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Fly Rod - G. Loomis NRX 9' 8 wt

 
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Fishbum
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Fly Rod - G. Loomis NRX 9' 8 wt Reply with quote

Every article/review I've read says the NRX is the best thing since sliced bread. Being the gear-whore that I am, I've been wanting one since they came out. The only thing holding me back was the ugly-a$$ed, blue guide wraps on the natural colored blank...I just couldn't get past them. Well, now they've released them in green, and my obsessive-compulsive self thought, 'man, that would look good matched up with a green Galvan Torque T-8'. Boy, was I right...





First impression is good. The rod appears to be well made, and the workmanship is top-notch. The cork seems to be a little better than what's on my other top-end rods. It's got a green woven graphite reel seat insert - nice. The guides, including stripping, are all black, REC recoil. A nice touch. They tout this as a saltwater rod, so I thought the stripping guide would be just a little bigger. I figured it might be an illusion, seeing it's a recoil guide instead of your standard guide. So, I compared it to a 7 wt, and it's probably 2 mm smaller. Oh well...

After I do a little yard fishing, I'll post up more thoughts based on my feeble casting skills... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orange and blue??? Dude.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, I know...I wasn't thinking. Embarassed

My wife was PISSED...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries - it's candy bamabassed blue.

I wouldn't own anything G. Loomis makes. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishhawk wrote:
I wouldn't own anything G. Loomis makes. Razz


Yeah, you're too cheap. Unless someone's trying to sell a used one for next to nothing, you wouldn't own anything G. Loomis makes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AUtrkyhntr wrote:
fishhawk wrote:
I wouldn't own anything G. Loomis makes. Razz


Yeah, you're too cheap. Unless someone's trying to sell a used one for next to nothing, you wouldn't own anything G. Loomis makes.


You got something you need to liquidate?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tie the line to that mean a$$ german shepherd you have and let it chase the neighborhood kids to see how it looks in action. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went out & cast in the yard today. The rod is light in the hand and has a light swing weight. I figure one could fish it all day, and not have your arm fall off.

It'll sling some line - better than my Legend Elite 8 line.

I'd like to see Dirty or someone else who is a good caster put it to work. I figure it'd dump an entire line with no problem, in the right hands.

So far, so good...
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