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Fish Bones's Avatar G.Loomis StreamDance Metolius - By Doug Macnair
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03-02-2005
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By Curtis on 05-18-2005, 10:17 PM
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Get any suckers?
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By BigCliff on 05-19-2005, 08:05 AM
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We'll try to stay on topic.

I did actually get the pastor presiding over my wedding last summer an 8' 4wt as "payment" for his services. Does that count? jk
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By dougm on 05-19-2005, 03:46 PM
Default Re: G.Loomis StreamDance Metolius - By Doug Macnair

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Originally Posted by BigCliff
Doug, have you cast the 8' 3wt in this series? I might be interested in that one instead of the Scott E2.
Cliff,

The only Metolius I've fished is the little 7-footer I reported on. Like you, I favor the 3-piece setup ... and this one is very well done. Let me hasten to add that I am not a fan of Scott so I cannot comment on what the differences might be.

Doug
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By BigCliff on 05-19-2005, 03:58 PM
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I also have found many Scott rods that I'm not big on, but the one's I like I really like. The split is probably about 50/50. Most of the one's I haven't liked are either too stiff in the tip and then softer in the middle, or hard not to throw a tailing loop with. I love the HP's, G's, and the original Eclipse's though.
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By BamaJack on 05-22-2006, 09:46 PM
Re: G.Loomis StreamDance Metolius - By Doug Macnair

Doug, good info. I purchased a Metolius 5 wt for fishing the White and Norfork Rivers in Arkansas. I fished 3 of my 5 days with this fine rod. I really like it. It slings out line great even in some windy conditions - and it was windy! It handled a nice 2 1/2 lb brown on it really well and protected the tippet well. I would say this is a medium to fast rod but whatever it is it is very light, sensitive, and balanced. I hope to get a 6 or 7 wt if I get to go to Montana next year. I would highly recommend this rod. I also fished with my Winston Vapor and was very pleased with it also.
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By dougm on 05-23-2006, 10:19 AM
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Jack,

Appreciate the good words. Thank you,

Doug
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By imxer on 10-16-2009, 11:30 AM
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Doug
Re: Loomis Metolius .
It is quite awhile since the last post on this subject but here goes:

Recently bought a Metolius and agree with all you said in your review. Was
especially impressed with the quality of the entire package. Had been looking for a 4pc, 8.5 ft 4wt and might have found just what I was looking for.
This one is a HLS and while I don't know for sure, it looks & feels very much like a Loomis IMX, still one of my favorites in lighter line weights.
Any opinions about this will be appreciated.
After using yours for a few years do you have any additional comments about the rod?
Thanks again for your review.
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By mhclayton on 10-23-2009, 09:05 AM
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I also recently purchased a Metolius-- 9 ft. HLS 4 weight for a really good price online. Love the rod and wish Loomis still offered it in their lineup, but I have read that there wasn't enough separation between it and its big brother, the GLX.
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By imxer on 10-23-2009, 04:44 PM
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Interesting. Glad you were able to get the 9'/4.

Re: Metolius-GLX, You might be right about that. Hope you continue to enjoy the rod.
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By imxer on 10-23-2009, 07:01 PM
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MHCLAYTON -----


Do you know what your Metolius weighs?

MY 8.5'/4wt Metolius comes in at 3.2oz and 9ft/ 4wt GLX SD at 3.ooz.

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