TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS

Conduit Core® Traditionally, as the blank diameter increases, so does the total amount of material used. This was the only way of ensuring strength/durability in the bottom half of the rod. Conduit Core technology removes excess wraps of graphite and replaces them with a proprietary material that’s of equal strength, but dramatically lighter in weight. Casters exert less energy to move the rod, increasing the efficiency of total energy required to manipulate the line when casting, mending, and animating flies.

• High-modulus graphite construction • Balanced swing weight + incredible durability • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material

GLX® The series that put G. Loomis on the map. Predecessor to NRX, the GLX graphite system is a proven high-modulus blend coupled with a crazy-durable resin system. A cornerstone of the G.Loomis family for 20+ years, rods built on this platform are lightweight, responsive, and impact resistant. With unique feel and legendary reputation for durability, the GLX continues to be the benchmark technology suite for countless anglers worldwide.

• High-modulus graphite construction • Unsurpassed durability + performance • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material

Spiral X® Shimano’s proprietary Spiral X technology utilizes triple layer construction consisting of an oblique fiber core layer, a longitudinal middle layer, and a reverse-oblique fiber outer layer. This unique construction increases rigidity without increasing weight, providing virtually instantaneous power transmission when casting or fighting a fish.

15% to 20% less material than traditional rod construction • Increased torsional stability offers 20% less twist than traditional rod construction • Reduced blank ovalization

NRX® Proven performance. Using Mega-modulus material with incredible tensile strength, and our most advanced proprietary GL7 Resin System, rods built on the NRX matrix are the lightest, most sensitive traditionally constructed graphite rods ever produced by G. Loomis. Up to 20% lighter and 25% stronger than comparable models in the GLX series, these rods are insanely light, recover quickly, and will help casters improve distance and accuracy, regardless of skill or ability. 

• Mega-modulus graphite construction • GL7 Resin System utilizes 30% less material than traditional resins • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material

MULTITAPER DESIGN

Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innovation, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis fly rods deliver superior performance, heightening angler experience and effectiveness on the water. While there are countless examples of this philosophy in action, one technology in particular encapsulates our drive to build the most advanced rods in the world: MultiTaper Design.   Multi-Taper Design is best described as a series of “micro-tapers” within the overall taper of the rod. This unique, proprietary process allows us to use more material on potential break points and less material everywhere else. To accomplish this, we manufactured a custom rolling table...and it’s the only one in existence today. The result is a catalog of precisely defined actions that strike a perfect balance between durability and performance.

Fiber Blends With a focus on boosting performance, sensitivity, and durability, we began blending different modulus materials to achieve dynamic actions tailored to specific fishing environments or conditions. In choosing materials that enhance these performance characteristics, we were also able to reduce total blank weights across the board.

 

• Mid-modulus construction • Fiber Blend technology utilizes a marriage of diverse blank materials to obtain performance and price point • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material

 

Guide Trains We thoughtfully match each series with guides that enhance characteristics like performance, utility, or durability, with the environment or species the rod was designed for in mind.

 

SiC Titanium Stripper + Titanium Recoil Snake The perfect marriage of strength, weight savings, and stealth. While our ultra-light titanium snakes look the part of a traditional guide, the added benefit of flexibility is great insurance when storing your sticks in a skiff or drift boat.

 

Recoil Stripper + Recoil single-foot/snake Professional guides have a knack for beating the hell out of their gear, especially in a saltwater environment. Our Recoil guide trains are the closest thing we’ve found to being “guide proof”, offering exceptional durability and supreme weight savings. Nothing else will stand up to years of abuse in skiffs, drift boats, and rod vaults like a Recoil.

 

Chrome Stripper + Chrome Single-Foot Pondering innovative ways to reduce rod weight, our Chief Designer, Steve Rajeff, conceptualized a viable option. In 1994, after a few hours of tinkering in our machine shop, the world’s first single-foot guide was born. The weight equivalent of removing two full snake guides from the blank, this guide system is proven to be equally durable. Wondering if they reduce line speed? Steve’s won fourteen world championships using single-foot guides on his competition rods.

 

Muscle Carbon - A high modulus sheet of vertical fibers that provides strength and lifting power.

 

Infinity Tape - A seamless roll of pre-impregnated graphite tape rolled diagonally onto the mandrel. When overlapped with an additional layer at an opposing angle, the X orientation of fibers eliminates ovalization and twist, considered the main catalyst for rod breakage.

 

Construction - Spiral X construction consists of three layers: an inner and outer layer of seamless Infinity Tape tightly wound diagonally in opposite directions, and a layer of vertical fibers called Muscle Carbon in between.  Utilizing Infinity Tape in place of a traditional sheet of horizontal fibers reduces overall weight and creates actions with superior torsional rigidity and hoop strength.