G.Loomis Launches a Completely
Updated Series of GL2 Rods
Introduction: Last year G.Loomis made huge waves with the
introduction of new NRX rods. These premium rods was a radical departure for
Loomis in many respects including the blank material itself to the more
aggressively styled split grip and hybrid guide design. The series has become a
top seller for the brand and the company now addresses the opposite end of the
spectrum with a completely updated series of GL2 rods.
Justin Poe, G.Loomis Brand
Manager, highlights the new GL2 rods
G.Loomis revamps their entire GL2
lineup this year
The perfect entry into a Loomis: Like many anglers
my first G.Loomis rod wasn't a GLX or even an IMX rod, but a more modestly
priced GL2 rod. It was with that GL2 783C that I built a lot of fond memories
fishing for largemouth and experimenting with so many different lures and
techniques which were all new to me at the time.
The rods are now application
specific and are labeled as such
The G.Loomis GL2 series has long been popular
among mainstream anglers looking to get into a Loomis rod, and are ideal for
those looking for a stick with a good balance of both performance and value.
While these rods have done well it was great to see that the company is now
launching a completely updated lineup of new GL2 rods for the 2011-2012 season.
The rear grip has flat edges and
tucks in nicely
Justin Poe, Brand Manager, and the team at
G.Loomis worked hard to create an updated series that exhibited just the right
action to cast accurately yet provide plenty of power once there was a fish on
the line. The new GL2 rods are designed to exhibit sensitivity and power and
there are many new rods that are ideal for finesse applications.
The handle grips feature cork
composite highlights and are ergonomically sculpted
New this year are 30 new completely redesigned
rods and and all feature a split grip handle design. The split grip is finished
with a unique flat sides fighting butt which provides ergonomic comfort when
tucked under the arm or pressed against the side of your arm for leverage.
The grip actually tapers to the
palm of your hand
The rods feature sculpted cork grips which are
finished with high grade cork and cork composite material. The reel seats are
all Fuji ACS and the guides are Fuji Aluminum Oxide.
The spinning rod version
These new rods look very sharp and feature an
attractive burgundy colored blank with the application they are intended for
silkscreened right on the split grip for easy identification of both the
application and the specification.
The new swimbait stick
In the new series there is everything from a Trout
Jig rod to a Swimbait stick and the rods are aggressively priced at $185-$255
dollars depending on the rod length and style. All of the GL2 rods are
starting to become available and are shipping to dealers right now.
The swimbait rod features a large
rear handle grip for dual handed casting
There are also new trout rods in
A look at the handle on the new
trout rod. All in all the new GL2 rods look sharp and are the perfect entry into
Loomis for anglers looking for an application specific rod
Conclusion: I'm just as excited about the
new G.Loomis updated GL2 series as I was about the NRX launch. While products
like NRX do a lot to inspire us at the premium end it is the GL2 that will be
fished by many more anglers that want a rod that delivers on all fronts at a
very reasonable price. I have so many fond memories of my first GL2 rod and I
still treasure it today, I have a feeling that a whole new generation of anglers
will start building their own memories on the water with these exciting new GL2
rods. There has never been a better reason than to get into a Loomis than now,
and the new GL2 rods look like the perfect ticket to ride.