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Old 04-22-2009, 03:41 PM
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Has any one used one of these rods and have an opinion on them? I am considering buying the 8' 3 wt model for trout in the mountains and panfish in the ponds and lakes around here. I am going to pair it with a Galvan Rush reel. Would it be a good choice for a beginner?


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Old 04-22-2009, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: G Loomis Xperience

G Loomis are good rods Jake. I think they're a bit overpriced, but if you're getting a good deal on one, I say go for it.
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I dont use a G-Loomis but a good freind I work with has 3 of them.....As far as I know they have treated him very well................I use ORVIS and I swear by them but thats me....I know one thing if it feels good in your hands thats all that counts.
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I have a GLoomis 9'0" 6 wt. Max GLX that I like a lot; particularly for sink tip lines and streamer fishing (buggers, muddlers, etc.) and for nymphing with split shot. It's also great when fishing into a strong wind, like you sometimes get in the "wind funnels" that can exist when you're fishing in a gorge or canyon. It's a very stiff rod, but very well made and I can tell that I'll get a lot of use out of it.

The Xperience line is new and is made so that the rods vary in stiffness with the line weight; much like Sage's VT-2 rod line. The lighter rods in the Xperience line are medium-fast action and the heavier rods are fast action. This, I think is a good way to go, as I have never enjoyed fishing a lighter weight rod (4 wt. and below) with a fast action; but that's me.

With Steve Rajeff (world casting record holder for 5 wt. rods and not far from the top in the international distance casting category) as the chief rod designer at GLoomis, you're pretty safe in assuming that you'll get a good rod from that company. The Xperience looks like a nice rod to me.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:49 AM
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Jake
You would be buying a rod made in the USA from a well established maker &
be able to enjoy it for a long time or, until it "wears out". Take a look at the Loomis website for their warranty, makes a lot of sense to me.
Would suggest you cast one of the 3 weights before you buy, they are 3 piece & some folks don't seem to like the feel of 3pc compared to the 2 & 4pc rods.
You are on the right track with Loomis/Galvan, money well spent for good equipment that will serve you well for a long time.
Best of luck!
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Default Re: G Loomis Xperience

I HAVE THE SAME OUTFIT!!!

It is a great outfit, and it will save you money in the future...(You wont have to replace cheap equipment)

I will say this. You might be able to find a Ross rythm somewhere for less money. Its a great reel, and its a little lighter than the galvan.

Either way you've picked out a great combo
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Jake
You would be buying a rod made in the USA from a well established maker &
be able to enjoy it for a long time or, until it "wears out". Take a look at the Loomis website for their warranty, makes a lot of sense to me.
Would suggest you cast one of the 3 weights before you buy, they are 3 piece & some folks don't seem to like the feel of 3pc compared to the 2 & 4pc rods.
You are on the right track with Loomis/Galvan, money well spent for good equipment that will serve you well for a long time.
Best of luck!
Is the Xperience made in the USA, Just asking? Several of the Loomis lower priced models are now made overseas since Shimano took over ownership.
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Re: G Loomis Xperience

Loomis says all of their rods are made in Woodland, WA, USA
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: G Loomis Xperience

Thanks for the replies. All of my bass rods are G Loomis so I thought I would go with them for my first fly rod. Maybe after the Xperience I could save up for a Whisper Creek.
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All loomis rods are made in America
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