NRX+ CAROLINA RIG
A legendary reimagination of an iconic series of actions, the G. Loomis NRX+ CAROLINA RIG draws from more than forty years of technology, innovation, and design to meet the performance demands of today’s avid bass angler.
A classic, fish-catching and school-finding technique, the Carolina Rig is simultaneously disruptive and enticing. Combining the attention-grabbing action of a heavy weight stirring up silt and clicking on hard bottom with a naturally presented bait swimming behind it, it's a proven method of securing success when the going gets tough. Because the weight used in the rig is the primary point of connection, anglers require an action with an ultra-sensitive tip for bite detection and generous power through the bottom half of the rod to secure fish on a sweeping hookset. Rolled with this in mind, the NRX+ CAROLINA RIG is specifically tuned to excel when using this technique.
To achieve this, we use only the most advanced technologies, construction processes, and componentry to engineer a rod that offers anglers best-in-class performance. Our American-made blanks are rolled with Spiral X technology to provide ultra-fast recovery for increased casting distance, heightened sensitivity, and drastic weight reduction. CI4+ reel seats maximize an angler’s connection to the blank for unsurpassed bite transmission and all-day comfort. Equipped with a hybrid guide train, NRX+ CAROLINA RIG empowers anglers to make long, accurate casts for increased effectiveness on the water.
Radically redefined, the NRX+ CAROLINA RIG is the culmination of our obsessive drive to provide bass anglers with the most advanced fishing tools on the planet.
- Spiral X graphite construction
- Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material
- Fuji Titanium SIC stripper guides
- Ultra-lite, ultra-strong RECOIL guides
- Custom CI4+ reel seat
- Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington
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|Sku||Model||Length||Power||Action||Pieces||Line (lb)||Lure (oz)||Handle|
|12865-01||NRX+ 873C CRR||7'3"||Medium Heavy||Fast||1||12-17||1/4-3/4||F|
Ci4+ Reel Seat
CI4 is an original material reinforced with carbon fiber that is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material and is 2.5x more rigid than its predecessor. The use of CI4+ for the reel seat increases sensitivity and reduces weight while also delivering remarkable rigidity for perfect reel fixation and better rod efficiency.
Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innovation, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis rods deliver superior performance, heightening angler experience and effectiveness on the water. While there are countless examples of this philosophy in action, one technology in particular encapsulates our drive to build the most advanced rods in the world: Multi-Taper Design.
Multi-Taper Design is best described as a series of “micro-tapers” within the overall taper of the rod. This unique, proprietary process allows us to use more material on potential break points and less material everywhere else. To accomplish this, we manufactured a custom rolling table...and it’s the only one in existence today. The result is a catalog of precisely defined actions that strike a perfect balance between durability and performance.
This is the description.Shimano’s proprietary Spiral X technology utilizes triple layer construction consisting of an oblique fiber core layer, a longitudinal middle layer, and a reverse-oblique fiber outer layer. This unique construction increases rigidity without increasing weight, providing virtually instantaneous power transmission when casting or fighting a fish.
Spiral X construction consists of three layers: an inner and outer layer of seamless Infinity Tape tightly wound diagonally in opposite directions, and a layer of vertical fibers called Muscle Carbon in between. Utilizing Infinity Tape in place of a traditional sheet of horizontal fibers reduces overall weight and creates actions with superior torsional rigidity and hoop strength.