jpmoney wrote:ccass wrote:ccass wrote:Just got my 853c from the Tackle Trap. Super fast shipping. Orderd Tuesday, got here today (Thursday). Nice packaging as well. Testing it against my Archangel 7'2" as I type. Im in between rods right now. I'm using the same reel, line blah blah. My concern for a MH was to be able to throw 1/4oz total weight with accuracy, not having to force and all the other benefits from casting in the "sweet spot" range.
GLX has been good so far. About to rig up the Archangel and compare. I will briefly post my findings but please don't ask a bunch of comparison questions because I don't want to get the thread off track too much.
Long story short, I can't tell a distinguishable difference between the 2 as far as casting even though the GLX low end is 3/16 and the Archangel low end is 3/8.
The GLX looks really nice. Balances better than the NRX. Just during backyard testing, I feel the Archangel is more sensitive. Not $250 more sensitive but, there is a difference. The new reel seat is comfortable. The grip is feels better than the previous generation. Doesn't have the hourglass shaped handle. There is a slight change to the diameter but not much. The blue accents look really nice. The rod is also built very clean.
Do you know how this rod compares to the NRX 853C in terms of taper and backbone? How about against the NRX 893C?
I have been thinking of picking up one of the new GLX 853C's but your description of it being lighter than expected has me wondering if Loomis altered the powers and tapers at all.
It was more powerful than I expected. I was going to use it to cast 1/4oz total weight Texas Rigs and weightless plastics that weigh slightly less. I really like the rod but I cannot fit another MH in my lineup. It feels better in hand than my NRX 852c. I have not fished with the GLX so I cannot speak on sensitivity but, I did get some good "feedback" when I was dragging a Texas Rig though some grass. The rod also transmitted vibrations well when I dragged the tip in my carpet (shag and low-type carpets). It balances well and looks nice. I just cant justify another MH and I already have an Archangel that I'm content with. I thought the GLX would be able to cast lighter lures but after my head to head test, they were about the same and the GLX had more backbone/power as well.