Rod Building Components and Tackle Resources

As of 2010, G. Loomis is no longer providing fishing rod blanks. But we'll keep this section here for posterity sake.


IMX: The exceptionally high stiffness-to-weight ratio and strain rate of IMX lets us make a blank that's up to 50% more efficient, and 40% lighter, than comparable graphite blanks.

GL3: With modulus and strain rate numbers typically found in the higher-priced blanks, GL3 may be the best mid-range value on the planet. These blanks feature a matte black, stealth finish that won't spook fish, and a price tag that won't spook fishermen.

GL2: A new, high strain rate version of our standard graphite, GL2 offers unparalleled strength and durability in an extremely affordable blank. A low-gloss deep blue matte finish gives these blanks a look that's as dynamic as it is distinctive.

Saltwater: Obsidion. This series is designed with a balance of graphite and glass that makes it a well rounded and lightweight big fishing machine. These heavy duty models of Rod Blanks are built for the select group of anglers who choose to live in this world of massive fish. Obsidion's rich gloss black finish is available in G. Loomis saltwater pelagic and freshwater muskie models of Rod Blanks available for the first time.


The model number for each rod tells you the length, power rating, and category of rod. For example, the F1084 GLX model number breaks down as follows:
F = Fly
108 = 108 inches
4 = 4 weight
GLX = type of graphite.
If a blank is more than one piece, the model number will be followed by a dash, then a 2 (2 piece) or 4 (4 piece).


All G•Loomis blanks are given a power rating within their category. A steelhead rod with a #4 rating, for example, is a medium action rod. A light saltwater blank with a #4 rating, on the other hand, is heavy action. Ratings typically run from 0 (ultralight) to 6 (heavy).


Our fly rod blanks are rated for weight-forward lines. Ratings are the same for double taper lines. If you're using a shooting taper or casting very short distances, move up one line size. For example a 9' rod rated for #6 line balances at 35 to 40 feet with a 9' leader. But if you frequently cast less than 25', you may want to go to a #7 line. Conversely, if you're making long casts and keeping a lot of line in the air, drop a line size.


We tailor rod action, or flex, to the fishing application. Refer to the diagram on the right to get the action you want.


G•Loomis will repair and replace any of their rod blanks found to be defective in workmanship or materials, at no charge, for as long as you own the rod. Send the complete, damaged blank to: Warranty Claims Department
1359 Down River Drive
Woodland, WA 98674

Damage due to misuse, neglect or normal wear will be repaired, at a reduced rate, at G•Loomis' discretion. You will receive a complete estimate before any repairs are done.