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Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I don't have an issue with Loomis, I have an issue with Shimano.

http://northforkcomposites.com/blog/2 ... -guess-im-a-lawyer-again/

The lawsuit was eventually dropped but it cost Gary a lot of time and money.

If you want a true Loomis, purchase one built on a Gary Loomis North Fork Composites blank.

If you want a rod built with the new 3M Matrix resin buy a St.Croix, Lamiglas, or if you have the jack a Hardy.

If you purchase a G.Loomis rod or Loomano as it maybe, you are just grossly overpaying for a name and a marketing campaign, which ironically, it's namesake wants nothing to do with.

Posted on: 2010/8/20 12:08


Re: Loomis NRX Rods
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CPR,

I know all about Gary Loomis and his breakaway from Shimano/Loomis, but I wasn't aware of the lawsuit. As a amateur rod builder, I have been looking forward seeing the fly rod line-up offered by North Fork Composites. It has been slow in coming, now I know why. Thanks for the info.

Posted on: 2010/8/20 12:19


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I had built a GL3 (or some model) years ago. Ended up giving it to a guy just starting in fly fishing. Although Loomis rods are nice, I think they are waaaaay over priced and I'm pretty sure that I'll never purchase one again. Between a nice quality product, great warranty and the ability to upgrade / trade the rod in, St Croix is near the top of the list. Add to that a sticker price that's 1/2 of what the 'big guys' are selling their rods for! If I were going to drop big cash on a rod, Sage, Winston and Scott would all be choices before Loomis.

CPR,
How do you think the St Croix blanks stack up next to Sage, etc? They seem to be well made, super light and quality all the way around. I've got an SCV built for me and love it. Traded the TCX back to the builder and had him send me an Elite and had enough shop credit to get new boots!

Posted on: 2010/8/20 12:26


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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SVC and Elite are same blanks right?

Posted on: 2010/8/20 13:30


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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SCV used to be legend elite but I think the new elites are an SCV SCVI blend (with the higher modulus graphite in the butt section to cut down on weight). I also believe these rods use the same 3M technology as the NRXs.

Posted on: 2010/8/20 16:53


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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Xp, Zaxis, Hydros Helioss > Nrx! jus saying

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Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I know the new Elites are amazingly light, even with wood reel seat inserts, versus carbon fiber seats typically seen on rods that are seeking light weight nirvana.

Alpa. Shut it. You have not touched a NRX and you know you want to.

Posted on: 2010/8/20 19:39


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I'll try not to sound like a St.Croix pimp but the entire line-up of St.Croix blanks are fantastic. Even the ones made in Mexico

The higher level blanks SCIII and above are all made in Park Falls. They are well designed, well constructed, and St.Croix offers fantastic warranty and customer service.

Nothing can be taken away from Sage blanks. I have built a few on the Z-axis line and they have been nothing but quality. One thing that Sage has going for them is that they are a FLY rod company. Their entire focus is on the design of fly rod blanks so they don't get distracted from time to time like some of the multi-technique companies do.

There are so many good blanks on the market today for all pricing levels that we could go on and on for pages.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 9:19


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Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I am very glad to hear all this positivity about the St Croix Legand Elite and Ultras as I have one to three of them coming my way. I notice quite a bit of weight difference between the Elite and Ultra series. Are the Elites blanks that much lighter or is likely hardware?

Edit: These are factory rods I am speaking of.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 22:01


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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G Loomis expediter fee is now $100.00

Posted on: 2010/8/22 13:06


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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WOW! Sage and St Croix for me. Quality and great service.

Posted on: 2010/8/22 15:13


Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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I'll second that! G. Loomis is not G.Loomis with the company founder out of the picture!

Posted on: 2010/8/22 17:55
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Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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Quote:

WildTigerTrout wrote:
I'll second that! G. Loomis is not G.Loomis with the company founder out of the picture!



Yeah he is over with the Temple Forks fella's building killer sticks for them!

Posted on: 2010/8/22 20:47
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Re: Loomis NRX Rods

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Really! I'm surprised I figured he would have given that stuff up and just retired.Thanks for the info.

Posted on: 2010/8/22 21:57
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