The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-24-2007, 07:16 AM
thredbo's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
thredbo is on a distinguished road
Default G.Loomis Metolius HLS 5#

I have been offered a G. Loomis Metolius, for about the same price as a Sage Fli, (both 5 weights). I'm leaning toward the Metolius as I think it may be more suited to dry fly fishing, (presentation). However, I haven't cast either rod and was hoping for some feedback.

Regards,
Robert
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 91
mhclayton is on a distinguished road
Default Re: G.Loomis Metolius HLS 5#

I have cast both, and you would probably be happy with either. Nice rods. The Metolius might have a slight edge for presentation, but depends on your casting stroke. I personally like the look of the new Loomis rods. I tested the Metolius and the GLX side by side looking for a 4 piece 6 weight to take to Alaska in September. Ended up buying the GLX (was really hoping I would prefer the cheaper rod) because of the combination of power and finesse. It was a windy day and I could punch the line out with more authority with the GLX and still felt like I had excellent control. On the other end of the spectrum, bought a Powell Tiboron new off ebay this summer in 5 weight (no guarantee, but $400 less than list) to use for tailwater fishing. This rod is a rocket-launcher, but still progressive and smooth-- I was very pleasantly surprised, and would recommend it if you like fast rods, particularly for what they are selling for: $300 w/warantee from Sierra Outpost, $150-200 ebay w/o warrantee ($600 from Powell). I really liked the Metolius, though and would like to have a 3 weight to use for the little mountain streams here in NM. Cheers, MC
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie From Michigan SeanKidd Member Introductions 6 07-07-2007 12:42 AM
Scientific Anglers L2L dougm Gear Reviews 18 07-06-2006 11:48 PM
Hi, I am new! Snuffy Member Introductions 3 12-04-2005 11:28 PM
What to do when water is moving 500 cfs plus? dougm General Discussion 12 02-27-2005 06:22 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.