New Gloomis Rods for 2011 that is better than the flagship GLX series. ICAST 2011 goodies.

July 8th 2010

As I get ready for ICAST next week I ask people what they wanted me to check out. One of which is the new G.Loomis series of rods(which is now owned by Shimano).

According to the advertisement so far it has been “17 years in the making”.  The technology will be employed in both the fly and spinning series of rods.

This new Construction uses a higher modulus Graphite as well as a new proprietary resin system. The result is a rod that is both 20% lighter and 20% more impact resistant and 20% more sensitive than GLX. Overall the new material is designed to be 25% stronger then GLX and because it will eliminate cracking and is better able to resist further damage from nicks and scratches. This is not some fancy coating, the Special Resin will be infused throughout the graphite fibers within the blank.

You can read more about it here:

http://tackletog.com/zander/2010/03/18/g-loomis-working-on-new-flagship-rod-offering-above-glx/

I will be at the show with a hands on photos and videos which I hope to update pretty quickly onto Facebook and Saltyshores.com while I’m over there.  I do own several GLX spin and fly gear so I will definitely be able to compare the difference.

Be prepared to see lots of  updates while I’m over there. I will not be on the water and I should have wi-fi, so the updates will be flowing.

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