G.Loomis says that their new NRX Series rods look and feel better than anything they’ve ever built. The rods are 15 percent lighter than equvalent power GLX rods, plus they were able to to make them up to 20 percent stronger and more impact resistant.
Said Steve Rajeff, G.Loomis’s Chief Rod Designer, “And as anglers would expect from G. Loomis, we bring the best in components — from reel seats, grips and guides — selected specifically for the NRX fly rod series. At G.Loomis, we have never settled for just good enough. These NRX rods are the best at every level in terms of graphite, resins and components to provide anglers with the most dynamic, lightweight and sensitive rods we can make.” The new rods are offered in 16 four-piece models in weights and designs for trout, salmon and steelhead, saltwater, and two-handed techniques.
According to Justin Poe, brand manager for the company, the NRX construction method is completely unique to rod manufacturing. “By utilizing a stiffer, lighter and higher-density carbon, married with Nano Silica resin systems, we can provide Steve and his design team with a material that provides all kinds of positive benefits to anglers. The rods are lighter, yet more durable, extremely sensitive, and yet stiffer.”
The NRX Series features four 9-foot trout rods ($700 to $725) which are offered in 3-weight through 6-weight models. For salmon and steelhead ($765 to $785), G. Loomis is offering a 10-foot NRX rod in 7-weight through 9-weight. For saltwater ($750 to $855), the NRX rods will be available in a 9-foot 7-weight through 12-weight models. Two-handed NRX spey rods ($1050 to $1170) include a 13-foot 8/9-weight, a 14-foot 9/10-weight, and a 15-foot 10/11-weight.
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