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Postby Bantam1 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:04 am

New G.Loomis rods 2013

NRX Bass additions

NRX 823S SYR - $550
This is a new 3 power version of our popular NRX Shakey Head rod models. This is for the angler using larger plastics, heavier heads and fishing deeper water.

NRX 842S SJR- $525
One of the Classic actions now available in our flagship material! The Spin Jig Rods are still favorites for many of our customers. We took the most popular model and offered it in our NRX material. This is a sweet rod!

NRX 872S JWR- $550
NRX 901S JWR- $575
NRX 902S JWR- $575
New, longer rods designed for fishing soft plastics in clear, deep-water like the Great Lakes! They feature a unique handle with a cork mid-body features positive reel lock as well as extreme comfort and feel. Fast tapers for long, accurate casts with precise line and lure control for dragging tubes and small creature baits.

NRX 842C MBR-$525
NRX 843C MBR- $525
Two of our most popular Classic Mag Bass Rod actions now available in our NRX material! Complete with split grip handle, Fuji SIC/REC hybrid guide train creates a ultra-sensitive and balanced rod with unbelievable power and strength.

NRX 894C JWR- $575
NRX 895C JWR- $600
Two new 7’5” rods made to increase casting distance, better deep water hooksets and increased power to move fish away from cover.



NRX 916C UBR- $650
Featuring a long rear grip for added casting range, and leverage with the right length and power for umbrella rigs and smaller swimbaits. This rod has the right flex and power to cast and manage umbrella rigs. Faster action combined with NRX power and sensitivity creates the ultimate light weight rod to reduce fatigue.

New Pro 4X Fly Rod additions

PRO 4X 1146-4 FR- $375
PRO 4X 1147-4 FR- $375
PRO 4X 1148-4 FR- $375

PRO4x Trout
New taper design - noticeable weight-reduction in the tip enhances swing weight!
Well balanced with moderate-fast to fast tapers and quick recovery to create tight, aerodynamic loops!
Proprietary process allows us to blend materials for optimum performance!

PRO 4X 1203-4 FR- $375
PRO 4X 1204-4 FR- $375

These are for Czech Nymph style fishing in streams and rivers.

SALMON & STEELHEAD TWO-HAND & SWITCH…

PRO4x Two-Hand

PRO 4X 1567/8-4 FR- $525
PRO 4X 1568/9-4 FR- $525
PRO 4X 1689/10-4 FR- $550
PRO 4X 18010/11-4 FR- $575

NRX 2-hand taper design reduces weight in the tip-section, enhancing swing-weight and improving control!
Proprietary process allows us to blend materials for optimum power and performance in critical areas!
Fast tapers create long casts and offers excellent line-mending with total control throughout the swing!


PRO4x Switch

PRO 4X 1265-4 FR- $480
PRO 4X 1327-4 FR- $485
PRO 4X 1389-4 FR- $490

Dynamic tapers with a noticeable weight-reduction in the tip enhances swing weight!
Proprietary process allows us to blend materials for optimum power and performance!
Moderate-fast tapers create long casts, providing excellent line control throughout the swing!
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby bongripbeana » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:04 pm

I'm particularly looking forward to getting my hands on an 842C. Would have really loved to see an844, maybe even with full cork...maybe next year.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby vinnieb729 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:41 pm

bongripbeana wrote:Would have really loved to see an 844, maybe even with full cork.

MBR 842,843,844 full cork and I may take a chance on the build quality again and try them [-o< .
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:34 am

The quality issues have been addressed. I had a chance to speak with the engineers and a few others. Some changes have gone into affect within the past 20-30 days.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby tywithay » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:32 am

Wish the 'classic' mag bass rods had full cork. I am over the whole split grip craze. They're just not as comfortable to fish.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby y2k88 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:37 am

Love my 842C GLX. Interested to see the 842C and 843C and 842S SYR in NRX when and if they make it to Australia.

I agree, I've gone back to full grips, especially if slightly contoured.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby DReihl9896 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:23 am

Were all of the 2014 introductions rolled out at ICAST or will a few more be trickling out in the months ahead like last year?
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:44 am

To my knowledge there is nothing else coming this year. Some projects were delayed until next year.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby hobobob » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:19 am

Action wise, will the NRX 842S SJR different NRX 842C MBR? I am hoping that they will have similar action / feel to it.

NRX 895C JWR, what's the optinum lure weight range, please don't say 1/4 to 1. :lol: I am a bit confuse on the action, 893 is rated extrafast, 894 is fast, but 895 is once again extra fast?
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:30 am

I have not fished the SJR's side by side to compare them. Hopefully I will have that chance next month while I am in NY.

The ratings are correct. The 895 works really well with 1/2-1 ounce jigs or similar. It will be my new swim jig rod and heavy jig rod. If you bend the rods you will feel the 894 is closer to a fast action when compared to the 895. It will be a great 3/4 ounce jig rod. I personally feel the 893 is closer to a fast action and not an extra fast like the GLX version. They are not like the GLX models. They feel very different, but in a good way.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby hobobob » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:00 am

Thanks for the reply. That's the thing, I can't bend the rod until I have purchased it. I don't own the NRX 893, but I have fished it a few times. I like my rods with a bit of tip action. From what you are saying, I might like the 894 better than the 895.

Enjoy fishing the St Lawrence.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:35 am

The 895 is a rod for heavy cover and heavy line. You can flip with it, light punching, etc.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby eyra_kid » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:43 am

Bantam,
Thanks for keeping us informed. My eyes lit up when I saw the MBR 843 in the NRX lineup. Such a versatile rod. Also excited about the 823 SYR and the 895 NRX.
I will say, I have a strong preference for full-grips rods, like many others. I am growing accustomed to the split grips on my NRX. I know split-grip is the new "thing", but I sure hope that G.Loomis doesn't forget about all of us that prefer full-grips. It would've been really nice to see the classic MBR's offered in the classic full-grip. I would take a choice in grips over a choice in colors any day. Not trying to whine or instigate a debate here, just expressing some customer feedback.
I'm still excited about the new lineup, but I'm still keeping my MBR844 GLX #1 on my favorites list.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:48 am

They decided to go with the split grip to fall in line with the NRX models. The classic rods are still offered in GLX with the full cork grips. I think you will find the NRX balances perfect with the split grip. It also helps shave some weight off the rods. Certain rods should retain the full rear grip, like the 916. Even with the NRX there is more cork than bare blank. We run a longer cork grip than most of the other split grip rods.
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Re: New G.Loomis rods

Postby eyra_kid » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:06 am

Thanks for the reply, Bantam. I agree, the NRX does balance well and I get along pretty good with the split grip on it. I should have clarified it's not aesthetics why I prefer the full-grip; it's function. I have difficulties casting split-grip rods with accuracy. Underhand pitching and flipping is easy with either, but it's the overhead casting where I have difficulties. The longer cork grip on the NRX does help, I agree, which is why I have an NRX893 for football jigs and I'm pleased with it. Still, it I had my choice, it would be a full grip.
Thanks again for keeping us informed.
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