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G. Loomis Steelhead & Salmon Rods - Roaring River Switch GLX Two Hand

Anglers looking for the flexibility of executing multiple casting styles with one rod will appreciate this unique series of 11-footers. They give you the ability to make single-hand overhead and roll casts when the conditions are right or "switch" to two-hand, spey casts when necessary. We've discovered that even though you can cast them single-had, most anglers choose to use them for two-hand fishing. Ranging in size from 5- to 8-weights, you can fish for trout, small salmon and steelhead with ability to "switch" techniques quickly and efficiently. Whether you fish a floating line or a sink-tip, dry flies, sub-surface or heavily weighted flies, you'll find these GLX rods more than capable. When those big trout start getting active on the far side of the river, you'll love the punch of the 5-weight to cover the water, no matter what's behind you. The 7- and the 8-weights especially effective when you need to make extra-long casts or fishing with indicators. If you could only take one rod to Alaska for chums, sockeye, silvers, big rainbows and small kings, we'd recommend the 8-weight. It's a great all around fly rod that will manage sink-tips, Skagit and Short Belly Spey lines. Wet flies to Bombers, "flesh flies" to mice and everything in between are all fishable with this rod. All RoaringRiver "Switch" rods are 4-piece, come in a soft protective rod sock and travel case.

Blank Color: Moss Green

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G. Loomis Switch GLX FR1325-4
$760.00
Length: 11'0"
Line Weight: 5
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Medium-Fast
Handle 1010
Designed to fish either single-hand or spey style, this 5-weight is really sweet when fishing small flies and using up to 350-grain Skagit lines, with floating or sink tips. It casts effortlessly single-hand, but it makes a wonderful light-duty two-hand spey rod. It gives you excellent distance and line control for mending and managing long leaders. If you're looking for a real challenge, try this little beauty for summer-run steelhead when the water is low and clear. It doubles nicely for steelhead and redsides, fishing with small nymphs and strike indicators on the Deschutes and is an excellent choice for those famous "half pounders" on the Rogue or Klamath rivers.

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G. Loomis Switch GLX FR1327-4
$770.00
Length: 11'0"
Line Weight: 7
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Medium-Fast
Handle 1010
This is probably our best choice for fishing a variety of fly sizes, whether fishing floating lines or sink-tips. You can cast up to a 450-grain Skagit line plus floating or sinking tip with this rod. Most anglers will find it easy to cast single-handed. It's a really nice big water, big trout rod, but is an exceptional small river steelhead rod. It casts well in light wind and gives you excellent mending qualities. When the steelhead get spooky and you need to go to lighter, longer leaders, this is the rod you'll want in your hands. It's a good choice for coneheads and other heavily weighted flies. Loop on a floating tip and cast a mouse or skater with ease.

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G. Loomis Switch GLX FR1328-4
$780.00
Length: 11'0"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Medium-Fast
Handle 1010
This 8-weight "switch" is best for fishing heavily weighted flies two-hand style; especially the ones made with bulky, water absorbing materials. Only the stronger single-hand casters are able to manage this rod for any length of time. It casts well in high wind, similar to what anglers encounter in Tierra Del Fuego. Whether you're fishing for big steelhead or Atlantic salmon, searun browns or silver salmon, this rod will surprise you. GLX makes it very powerful, but more importantly it makes it extremely light. You can fish all day with minimal fatigue and know that when the big bite happens you've got the right rod!