A smooth, powerful casting 13-footer rated for an 8/9 Scandi head. At 500 grains, it loads perfectly and makes tight narrow loops using the 'under hand' cast. At 550 grains with the Skagit method, it will manage all the necessary tips - full sinking, intermediate or floating. We dual rate them in both grams and grains for our worldwide market. While it casts 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 and steelhead rest on their migratory journey. With NRX, you have unbelievable power and line control in a rod so light it's hard to believe.