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Old 07-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default G Loomis GLX...worth the money?

Wanted to get some input on the GLX. Is it really worth the money? I've never been fishing one of my Falcons and said "I wish this was lighter"...but some of my friends swear by them. Thoughts??
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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I have owned a GLX Loomis rod and loved it. It was probably my favorite rod that I have ever owned except to the Diawa Interlines (discontinued). I currently own a Falcon rod and like it alot. But, I would trade it in a heartbeat for a Loomis. Notice I said trade... I paid $40 for the Falcon and $250 for the Loomis.... I have been staring real hard at the new Loomis inshore rods, but just cant get myself to pull the trigger... I like shorter rods and they are all in the 7ft range... So to solve this, I am probably about to start building my own.

In answer to your question, I like Loomis rods more than Falcons, but I just dont like em enough to pay the $$$.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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not sure about the glx but i have a gl3 paired with my 4000 ci4 and it is very light and the rod has lots of power. would highly recommend loomis
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If you're set on getting one, I suggest you do the "find the spine" test. I went thru the Loomis rack at BP and 80% of then were built crooked.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. Not set on getting one, just curious about the quality difference between the Loomis and my $85 Falcons.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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I've had Loomis rods before and was really satisfied. But you asked if they're worth the money and I personally think there are plenty of rods that are just as good at half the price. Just my 2 cents.
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I've used Loomis spinning rods for years....once you use one for a while .....youll immediately feel the difference when you pick up another rod...
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If you're set on getting one, I suggest you do the "find the spine" test. I went thru the Loomis rack at BP and 80% of then were built crooked.

I did the exact same thing on the rack at Dick's. I think I found 4 that were right.
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I have a pre-buy out gl3 that's great. I've heard there have been quality control issues under new ownership. Look at the St. Croix, I've found them to be great quality.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #10
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everyone i know that has used them loves them. i have never personally used one. but i love my veritas rod!!
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