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New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:19:24 AM »

Anybody have any experience with those yet?
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:12:02 AM »

Only holding them, Guys who's opinions I trust have been kinda mixed .
 I guess Loomis/Shimano decided to only make them in the MBR series and hold off on the JWR until they see how the market recieves them.
 I think if you want a high end Loomis I would stick with the NRX . For now anyway.
 
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 06:40:20 AM »

Hello Looms Guy,
One of the reasons I was hoping to get some real world feedback is that I bought a Conquest 843c to replace a NRX 853c. My initial reactions were also mixed. The Conquest is lighter, balances better, and has a much more comfortable reel seat. Without the recoil guides, it is quieter and without a doubt, it casts better. With that said, the MBR tip was too soft ( for my tastes) when fishing jigs. I still caught fish, but it felt so different from my NRX. I think these will fish a little lighter than the rating. I returned the 843c and have a 844c on the way. Since I had a NRX for about 5 years, I think I am going to try to get used to the fast tip and keep the Conquest a while. If the 844c turns out to be good for jigs and worms, the MBR taper will definitely be more versatile than a NRX JWR.
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 07:15:42 AM »

The MBR is a more versitile taper the the JWR for sure.. When I fished the NRX I had a few 853's,  good rod but if a great jig rod is your goal and you fish 3/8 -1/2 oz. jigs the 873 crr is the one I'd get.
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:59:34 AM »

Of course,another thing to mention is that one won't catch and more fish than the other.
Comes down to personal preference . It's the Indian not the arrow.
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 08:10:54 AM »

Good call on the NRX CRR rod. If I donít end up keeping the Conquest, I might try one of those. One other thing I failed to mention. I like to fish braid with a leader that stops just short of the reel for jigs.. With the NRX, even with the best knots, it would still sometimes catch on the small recoil guides.
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Re: New G. Loomis Conquest rods
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 08:43:50 AM »

I'm not a braid fan , I've tried it some on a topwater rod but for bottom contact stuff I don't use it.
 I have used it on a spinning rod with a leader and surgeons knot without any casting issues.
 I would want the knot on the reel when the fish is at the boat. But that's only my thoughts.
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