The Scandi technique uses a much shorter, faster stroke during the cast, with more emphasis on the lower hand. It is sometimes referred to as the "underhand" style. Scandinavian style casting was developed in the 1960's where anglers schooled on the famous salmon and seatrout rivers of Norway and Sweden cast shooting tapers, floating or intermediate shooting heads with mono running line. Instead of holding a fixed length of line as in traditional casting, anglers shoot the entire line in one stroke. The NRX Scandi action is extra fast with medium-stiff power to help casters create narrow, aerodynamic loops. We've converted our traditional line-size system to grains and grams for a more universal rating convention. NRX Scandi-style fly rods feature Recoil guides, a positive locking, handsome reel seat and the best species-cork available. The handle shape is a slim, full-wells profile with a comfortable rear grip that has a small composite cork butt-cap, giving it a nice finished look. Whether you fish in the old country or North America, this can be an extremely efficient way to cover water and catch fish. Anglers demand it, Steve Rajeff designed it and G.Loomis stands behind it. The best of the best!