I wanted to take a moment to give thanks to all of the great equipment we used on our recent Steelhead outing to the Methow and Grande Ronde River:
Our fly rods performed flawlessly. Nymphing the cold waters of Washington State in February for steelhead can require heavy flies and sizable strike indicators. The G. Loomis Classic GLX 10’ 8wt (2-Piece) fly rod easily roll-cast everything we threw at it. The rods medium-stiff action also mended line well and had enough
back bone to turn the head of a mulish steelhead in heavy current.
*Note: Loomis doesn’t appear to make the Classic GLX 10’ 8wt (2-Piece) anymore. But it looks that their NativeRun GLX line of rods use the same GLX technology but in 4-Piece. Awesome fly rods… check them out: NativeRun GLX or GLX Classics.
Solitude Reel Company.
Rio Products and Scientific Anglers.