With enticing baitfish motion, multi-point articulated “swim flies” rapidly became an essential pattern in any serious bass angler’s box. Unfortunately, this massive innovation in streamer design outpaced the hardware used to deliver the goods. Early adopters – like G. Loomis Elite Ambassador/Product Advisor, Mike Schultz - quickly realized repurposed saltwater sticks were not the solution for tucking accurate casts under obstacles or properly animating flies on retrieve. The need was clear: develop a quick-loading action for accurately punching flies into tricky cover that also transmits every twitch, bump, and slide directly to the fly for precise swimming action on the strip. Rolled with our most advanced compound taper construction to date, NRX+ SF provides power, finesse, and sensitivity over the broadest range of casting distances and styles. Built to Schultz’s specifications, these ultra-versatile tools are designed from the ground up to crush variables and maximize angler performance on the water.
This rod is made for streamers and it’s done well. It has a beefy backbone to easily double haul big articulated gongas and dungeons, and the extra fast action needed to load and shoot these flies. Craftsmanship is superb and the guides are top notch with the reel seat being so solid. This rod can easily double haul big flies over 100ft with no effort. It does take some getting used to the shorter length, as the load time is just a bit different, but once you find the sweet spot it is money.