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G. Loomis Steelhead & Salmon Rods - NativeRun GLX


It's the preparation - the pursuit - the prize that makes flyfishing for steelhead and salmon so totally consuming. Whether you're skating dries on big water for those super-aggressive summer steelies or probing the depths of a deep green Northwest river in early November for a big chromer King, it's that sudden rush that overwhelms you when the fly stops. It's all about long days on the river. It's long fly rods and long casts, hooking big, powerful fish that make quick, nerve-shattering runs. It's about fireside stories and comparing your day with that of your friend's. More importantly, it's sharing our passion for flyfishing along with an intimate understanding of what anglers expect in a fly rod that makes the creation of our Native Run Series even more satisfying. These rods are made to handle big water, big flies and big fish. They're powerful, smooth casting and beautiful to look at, not to mention how well they fish! They have graceful tapers creating fast actions that allow you to fish all types of lines effectively. They range from 9- to 10-feet in length and handle 7- to 9-weight fly lines. They give you positive line control for technical mending, managing indicators and punching out those long casts. Our proprietary GLX performance makes them unbelievably sensitive, but the sheer lack of overall weight is what makes them a pleasure to fish all day. All you need to do is focus, keep casting and be ready. When the strike finally comes, you'll be glad you've got a GLX Native Run fly rod in your hand. It handles the fish so well you can concentrate on the fun stuff - like not banging your knuckles with those whirling reel handles. These 4-piece rods all come with a soft, protective rod sock and travel tube. Get your camera ready!!

Blank Color: Moss Green

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1206-4
$695.00
Length: 10'0"
Line Weight: 6
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
This 10-footer makes a great light-duty rod for searun cutthroats on small coastal streams or jack salmon and steelhead, like those legendary "half-pounders" on Oregon's Rogue or California's Klamath River. The length is a big plus here, helping you mend your line easier, lift a lot of line off the water and make longer casts. When those big lake rainbows start to cruise the shallows and begin munching on emergers, this is the rod you want in your hand. It's a great all around big trout, small steelhead rod for long delicate casts, long leaders and strike indicators. It gives you a big advantage when the water is low and clear.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1147-4
$695.00
Length: 9'6"
Line Weight: 7
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
This may be one of the top rods for fishing light-duty shooting heads and sink tips for big trout, steelhead and the small salmon species. When you're heading to Alaska and need a rod to handle multiple techniques, this is an excellent choice. It has the length you need to manage fairly long leaders, it's accurate and easy to cast. It will handle surprisingly large fish which makes it a good rod for fishing the smaller, lighter runs when the water isn't too deep and you can get by 10 to 15-foot sink-tips. If you're the fly fisher that prefers lighter rods and a big fight, this is your rod.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1207-4
$705.00
Length: 10'0"
Line Weight: 7
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
If you are looking for a nice, light summer steelhead rod that can handle silvers and chums as well, this would be our recommendation. It's a great rod for skating big dries on a riffle for summer steelhead or streamers and leeches for big browns. When you're sitting low in the water in your float tube, chasing big rainbows you'll appreciate the extra length because you can move a lot of line with minimal effort. It handles large flies and will cast a long line accurately.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1088-4
$695.00
Length: 9'0"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
This may well be our number one all around 8-weight fly rod. It's designed with a smooth, powerful taper that helps you feel the rod load. It make long casts, handles a variety of fly lines and is a great choice for steelhead and smaller salmon on moderate sized rivers. Many saltwater anglers prefer the smoother taper of the Native Run and find it highly accurate and easy to control... an excellent choice for bonefish and redfish on the flats.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1148-4
$705.00
Length: 9'6"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
If you are looking for a nice, light summer steelhead rod that can handle silvers and chums as well, this would be our recommendation. It's a great rod for skating big dries on a riffle for summer steelhead or streamers and leeches for big browns. When you're sitting low in the water in your float tube, chasing big rainbows you'll appreciate the extra length because you can move a lot of line with minimal effort. It handles large flies and will cast a long line accurately.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1208-4
$715.00
Length: 10'0"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
This is a big, powerful fly rod for fishing large rivers for salmon and steelhead, but feels incredibly light in your hand. You can handle heavy sinking lines, shooting heads and sink tips all day long, no problem. It will help you make long, searching casts and is especially good for roll casting those sinking lines to get your line ready for the next cast. The extra length allows anglers to mend line with authority. For many anglers this is their go-to, "big fish" fly rod. It creates high line speed for casting in the wind... something winter steelhead anglers deal with every day.

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G. Loomis NativeRun GLX FR1209-4
$725.00
Length: 10'0"
Line Weight: 9
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 161
When you're looking for the ultimate power fly rod for fishing big rivers in difficult conditions, this is the one you want. It's designed to fish heavy sinking lines and shooting heads for big king salmon or giant steelhead. It's the perfect choice to fish a 400-grain shooting head on a deep salmon run and when that big chinook finally grabs your fly, you'll be in total control. This is everything you'd ever want in a big fish, big water fly rod. Striper anglers will really appreciate the amount of line they can handle with this rod. It fishes big flies, even in the wind and makes a great option for fishing from the beach.