WOODLAND, Washington USA – Providing fly anglers with an option, G.Loomis expands its NRX fly series by now also offering rods in a more traditional forest green color. As with the original blue-accent NRX fly rods, the new NRX ‘Green’ rods are available in 16 four-piece models in weights and designs for trout, salmon/steelhead, saltwater and two-hand/spey techniques.
Recognized around the globe as a leader in graphite rod blank technology – starting with IM6 and GL2, then to GL3 and IMX, and then GLX, the only graphite made strictly for use in the construction of fishing rods, G.Loomis’ NRX rods were the next breakthrough when introduced in August, 2010. They’ve received international recognition at industry trade shows in the U.S., Europe and Australia, and G.Loomis sold more the first year than any previous fly rod introduction.
Steve Rajeff, chief rod designed for G.Loomis, said “anglers will experience fly rods that are at least 15-percent lighter than equivalent power GLX rods, plus a durability feature to makes them up to 20-percent stronger and more impact resistant. Both the NRX blue and green rods bring the best in components – from reel seats, grips and guides – and 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.”
According to Justin Poe, global brand manager for G.Loomis, the NRX construction method is completely unique to rod manufacturing. “We utilize a stiffer, lighter and higher density carbon married with Nano Silica resin systems, providing 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. Obviously we simply think they are the best fly rods out there.”
Within the NRX series, trout anglers are addressed with four 9-foot rods offered in 3, 4, 5 and 6 weights. For salmon and steelhead action, G.Loomis offers 10-foot NRX rods in 7, 8 and 9 weights. For both lighter action inshore and heavier tarpon and tuna use in the salt, NRX rods include 9-foot 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weight models, while two-hand casters are provide with NRX spey rods in a 13-foot 8/9, a 14-foot 9/10, and a 15-foot 10/11.
All the NRX fly rods feature black Ion coated REC Recoil guides. Each rod features a custom reel seat – proprietary to G.Loomis – to make it easy to lock the reel to the reel seat. The grips feature G.Loomis’ ‘HD cork’ design, where the cork transitions to provide more sensitivity where needed, and more durability where needed. They are backed by G.Loomis’ no questions asked ‘Wild Card’ service program, offering a one-time free over-the-counter replacement – all details on the program are available from dealers and on the G.Loomis web site.
“What fly anglers will experience with NRX is line on the water sensitivity through the rod blank that they have never felt before – either in a G.Loomis rod or any other,” Poe states. “And with our NRX trout rods, it could be the difference needed on whether you fish with an indicator or not. At G.Loomis, we say these rods have life. Fish one and you’ll quickly feel what we mean.”
As with all G.Loomis rods, the NRX models are manufactured in the USA. For more information on the NRX fly rods – including the new ‘Green’ line-up, (visit gloomis.com, call 800/GLoomis
MSRP – from $700 to $1170