New G.Loomis GLX Models to Debut in Grand Rapids

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WOODLAND, Wash. – New for Spring 2013 – Expanding its GLX bass rods beyond crankbait and flipping models, G.Loomis introduces the new GLX jig and worm (JWR) and ShakyHead (SYR) rods. Along with being a major showcase for G.Loomis at this weekend’s Ultimate Sport Show at Devos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, the rod maker will cover the cost of your 2013 Michigan fishing license with the purchase any G.Loomis rod from participating dealers.

With blanks made from the graphite material that put G.Loomis at the forefront in fishing rod design and development in 1993 – and the first graphite made strictly to build fishing rods, the new GLX rods include 11 casting and nine spinning JWR models, and three ShakyHead spinning models.

The casting line-up includes four 6’8″ and four 7’1″ JWR rods in medium, medium-heavy, heavy and extra-heavy power ratings, and three 7’5″ rods in medium-heavy and heavy power. Spinning JWR rods include a 6′ medium power, two 6’6″ medium and medium-heavy power; three 6’8″ in medium-light, medium and medium-heavy power; two 7’1″ medium and medium-heavy power’ and a 7’6″ medium power. The three ShakyHead spinning rods are all 6’10” in length, and offered in mag-light, mag-medium and mag-heavy power.
he rods feature an all-new G.Loomis-designed custom reel seats – a ‘mag touch’ trigger seat on the casting rods, a cork ‘custom grip’ on the JWR spinning rods, and an ultra-light reel seat on the SkakyHead rods. The blank-through-handle design takes that whole GLX sensitivity to the next level.

As with all G.Loomis rods, the new GLX series is manufactured in the USA. For more information on these new rods, visit, call 800/GLoomis, or stop by your nearest G.Loomis tackle dealer.


Suggested retail – GLX JWR rods from $410 to $460; GLX SYR rods from $435 to $445

See GLX in action with Mark Zona and Jonathon VanDam –

Editor’s Note: G.Loomis’ ‘Let us buy your 2013 license’ promotion covers the state resident fishing license – and may also be applied toward a Michigan Sportsman’s License. The promotion continues through May 15 for any G.Loomis rod purchased through participating dealers.