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What is the difference in sensitivity level of the GLX versus NRX? Also for the price how do they compare? I already own 2 NRX'S due to sales I was forced to buy. Now I was in the same dilemma with the GLX too. The force that the rod monkey possess was more than I could handle ;) Anyway, will I be disappointed with the GLX since I already have the best? Thanks.

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So my reply is kinda apples to oranges but for what it's worth...  I have two NRX casting rods and a GLX spinning rod.  I can't imagine wanting my GLX spinning rod to be more sensitive than it already is and don't feel the need to upgrade for any reason. My guess is you will be completely satisfied with your new GLX rod.

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Disappointed - NO

For bottom contact sensitivity the NRX is hard to beat. To me that is where you spend your money- sensitivity.  The GLX is plenty sensitive but to me it doesn't compare to the NRX. For moving lures you really don't need to spend all the extra money for a NRX. At that point you get what you can afford and what feels the most comfortable since you will be making a lot more cast than you would for a Carolina or Texas rig set up.

The GLX is a great rod but IMHO Loomis dropped the ball with it. There is a lot of great rods in the $200-350 range and with a GLX being in the $400 +/- ballpark you might as well just opt for the NRX. A good deal is hard to pass on though.

Bottom contact, extreme sensitivity - NRX (and a few select others)

Moving lures, top water - Comfort, affordability

Just my .02

 

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My Jig & Worm casting rod is a NRX and my Jig & Worm spinning rod is a GLX.  The GLX is a fine rod, except for when I pick it up right after using the NRX.  I very much wish I would have just bought the NRX spinning the first time around.

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Before the NRX line came out the GLX was Loomis top end rod, the model numbers has been around a long time. Today's GLX is very similar to the NRX, high end blanks with different guides, rod seat and handle design. The overall feel is very similar in current models and you save about $100.

Tom

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My GLX showed up today for less than $300 it's a very nice rod. However, one of my NRX'S I bought for $332 so probably not at that level. At this point when I see a deal like that I'm looking at this is likely a fishing rod I'll have for the next few decades.

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Agree with most that NRX is hard to beat but when you get to GLX level sensitivity which IMHO is similar to that of most top end offerings from each company you're really splitting hairs and it boils down other factors and personal preference.

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It depends on the model and what you are doing with it. There are some great NRX rods, there are some great GLX rods, and there are rods by other companies that cost quite a bit less to nearly the same that are also great.

There are like 30+ NRX models. Not all of them will be home runs. 

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