G. Loomis Stinger GLX Two-Hand Fly
G. Loomis Fly Rods
The Scandinavian style of two-hand casting was developed in the 1960's.
Anglers schooled on the famous salmon and seatrout rivers of Norway and Sweden
cast shooting tapers, floating or intermediate shooting heads of 30-45 feet,
with mono running line. Instead of holding a fixed length of line as in
traditional casting, anglers shoot the entire line in one stroke. This technique
uses a much shorter, faster stroke with more emphasis on the lower hand during
the cast, sometimes referred to as the "underhand" style. Our Stinger Series was
originally designed as 3-piece rods, but this year we redesigned them in 4-piece
for improved transportability. We also gave them a new name… STINGER GLX. The
rod actions remain fast and powerful to help casters create narrow, aerodynamic
loops using this underhand dominated casting stroke. Their fast tapers allow you
to make overhead casts as long as there is sufficient room for a back cast like
on a gravel bar, generating incredible line speed for unbelievable distance -
something you might consider for casting from the beach for saltwater species.
Because the physical weight of the line reflects the true rating for each rod,
we’ve converted our traditional line-size system to grains and grams for a more
universal rating convention. Stinger GLX rods feature Recoil guides, the best
species-cork available and our exclusive "yin yang" machined reel seat with
ivory-style insert and scrimshaw spey fly graphic. The handle shape has been
refined, using a slim diameter, extended full-wells profile with a small
composite cork butt-cap, giving it a nice finished look as well as providing
durability. Each rod comes with a soft, protective rod sock and travel case.