G. Loomis introduces new NRX+ T2S fly rods

Steve Rajeff's latest creation is aimed at performance-seeking saltwater anglers
Photo: G. Loomis

G. Loomis recently announced the addition of a new series of rods to its celebrated NRX+ family. Dubbed the NRX+ T2S, the five new additions are all 8'10" in length and are aimed at what G. Loomis calls "apex saltwater anglers." If you're not sure what an apex saltwater angler is, that's okay. What you can be sure of is that when Steve Rajeff and the folks at G. Loomis introduce a new rod, it's always worth paying attention—especially when the rod in question has the letters "NRX" in the name.

The shooting

From around the tree, a rangy arm protruded, and in the man’s hand was what looked to us like a small cannon
Photo: Patrick Feller / cc2.0 modified

My little brother and I slipped our 17-foot aluminum canoe into the flat water of the Sabine just as the sun poked over the beech trees and hit the river. The quiet of the East Texas dawn was primal, and a heavy mist floated above the surface as we dipped our paddles into the river and pushed our way into the subtle current.

7 terrestrial tips

How to take advantage of terrestrial season, both above and below the surface
Guide Andreas Manstein pores over his terrestrial selection on Rio Blanco, just upstream of the River of Dreams basecamp (photo: Magic Waters Lodge).

Once the heat of summer arrives and mayfly hatches wind down, some anglers believe dry fly fishing opportunities largely disappear. While heavy hatches and water boiling with rising trout may indeed be a memory until next spring, opportunities to find fish feeding near the surface still abound. As temperatures rise, terrestrial activity increases, and it is well known that terrestrials—ants, beetles, crickets, inchworms, and more—offer excellent dry fly opportunities. But taking proper advantage of terrestrial season means covering all your bases, both above and below the water.

The fight for Montana's water

Can Montana water law survive the state's changing climate and rapidly growing population?
The Yellowstone River flows at full bank, downstream of Livingston, Montana (photo: Pat Clayton / Fish Eye Guy Photography).

Earlier this spring, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP) warned of a historic decline in brown trout populations in southern Montana. In some streams, brown trout populations have dropped to the lowest levels recorded in 50 years. As a result, FWP asked the public for input on proposed fishing restrictions designed to protect brown trout in some of Montana’s most heralded trout water, including the Big Hole, Ruby, Boulder, Beaverhead, Yellowstone, Madison, Shields, and Stillwater rivers. Citing scientific studies conducted both by FWP and the U.S.