G. Loomis has bass sector covered with 35 new rods
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GLX was the name given to the first graphite rods made specifically for the building of fishing rods back in 1993.
Now the maker of those rods – US manufacturer G. Loomis – has introduced a line of 35 new GLX rods for the bass fishing market.
The comprehensive range of 20 casting and 15 spinning models is available in lengths, powers and actions for numerous applications, including jig and worm, spin jig, flip-punch, ShakeyHead and drop-shot.
Add to this the all-round G. Loomis Mag Bass, and the Woodland, Washington, company seems to have it covered.
“Anglers will quickly notice blanks that are up to 20% lighter and the better handle design ergonomics,” said G. Loomis Product Development Manager, Dave Brinkerhoff.
“But where the rods really shine is in the better balance that enhances overall rod performance. These bass rods are the result of never-ending improvements in our manufacturing processes, our materials, better components and our own passion for fishing.”
There are 11 casting and six spinning ‘jig & worm’ rods, all with split graphite grips and in lengths from 6’8″ to 7’5″. Included in the line-up is the 6″8″ GLX 804C JWR power rod for fishing around heavy cover, while also featured is the deep-water 893C JWR with enough tip to fish medium-sized jigs and soft plastics. The lengthy 892S JWR and 893S JWR spinning rods are ideal for open water when casting tubes.
For all-around use for anything from Texas-rigged worms to spinnerbaits, the full-grip GLX ‘Mag Bass’ casting rods are offered in five models in sizes 6’6″ and 7′. They include the GLX 783C MBR, a versatile choice for fishing jigs and worms, as well as spinnerbaits.
The all-around ‘spin jig’ spinning rods – in 6′, 6’6″ and 7′ lengths and with split-grips – are ideal for lighter lures and smaller plastic creature baits. They include the 783S SJR, a lightweight, ultra-sensitive 6’6″ rod with a fast, powerful taper for positive hooksets, plenty of fighting power and excellent accuracy.
Anglers can flip and punch with four GLX FPR rods – two at 7’5″ and two at 7’11” – where the longer lengths contribute to accurate casting and the powerful blanks can haul fish out of heavy cover.
The new GLX line-up also includes two 6’10” dropshot spinning rods – the 820S DSR mag-light and 822S DSR mag-medium power, and a 6’10” mag-medium power 822S SYR ‘ShakyHead’ rod.
To make the rods lighter than previous GLX versions, the new models feature specifically designed cork handle configurations with either reduced diameter fore grips, decreased hourglass-shaped rear grips, or – as with the spinning rods – a depression designed into the cork fore grip for added comfort.
All the GLX rods have Fuji ‘K’ frame guides with SIC rings, and feature a special corrosion-resistant coating. G. Loomis has added a unique look with a fade paint process within the butt section.
GLX casting and spinning rods are available at select tackle shops in the US and Canada.
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