he Scandinavian style of two-hand casting was developed in the 1960's. Anglers schooled on the famous salmon and seatrout rivers of Norway and Sweden cast shooting tapers, floating or intermediate shooting heads of 30-45 feet, with mono running line. Instead of holding a fixed length of line as in traditional casting, anglers shoot the entire line in one stroke. This technique uses a much shorter, faster stroke with more emphasis on the lower hand during the cast, sometimes referred to as the "underhand" style.
Our Stinger Series was originally designed as 3-piece rods, but this year we redesigned them in 4-piece for improved transportability. We also gave them a new name - STINGER GLX. The rod actions remain fast and powerful to help casters create narrow, aerodynamic loops using this underhand dominated casting stroke. Their fast tapers allow you to make overhead casts as long as there is sufficient room for a back cast like on a gravel bar, generating incredible line speed for unbelievable distance - something you might consider for casting from the beach for saltwater species. Because the physical weight of the line reflects the true rating for each rod, we've converted our traditional line-size system to grains and grams for a more universal rating convention.
Stinger GLX rods feature Recoil guides, the best species-cork available and our exclusive "yin yang" machined reel seat with ivory-style insert and scrimshaw spey fly graphic. The handle shape has been refined, using a slim diameter, extended full-wells profile with a small composite cork butt-cap, giving it a nice finished look as well as providing durability.
Each rod comes with a soft, protective rod sock and travel case.
|Model Number||Handle||Rod Length||Pieces||Scandi Grams/Grains||Skagit Grams/Grains||Taper||Power||Price|
|FR181-4 Stinger GLX 45g/700gr||C||15'1"||4||44 g / 675 gr||45 g / 700 gr||Fast||Med-Stiff||$995|
|FR150-4 Stinger GLX 28g/450gr||A||12'6"||4||28 g / 450 gr||32 g / 500 gr||Fast||Med-Stiff||$870|
|FR156-4 Stinger GLX 32g/500gr||B||13'||4||32 g / 500 gr||36 g / 560 gr||Fast||Med-Stiff||$895|
|FR162-4 Stinger GLX 36g/550gr||C||13'6"||4||36 g / 550 gr||40 g / 600 gr||Fast||Med-Stiff||$945|
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.