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Old 04-25-2014, 07:13 PM
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Default G Loomis NRX LP vs Hardy Zenith 9'5#

I'm going to buy one of these two rods in the next 2 weeks or so and I can't decide which one would be best for me. I fish nymphs 60% of the time(euro and split-shots), streamers 35%, and dries 5% of the time.

I keep hearing how good the NRX LP is at short distances and how well you can make delicate casts, but how does it handle a heavier nymph rig or streamer??

And I've heard the Zenith is the best rod out there for longer casts and into wind, but not quite as good as the NRX LP for close distances...

If you were in my shoes, which rod would you get?
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Default Re: G Loomis NRX LP vs Hardy Zenith 9'5#

I went to a big demo day at a local shop a couple months ago, cast both of these in addition to a number of others.
FOR ME, and my casting style, the Zenith felt like it had a little more backbone, the NRX like it was a little more delicate and accurate up close.
I bought a Zenith 4pc for stillwater, where I want to be able to throw streamers and deal with some pretty stiff wind sometimes.
Later, in a moment of weakness, I bought a Zenith 1pc to deal with dries on streams, where I thought the NRX would have been a better choice than the 4pc Zenith.
Of course, the Zeniths both came to me via Ebay close outs steals. And that definitely factored into it.
I tried to make it up to the shop buying line and another Lamson though, because I felt a bit guilty.

Hope this helps a bit.
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