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

Greased Line GLX two-hand rods are designed to cast long belly floating lines using a long casting stroke. Over a century ago, Jock Scott wrote of Greased Line fishing and angler A.H.E. Wood presenting a fly, broadside to a salmon to entice the salmon to strike. This traditional form of spey casting maintains a relatively fixed line length of 65 to 100 feet, allowing you to cover water without retrieving or lengthening your line on each cast; keeping you less tired and more focused on your prize. These powerful designs use the full bend of the rod, flexing all the way through the mid-section when fully loaded. These two-hand rods offer the ultimate combination of power and grace in a fly rod and provide you with perfect swing speed and fly control. For spey casts 60 to 120 feet, these Greased Line two-hand fly rod series will truly allow you to fish the water "Fine and Far Off!" All seven models are GLX and feature the finest components, including Hopkins & Holloway stripper guides with Recoil snake guides and tip-top. We use the finest cork available and the grips are fitted with special composite cork end-caps, not only enhancing the look of the rod, but increasing the handle's durability. Each aluminum reel seat is machined with our "yin-yang" cutout and has a beautiful ivory-style insert engraved with a classic spey fly graphic.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR1688/9-4
$885.00
Length: 14'0"
Line Weight: 8-9
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium
Handle 1005
Here's a traditional spey rod that's slightly shorter, but still allows you to cover a lot of water. At 14-feet, the optimal casting range is a moderate 65 to 85-feet. It's a delightful rod for catching steelhead and all but the largest salmon. The moderate action creates smooth D-loops while still generating a lot of power. A great choice for fishing from a canoe like they do on the Marimachi or rivers of the Gaspey Peninsula.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR1807/8-4
$1,010.00
Length: 15'0"
Line Weight: 7-8
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium
Handle 1005
This rod has a great feel, with just enough stiffness in the butt-section to punch out long casts and it's light enough to enjoy casting all day long. At the lighter end of the spectrum as traditional rods go, this GLX beauty is a wonderful choice for smaller fish with enough power to handle an oversized surprise. For anglers with less hand strength, looking for a longer rod to help extend their casting range, this is the lightest 15-footer we make. You'll be surprised at how well it turns over a 7-8 long belly line and the distance you can achieve, even casting into a light wind.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR1808/9-4
$1,010.00
Length: 15'0"
Line Weight: 8-9
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium
Handle 1005
This is the next step up in our 8/9 range of traditional spey rods. The extra foot in length helps you make longer casts and you'll find it also provides better penetration into the wind. It fishes optimally with long belly floating lines, but will handle short to mid-belly sink tips well. If you want to fish shorter bellied lines, increase your line rating by one size. This a versatile rod for most of the salmon species and large steelhead, especially on big the rivers of the Northwest and British Columbia.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR1809/10-4
$1,010.00
Length: 15'0"
Line Weight: 9-10
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium-Fast
Handle 1005
This is the next step up in our 8/9 range of traditional spey rods. The extra foot in length helps you make longer casts and you'll find it also provides better penetration into the wind. It fishes optimally with long belly floating lines, but will handle short to mid-belly sink tips well. If you want to fish shorter bellied lines, increase your line rating by one size. This a versatile rod for most of the salmon species and large steelhead, especially on big the rivers of the Northwest and British Columbia.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR1929/10-4
$1,045.00
Length: 16'0"
Line Weight: 9-10
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium-Fast
Handle 1007
This an extremely easy rod to cast for a 16-footer because it's very light in your hand and it's extremely efficient. It will punch out casts well over a hundred feet consistently. It's designed to fish large flies and a long belly 9/10 floating line. It's amazing how much line you can pick off the water with this rod, re-direct cross current and set the mend. For sheer casting enjoyment, power and line management, this may be our best traditional rod.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR18010/11-4
$1,020.00
Length: 15'0"
Line Weight: 1011
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium
Handle 1005
This is the next step up in our 8/9 range of traditional spey rods. The extra foot in length helps you make longer casts and you'll find it also provides better penetration into the wind. It fishes optimally with long belly floating lines, but will handle short to mid-belly sink tips well. If you want to fish shorter bellied lines, increase your line rating by one size. This a versatile rod for most of the salmon species and large steelhead, especially on big the rivers of the Northwest and British Columbia.

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G. Loomis Greased Line GLX FR20410/11-4
$1,070.00
Length: 17'0"
Line Weight: 1011
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Medium
Handle 1007
When the fish are rolling in the next county this is the rod you want in your hands. At 17 feet, it will cast a large fly that proverbial "country mile" and give you unbelievable control. It executes technical corrections, casting or mending, with ease and gives you a really nice, comfortable sense of control. This rod will let you cast an entire fly line effortlessly and it's lighter than you would ever imagine, but it's not for the faint of heart.