NRX+ 6100-4

$825.00

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Product Description

G.Loomis NRX+ 6100-4 fly rod

10’0″ 6-wt, 4-pc rod  with case and liner

Features
~ Single foot recoil guides
~ Titanium SiC stripper guides
~ Micro full Wells grip, AAA cork quality
~ Custom aluminum reel seat with walnut insert (490-4, 590-4, 595-4)
~ Custom all-aluminum reel seat with fighting butt (4100-4, 5100-4, 690-4, 6100-4)
~ Aluminum rod case with partitioned cloth liner
~ Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington

 

Reviews

  1. Simply stunning.  The 10-footers in this series may collectively be considered a marvel of fly rod design.  Light enough to cast all day, this rod possesses range and feel found in very few fly rods of any length or line weight.  10-foot rods are always lethal angling tools, but few possess any of the traits of this model:  lightness, refined progressive action, range, touch, loop control, stability.  I love it with an SA MPX or Rio Gold, but an SA Infinity taper would also cast and fish terrific on this rod.  After making a long overhead cast on the pond, I attempted to roll cast the same length of line without stripping any in.  The loop ripped across the water and turned over the leader with an audible pop.  This at over 50 feet.  Sensational.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. All the 10-footers in the NRX+ lineup are so good and the NRX+ 6100 is cut from the same cloth as the 4100 and the 5100. I wouldn’t call this a trout rod personally, but it would be a dream for summer run steelhead. For the trout crew, think about using this rod on the larger western rivers and reservoirs for targeting trophy class trout with larger flies. It swings so well overhead and roll casts like a demon, I’d love to take this thing up to the Miracle Mile when the fish are on the move. An excellent and welcoming 10-foot 6-weight that is ready for whatever you have to throw at it.

    Richard Post (Telluride Angler)
  3. I bought the 10’ 6wt model for indicator fishing on Stillwater where I hunt big trophy trout on the Stillwater’s of Utah and Idaho. I couldn’t be more pleased. That rod has a special magic that has amazed me. It’s completely effortless to cast in strong winds. I never would have imagined that to be possible.

    Last week while fishing a higher altitude lake with ice coming off, the winds were just ferocious at times and this rod easily delivered the SA Amplitude, a strike indicator, and two balanced leeches on target every time. I carefully watched the back cast expecting the wind to make a tangled mess of things, but the loop remained open and free of those creative knots only the wind is capable of orchestrating.

    All afternoon I continued to fish in conditions that otherwise would have sent me home with any other rod of less prowess. I’m thoroughly impressed and completely happy with my purchase. I don’t know how Loomis managed to build a rod that is so easy to cast in the conditions I described? It was like casing in a dream. That’s something I’ve only experienced a few times in life with a truly exceptional rod that takes one to a place of fly rod nirvana. I don’t know how else to describe the experience.

    Jeff
  4. After fishing this rod for several months I have some additional points to include with my review above. While I still view this fly rod as a stellar indicator rig, other situations have arisen where it’s proven to be less of the workhorse I originally assumed it to be.

    While we rarely fish dry flies on our Stillwaters, occasionally the hatches are so prolific, or for a change of pace we remove the indicators and toss some big dry bugs for fun.

    I recently tried that with the NRX+ 6100 and I was sorely disappointed. When used as a dry fly rig the rod looses the magic feeling it has as an indicator rig.

    Both my fishing buddy and I found it to be labor intensive to cast and just too much work to be enjoyable at all. Then we decided to pull out a few of our favorite Sage rods and cast them side by side with the NRX+ and we were startled by the contrast.

    We used the same SA MPX fly line on all the rods to keep everything equal. We cast the same big dry flies with a Sage Pulse 697, A Sage X 691, a Sage X 697, and a Sage X 6101.

    All of the Sage rods were magical to cast the big dries (hoppers, adult damsels, huge ant patterns etc) while the G. Loomis NRX+ was a clunker at best. Yes, you could get tremendous distance but it was more work than it was worth and there was no magic at all.

    When we threw all the rods side by side with indicators and two flies, the NRX+ was a joy to cast and was the equal of all the other rods except for the Sage X 6101 which was in a class by itself.

    If you’re looking for a superb indicator rod for Stillwater at a lower cost than a Sage X, then the NRX+ 6100 could be the perfect rod for you. But in our experience it’s a one-trick pony. Therefore I’m dropping my rating to 4 stars.

    Jeff
  5. Final update!

    After pondering the problems we were experiencing with this rod casting larger terrestrials, I decided the issue had to be with the line we were casting. Surely Loomis had built a 10’ 6wt rod that could cast terrestrial with no problem—

    I took the rod to a large grassy field with some other floating line options and began to experiment.

    At the end of the process, the RIO Gold stood out as the best line to cast big terrestrials with this rod. It was actually surprisingly good.

    I then ordered the new RIO Gold Elite line and had a chance to fish it this week with big terrestrials. I couldn’t have been more happy. The RIO Gold Elite was also a superb indicator line as well. Problem solved!

    This morning I took the G .Loomis rod and my 10’ Sage X 6wt to the lake and fished them side by side. It’s amazing to see how equally well both rods cast once I figured out the Loomis line problem. The Sage has a bit more power in the butt section, while the Loomis rod felt more powerful in the mid section.

    I could cast them the same distance with the same physical effort and with the same degree of magic in both rods. Yes, the Loomis has real magic now when casting big terrestrials!

    Put a Rio Gold Elite on this amazing 10’ 6wt G. Loomis rod and you’ll be very pleased. I’m returning this rod to a 5 star status!!!!!

    Jeff
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