When it comes to saltwater fly fishing, anglers face many challenges. Whether it's billfish or tuna in the blue water or big stripers from the beach, we make the rod. It's not a matter of finesse for the pelagics. You don't need to make long casts or cover a lot of water. You troll teasers to get the fish excited and up close, then you make the cast. Imagine a big striped marlin, all lit up, trying to find the teaser you just drug across his nose. The only thing he sees is a big streamer, looking a lot like the baitfish he just tried to eat... he grabs it, and it's a battle you'll never forget!
Don't forget to pull as hard as you can. The deck-hand WILL yell at you. He's not the one with numb forearms and aching wrists. Landing monsters like this on the fly is a lot of work, but is extremely rewarding! Now if you can just manage to stay on your feet for the photo. Did we mention they pull hard too? Now... let's move to the beach. Suppose you're watching a mob scene in the surf with big stripers and blues blitzing just out of range. No matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to get that fly far enough out there to hook up. Maybe it's the wind - it's almost always breezy on the beach. It might be that big fly is a little too much for your single-hand rod or it might be the waves.
What do you do?
Grab one of our Cross Current Beach rods and get amongst 'em. They give you incredible casting range and when you hook a big striper, you'll be amazed how fast you can get him on the sand. This is power personified, plus it's a heck of a lot of fun. We know it's a lot to ask of a fly rod, but it's what we do. We make light, tough, cast far in the wind, power fly rods. It's simple really! They need to get your fly to the fish, fight him fairly (or not) and come back in the same number of pieces you started with. Game on!!
|Model Number||Rod Length||Handle||Pieces||Line Weight||Power||Taper||Price|
|FR 9915-3 CC||8'3"||D||3||15||Stiff||Fast||$690|
|FR 10214-3 CC||8' 6"||C||3||14||Stiff||Fast||$575|
|FR 13510-4 CC||11' 3"||B||4||10||Stiff||Fast||$575|
|FR 13512-4 CC||11' 3"||B||4||12||Stiff||Fast||$580|
G. Loomis rods are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against non-conformities in workmanship and materials for the life of the original owner. GL push poles, Venture (Adventure) fly reels, and GL fly rod outfits are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Premier Rods (PMR) are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from date of purchase. Demo rods are not covered under warranty. Sales receipt or proof of purchase required.
G. Loomis will inspect the rod to determine if the breakage was due to workmanship or material non-conformance.
For breakage determined to have occurred due to non-conformance, G. Loomis will at the companies’ discretion, either repair or replace the product at no charge.
Breakage deemed to be the result of normal wear and tear, accident or neglect will, at the companies’ discretion, be repaired or replaced for a specific fee. A full estimate will be provided for your approval before any fees are levied.