In line with G. Loomis’ 2021 specialty additions to their IMX Pro and NRX + rod series, yesterday G. Loomis announced the brand new NRX+ T2S. The T2S is designed with tournament anglers and guides with intense tarpon fishing in mind. The 2-piece rod is designed to “Crush Variables”, answering the requests of saltwater anglers looking for an alternative to their one-piece broomstick.
Last April, we had the chance to partner with Brandon and Jared Cyr in the Florida keys to capture this rod going up against the Silver King. Stay Tuned to see it this Monday!
From Loomis HQ:
You don’t pick tournament days; tournament days pick you. While anglers can’t control environmental factors like wind, tide, and light, they can enhance their own effectiveness. With leaderboard glory on the line, clear a path to victory with rods forged to crush common variables. Designed for apex saltwater fly anglers, the NRX+ T2S series boasts a unique fusion of materials, technology, and innovative design to elevate angler performance under the most challenging conditions.
The all-new G. Loomis NRX+ T2S is rolled with Dynamic Recovery Technology, a blend of several premium technologies that unite to create an action with exceptional performance characteristics. Exclusive Mega Modulus+ graphite matrix and GL8 resin, combined with the industry’s most advanced compound taper construction process, creates a crisp action with smooth, rapid recovery. The key to achieving this is a reimagining of G. Loomis’ proprietary Multi-Taper Design technology to yield lightness, strength, and action.
“Dynamic Recovery Technology enables everything that we want the NRX+ T2S to do,” asserts Steve Rejeff, G. Loomis Director of Engineering. “It provides the power, line speed, and loop stability expected from a modern fast action rod without compromising feel and finesse. At the same time, the GL8 resin and Mega Modulus+ high-performance graphite matrix make the rod surprisingly light, reducing angler fatigue over a long day of repetitive casts.”
Anglers will experience the difference that Dynamic Recovery Technology makes every time they tempt a tailing bonefish or laid-up tarpon with a well-presented fly. “When an angler picks up the NRX+ T2S, the first thing they’ll notice is how light and balanced the rod feels, which reflects the advanced graphite matrix and GL8 resin used to build the blank,” reflects Red Kulper, G. Loomis Fly Fishing Brand Manager. “The rod is designed to produce blazing line speed, allowing anglers to punch through the wind to deliver bulky flies to distant targets. At the same time, a unique micro taper close to the tip allows the NRX+ T2S to bend and load crisply even on short-range casts with limited line. Ultimately, the technology infused into the NRX+ T2S series increases the casting distance “sweet spot,” blanketing everything between 25 feet and 100 feet from the angler.”
Each NRX+ T2S rod measures 8’10” and has a unique two-piece configuration that offers one-piece performance with the convenience of compact transportability. “One-piece fly rods are quite popular, and for good reason,” continues Kulper. “Without the additional ferrule weight of a standard 4-piece travel design, one-piece rods are noticeably light in hand. They have tighter actions, which boosts line speed. However, a one-piece rod a few inches shy of nine feet in length is a major challenge to transport and ship. The Tournament Configuration of the new NRX+ T2S, with its unique two-piece construction, offers one-piece weight and performance with the added benefit of easy transportability.”
Refinements continue down the entire length of each NRX+ T2S rod. Anglers will find a hybrid guide train with Recoil snake guides and Titanium SiC stripper guides. A full wells, AAA grade cork grip provides comfort and control while chasing bonefish, permit, tarpon, and other saltwater sport fish. The custom aluminum reel seat with fighting butt provides leverage over hard-fighting trophies. A functional aesthetic feature completes the package with a glare-cutting, aggressive matte-black finish, specifically chosen to boost boat side eats from wary targets. G. Loomis handcrafts each NRX+ T2S rod in Woodland, Washington.
The new NRX+ T2S is available in five-line weights to maximize its versatility across the spectrum of saltwater targets: Select the 8-weight (NRX+ T2S 8810-2) to deliver crab patterns to bonefish in skinny water. The 9-weight (NRX+ T2S 9810-2) is an excellent choice for enticing permit on the flats, stepping up to the 10-weight (NRX+ T2S 10810-2) on windy days. Tarpon adventures call for the 11-weight (NRX+ T2S 11810-2), with the 12-weight (NRX+ T2S 12801-2) well-suited for light Tuna, GT’s, or other big game fish in deeper water.
Rolled with G. Loomis’ most advanced compound taper construction to date, NRX+ T2S provides power, finesse, and sensitivity over the broadest range of casting distances and styles. These ultra-versatile tools are designed from the ground up to crush variables and maximize angler performance on the water. The NRX+ T2S will be available in late July with an MSRP of $895.
- Dynamic Recovery Technology
- GL8 Resin
- Multi-Taper Design
- RECOIL Snake Guides
- Titanium SiC Stripper Guides
- Full Wells, AAA Grade Cork Grip
- Custom Aluminum Reel Seat with Fighting Butt
- Aluminum Rod Tube with Cloth Rod Bag
- Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
- Limited Lifetime Warranty