G.Loomis Float Rods
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Steelhead anglers on the tributary rivers and stream of the Great Lakes have been fishing with floats for a number of years. It’s kind of like fishing for bluegill with a bobber and bait, but the current can be a lot swifter, the fish a lot bigger and the anglers a little older (at least chronologically). These rods are long for good reason. You need to be able to mend your line so you can maintain a drag-free drift and cover as much water as you can, plus when you lift the tip to set the hook, you can move a lot of line which is especially important when the floats are set deep or you’re at the end of a long, extended drift. The extra length also helps protect lighter line, especially considering the size of the fish. The advantage you’ll experience with the G.Loomis float rods is both technical and aesthetic. The rods are beautifully, hand-crafted with Fuji guides, Fuji reel seats and lightweight cork grips. There are three different handle configurations based on the length of the rod and the desired weight.... the “Skamania” handle for spin reel or single-action reels and the Northwest configuration with extra-long rear grips for added leverage and fish-fighting control. We use our proprietary “fiber blend technology” to reduce weight and apply specific characteristics for each section of the rods for strength as well as balance and sensitivity. It's a fun and effective way to catch one of world’s great game-fish!!
|Item #||Model Number||Rod Length||Handle||Pieces||Line Weight||Lure Weight||Power||Action||Price|
|11329-01||STFR 1262 S||10' 6"||A||2||6 - 10||1/4 - 1/2||Med-Light||Moderate||$345|
|11330-01||STFR 1321 S||11'||A||2||4 - 8||1/16 - 3/8||Light||Moderate||$355|
|11331-01||STFR 1363 S||11' 4"||A||2||8 - 12||1/4 - 3/4||Med-Light||Mod-Fast||$365|
|11332-01||STFR 1474 S||12' 3"||B||2||10 - 17||1/4 - 1||Med-Heavy||Fast||$375|
|11337-01||STFR 1601 S - SK||13' 4"||C||3||4 - 8||1/4 - 1/2||Light||Moderate||$420|
* STFR 1601 S - SK
Designed for big, clear rivers where you need to downsize your line, float and rigs to catch those spooky steelhead, but you still need to cover a lot of water. It gives you uncanny ability to adjust your drift and reposition the float with minimal effort and will protect really light line. You'll be surprised when you see just how fast this long, soft rod will whip a fish. It's a lot of fun and extremely effective. The "SK" signifies our Skamania-style handle. The fore grip is long to help balance the rod and keep your hands in a positive position to react quickly. This is the more traditional concept in float fishing.