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G. Loomis Warmwater Rods - Shorestalker

Veteran warm-water fly fisher, Dave Whitlock teamed up with our designers to develop a special series of rods for those warm-water critters that prefer to hide in the thick stuff where they can burst from the cover, even darkness to ambush their prey. Originally they were meant for freshwater species like bass, pike and panfish, but the saltwater crowd quickly discovered them to be an effective tool for snook, redfish and other shallow-water species. These are rods meant for fishing the shoreline, the edges… abrupt weed lines, rocky points, submerged trees and the mangroves. They are specialty rods designed to make short, aggressive casts where accuracy is far more critical than distance. They load easily at twenty-feet, yet have enough power and accuracy to punch a streamer, 60-feet into a small opening in the brush. They are shorter than your normal fly rod with fast tapers to help you keep your loops tight and line trajectory low to clear shoreline cover and overhanging limbs. They are subtle yet extremely powerful with sufficient strength to keep a big largemouth away from the pads or a snook out of the thick stuff. Not a lot of false casts are necessary with these beauties. Just get your range right and drop you bug on the spot. Then pick it up with one quick back-cast and do it again. There are five, 4-piece models, ranging from 5- to 9-weights, varying in length depending on the line size and target species. Each comes in a soft, protective rod sock and hard case for storage and travel.

Blank Color: Oak Tan

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G. Loomis Shorestalker FR965-4
$350.00
Length: 8'
Line Weight: 5
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 164
A delightful light-duty fly rod designed specifically for fishing ponds and lakes for crappies, sunfish and bluegill. It doesn’t come across as a power rod, but there’s plenty there should you hook are larger-than-average prize and have to keep it out of the brush. It’s an extremely accurate rod for medium-range casts in the 20- to 40-foot range and will haldle a variety of shapes and sizes of flies. When the fish are close and you don't have a lot of room to fish, this 8-footer comes in mighty handy.

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G. Loomis Shorestalker FR1026-4
$355.00
Length: 8'6"
Line Weight: 6
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 164
When the target species get a little bigger, but you still enjoy a challenge, this little 6-weight will get it done! It’s powerful enough to handle stream-sized smallmouth and small largemouth, but where this rod shines is for big panfish. You’ll appreciate the power in this lightweight when the breeze picks up. It’s a freshwater rod at heart, but makes a great option for seatrout, small bonefish and puppy drum on the flats.

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G. Loomis Shorestalker FR1027-4
$360.00
Length: 8'6"
Line Weight: 7
Pieces: 4
Power: Medium-Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 164
This is a great choice for smallmouth, spotted bass and largemouths in lakes, ponds and creeks where you don’t need large flies to be successful. It has a lot of power in the butt-section to keep fish from getting back into the thick stuff with a light enough tip to make casting an easy proposition. When that occasional lunker decides to grab your offering you’ll have a better-than-average chance to land it.

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G. Loomis Shorestalker FR1048-4
$370.00
Length: 8'8"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 164
This is a good rod for bigger fish, especially where you don’t need magnum-sized flies to catch them. Whether you’re chasing largemouth bass, Northern pike, redfish or snook, this rod will make your time on the water more enjoyable. It’s got the right combination of power and finesse. Power enough to pull even an oversized surprise away from heavy cover with a tip that’s subtle enough to provide smooth casting performance. An added bonus is how light this rod fishes.

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G. Loomis Shorestalker FR1049-4
$380.00
Length: 8'8"
Line Weight: 9
Pieces: 4
Power: Stiff
Taper: Fast
Handle 164
This is the top of the food chain as far as freshwater combat fishing, whether it's big bass or an ornery snook. It’s got the power to cast big, wind-resistant hair bugs and large streamers. It will handle big fish in heavy cover? You can give them the “no treatment” with this rod. Wind is not a problem here. Fishing for big pike? This is a great choice, and should you hook up with a muskie... it might be a surprise, but it won’t be a problem. If you’re headed to the Amazon for peacock bass, this is a winner!