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Need advice on a G Loomis Rod

12/12/15 @ 8:24 PM
User since 12/28/01
I am looking to purchase a G Loomis Rod. I would like to use it for Walleye and Perch fishing. I would like to know what your thoughts are for Action, Power, and Rod Length. Mostly will be jigging and slip bobber fishing. If Possible recommend a model. Or even the same for a St Croix rod. Thanks

1/12/16 @ 7:35 PM
Todd Young
User since 6/25/15
Interesting to hear you have had some issues with the st croix spinning rods. I like you use the st croix for musky fishing and have never had any issues.

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1/7/16 @ 8:01 AM
User since 12/22/04
I know this is not a popular opinion, but I will never buy a st croix spinning rod. I have had WAY too many break under normal use. I have never broken another rod. I do own a bunch of St Croix musky rods though, so I am not against the company. I also find the action on St Croix to not load up as nice as a G Loomis. My Loomis spinning rods will carry the weight of fish in middle of rod more vs St Croix which carries it close to tip...and why I think they break easier.

So in my opinion, I would strongly stay away from an Avid. If you go St Croix, go with something in the LT series because they behave more like a Loomis

1/4/16 @ 11:39 AM
'da Coach
'da Coach
User since 12/23/08
Cool beans, Amstel, let us know what you end up with, and how it fishes for you!

12/30/15 @ 7:31 PM
User since 12/28/01
Thanks for the responses, I do have a few St Croix Premier rods, in medium and medium light at 6' , 6'6" . I do like the St Croix rods, but was interested in what people thought of the G Loomis. I think I am going to check into the Avid. Thanks for the help.

12/30/15 @ 3:06 PM
Pike River Outfitters
User since 5/3/08
For what you are asking for in a G Loomis or St Croix . Look for a 6 1/2 ft light power in fast or extra fast action. For the price it is hard to beat a St Croix Avid .

12/29/15 @ 3:43 PM
'da Coach
'da Coach
User since 12/23/08
For the money, Lew's offers some nice products, but I can't say that I consider them to directly compete with the quality of a Loomis or St. Croix rod.

That said, I like BigMusky12's thinking; I would'a suggested a Walleye Series WJR 751S (6'3" Mag-Light, Ex-Fast), but those puppies run $245. Even the GL2s run @ $195-220, however.

No offense, but since you're asking here, I'm kinda inclined to think that "if you have to ask, you probably wouldn't really be able to tell the difference between a "perfect" (and really expensive!) rod and a very good, but considerably more affordable rod.

And it doesn't look like Loomis even offers a 6'6" GL2 any more. Why not consider a 6'6" ML-Fast St. Croix Premier? That would run you "only" $130. OTOH, if you are more inclined to go balls-out on a new rod, I'd be all over either a 6'3" Loomis WJR 751S GLX for $385, or a 6'3" St. Croix ES63MXF Legend Elite for $370.

Just my $.02...

12/28/15 @ 10:33 AM
User since 12/22/04
GL2, 6'6" ML Fast Action

12/28/15 @ 9:33 AM
Brian Hammarsten
User since 4/5/10
How many rods and what type do you have now? Are you looking for a one size fits all rod or would you consider more budget friendly rod and get a few such as a panfish rod, walleye, rod and then a heavier bass/pike/trolling rod.

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12/15/15 @ 5:53 PM
Ed Franko
User since 5/6/15
Try looking at Lew's they really have some good stuff out now. Their bait casting real's are top notch

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