Much hype has surrounded the new NRX fishing rods from G.Loomis since they were unveiled at the ICAST Show in Las Vegas last July, where they made such an impression on the show’s media attendees that the rods took home the Best of Show Award.

On a recent trip to Dream Lake in Alabama I got a chance to see if the new rods lived up to all of the hype. As you can see from this video, they did.