NRX+ 690-4


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Product Description

G.Loomis NRX+ 690-4 fly rod

9’0″ 6-wt, 4-pc rod  with case and liner

~ 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



  1. When I first picked up this rod, it felt more substantial than others in the series. I thought, “streamer 6-weight.” Indeed, this is a magnificent streamer 6-weight, perhaps the best that Loomis offers. Like the 490-4 and 590-4, the 690-4 cast both short and long with equal loop control and line speed. You’ll cast it well on the first try, because the flex profile is nice and even with terrific feel delivered to the palm of your hand. It’s fast, but not tricky; powerful, but not clubby. This rod is so much more stable than its predecessor that it gives the illusion of being a stiffer, faster action rod. In my opinion, the rod is not substantially different in fundamental action, just much more efficient. It is fantastic with a Rio InTouch Gold, but should also handle the wide variety of specialized streamer tapers that are popular with today’s anglers.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. This is very possibly the best 6wt rod G Loomis has ever made. I was very pleased to see a fighting butt and full wells cork on there. I was most impressed by how it casts in close for a fast action rod. Though this is not designed as a dry fly rod, it will throw big hoppers like a dream. It is remarkably stable and wonderfully smooth. The rod has a lot of power but doesn’t have the dull feeling that a lot of fast 6wt rods have. This would make for a great rod for bigger rivers like the Gunnison. It will fish dries, nymphs and streamers very well.

    Parker Thompson (Telluride Angler)
  3. Another great 6-weight from the NRX+ lineup, the 690 is an awesome rod. It features a modern fast action that perfectly matches the demands of most anglers fishing the 6-weight line. If you want a rod with a little more punch than the NRX+ LP 690 or you prefer your 6-weight with a small fighting butt, this is a rod to consider. I prefer this rod to the Asquith 690 as well, mostly on the basis of the full wells grip and small fighting butt. The NRX+ 690 doesn’t have the dry fly loving action of the LP, but it feels more appropriate for larger flies and challenging conditions. It is a spirited and snappy 6-weight that generates easy power with the upper middle half of the rod. This makes the rod very nice in close while having the reserve power to reach out and touch a target at distance. This is a true 6-weight capable of handling sinking and heavy headed lines while feeling very good with a hopper and an all around trout line. They look great too. The cosmetics on these rods are much improved over the NRX.

    Richard Post (Telluride Angler)
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