A smooth, powerful casting 13-footer rated for an 8/9 Scandi head. At 500 grains it loads this rod perfectly and makes tight narrow loops using the "under hand" cast. At 550 grains, utilizing the Skagit method, it will manage all the necessary tips... full sinking, intermediate or floating. We dual rate them in grams for Europe and grains for the North American market. While it casts the new short Scandi-style heads exceptionally well, it's more than capable of handling a wide variety of casting strokes given the proper lines. A wonderful choice for medium to large rivers. It is capable of casting big, weighted flies if necessary, to get down in those deep pockets where salmon or steelhead rest on their migratory journey. NRX gives you unbelievable power and line control in a rod so light it's insane!
As two-hand rods get longer, casting distance increases, that's a given. The beauty of this 14-footer is the NRX dynamics... it's insanely light, has extraordinary power and handles like a rod much shorter. It's totally capable of handling heavier heads and is sneaky quick... a bonus when you want to turn over big, weighted flies. Big winter steelhead won't go far to chase down a fly so you have to put it right in their face making accuracy and line control is everything. Anglers swinging big tube flies on swift Nordic rivers will appreciate the power of this rod. We dual-rate this rod in grams for Europe and grains for the North American market. Under our the standard rating-system this would be a 9/10. This is a great all-around two-hand rod!
When maximum distance is your goal this is the rod you want in your hands. Even in tough conditions... wind, rain and high water, you need a big rod, but one that doesn't wear you out. You need a rod that can cover the water, control the swing and still be manageable. It's hard to imagine a 15-foot rod that can be characterized as manageable, but this one does all that and more. Thanks to NRX technology, this is the biggest, lightest, most powerful two-hander we've made... the big, Mac-Daddy of our NRX two-hand rods. It has unbelievable line control, capable of handling long 45' heads as well as large, air-resistant tube flies on the big rivers of Scandinavia and gives you total coverage in the deep, fast runs these fish call home. Under our the standard rating-system this would be a 10/11. As impress as you may be with our GLX two-handers, this one is so light and powerful it will blow you away!!