NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

A specialized forum to discuss anything and everything about your favorite or not so favorite fishing rods.
dgalex
Angler
Angler
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby dgalex » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:28 am

I use my NRX 843C mainly for 6-8” lizards and powers worms, and zoom flukes and super flukes. It’s an awesome rod. I’m thinking about upgrading my dedicated spinnerbait rod and I tried out my NRX 843C to see whether I might want to buy another one for this purpose. It handles wonderfully, but I was hoping for a bit more tip action indicating the vibration from my spinnerbaits. My question is whether or not the SBR813C or another Loomis rod might have slightly more tip action while retaining the power and backbone of the NRX 843C?

Thank you.

David

User avatar
arrowslinger1
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:15 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby arrowslinger1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:59 am

I use the 843 with a 6:3 mgl for spinnerbaits - it's great.
I would recommend the 853 as a second for the lizard.
Must buy all jdm shimanos.....

dgalex
Angler
Angler
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby dgalex » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:09 am

I suspect I need to try an SBR 812C.

spencerinstl
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1020
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:43 am
Location: IL

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby spencerinstl » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:46 am

What size spinnerbaits are you planning on throwing? The SBR 813C is a stouter rod than the 843 because of the XF action of the SBR. I like the SBR 813 for 1/2 oz spinner baits and the 812 for 3/8 spinnerbaits. I didn't like how much bend in the rod a 1/2 oz spinnerbait put on the 843 when cranking. I liked a 3/8 oz spinnerbait better on the 843 than a 1/2 oz spinnerbait.
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

Lucky Craft Man
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 268
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:20 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby Lucky Craft Man » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am

I went through the same thought process as you. I thought the NRX 843 MBR would be great for spinnerbaits, but it just didn't seem to "have it." I used to have the SBR 813 and that was a good spinnerbait rod if you were throwing anything over 1/2 ounce. It never loaded properly with those 3/8 oz. I liked to throw. Then I found what I describe as the ideal spinnerbait rod. The GLX MBR 783. Don't make the mistake of thinking the IMX MBR 783 would be an ok substitute, because it wasn't. The GLX MBR 783 had the perfect action and recovery to throw spinnerbaits weighing 3/8oz up to 3/4oz. well. I highly recommend it.

User avatar
Frosty
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 434
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:55 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby Frosty » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:29 am

You're not going to upgrade from the 843 NRX for spinnerbaits up to 1/2 oz. If you're going to throw 3/4 or 1 oz get an 844 glx. They're both multi-purpose rods too

dgalex
Angler
Angler
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby dgalex » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:17 am

Thanks for all the comments. When I've searched this topic, it's interesting to see the wide variety of preferences people have with their spinnerbait rods and crankbait rods. It's a shame that most of the time you have to lay out your money and buy the rod before you know for sure it fit your tastes. Fortunately, the resale on Loomis is darn good.

David

DavidSA
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 1990
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:04 pm
Location: Northern Kentucky

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby DavidSA » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:11 am

You have researched well. Some must slow roll them like a plastic. Some burn them just under the surface. The different retreives may be driving different tastes

dgalex
Angler
Angler
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby dgalex » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:21 am

Postscript:

I did a lot of experimenting with various of my older rods and realized: (1) i liked the extra-fast tip of the NRX which made some of my older falcon and st. croix rods feel pretty crappy; (2) the kind of tip vibration i'm used to seeing on my squarebill crankbait rods is never going to be as (visibly) pronounced on an extra-fast, high-density graphite rod like an NRX; (3) a visibly moving rid tip doesn't matter anyway when you can feel the spinnerbait just fine.

So, I bought the IMX SBR 813C, expecting a similar (compared to my other rods) extra fast action as the NRX and I was not disappointed. Wonderful rod. Sure, its not as sensitive as an NRX dragging a jig or t-rig on the bottom, but it's dang near perfect for my 1/2 oz spinnerbaits with the benefit of easier underhanded roll casts. Now, I can setup my t-rig again on the NRX and get busy.

D.

johnnybassboat
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 226
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby johnnybassboat » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:37 am

I throw spinner baits on either my GLX843 or GLX783 ,depending on cover and distance to target. Love them both.

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 855
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Honestly, I think 3/8 is the perfect size spinnerbait and I also use a NRX 843

DavidSA
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 1990
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:04 pm
Location: Northern Kentucky

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby DavidSA » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:02 pm

on the ohio river I throw a lot of 1/4oz spinnerbaits but generally 3/8 is where it is at for me. I've thrown the little 1/4oz so much that I've developed a preference to use an old original model Powell Max 703 for spinnerbaits because it has a softer tip then my full cork 2010ish GLX 843. This is taught me that I like a spinnerbait rod with a softer tip for pinpoint accuracy and to launch even smaller blades a long way.

I would assume based on my other NRX rods, that the NRX 843 likely has a softer tip then my old glx 843

User avatar
Randingo
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 197
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:31 am
Location: Central New Jersey

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby Randingo » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:41 am

This thread is a classic example of why you have to ask the right questions to get the answer you need. Guys are basing their comments on at least three different sizes of spinnerbaits: 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2. Fortunately, everyone was good about qualifying their responses with the necessary information. Over the years, I've reached the point where I almost never throw a spinnerbait lighter than 1/2 ounce, so my ideal rod for this presentation is not likely going to work for people who like to throw the little 1/4 and 3/16 ounce blades. The other factor that will play into rod selection that hasn't been discussed much here is whether you're throwing a trailer on the bait. I spent years throwing blades without trailers, but I now often put on a swimbait like a 3.8-4.3 Keitech or a RI Little Dipper or Skinny dipper. These add quite a bit of weight, and they mean you may want a more powerful rod. In any case, the best quality a spinnerbait rod can have is a fast tip that gives a little as you feather the bait at the end of your roll cast. This makes a huge difference in getting the bait in the water with minimal splash. I know this comment didn't address the specific questions of the OP, but I hope it wasn't a complete waste of time...

dgalex
Angler
Angler
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

Re: NRX 843C vs. SBR 813C for spinnerbaits

Postby dgalex » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:01 am

Yea, it's challenging. Among other things, a 1/2 oz spinnerbait weighs more than 1/2 oz out of the package. None of my baits were sorted by package weight. I bought a booyah 3/8 oz today and it was perfect for the sbr812, as previous posters have pointed out. The actual weight of this 3/8 oz bait was .69 ounces. My 1/2 oz baits weighed over .80 ounces. Anyway, yes, the sbr813 is probably what I need for my 1/2 oz baits. I should point out that "drag" made a difference as well. A 1/2 oz double-willow with a tight spin has less drag and felt pretty good with this rod. A 1/2 oz Terminator with an Oklahoma blade had so much drag, it really seemed to overload the rod. I wanted to throw bigger blades but this rod is so enjoyable to use, I will be throwing a bunch of 3/8s this year. I'll get the sbr813 next year.

Thanks to all for your comments.

D.


Return to “Rods”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests