Are guideline fly rods any good?

The rod looks amazing, particularly when partnered with the Guideline Favo reel. From the first cast, my 12 year old was able to cast out a nice straight line with great presentation. The rod is very responsive when playing a fish which makes it easy for beginners.

Are G Loomis fly rods good?

Many elite guides use NRX rods and you can be sure that the new NRX+ will also be found in many guide’s quivers. All G Loomis rods are covered by an Excellent Warranty and their Expeditor Service which is top-notch. Overall, we rate Loomis rods at the top-of-the class in regards to durability and workmanship.

What is a 6 weight rod good for?

6 weights fly rods are ideal for anglers who often cast when it is windy and love to throw big and heavy flies. For your big dry and dropper combos, the 6 weight will do. Also, fishing in heavy currents and targeting big fish will be great with this rod size.

What blanks does G Loomis use?

All G. Loomis rods are made in Woodland Wa , by American’s at the G. Loomis factory, with higher quality control standards than they had just a few years ago, as well as the latest state of the art technology. They do not use Shimano rod blanks, only 100% Loomis made blanks and they are built in the Woodland factory.

How much do G Loomis rods weigh?

Re: Rod Weights anyway, the g. loomis NRX 893C has been previously reported at 111g (3.9 ounces) and 115g (4.0 ounces) but the owners did not state whether they were the blue or the green NRXs. my new NRX 893C blue comes in at 108g (3.8 ounces) on two different scales (both of which i’ve tested for accuracy).

What does 6 7 mean on a fly rod?

Generally: lighter lines (AFTM#2-5)are used to cast flies tied on small hooks (sizes 14 to 23 – a tiny hook) heavier lines (AFTM#6-7 or 8) are used to cast larger or heavier flies.

Does Shimano own G Loomis?

In 1997, G. Loomis became a subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation (current Shimano North America Holding, Inc.) and Shimano began to create a dynamic stable of brands of fishing line, apparel, reels and rods.

Why did Gary Loomis leave G Loomis?

Now, Loomis has decided it is time to move on and focus on other interests, including several conservation projects in which he’s involved.

How much does an Nrx weigh?

4.2 ounces
At 4.2 ounces, the NRX is a very lightweight rod for it’s size.

Can you use 5 wt line on a 6 wt rod?

Yes, you can. But it probably won’t perform as well as a 6 wt. And if the rod is a stiff, fast action rod, then the performance will be even worse for most casters.

What’s the price of a lpxe fly rod?

LPXe fly rods come in an Air-Mesh rod bag and a strong lightweight tube. From EUR 419,99 – SEK/NOK 4199,00 for the new single hand fly rod models, and from EUR 549,00 – SEK/NOK 5499,00 for the new double hand fly rod models.

How many models are in the lpxe series?

The LPXe series is buried deep inside our DNA and part of the soul of Guideline. In 2017 this classic series went through a total renewal of actions, materials and design and for the 2020 season we have added six new exciting models which makes this fly rod series even more complete and carries a total of 22 different fly fishing rods!

How tall is the guideline lpxe 13 foot 8-9 reel?

Here’s a correction on the line specs, length is 40.5 feet of head – weight is 557 grains and yes the vinyl coated running line is fused right on the back of the head. I checked the packing slip for the stats.

What kind of Head do you use for lpxe switch?

Please try again later. Casting the Guideline Lpxe Switch #7/8 11ft with a Rio Steelhead Scandi shooting head, 435 grain. This is underhand casting in a sort of Antti Guttorm style which I am trying to do justice to! I have my own quirks through it I think. The technique was taught to me by Robert Gillespie, another master caster.