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G. Loomis GL3 - 4 wts Freshwater Rods Review

G. Loomis GL3 - 4 wts


Description
This is a very versatile small stream rod, capable of casting any small fly and even some streamers. It makes an excellent all-purpose model for smaller streams and shorter casting applications, as well as a very fine panfish rod. The GL3's stiffer tip gives it a little more punch.


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Length
7'6
Line Weight
4
Sections
2
Series
GL3
Weight String
1.85


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Review Date
January 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike ,  Paddler

Summary:
I can't say enough about the GL3 7'6" 4WT 2piece rod.I can throw dry flies and heavier Wooly Buggers.It doesn't make a difference,this rod performs excellent.I fish blue gill, trout and smallmouth bass with this rod.It is the best all purpose fly rod made PERIOD!I am looking for another rod just like it so I have two.

Customer Service:
never used it, but they say it is great

Similar Products Used:
Sage, St Croix, Orvis


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Review Date
April 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Larry ,  50+ days a year

Summary:
Great entry rod for a reasonable price from a quality manufacturer. I like the no-nonsense appearance, functional design.
In small/medium stream conditions when wind is a factor, the rod stiffness allows reasonably accurate casts where other
rods with more flex would not. The price range of the GL3's allows the angler who has an initial interest in flyfishing to get into
the sport with a quality product at a reasonable initial investment level without laying down the big bucks. I use this rod with
a Ross Gunnison. I have a Hardy Marquis 6 wt on my other rod and much prefer the Hardy ( no longer made for US market)
If you like wood handles spend $150.00 more. Great rod for moderate budget with quality in mind.

Customer Service:
Never used

Similar Products Used:
Fenwick, Sage


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Review Date
January 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: chris ,  40 days a year , from maryland

Summary:
The second best short 4 wgt out there (the Winston's better, but this is more than 1/2 the price less). Strong, loads well, casts well short and long, light weight, and extremely accurate. 2003 model has new uplocking seat which is far better than previous years model. I've found great inconsistency in Loomis manufacturing, so test the individual rod out; if you find a good one, buy it.

Customer Service:
Haven't had to use

Similar Products Used:
Winston, T&T, Sage, Loomis, Orvis, St. Croix, Hardy


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Review Date
September 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: LEE ,  50+ days a year

Summary:
I had this rod before and sold it to upgrade to a glx 7'6"4wt.
I bought another one for backup purposes if the glx breaks.
Having owned both rods,the gl3 has a stronger feel than the
glx.Throws bluegill poppers and larger dries well.A good all
around rod with out the glitter.

Similar Products Used:
Sage ds2,Scott sas,St. croix legend,
diamondback vsr,redington classic.


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Review Date
January 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Anonymous ,  20 days a year

Summary:
I have the 3 piece 7'6". It is an average rod at best. I have cast other four weights in this price range (150 to 350 or so) and found many of them to be better. Personally, I don't like the fact that it doesn't roll cast well and doesn't load at short range, especially since the rod is likely made for small streams. Maybe it's just my casting style. I have heard the two piece is better.

Customer Service:
Excellent. As stated, you don''t pay high dollar for an unconditional warranty, but I can assure you that Loomis will treat you right if something happens to your rod. The turn around was excellent

Similar Products Used:
St. Croix, Cabela's, Sage


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