G Loomis Fly Rods
G Loomis fly rods are another one of the heavy hitters in the fly rod industry. Probably the best G Loomis rods is their GLX model. These fly rods are designed to be super light with extreme castability. They are 25% lighter than fly rods of comparable strength and that makes all the difference when you're fly fishing all day for several days straight. Many guides consider the GLX to be the best in the business. Take a look at the below G Loomis fly rods and see what you think. If
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Phase One - Entry Level: These rods only come in model GL2. This is Loomis’ entry level rod and one of their least expensive. They are available in line weights 4,5,6,8,9, and 10 with medium or medium-fast taper (action). Priced from $180-$220. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Stream dance GLX: Proprietary GLX graphite. Available in 3 different G.Loomis defined actions: presentation, high line speed, and max line speed. Offset-oval sculptured barrel reel seat and "California Buckeye Burl" insert. RECOIL guides made by REC from nickle titanium alloy. 3 or 4 piece options in line weights 2-5. These fly rods are priced $345-$480. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Steelhead and Salmon rods: Available in GLX and GL3 models. These powerful G Loomis fly rods come with very stiff tips. Steelhead and salmon fly rods start at #7 line weight and go all the way up to the 10/11 weight. The action on these rods is medium-fast and fast. The GL3 models are priced between $280 and $470. The GLX models are much pricier ranging from
$590-$895. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Stream dance Metolius: These G Loomis fly rods are made of a blend of two and sometimes three proprietary graphites. They have an offset-oval reel seat with an engraved G Loomis fish on a green insert. There are two different actions available in the Metolius line: Presentation and High Line Speed. Available 3and 4 pice models, these rods come in line weights of 3, 4, 5/6, and 6. Rods are medium-fast and fast tapered. Priced from $345-$445. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Classic Fly: These rods are available in GLX or GL3 models. All rods are two piece and come in weights 4-10, and 12. Priced from $265-$330 for the GL3 models and $575-$650 for the GLX. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Cross Current Saltwater: This fly rod comes in 4 piece GLX models, 1 piece Pro-1 model, and Cross Current 3 piece. These are all fast taper rods with stiff action designed for saltwater use. They come in 6-12, and 15 weights. Thy are priced from $610-$725 for the GLX models. $405-$450 for the 1 piece Pro-1, and $345-$600 for the 3 piece Cross Current. Limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
Streamdance GLX HLS: These are some slick new G Loomis Fly rods. Streamdance GLX HLS (High Line Speed) series incorporates the same ultra-high-modulus graphite and moderate stiffness that made you a believer with new high-performance components, a revamped appearance and specialized three- and four-piece actions to mesh with your stream and your trout. The fast tapers rocket your loops faster and farther by transferring maximum energy from your rod to your line, yet have soft enough tip sections for short-distance accuracy. Line flow is quickened by slick nickel titanium alloy coatings on the REC recoil guides. And the distinctively beautiful reel seat has an offset-oval sculpted barrel and a California buckeye burl insert. Priced $595-$645.
Native Run GLX:
The NativeRun GLX is crafted with proprietary GLX graphite along with the finest componentry available today. They have custom reel seats featuring a new single fastener with raised grips, making it easy to tighten and loosen with gloves in cold weather. With nickel titanium RECOIL guides by REC and the finest Portuguese cork available, these G Loomis fly rods are as beautiful as the rivers you'll be using them in. Available in line weights 7-9. Priced $650-$680.