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Three NEW NRX Two-Hand Steelhead Rods
#5/6 #6/7 #7/8      
Handle Styles - NRX Two Hand
G. Loomis
Steve Rajeff Says:
Newest NRX's Rock

NRX 1445/6-4 Length: 12' Line: #5/6 Pieces: 4

Two-Hand steelhead rods are getting lighter and lighter. Where anglers fished 9-weights a few years ago, now they are fishing 7/8-weights and even 5/6-weights. The 12'-#5/6 NRX is a game-changer. A rod that entered the stable as an early-summer rod for the Deschutes, now finds favor as a high-water rod for "winter-runs" on the  It dials long distance with a 400-grain Skagit line and 10' of T-11. It will deal with large steelhead too.  Check out this video.
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Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
12156-01 NRX
Blue
360-400
Grains
Fast D $1,100 Sale Ended
12161-01 NRX
Green
360-400
Grains
Fast A $1,100 Sale Ended
Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip Sale Ended
Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader Sale Ended
Free Rio Unispey Line Sale Ended

NRX 1686/7-4 Length: 14' Line: #6/7 Pieces: 4

Dry flies for steelhead at long range, or little bombers on long leaders for Atlantic salmon, this NRX was designed for surface fishing. Don't worry, it will throw Skagit heads too. We need to spend more time with one.
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Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
12092-01 NRX
Blue
500
Grains
Fast F $1,150 Sale Ended
12104-01 NRX
Green
500
Grains
Fast C $1,150 Sale Ended
Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip Sale Ended
Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader Sale Ended
Free Rio Unispey Line Sale Ended

NRX 1567/8-4 Length: 13' Line: #7/8 Pieces: 4
Mark Bachmann casting the G. Loomis 1567/8-4 ros.
Mark Bachmann casting the 13'-7/8NRX, 520-grain S.A. Skagit Extreme, 7.5Fx7.5S M.O.W. T-14, + weighted fly.

This is the one we've been waiting for, the "next generation" all around steelhead rod. This rod was designed to do it all: Scandi, Skagit, touch and go, or sustained anchor, this NRX likes them all. It also likes anadromous fish from 5-20 pounds. So do we.
Don't you just love it when something actually lives up to the sales hype and surpasses your expectations?
Josh Linn handed me a brand new1567/8-4 NRX rod. It was still in the plastic shipping wrapper which surrounded the graphite rod tube. He said with a grin, "Here's one with blue wraps, Do you like blue?"
My reply was, "I think blue is handsome." It really is just that! The blue wraps, with sparkly green accents against the stealth-black blank is both stunning and distinctive. They also make the same model in dark forest green , with silver accents.
I'd cast this rod briefly on the Sandy River when it was in the pre-production stages, last June. It was impressive to say the least. Then that rod model went back for a final pre-production tune-up. The rod Josh handed me was the very first of the production rods...numero-uno.
Josh, who had been using one of the pre-production rod for several months, explained that a Rio Steelhead Scandi 435-grain with a ten foot poly leader was on the money. I added a new .019" Frog Hair shooting line, 250-yards of #50 TUF Line XP, and spooled everything up on a Litespeed 3.5V.
My tenth cast with the new outfit put a nine-pound wild hen steelhead on the beach. Then I spent several sessions trying different line combinations on the same rod. The 435 Steelhead Scandi proved to be the best line of its type.
I tried a full range of Skagit heads from 500-grain to 550-grain, with varias sinking tips in combination. This rod likes the lighter end of that spectrum the best. So far a 510-grain Airflo Skagit Compact or a 500-Rio Flight coupled with 12.5' of T11 gets my vote. A 520-grain S.A. Skagit Extreme also produced good results.

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Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
12152-01 NRX
Blue
480-520
Grains
Fast E $1,130 Sale Ended
12157-01 NRX
Green
480-520
Grains
Fast B $1,130 Sale Ended
Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip Sale Ended
Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader Sale Ended
Free Rio Unispey Line Sale Ended
Tony Barnes landed this steelhead with an NRX

Rio Skagit iFlight Shooting Heads
New for 2013. Powerful, easy casting intermediate head designed to cast sink tips and large flies with the utmost ease.

RIO’s new iFlight is the latest addition in the arsenal of heads for the skagit fly fisher. The short, powerful head has an 8ft long highly visible floating back end that is easy to track during the swing, and can be mended for total fly control. The unique clear camo intermediate front section is a fantastic asset for when extra depth is needed, in strong current and also on windy days, or when a slower swing is needed.
  • Easy casting, deep loading design for effortless casts
  • Powerful front end casts fast sinking tips and large flies
  • Slow sinking intermediate tip for deeper and slower presentations
  • ID printed rear loop for fast head recognition
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    For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • 275gr to 450gr – .024" Powerflex shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter
  • 450gr to 550gr – .030" Powerflex shooting line, or 35lb SlickShooter
  • 550gr to 650gr – .035" Powerflex shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter
  • 650gr and bigger – .040" Powerflex shooting line, or 50lb SlickShooter
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    Item Description Size Price To Top
    20056 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 450 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20057 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 475 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20058 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 500 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20059 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 525 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20060 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 550 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20061 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 575 gr.
    22'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20062 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 600 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20063 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 625 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20064 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 650 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20053 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 675 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20054 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 700 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20052 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 725 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended
    20055 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo 750 gr.
    23'
    $49.95 Sale Ended

    Egg Flies

    Millions of salmon spawn in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska and the Great Lakes Region. These eggs become the food for many species of game fish.
    Egg flies are very important for catching fish on many rivers.
    Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Glo BugsŪ Alaskan Roe
    Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink
    Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
    Chewy Egg Sherbet Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
    Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
    Buy Now! Free Fly Box Deal! Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
    FISH EGGS AS FISH FOOD
    Eggs from spawning fish make up a substantial percentage of the seasonal biological drift in most streams. Eggs may be liberated into the natural flow of the stream either by errant currents during the spawning process or by catastrophes such as floods. In areas where fish are spawning, eggs are often more prevalent than aquatic insects in a foraging trout's diet.
    Deschutes Redsides dine all winter on white fish eggs. Alaskan rainbows get a seasonal boost from the roe of spawning salmon. Trout and steelhead often congregate down stream of the redds of spawners of their own race. All salmonids, especially Rainbows, Cutthroats, Dolly Varden and Rocky Mountain white fish are egg eaters.
    Fish eggs come in many sizes and colors. White fish eggs are 1/8" diameter and are transparent yellowish pink. Eggs from spawning resident rainbows are usually 3/16" in diameter and are translucent yellowish orange. Steelhead eggs are about 1/4" in diameter and exhibit the same coloration as their land locked cousins. Coho salmon eggs are nearly identical to steelhead eggs. Chinook salmon eggs are the same color but range to nearly 3/8" in diameter. Chum salmon eggs are slightly larger but lighter in color.
    All eggs change color as the embryo inside them develops. Trout and salmon eggs go through a similar metamorphosis. First the tiny eyes of the fish inside the egg forms a dark spot. Then the darker reddish-orange yoke sack starts to form. In later stages the silvery form of the fish is seen through the outer membrane of the egg.

    If the egg is unfertilized it dies quickly and turns an opaque whitish-pink. Silt collected on the outer skin of the egg can give it a grayish cast. If the egg is allowed to drift long enough, it will be attacked by fungus and algae and become greenish. Trout and steelhead may become selective to these different egg nuances.

    Hot Glue Eggs are formed by applying colored hot glue to the hook shank and turning the hook to form a bead. A marabou tail is added to make the fly legal as a fly. The tail can be easily removed.

    "Glo Bugs" have been proven as the fly fishers premier egg imitations from California to Alaska. They are tied from a special high loft yarn. This yarn is placed on top of a short hook, parallel to the shank and secured with several wraps of strong thread. The yarn is compressed under the wraps of thread. The two ends are pulled up tight and clipped close to the hook. The resulting release of compression forms a spherical ball with all of the yarn fibers radiating from the hook. When soaked in water, many colors become translucent.

    Veiled Eggs simulate slime fungus covered dead eggs in the latter stages of decomposition. Some times salmonids have dietary tastes in common with vultures, but they are much prettier.

    On the other hand healthy living fish eggs bare come contemplation. The author has eaten red caviar. It's pretty good stuff. Besides several million trout couldn't all be wrong.


    Bead Head Egg, Gorman's
    This veiled egg pattern was created by Oregon fishing guide, Michael Gorman, who has used it effectively on the Siletz, Rogue and Santiam Rivers. Steelhead, Sea Run Cutthroats and resident trout have all fallen for this pattern. Flies such as this have been used for many years on the Sandy River as well.
    Here's what Michael says about his fly:
    Having owned a shop in Corvallis --- the Scarlet Ibis --- from 1981 through 2000, I needed to catch fish, and sell customers something a little different and effective.
    I had good success on Glo Bugs, so there was no doubt steelhead liked eggs. So I started with my favorite color combinations for winter steelhead --- pink, with a hint of chartreuse green --- and added a bead and veil. The veil adds a nice "glow" and makes the egg seem a little more perfectly round than the fly tier may have actually created. Upon examining a skein of real eggs, the membrane holds some of the eggs together in a small cluster. Depending on the color of the veil, you can get subtle color changes in the final color of the egg fly. Sometimes this can be significant for picky fish, especially in heavily-fished locations. Shades of pink and orange work best for me, but I know Great lakes anglers who like a chartreuse green model.
    I use the fly all winter & spring for steelhead, and all spring for trout. When the Chinook spawn in the fall, steelhead and trout can go bonkers for it.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    16354 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 6 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended
    16355 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 10 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended

    Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon
    These eggs are very natural in the water and have accounted for many trout and steelhead. The whippy marabou tail adds movement and might simulate an egg that is coming apart or has membrane attached to it. This color simulates a dead egg that has been rolling down the river for awhile.

    Item Description Size Price To Top
    20462-10 Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon 10 3 for $4.50 Sale Ended

    Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange
    A slightly yellowish orange color, with a fairly small trout size egg. This fly is effective in many smaller rivers and creeks. These eggs enclosed a brass bead and are heavy for their size. For that reason Bead Head Hot Eggs work we as dropper flies combined with other weighted or unweighted egg flies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    070071-06 Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange 6 3 for $4.50 Sale Ended

    Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange
    When fishing behind spawning salmon, a single egg that sinks quickly is often an advantage. Trout can become very selective when egg-drift is dense. Alaska guides found that a transparent plastic bead would often out fish any Glo Bug. However, in order to get the bead down to the fish, weight often had to be added to the leader. This weight some times spooked finicky fish. This transparent egg has a brass bead in side it for weight and will sink rapidly.

    Item Description Size Price To Top
    070070-04 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 4 3 for $4.50 Sale Ended
    070070-06 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 6 3 for $4.50 Sale Ended
    070070-08 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 8 3 for $4.50 Sale Ended

    Chewy Egg Sherbet
    Hairy, and furry like the Star Wars character, chewy like a piece of soft steelhead egg candy. Steelhead, Trout and Dollies with teeth BEWARE. Chewey’s Velcro properties will hang this fly in your mouth longer than a northern sunset. Weighted on top the keep the fly deep, with out the point rubbing rocks. “Bird Beak” hook point has excellent holding power when barbless.

    Item Description Size Price To Top
    ST025PK Chewy Egg Sherbet 6 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Alaskn Roe
    In many Alaskan streams big rainbows get fat eating the roe of several species of Pacific salmon. We have never seen biological fish spawn the was this color of orange, but it's deadly just the same, especially when the water is in run-off. These flies are one color only. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp.
    These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-AR Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-AR Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink
    Glo Bugs evolved on Northern California steelhead rivers. Anglers in Alaska quickly adopted them. They are made from a special high loft yarn that when tied to the hook with extreme pressure is trimmed to make a little ball. When wet the ball turns translucent and simulates an egg well enough to fool most egg eating fish. This color simulates a dead egg, and is
    very effective at times, especially in the late winter & early spring . These flies are baby pink with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-BP Glo Bug, Baby Pink 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-BP Glo Bug, Baby Pink 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
    This is the most popular color that we sell. It simulates a fresh egg and is easy for foraging fish to see. It is goldish, orangish, pinkish. These flies are Golden Nugget color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-GN Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-GN Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
    This bug has a definite yellowish cast, which seems most productive when the water has a little color, but has been very productive when the water is gin clear as well. These flies are Oregon Cheese color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-OC Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-OC Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
    Having a selection of Glo Bugs in different colors is an advantage. We notice that when drifting the same stretch of river on consecutive days that the fish often have a preference for different colors of Bugs each day. These flies are Peachy King (light pinkish orange) with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-PK Glo Bug, Peachy King 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-PK Glo Bug, Peachy King 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
    There must be a reason they call it steelhead orange...? These flies are Steelhead Orange color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    GLO-BUG-SO Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
    GLO-BUG-SO Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

    Thanks For Rolling Up The Barb Wire
    Since the early 1980's live stock has systematically been removed from the riparian zone of the Lower Deschutes River. In the interim many miles of barbed wire was strung, then abandoned. These abandoned fences were hazards to both men and wildlife. Thanks to Bill Tattum and friends these fences have now been removed.

    Fish long & prosper,
    Mark, Patty & Crew

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