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#11912297 - 11/01/16 08:03 PM Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 610
Loc: Texas, USA
Just got my new combo in and took some pics to share with everyone. First, I love the classic fast action 844c MBR rods! When the new GLX was announced I had to get one. Spooled a Curado 70 with 15 lbs invisix and hit the local pond. Sensitivity is great! Crisp blank with great balance. Threw a wacky worm senko and swim jig trying different techniques. Truly felt it was on par with my NRX rods. At least first impression wise. Caught a dink so not a real test of the rods power. Still need more time on the water. New Curado 70 balances just before the lock down nut. Esthetically the rod is flawless. I love the new look. Great addition.

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#11912300 - 11/01/16 08:04 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Fishwfly Offline
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#11912315 - 11/01/16 08:09 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4061
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
i think you should let me take it and really test it for you for a few years.
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#11912327 - 11/01/16 08:11 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Fishwfly Offline
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LOL!!

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#11912334 - 11/01/16 08:13 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Really though...."eh" on the Loomis...seen one ya seen em all.....but, how is the 70 size reel. Seems as though it would be a great flipping reel. I don't know why more reels are not in a 70 size. No need to have 200 yards of line on a reel. I could cast that far if I chunked a 3 ounce weight down wind. Haha. And the lighter spool of a 70 would make it soooo easy to cast and skip.
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#11912354 - 11/01/16 08:21 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Fishwfly Offline
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That's why I bought the 70( flipping and pitching) Love it so far! Palms great. It's new so time will tell......

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#11912361 - 11/01/16 08:23 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Fishwfly Offline
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As far as the rod, I am glad they have kept the MBR bass rods in the latest GLX series. If it is not broken, don't "fix" it. Great classic actions!

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#11912387 - 11/01/16 08:29 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Fishwfly
As far as the rod, I am glad they have kept the MBR bass rods in the latest GLX series. If it is not broken, don't "fix" it. Great classic actions!
yes sir....don't take the "eh" comment the wrong way. It is a great rod. Just boring. Haha. The reel is sweet though.
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#11912388 - 11/01/16 08:30 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: dallas,tx,usa
it looks like they eliminated the titanium recoil guides, my GLX's date back to 2004, so im probably out of date. With 18 loomis rods in the boat I do not look at / or need new rods.

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#11912411 - 11/01/16 08:37 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: SteezMacQueen]
meP2too Offline
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Fishwfly
As far as the rod, I am glad they have kept the MBR bass rods in the latest GLX series. If it is not broken, don't "fix" it. Great classic actions!
yes sir....don't take the "eh" comment the wrong way. It is a great rod. Just boring. Haha. The reel is sweet though.



is that "code" for not having obnoxious colors.

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#11912465 - 11/01/16 08:56 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: meP2too]
Fishwfly Offline
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Originally Posted By: meP2too
it looks like they eliminated the titanium recoil guides, my GLX's date back to 2004, so im probably out of date. With 18 loomis rods in the boat I do not look at / or need new rods.
Yes, no recoil guides. Guides are Fuji "k" frame with SIC rings. The guides also have a corrosion resistant coating. Blank is said to be up to 20% lighter with better balance. The reel seat is also a custom loomis seat a bit narrower than the previous model. I can tell you in hand the new 844c MBR feels fantastic. I have seen the 844c MBR summed up before as, " feel of a mh Rod with the reserve of a heavy." This rod maintains that feeling. Light in hand with power to back up the hook set.

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#11912592 - 11/01/16 09:36 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Cmack Offline
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Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 579
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
I really like the full rear grip. I wish my NRX weren't split grip.
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#11912629 - 11/01/16 09:58 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: meP2too]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: meP2too
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Fishwfly
As far as the rod, I am glad they have kept the MBR bass rods in the latest GLX series. If it is not broken, don't "fix" it. Great classic actions!
yes sir....don't take the "eh" comment the wrong way. It is a great rod. Just boring. Haha. The reel is sweet though.



is that "code" for not having obnoxious colors.


Haha. No.

Loomis makes really good rods. They don't fix what ain't broke. Very true. They also do not really try to push the envelope either. That's boring. That's all.

Edge made use of some exotic materials to gain well, and edge. Lol. Steez AGS use carbon fiber guides to maximize sensitivity. Megabass makes some very extreme designs on handles. Maybe not to make them better, but to make them functional art.

Loomis just builds really good rods. Kinda like the Toyota of fishing rods.
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#11912695 - 11/01/16 11:04 PM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I still have the old school IMX 844 MBR . Great rod.

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#11912751 - 11/02/16 05:08 AM Re: Old classic new take....2016 GLX 844c MBR [Re: Fishwfly]
Fisherdad58 Offline
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Loc: Ellis County, Texas
Its a thing of sheeeer beauty.
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