Intro/Specs/Craftsmanship I've always been intrigued by fishing small waters. Whether I'm chasing trout, micro tarpon, or whatever, there's just something different and special about catching fish in these more intimate settings. It's a common misconception that only small fish live in these types of environments, but I can tell you from personal experience that's not always true. In fact, here in Florida, it can be pretty mind-blowing what lives in the smallest of waterways!
G. Loomis 20 Weight Heavy-duty rods like the Colton Leviathan XS 17+, Cam Sigler 14 weight, G. Loomis CrossCurrent 15 weight, and Temple Fork Bluewater SG 13–15 and 16+ give fly anglers the ability to confidently target the largest saltwater species. Can rods go even heavier? Apparently, the answer is yes, as G. Loomis appears to have crafted a handful of 20-weight fly rods years back! I had no idea these rods even existed until stumbling upon a theflyfishingforum.com post wh
One-piece fly rods are nothing really new, but they aren't all that common. You may have heard or read about some of the performance benefits offered by these rods. The absence of ferrules (joints) gives these blanks the capability to bend and flex with the utmost precision and smoothness, thus improving casting feel. On top of this, one-piece fly rods are typically stronger and a bit lighter in physical weight, too. Everything sounds positive so far, but the biggest downer i
Have you ever sat back and thought about some of the fly rods you've had in the past? Even though I have fly fished for nearly three decades, if you gave me a few minutes to really think about it, I'm pretty sure I could name every fly rod that I've ever owned! The sign of a real tackle junkie I guess... When anyone thinks about those rods from years gone by, there's likely to be a few that really stand out. Perhaps they felt especially awesome or were just there with you on
(From G. Loomis) New from G. Loomis: Crush Variables with NRX+ T2S Technology-infused Fly Rods for Apex Saltwater Anglers You don’t pick tournament days; tournament days pick you. While anglers can’t control environmental factors like wind, tide, and light, they can enhance their own effectiveness. With leaderboard glory on the line, clear a path to victory with rods forged to crush common variables. Designed for apex saltwater fly anglers, the NRX+ T2S series boasts a unique
Intro/Specs/Craftsmanship The 9-foot fly rod—a staple in basically every fly angler's arsenal. What's not to love? That length is so popular because it provides the perfect blend of casting performance and ease along with solid line control capabilities. There's no doubt a 9-footer makes for a stellar all-around choice, but what about fly rods that are much shorter? Anglers fishing small brush-lined creeks know the tight-quarters advantages a shortened fly rod can provide, bu
Intro/Specs/Craftsmanship I'll be the first to admit that I've always had a soft spot for the G. Loomis brand. Starting in my early teenage years, I began fishing both their conventional and fly rods and quickly became a complete "Loomis nut" nearly to the exclusion of all other rods. From a trusty old-school GL3 MEGA 8/9 up to today's cutting-edge offerings, I grew up a fan of G. Loomis technology and performance. I've also been critical of a few rods as well, but let's face
Asquith Rods- Every so often, a product comes along that's especially unique. At the IFTD show this year, Shimano and G. Loomis have teamed up to bring us such a product. The new high-end Asquith series of fly rods is said to be "The Most Technologically Advanced Fly Rods in the World." If you're a fly angler and that doesn't grab your attention, I don't know what will! Both G. Loomis and Shimano have collaborated to bring us these ultra-premium rods. Developed and hand-finis