INTRODUCING THE G.LOOMIS
NRX+ SWIM FLY:
When we heard G. Loomis Fly Fishing was launching 3 new rods at once we knew we would be in for a treat. To top it off, when our local rep for G. Loomis, Brent Hermanussen, gave us an early peek at the goods with a chance to test them on the water we couldn't resist. Naturally our streamer junkie staff had to get reps on the SwimFly before putting the IMX-PRO Creek and Euro sticks to the test.
The NEW G.Loomis NRX+ Swim fly is an excellent addition to the quiver of any serious streamer junkie.
Now in stock at Golden Fly shop, the 7wt & 8wt rods are well suited for chasing bass, predatory trout and any freshwater species that calls for the swim fly presentation technique!
FLY OF THE WEEK:
Howard Croston's Thread Quill Jig from Fulling Mill
IT GETS DOWN.
What more could you ask for from a fly during runoff?
While one half of our weekly content was aimed at the streamer junkies out there, not everyone likes chunking the likes of a @gloomisfly "SwimFly" 8wt. As Euro-nymphing quickly becomes a daily conversation around the shop, we wanted to be sure to share one of our favorite patterns to fish on those 10-11ft rods.
Howard Croston's Thread Quill jig was designed to cut through falling water while seeking trout in unstable water flows. The recipe is simple but thoughtful and refined:
Hook: HANAK 450 BL #12-16
Bead: Copper or Silver Slotted Tungsten 1/8''
Thread: UTC 70 - Tan, Black & Red
Tail: CDL - Pardo or Natural
Body: Thread Taper + Solarez UV Resin
Wing Case: Black Flashabou
Thorax: Hare's Ear dub
Collar: CDC - Brown w/ Red Thread whip finish
The ideal stick to consider for this style of fishing is the new @gloomisfly IMX-PRO Euro rod in the 2wt or 3wt configuration.
The IMX-PRO Euro rod has a sensitive tip that will assist anglers when casting flies without the added load from the fly line.
"With a moderate flex pattern and generous power through the bottom half of the blank, IMX-PROe is designed to load easily for improved casting accuracy without sacrificing the “oomph” behind the hookset. Conduit Core Technology and our GL7 Resin System combine to reduce overall weight, resulting in a lightweight, scary sensitive blank. A custom half wells “Euro Grip,” matte-finished reel seat with counter-weighted fighting butt, precise guide spacing to eliminate line sag, and pointer finger “sensitivity zone” on the blank above the grip round out the feature set for this purpose-driven euro nymphing powerhouse."
If you're not sure where to fish or what flies to use, swing into the shop so we can help make your outing more successful!
710 Golden Ridge Rd. #126
Golden, CO 80401