NRX+ 1290-4

$895.00

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Product Description

G.Loomis  NRX+ 1290-4 Saltwater fly rod

9’0″ 12-wt, 4-pc rod with aluminum case and cloth liner

 

Reviews

  1. This is a physically light rod with explosive casting capability, but like the 11-weight, it’s happiest at distance.  Short casts will be tough because the rod doesn’t load and create line speed until the whole head is in the air and the caster applies a double haul.  It’s like a car that goes 0-60 mph in 8 seconds, but 60-120 mph in 4 seconds.  All of these heavier saltwater models possess the wonderful springy feel that makes Loomis rods so addictive.  They don’t “cast themselves,” however.  The caster needs a tuned sense of timing and a bit of physical strength to get the most out of this saltwater fly rod.  It casts a Rio Direct Core Tarpon line very well beyond 50 feet, but needs a Rio Outbound or other short, heavy-headed line to work in close.  On windy days, most tarpon shots come at less than 50 feet, so choose your fly line carefully.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. The 12wt NRX+ is very similar to both the 10 and 11 in the series, it is a powerful long distance saltwater rod. It doesn’t perform very well in close, but that’s not where this rod will be happiest. This is an open water cannon that will really shine with 50+ feet of line out. It is surprisingly light in hand and casts pretty smooth for a big game style fly rod. I would recommend this rod for the angler that prefers a power oriented 12 rather than a finesse style 12wt. I cast this with the Rio DirectCore Tarpon line and was pleased at how it casts at distance, a shorter, heavier headed line will perform better in close.

    Parker Thompson (Telluride Angler)
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