NYBASSIN wrote: jpmoney wrote:
NYBASSIN wrote:Just came home to the Valdivia. It seems like it's going to be a great rod. Sold an NRX 894 to get it. My first impression is I won't regret it. Aesthetically it no contest, Valdivia wins by a landslide. Balance is another point for the Valdivia and overall just feels better in hand. Tough to say weather it will be as sensitive but time will tell. Can't wait to get it on the water.
Does the Valdivia feel like it has more power than the NRX 894C? I have the 894 and I'm looking for something with a little more power...
Definitely more power. I would say faster too. Actually got it out yesterday for the first time. I don't want to compare sensitivity to the 894, but it is a very sensitive rod. Certainly left nothing wanting. I am happy I made the switch for sure.
Agreed, the Valdiva has more power than NRX 894c, more similar power wise to NRX 895c but without the dreaded tip heaviness the 895 was hung with. Sensitivity is fantastic in my hands and those Hayabusa hooks
are pretty impressive too!
I was able to fish several of these quite a bit this weekend. I managed to catch several on a 5" Senko using the Javelin. It reminds me a lot of the beloved and legendary Nautilus! Despite being focused as a long cast treble bait rod, which it's excellent at doing that too, guys will find a lot of uses for the Javelin. Glad you like it, thank you Shawn!!