The G.LOOMIS name is synonymous the world over for quality and reliability. NRX is the culmination of what they have been doing at G.Loomis since day one. LOOMIS have been continually striving to build the best rod on the planet. Laminates, resin, mandrels, components and the know how you expect from them. These NRX rods look like nothing they have built before. They feel better than anything they have built before. They aren't talking about a little better here or a little lighter there...
What they are saying so there is no confusion... "This is the Best Fly Rod Ever Built!" Period!
This beauty has a grey rod blank and matching whippings with blue accents. Loomis has developed an entirely new graphite sheet material for the NRX rods. This material has a higher density, greater stiffness, yet is lighter than any graphite sheet material Loomis has ever used, including GLX!
The handle is made from luxurious quality cork. But not just any cork - Loomis is using a new high density (HD) cork for the first time on these rods. Being denser, you would expect the weight to increase, but because this cork requires so little filler the handles are actually lighter than the equivalent rods in non-NRX materials. They have a wonderfully solid feel yet are so light and silky to the touch while enhancing the overall rod sensitivity.
Every model of NRX rod uses a custom moulded G. Loomis "on the blank" reel seat that is designed to mate to that specific blank for that particular model rod. This means that there is basically no gap between the rod blank and inside diameter of the reel seat so the rod can transmit feeling far better than any conventional reel seat, which all use a shim or spacer tube for fit.
The stripper (primary) guide (the one closest to the fore grip) plus the two above it are all Fuji SiC Titanium Frame guides. Those beyond the third guide up to the tip top are all single footed black ion coated aluminium titanium Recoil guides developed jointly by G. Loomis and REC Components specifically for the NRX rods. They are smoother than the usual Recoil guides, so offer less line friction as the line passes over their surfaces. What this guide train configuration creates is a slight shift rearward of weight for better rod balance, elimination of almost all (80%+) Recoil guide noise, and a slightly stiffer rod. Overall the rod will perform better, cast further, and be more accurate than any other rod on the market.