This rod was voted the all around best flats fishing rod on our Ascension Bay trips last year. We fish big groups about 5 weeks every winter in the flats of Ascension Bay. This gives us a great chance to test fly rods among a wide audience. We used both the 8 and 9 weights and it was almost unanimous. The 9 weight was perfect for Permit in the wind, Tarpon up to 30-40 pounds, Baracuda, and Snook. The 8 weight was perfect for Bonefish, Permit, Snook, and small Jacks. We haven't seen very many rods that have been this overwhelmingly popular. Usually a near fist fight ensues! Not on this one though, it is very popular and gaining momentum.G Loomis on the NRX Saltwater Series Fly Rods:
Here's where fly rods begin the cross-over from fresh to saltwater. This dynamic "tweener" is a great choice for almost any of the popular saltwater flats species. Looking for a small steelhead rod or a great pond rod for big largemouth? Ditto! NRX makes it so light and so powerful it will surprise you! It's totally capable of handling oversized surprises, no matter where you're fishing. Whether you're looking for a bigger challenge for saltwater or a great all-around freshwater rod for bigger fish, this is a good as a 7-weight gets! NRX is the culmination of what G.Loomis has been doing since day one. They have been continually striving to build the best rod on the planet. Laminates, resin, mandrels, components and the know how you expect from G. Loomis. These NRX rods look like nothing they have built before. They feel better than anything they have built before. We aren't talking about a little better here or a little ligh
ter there... What we are saying so there is no confusion... " This is the Best Fly Rod Ever Built!" Period!!