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Welp I might go out and get a blank built and think i've landed on the 10 ft NEX 1-5. Any opinions on this  particular rod or just a NEX in general from some of the users and what it can handle in certain situations? What's the min and max it can throw? What does it throw well in certain applications? Better off as a beach or jetty rod or both? Would be appreciated to get some input, Thanks. 

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Getting a rod built is exciting. I would approach it from a different direction. Start with what you want to throw. Figure out a range of weights you expect to throw with it. What length do you want your new rod to be? Do you want maximum power for the weights you throw or want a really light rod. You are defining what you want it to be. Now you need to pick the blank that fits those requirements. Hopefully this helps and you get a really special rod.

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5 mins ago, tristate said:

Getting a rod built is exciting. I would approach it from a different direction. Start with what you want to throw. Figure out a range of weights you expect to throw with it. What length do you want your new rod to be? Do you want maximum power for the weights you throw or want a really light rod. You are defining what you want it to be. Now you need to pick the blank that fits those requirements. Hopefully this helps and you get a really special rod.

Thanks, I know what I want out of a rod and specifically chose the Nex 1-5 for my applications just want input on what others have done with this blank out on the surf, I had already felt this rod and i'm in love but just need some more info before I seal the deal.

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I recently picked up a used version of that rod and, after a learning period, I love it. I throw a lot of SP’s and Mag Darters so it handles the low end well. I’ve also thrown small plastics on a 1/2 oz jig head and it handed those ok as well. I don’t throw much over 3 ozs but the 3 oz plugs I’ve thrown have felt pretty good too. 
 

Bob

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10 hours ago, bobnap said:

I recently picked up a used version of that rod and, after a learning period, I love it. I throw a lot of SP’s and Mag Darters so it handles the low end well. I’ve also thrown small plastics on a 1/2 oz jig head and it handed those ok as well. I don’t throw much over 3 ozs but the 3 oz plugs I’ve thrown have felt pretty good too. 
 

Bob

Great input, How well does it load on plugs such as 5oz and others in the 1/2oz range?

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I’m going to revive this thread. Anybody know how it feels on the high end of the rating? And or have any info about the nex 1?

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1 hour ago, Chrishockey said:

I’m going to revive this thread. Anybody know how it feels on the high end of the rating? And or have any info about the nex 1?

I have the 9’ nex1 and it’s my baby. Best rod I personally have ever fished…besides the evolution…

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On 6/2/2020 at 10:32 PM, ACFishing said:

Welp I might go out and get a blank built and think i've landed on the 10 ft NEX 1-5. Any opinions on this  particular rod or just a NEX in general from some of the users and what it can handle in certain situations? What's the min and max it can throw? What does it throw well in certain applications? Better off as a beach or jetty rod or both? Would be appreciated to get some input, Thanks. 

-AC

I use the 9' NEX in 3/4 to 3.5. the rod has plenty of backbone, casting ability and light enought to feel everything that swims near your lure.

Highly recommended!

I have several friends that use the same rod you are asking about and they have similar feelings on those rods.

The NEX is a fantastic blank and well worth the build IMHO.

I don't think you can go wrong with it.

 

The sweet spot has got to be 2 to 3.5 oz. on your blank.

The sweet spot on the lighter blank is 1 to 2.5 oz.

 

I think that the rod can handle any situation you use it in. Jetty, rocks or beach.

Good luck.

Bob

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On 7/2/2021 at 5:22 PM, Chrishockey said:

I’m going to revive this thread. Anybody know how it feels on the high end of the rating? And or have any info about the nex 1?

I have a custom 11ft 3-8 that was extended 3 inches. Can toss pencils and jig 6 oz no problem. If you’re tossing bait I don’t think you would have problem tossing 8oz  and a chunk. 

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On 7/3/2021 at 1:29 PM, Jolly Green said:

I use the 9' NEX in 3/4 to 3.5. the rod has plenty of backbone, casting ability and light enought to feel everything that swims near your lure.

Highly recommended!

 

The sweet spot on the lighter blank is 1 to 2.5 oz.

I use the lighter 9’ Nex1 too. One of my favorite rods! 

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I had the 10’.   3oz was my max. I wouldn’t want to use it with anything more than that. Can it, sure. But  I did not like it for bigger plugs. Fwiw it handled nice size fish and sails a SS darter. Not a bad rod. It’s parabolic and I liked that.  It’s just not a big plug rod. And definitely not a jetty rod.  I own 2 11’ 2-6 NEX 1s. 

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