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I have an opportunity to purchase a NRX 852S for a very good price. Soon as I had this rod in my hand, I was amazed. I own 2 NRX fly rods and they are the finest rods I've fly fished. I own a IMX 782 SJR but this NRX is no doubt a big step up. If I do decide to pick it up I'll be using it for drop shotting, throwing Flukes, Senkos and small swimbaits. I'll be using PP Superslick #15 with #8 flouro. I read somewhere that the knot between the braid and leader will somewhat "hang-up" for a lack of a better word passing through the recoil guides. I'm not sure how much of an issue this would be as I have not actually fished a rod with recoil guides with a braid-flouro set-up. Any input on this or the rod itself?

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Good question. Hopefully some NRX owners will be along to comment. I don't own an NRX but right before the season ended built a spinning rod with alconite reduction guides, size 2 recoil fly guides and a size 6 alconite top (has almost the same inner diameter as the recoils but could have gone a size smaller on the recoils). The rod is Layed out in the new guide concept and I paid particular attention to a proper spacing on the runners.

Know what? Many times when I release the bail on the reel and have the bait drop down, it hangs up. This caused me great concern as I spent a great deal of time and effort to put this together.

The reality I made it a point to cast a variety of baits from 1/8 tubes and drop shots to flukes and 5/8 topwaters and the rod never hung up on the cast and cast's great.

Long sorry short if you like the rod and it's a great price, buy it. You can always sell it down the road.

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For the past year I've been fishing with a GLX spinning rod with recoil guides.  10# Sufix 832, 8# Abrazx joined with a uni-to-uni knot.  I've never had the knot hang up in the guides.  I fish about a 3 foot leader so the knot is always running through the guides.  No problems.

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Yeah there is no good reason besides the price to not have an NRX so if you can find a killer deal do it.  They are great rods, I love mine and I'd have to say that I only appreciate it more as time goes on.  

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