G. Loomis GLX Bass Rods
New GLX Rods for 2012
The New G. Loomis GLX Bass Rods were redesigned in 2012 with all new features and actions. The new series of GLX Rods from G. Loomis includes crankbait and flipping rods featuring the most technologically advanced features at the disposal of G. Loomis. Known as the graphite material that put G.Loomis at the forefront in fishing rod design and development in 1993 – and the first graphite made strictly to build rod blanks, the Washington state USA-based manufacturer introduces the next era in GLX with its new crankbait and flipping rods. The line-up includes 12 crankbait rods (CBR) in 6’6”, 7’, 7’1” and 7’11” lengths, and six flipping rods (FPR) in 7’5” and 7’11” lengths.
According to Justin Poe, global brand manager for G. Loomis, the new GLX rods are all about better balance and better fishability. “With this new proprietary GLX graphite, we’re able to make the blanks anywhere from 23- to 35-percent stronger than our previous GLX rods,” Poe said, “and most important, anglers still have that ‘you can feel the fish breath’ sensitivity expected from G.Loomis GLX rods.”
Along with the stronger, extremely sensitive GLX graphite, these new rods feature an all-new G.Loomis-designed custom reel seat. “We looked at all options available, but knowing our GLX rods are what really put G.Loomis on the map, we took an extra step for the reel seat,” said David Brinkerhoff, G.Loomis’ rod design engineer and resident bass fishing expert. “The blank-through-handle design takes that whole GLX sensitivity to that next level, plus we added even more with lightweight Fuji Titanium SIC guides – the best performing guides available for the best in rod balance.”
With the GLX CBR rods, G.Loomis is able to design rods that offer the dynamic features of graphite – lighter and more sensitive than fiberglass – and still with a soft, moderate action that will fish crankbaits effectively.
With the GLX FPR rods, G.Loomis is able to provide both finesse and brute strength. “It’s extremely important to be able to present your jig or worm as accurately and quietly as possible,” Brinkerhoff notes, “and then rely on your rod and its guts so yank away a big fish from those brush piling, rocks or timber. And after a long day on the water flipping – and catching – anglers will appreciate how light these rods are.”
Poe notes that G.Loomis – and the new GLX rods – is all about performance, quality and craftsmanship. “Knowing the expectations anglers have for our rods after 30 years in the business,” said Poe, “fortunately we have and the combined experience of a manufacturing staff that has true pride and passion in their work to meet those expectations.”