G.Loomis Crankbait Series Trigger Rod
Wont be dissappointed
Well to start off with i am a big G-loomis fan. I say that in case i start to sound too bias and i believe in honest reviews. Ive have used many rods from different companies and do believe you get what you pay for. I will use DF for Deep flex for short in this review comparing it a little to this original Crankbait series.
I have used this rod and the Deep Flex Crankbait series so i will try to compare the both in this one review so those of you who are torn between the original crankbait rod and the new Deep Flex might have some better insight. This rod is a little stiffer then other crankbait rods from other companies. My friend used it a couple of times and is use to a more softer rod, i told him to just relax his hand so that when a fish hits it will have a little more give and get rid of his death grip. I have absolutely no problems with it. With that said don't be alarmed. This rod is very sensitive and casts a country mile. You can feel every little piece of grass or rock you might bump into. Even though it is a little stiffer i rarely miss any fish. Line type makes a big difference and changes the sensitivity and casting factors for both this rod and the DF. What i mean is you get more sensitivity with this rod with light braid or a low stretch line like floro. On the other hand it will cast farther with a more supple line. The DF rod is softer of course with more flex and i love it when fishing offshore structure that is free of grass such as rockpiles, brush or when fishing for suspended fish. The original crankbait series really shines when there is some sort of grass. Because it is stiffer it is easier to work your bait through the grass and ripping grass free is a little easier then it is with the DF. You will not be dissappoionted with either.
To sum it up i use this rod when cranking around grass and the DF for structure that is usuall free from grass. Both cast extremely well and again the line type you use will alter the castability and sensitivity. For those of you who like the more traditional softer rods for cranking will love the DF, for those who like a little more responsiveness will enjoy this rod. I like the DF for fishing rattletraps more then this rod but both will work well. The original crankbait rod works a little better then the DF with jerkbaits and buzzbaits in my opinion but again its all about feel and what you like and how you fish.
April 26, 2011
just purchased this rod a couple of days ago and paired it up with a shimano calcutta 100 te with powerpro braid, it is the most sensitive rod i have used. youcan feel every wobble of the crankbait and when a fish bites you can feel the fish bite before you feel the weight of the fish. definatley gonna buy more gloomis rods.
August 5, 2008
This rod had perfect action and flex for crankbait fishing. Far lighter than other cranking rods and it's a little pricy but it's a Loomis and if you ever dealt with them on rod issues breakage etc. You will not be dissapointed they will make it right it's worth the price difference.
April 15, 2009
This is a nice rod for all types of Crankbaits. I have had this rod for just a few weeks and i have to say its great. I have used G.Loomis for most of my recent tournaments and i have won my last 2 with this rod. The rod is the best crankbait rod i have ever used. A great price rod and it is worth twice the price, just dont tell G.Loomis that. All crankbaits work for this rod, wether it is shallow crankbait to deep down crankbaits ,and even for mid crankbaits. The rod has a strong ,yet sensitive. When a fish bite you can tell right away. I love this reel.
April 17, 2009