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Conventional

CLASSIC STEELHEAD

From $439.99

These are the rods that put G.Loomis on the map. They are light, sensitive and extremely efficient. In our opinion, the two most important factors in a steelhead rod are sensitivity and line control. It's amazing as big as these fish are, their bite is so subtle that if you don't have an extremely sensitive rod you can miss a lot of fish. Drift fishermen, whether fishing from a boat or the shore, face many variables. Water levels fluctuate depending on the weather. Some rivers are low and clear, requiring light line and a stealthy approach, while others are big and more off color, allowing heavier gear and no finesse at all. Rod length is important! Anglers fishing small coastal streams can get by with a short rod while longer rods work much better on big rivers. A longer rod gives you a more direct angle of entry into the water and that means less line drag from the current. Less drag means more sensitivity and knowing what's going on at the end of your line is what makes the difference. G.Loomis steelhead rods are designed with a dynamic, sensitive tip and a moderately powered butt that allow you to fish a variety of line weights and lure sizes. We make several different lengths and power-ratings, giving you numerous options for most fishing conditions. Select the rod that best matches your requirements giving careful consideration to the different levels of graphite performance.

Key Features

  • Mid-modulus construction
  • Fiber Blend technology utilizes a marriage of diverse blank materials to obtain performance and price point
  • Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material
  • Unsurpassed strength and durability
  • Technique specific rods
  • Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington

Featured Technologies

  • MULTI-TAPER DESIGN
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Models Available

NRX+ Product Options
Sku Model LengthPowerAction PiecesLine (lb)Lure (oz)Handle Price
10247-01 STR 1024 C GL3 8'6"MediumFast 2 8-123/8-3/4B $439.99
10249-01 STR 1024 S GL3 8'6"MediumFast 2 8-123/8-3/4B $439.99
10251-01 STR 1025 C GL3 8'6"Medium HeavyFast 2 8-173/8-1B $449.99
10252-01 STR 1025 C IMX 8'6"Medium HeavyFast 2 8-173/8-1A $559.99
10254-01 STR 1025 S GL3 8'6"Medium HeavyFast 2 8-173/8-1B $449.99
10258-01 STR 1082 S IMX 9'0"LightModerate 2 6-101/4-1/2A $559.99
10259-01 STR 1084 C IMX 9'0"MediumFast 2 8-123/8-3/4A $559.99
10261-01 STR 1141 S GL3 9'6"Ultra LightSlow 2 4-81/16-3/8A $459.99
10266-01 STR 1263 C GL3 10'6"MediumFast 2 6-123/8-3/4B $489.99
10386-01 STR 1141 S GLX 9'6"Ultra LightSlow 2 4-81/16-3/8A $699.99

Technology

  • MULTI-TAPER DESIGN

    MULTI-TAPER DESIGN

    Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innovation, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis rods deliver superior performance, heightening angler experience and effectiveness on the water. While there are countless examples of this philosophy in action, one technology in particular encapsulates our drive to build the most advanced rods in the world: Multi-Taper Design.

    Multi-Taper Design is best described as a series of “micro-tapers” within the overall taper of the rod. This unique, proprietary process allows us to use more material on potential break points and less material everywhere else. To accomplish this, we manufactured a custom rolling table...and it’s the only one in existence today. The result is a catalog of precisely defined actions that strike a perfect balance between durability and performance.

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