G.Loomis® GL³® Spinning Rods
I bought this rod several years back. I broke it on a monster (I swear) and recently used the warranty to return it. Awesome GLoomis customer support. BPS is about the only place I know of that carries these awesome rods in Indiana.
May 15, 2009
GL3 is an A+
I recently purchased a G Loomis GL3 in the SJR721 combination which is a light action spinning rod, fast action, 4-10 lb test. Like all Loomis rods, it is spectacular and I mated it to my Shimano Sustain 1000FE. There are a few things that set this rod apart from the competition. G Loomis has amazing sensitivity; you can practically draw a map of the bottom of where you are fishing as you can feel everything. This means you can feel even the most nimble of bites. The rod is also exceptionally strong; it doesn't have a problem handling that beefy largemouth. The strength doesn't come at a toll as the rod is phenomenally light; team the rod with a light reel and you won't get wrist fatigue, even if you fish all day. To compliment that light strength is an really ergonomic handle; it was very well thought and fits the hand nicely. While the GL2 and GL3 are the two starter end G Loomis rods, they are far superior in quality and ability to practically everyone else's flagship rods. If you don't mind spending a few dollars, I highly recommend taking a look at this guy!
July 16, 2008
I purchased the 6'6" rod with fast action and medium power to be paired with a 260 penn slammer as a light weight combo for schoolie stripes. After using it i quickly found it was cable of handling much larger fish I have land many bluefish of 10 lbs and multiple stripers over 25" the rod is amazing and worth every cent.
June 19, 2006
G-Loomis SJR 700
I recently purchased my first G-Loomis rod, an SJR 700. What a difference it makes to fish with a quality rod. Not only did it increase casting distance and accuracy, the sensitivity of this rod has increased my harvest. The first time out this spring I out fished my partner 5 to 1 using the same presentation. I had a superior rod and could "feel" everything. This rod was the most rewarding purchase of fishing gear I have ever made.
May 13, 2006