Tom another fishing rod question, I now have the GLX Walleye WRR 85015 med/Lt. I’m wondering if the NRX is a better up grade if so what do recommend? This rod is fantastic for those light biting lake erie eyes. And the hard hitting Canadian eyes. I fish jigs in the spring and harness the rest of the year. Thanks! – Jeff, ALFC Newsletter Subscriber
The NRX is an amazingly sensitive rod. My experience when I fish walleye in upper Minnesota or Northwestern Ontario is that I can feel subtle bites with the NRX that I may in fact miss with my GLX’s. I fish jigs and minnow/crawlers/leeches and bounce the jig off the bottom or work it down from tops of reefs. In this situation I would take the NRX hands down.
On hard strikes you just don’t need the NRX’s amazing sensitivity and could easily get by with even a IMX, but for light bites, light jigs, or other live bait rigs when the bite is slow and light the NRX has no equal – G. Loomis or any other brand.
The NRX is also a rod where you get a slightly faster hook set that some anglers have to adjust to. If you fish the GLX then I don’t see this as a problem. But, if you were used to a “softer” rod then an adjustment has to be made.
Basically the NRX rods are the best of the best. They’re extremely light weight, have tons of power, and can land fish that are far bigger than a comparable rod would be able to handle. The rod components are absolutely top line and the blanks are designed to maximize sensitivity, response, and power. Simply put, the NRX rods are amazing.
Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist further in any way.