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#12831471 - 07/17/18 12:05 PM Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say?
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 136
I bought my first G. Loomis rod. It’s a E6X 7ft 1 Heavy for pitching jigs and I love it. I was wondering if the NRX are as good as some people say? Are they really that much better than a 200 dollar rod ? If so why
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#12831504 - 07/17/18 12:33 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
furim2 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 478
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
The answer is yes. They are lighter and more sensitive. But, they need to be paired with a light reel. I fish GLXs, my buddy fished NRXs. I thought the NRX was the most sensitive thing I had ever used until he traded all his NRXs for Conquests. We were C-rigging the other day and he let me use one of his Conquests. It was like when I was a kid watching "The Wizard of Oz" for the first time, when they went from black and white to color. Nothing compares.
They are expensive, but as he said, when you're fishing for money, you have to take any advantage you can get.

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#12831507 - 07/17/18 12:36 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3264
Loc: Greenville, TX


Better.

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#12831508 - 07/17/18 12:38 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: furim2]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
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Interesting . I have a hard time spending that much money on a rod but if it’s that big of a difference I may have to reconsider. Do you think it would make that much of a difference for flipping and pitching?

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#12831532 - 07/17/18 12:59 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Titleist77 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 565
Loc: PK TX
I bought the NRX 893, 894, and 895. Sold them in less than a week. TIP heavy and hated the balance. Of course you can counter weight them, but if I'm spending that type of money...no thanks. I'm sure they are great for some, but I'm picky and these do not justify their price IMO.

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#12831542 - 07/17/18 01:08 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: JacksonBean]
James Biggs Offline
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Loc: DFW area
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean


Better.


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#12831567 - 07/17/18 01:26 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8242
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Those E6X are junk IMO never found one I liked, never used an NRX but I really like their IMX rods

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#12831577 - 07/17/18 01:36 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5057
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Very good rods. My wife dropshots with one. And if they ever made that blank in a casting, Id be using it too!

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#12831586 - 07/17/18 01:46 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Sinkey]
Chet Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1532
Loc: Ft Worth
Have 2 NRX and 3 GLX along with 2 IMX Pro spinning rods. Wouldn't give them up for anything I've tried.
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#12831603 - 07/17/18 02:05 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Titleist77]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1003
Loc: Denton, TX
Originally Posted By: Titleist77
I bought the NRX 893, 894, and 895. Sold them in less than a week. TIP heavy and hated the balance. Of course you can counter weight them, but if I'm spending that type of money...no thanks. I'm sure they are great for some, but I'm picky and these do not justify their price IMO.


This has been my opinion too. They are sensitive, but both NRXs and GLXs are tip heavy and do not balance out with lightweight reels in my opinion. Dobyns Champ. Extreme and Kistler balance much better are lighter, especially in the tip, and feel much better in my hands.

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#12831665 - 07/17/18 03:13 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 136
Does anyone sell them with a return policy? I just hate that I have never held one.
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#12831819 - 07/17/18 05:12 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1313
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
I actually prefer my GLX over my NRX personally. Why I buy GLoomis is if you break it it’s a $100 replacement for life. So yes I may have a small fortune in rods I won’t have to buy that model at full retail ever again.
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#12831844 - 07/17/18 05:28 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
1bassdaddy Offline
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Registered: 10/13/17
Posts: 121
I let a buddy of mine fish with one of my Loomis NRX sticks. At the end of the day he offered to trade me two similar Dobyns Champion Extremes for my two NRX rods and I took him up on it. A week later he offered me $100 to trade them back. I still own the Dobyns rods.

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#12831922 - 07/17/18 06:40 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 136
Do the NRX ever go on sale or can you buy them used?
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#12831980 - 07/17/18 07:16 PM Re: Are G. Loomis NRX as good as some people say? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8101
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
They won't win you any more money if you couldn't catch/find fish with the cheaper stuff you already have.

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