the rating, it will load a true 1/4oz (weightless Trickworm) well enough, but it's clearly the lower end. It will cast a 3/4oz (3/8 jig w/ trailer) but starts to feel a little overloaded. With in the 1/4-3/4oz range it will do most anything you want it to do. The longer handle is the only thing that keeps it from being great at flukes or anything I want to work tip-down.A42pb2 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:00 amThanks houndfish the jigs 1/4 -3/8 ounce jigs would be in the mix as well. I should have bought 783c back a few years ago. I do have a new 894FPR GLX and like the reel seat and longer handle for pitching up to an ounce. The rod seems super sensitive but I have only fished close range with braid.
Even my classic IMX 843 still in use with no signs of slowing down
bigfruits wrote: ↑Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:02 pmi still use my glx bcr 803 all the time. mostly 1/4 jigs and plastic. im in the minority for sure but i love the recoil guides.
the glx mbr 783 is used sometimes, mostly roll casting spinnerbaits to timber.
i throw small paddletails on swimbait jigheads on the 842 occasionally.
the others get let use but i cant seem to sell them. my other rods are megabass, nrx and a few legends.
i still have these old glx:
certainly hope you are taking care of my 803 bcr. I miss that rod from time to time. an all time classic bottom bouncer if you don't need a +7ft rod
I do however love my newer GLX 842 and love the reel seat but have heard others say they don't like it, to me its
more comfortable then any of my NRX rods but I do like the NRX blank a bit more.
782 (casting and spinning)
783 (casting and spinning)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
to make this relevant:
i also have the glx 844s that i bought once for "light tackle" fishing on the chesapeake bay for bluefish and rockfish and to use for cat fishing. i think i only used it once but that's the only rod i'd sell from the old glx's. not that its a bad rod, i just dont really need a 4 power glx spinning rod. if it were a bit longer...
surprisingly, the old glx BC sticks with the ugly baitcasting reel seat feels super comfortable to me as i always have all fingers north of the trigger.
i think ive only used the 782 once. maybe i should try walking a baby pop x.... this rod is significantly lighter in power than the 842.