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G.Loomis NRX+


When conditions call for long, delicate casts using extremely light leaders to help you fool spooky fish, the NRX LP rods are the answer. They are smooth casting, soft tapers for managing long, whisper-thin leaders and small to medium-sized dry flies. They track true for exceptional accuracy and control, plus they are light as a feather with beautiful lines, featuring select species cork. When the fish get finicky and the water gets low and clear you will have the answer... NRX LP!

"Steamrolled the opposition" 

That is what Yellowstone Anglers said

"It’s hard to believe, but the NRX LP #5 steamrolled the competition once again to win our 2017 5-Weight Shootout. This is the fourth consecutive Shootout that this rod has won!   

With all the great new 5-weight rods on hand, we were convinced that at least one would dislodge the LP from the throne but it wasn’t to be. There are several rods that cast as well if not better at long range, but nothing beats this rod at the short to medium distances, that we fish most of the time. The NRX LP scored perfect 20’s at both 25 and 45 feet. At 45 feet the only rod that performed as well for me was the Scott Radian, with the Hardy Zephrus, the Sage X, the Loomis Asquith, the Douglas Sky and the new T&T Avantt all close on Loomis’ and Scott’s heels. 

When I put this rod in my hand it gives me the confidence that I can put the fly just where I want it, and do it time after time. It conveys the sense that I have the ability to steer the cast throughout the stroke. This is a nice light rod in swing weight and it has a progressively softer tip than most of the other rods in our Shootout, and this gives an angler the utmost in feel as well as accuracy.   

This is definitely one of Steve Rajeff’s best efforts as a rod designer. Not only is this a marvellous rod for fishing dry flies, but it’s also a wonderful rod for fishing nymphs. It has enough backbone in the butt and mid –sections to chuck a double nymph rig along with some split shot, and enough power on tap to cast small to medium sized streamers. If you need to reach out, you’ll find some explosive power on tap. But to utilize this power your cast timing and stroke need to be precise. 

The LP has been my go-to 5-weight rod ever since it hit the market. I love to fish dry flies with light tippets, and this is a rod that can handle 6X and even 7X without breaking many fish off when you set the hook a little too hard. 

The NRX LP rods are now only available in a dark green colour, which has been my preference all along for G. Loomis’ freshwater rods. I absolutely love the dark coloured single foot nickel/titanium guides. They will flex but never break. The wire recoil stripping guides are not my favourites but they do seem to work well and you’ll never break one.

The Perfect line: SA Amplitude MPX in WF-5-F or SA Infinity WF-5-F

The NRX+ replaces and improves the original NRX, a rod that was considered revolutionary upon its introduction in 2010.  The NRX+ has three sub-categories of rods: the NRX+ LP, which offers a slower action for dry fly anglers and slow-tempo casters; the NRX+ freshwater series, offering fast action fly rods for trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, pike and other species (line weights 4-8); and saltwater rods in line weights 7-12.

There are three sweeping improvements in the NRX+ series. Physical weight — a new resin Loomis is calling “G8” reduces blank weight by 15% while improving durability by preventing the spread of “bruises” caused by impacts to the fly rod.

Stability and accuracy  — you’ll feel this on every cast with every rod in the series.  These rods are not just a little more accurate.  They are a lot more accurate and stable throughout the swing with any fly line.

Taper refinement  — especially notable in the fast action freshwater rods, the tapers are super progressive. They flex in perfect concert with the amount of fly line in the air and power applied to the cast. They cast short as well as they cast long, and all points in between. This reflects incredible refinement in the tapers and probably a ton of prototyping along the way.

Read the full #5 fly rod shootout here

Warranty details for G Loomis

Xpeditor™ Program Details

G.Loomis Xpeditor: a paid service that allows you to replace a broken rod expediently and without question.
Cost: Consumer cost will be 50%of AUD MSRP per rod.
Only available for inline production rods, excludes discontinued models, all blanks and all push poles.
There are two ways to request Xpedite  Service: 1) is the preferred method.
1) Return the broken rod to your nearest G-Loomis stockist and they will forward the decal section of the rod to G-Loomis Australia. Once the decal section is received if the rod is in stock it will be shipped within 7 days, if the rod has to be specially ordered from the U.S.A it may take 2 to 10 weeks depending on production.

2) Option two is to cut the decal section of the rod out and forward it to 2 Wurrook Circuit Caringbah NSW 2229 NSW Attn: Xpeditor.
Please include current address for shipping and phone number for contact regarding payment.
Once payment has been actioned the rod will be shipped within 7 days, if in the case the rod needs to be specially ordered from the U.S.A it may take 2 to 10 weeks.

Only available for current inline production rods made after 2008.
Cost of tip section is $200 for Asquith tips, $180.00 for GLX models and $140.00 for all other models excluding GLX.
To order tip section please contact Shimano Australia Fishing Pty Ltd 02 9533 0000.
Please note: tip sections are specially ordered once a month from the factory and can take 4 to 12 weeks depending on production.

Please Note: When using this service, if the rod you are receiving as a replacement is out of stock there will be a delay in shipping out your Xpeditor package.