The 13' 8/9 is Red's general manager Steve Joyce's very favorite spey rod that he has ever fished. The NRX lineup is a series of rods built for anglers that have had other rods and are looking for the smoothest, most efficient, highest performance rods out there.A smooth, powerful casting 13-footer rated for an 8/9 Scandi head.
At 500 grains it loads his rod perfectly and makes tight narrow loops using the "under hand" cast. At 550 grains, utilizing the Skagit method, it will manage all the necessary tips.full sinking, intermediate or floating. We dual rate them in grams for Europe and grains for the North American market. While it casts the new short Scandi-style heads exceptionally well, it's more than capable of handling a wide variety of casting strokes given the proper lines.
A wonderful choice for medium to large rivers. It is capable of casting big, weighted flies if necessary, to get down in those deep pockets where salmon or steelhead rest on their migratory journey. NRX gives you unbelievable power and line control in a rod so light it's insane! 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 lighter there... What we are saying so there is no confusion... " This is the Best Fly Rod Ever Built!" Period!!