Medium Light to Medium casting rods. Whats your go to??

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Medium Light to Medium casting rods. Whats your go to??

Post by esvangler » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:19 pm

Whats up guys,

Im looking to find a casting rod, preferably something over 7' that can handle 1/8oz and 3/16oz baits comfortably. Whats your guys go to?

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Post by Salty Parrot » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:24 pm

Recently got a Phenix Feather in the ML, works very good so far. They even have a L action.

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Post by Aquaftm45 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 pm

esvangler wrote:Whats up guys,

Im looking to find a casting rod, preferably something over 7' that can handle 1/8oz and 3/16oz baits comfortably. Whats your guys go to?
My suggestion in the link. Just purchases this recently and it is a gem.

http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php ... ck#p642294

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Re: Medium Light to Medium casting rods. Whats your go to??

Post by Samuel_b » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 am

Nrx 852c is a special special rod

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Post by wilddog66 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:04 pm

Samuel_b wrote:Nrx 852c is a special special rod
Mine wears a Core 51 with an Avail spool and Hedgehog Air bearings, spooled with 16lb Sunline Xplasma Asegai. Casts 1/8oz (plus plastic) shakey heads well, throws 3/16oz shakeys into the next area code. The 852c is x-fast, if you prefer a slower tip, the GLX 842C MBR will also handle those same presentations.

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Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 pm

Ive used an NRX 852c...nice rod for what you are looking for.

I curre tly use a custom Phenix K2 714. Although rated as a MH, its more like a ML+.
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Post by Samuel_b » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:42 am

wilddog66 wrote:
Samuel_b wrote:Nrx 852c is a special special rod
Mine wears a Core 51 with an Avail spool and Hedgehog Air bearings, spooled with 16lb Sunline Xplasma Asegai. Casts 1/8oz (plus plastic) shakey heads well, throws 3/16oz shakeys into the next area code. The 852c is x-fast, if you prefer a slower tip, the GLX 842C MBR will also handle those same presentations.
I second this! The 842 GLX new version is very very nice too
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Post by cndbasshunter » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:51 am

nrx852 or conquest 842..

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Post by Jba1975 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:35 pm

My go to for small jigs and small worms in the 1/8 oz. range is a Kistler 7’ Helium 3 medium light, with a Aldebaran 50HG. Not over 7’, but does the job very well

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Post by Samuel_b » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:52 am

cndbasshunter wrote:nrx852 or conquest 842..
How does the conquest compare in power to the 852 nrx? And if you ever owned the 842 NRX same question? Thanks

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Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:27 am

842 Conquest or NRX. Conquest is a little more powerful than NRX. Tip isn’t as light on the Conquest, but flexes further down the rod before hitting backbone. I’d say NRX tip is a ML and Conquest tip is a M. Rod ratings definitely show this. Both have that smooth fast action to them and load very nicely when hooked up. I mainly throw treble baits(jerkbaits, topwater, square bills) on both and feel the Conquest is a little better because of the tip. 852 is a sweet light jig rod, and some like it for jerkbaits(I don’t like a Loomis XF for jerkbaits) but the 842 can fish those techniques and a lot more. MBR rods are way more versatile.

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Post by staten island angler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:37 am

For me it’s 3 rods:
1-Kistler KLX 7’0 Light action Ned Rig casting rod.
2-Kistler Helium 3 med/light 7’0 casting rod
3-Kistler Helium 3 Medium casting rod those are my 3 main rods.

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Post by Reel Assassin » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:14 pm

Over the years in using your parameters I have mostly used St. Croix rods. I personally have used their Legend Tournament Series rods as I feel they over the best blend of quality to price but if you can afford the Legend Elite or G. Loomis NRX I have no doubt the also will perform perfectly. Now as to your weight range of lures "I" would use the Medium Light. There are also quite a few choices as to rod length (6' to over 8'). You said you were looking for a casting rod. Any particular reason you are picking a casting rod for such light weights as 1/8oz and 3/16oz baits since a high quality spinning reel and rod will cast it farther in my experience? :D

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Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:54 am

Samuel_b wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:nrx852 or conquest 842..
How does the conquest compare in power to the 852 nrx? And if you ever owned the 842 NRX same question? Thanks
I do not have the nrx842c as it's been discontinued. i do have several nrx852 and cq842. The conquest is more versatile but i prefer the nrx for bottom contact and i like the shorter handle of the nrx.

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:45 am

Salty Parrot wrote:Recently got a Phenix Feather in the ML, works very good so far. They even have a L action.
This is an excellent rod and the build quality and fit and finish is way beyond the cost. If they were 50% more $$$, they would still be a solid deal. However, they do fish a little lighter than their ratings, indicate, as most Phenix rods do. For a less expensive rod, the Maxim 7-3ML and 6-10ML are really excellent rods, as well. I let a buddy talk me out of the 7-3, but still have that 6-10ML. It has a Pixy aboard it, and I think it will stay with me for a long, long time to come.
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