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Old 06-18-2013, 08:24 PM
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Default Which one piece 8 weight rod? The hardy proaxis or g loomis nrx

I live right by the beach at cheasapeake bay. Which one?
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Default Re: Which one piece 8 weight rod? The hardy proaxis or g loomis nrx

Why not the hardy Zenith? It's the only one I've researched but I really like what I've heard.
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Default Re: Which one piece 8 weight rod? The hardy proaxis or g loomis nrx

Tough question requiring a side by side for sure. I own the Proaxis and NRX in 8-weight but the 4-pc. models. Both are powerhouses but with distinctly separate personalities. The NRX surely has a softer tip facilitating in close shots with feeling, useful sometimes flats fishing. The Hardy throws very tight loops and is less line-temperamental than the Loomis. My experience with trout size Zeniths is the one piece models are dramatically different from the 4-piece versions...they are in fact re-designs, but I have yet to cast a one piece NRX...it too has to be great. I have a 4-piece Zenith 8 1/2'/#4 which I really like but after casting the 8'10"/#4 one-piece, it is SO much superior!
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Default Re: Which one piece 8 weight rod? The hardy proaxis or g loomis nrx

I have 8wt Zenith 4pcs and used to have the 7wt as well. They cast great even for a new caster like me. What I really like about the Zenith is the stiff but sensitive tip. I just can't imagine how much better the 1pc 8wt Zenith is in the hand of better and experience casters like you guys.
P.S. The 8wt Zenith doesn't like <20ft cast, you'd better roll cast for that distance or Bow/Arrow.

I use exclusively Shimano for spin and casting gears, but never like the Gloomis. I think they are just over priced.
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Default Re: Which one piece 8 weight rod? The hardy proaxis or g loomis nrx

Thanks for your replies, i saw a review of the proaxis 1 piece on yellowstone angler. It said it was the best rod ever built but they didnt have the chance to review the 1 piece nrx yet. Any reviews on the 1 piece nrx. Was wondering how it would stack up against the proaxis 1 piece.
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