Sunday, November 14, 2010

New G. Loomis NRX Fly Rods

G. Loomis has raised the bar on fly rod design with their new series of NRX single-hand fly rods and NRX Spey rods.  The new NRX resin technology has allowed Loomis to produce lighter rods that are considerably stronger than anything on the market.

It’s not often a new rod hits the market that completely changes the game… We can honestly say Loomis has done it.  The NRX 13’ #8/9 weight Spey rod feels more like a single-hand #6 weight.  It’s a cannon with an Airflo Skagit Compact (Free with purchase of the rod).  Although it’s rated as an 8/9 we liked it with either a 540 grain or 570 grain head.  This stick is going to be a favorite for winter steelhead and sub-surface work in the summer months. 

In the single-hand family, we tested the NRX 10’ #7 weight on the Klickitat River this fall.  Lined with a #7 weight Rio Grand (Free with purchase of the rod), it was a dream for fishing wets and dries.  For indicator fishing, we lined it with a #8 weight Rio Indicator line.  It’s now our favorite stick for nymph fishing.  The rod loads up easy and delivers heavy rigs with ease.  The extra length provided incredible control and great line pick-up for long distance hook sets.

With a huge line-up to choose from in the NRX series of fly rods, we expect these sticks to become the standard all fly rods are measured by.  You absolutely have to cast one, they will blow you away.

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