Reel to pair with NRX 853c

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Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:34 pm

I was able recently buy a used NRX 853c and need some help as to the best reel to pair with it. This is my first NRX rod. I plan to use mainly for bottom baits. Does it pair better with a lighter weight such as Alde 50 or something heavier like a Zillion?

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by a1712 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:40 pm

I have Curado K HG's on my 853 and 854. They fish extremely well and balances the rods out nicely. Brian.
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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:00 pm

Thank you. I appreciate the response. I have a couple Curado 70’s. I might start with one of them.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by goldrod » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:02 pm

Alde??
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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:17 am

Shimano Aldebaran 50.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by wirinhar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:38 am

btoups wrote:I was able recently buy a used NRX 853c and need some help as to the best reel to pair with it. This is my first NRX rod. I plan to use mainly for bottom baits. Does it pair better with a lighter weight such as Alde 50 or something heavier like a Zillion?
my 853 was superb with Pe Zillion 6.3 and this picture below is with my 803 + Pe Zillion 6.3:1
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Hope it helps :)

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:50 am

Thank you. That is a sweet looking reel.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by Hennessy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm

I have either metanium mgls or aldebaran mgls on my nrx rods. Tend to use the metaniums for my longer rods and the alde mgls for the shorter ones. The bad part about the alde, if you're using it for bottom contact, it doesn't come in a xg model. The upside to that, that light combo will spoil you

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by robsone79 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:28 pm

Curado/ scorpion 70 on my nrx.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by wirinhar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:55 pm

btoups wrote:Thank you. That is a sweet looking reel.
Thank you, SIr.

NRX 803: 104.8 grams while Pe Special: 226.5 grams.
I have tried to download pictures to share with you but failed.

Anyway I think 853 will be abit heavier so as you can see from the picture, The zillion sits pretty good on 803C JWR.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by Fishinfanatic115 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 pm

Aldeee

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies. Hope to get to give it some use Saturday.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 pm

I was able to use the NRX 853c yesterday. I paired it with a Curado 70 and it seemed to balance well and feel good. Only caught a couple bass so more testing is needed.

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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by wirinhar » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:57 am

btoups wrote:I was able to use the NRX 853c yesterday. I paired it with a Curado 70 and it seemed to balance well and feel good. Only caught a couple bass so more testing is needed.
Just for sharing with you all...

This is how I did the balancing after reading so much from the internet...hahahaha... but I haven't tried them yet.
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and on and on...

Thanks,
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Re: Reel to pair with NRX 853c

Post by btoups » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:47 am

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good method.

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