A smooth, powerful casting 13-footer rated for an 7/8 Scandihead. At 500 grains it loads this rod perfectly and makes tight narrow loops using the “under hand” cast. At 520 grains, utilizing the Skagit method, it will manage all the necessary tips… full sinking, intermediate or floating. We dual rate them in grams for Europe and grains for the North American market. While it casts the new short Scandi-style heads exceptionally well, it’s more than capable of handling a wide variety of casting strokes given the proper lines. A wonderful choice for medium to large rivers. It is capable of casting big, weighted flies if necessary, to get down in those deep pockets where salmon or steelhead rest on their migratory journey. NRX gives you unbelievable power and line control in a rod so light it’s insane!