G.loomis Addresses Light-Duty Spinning with GCX LITE
Introduction: The G.Loomis GCX Series has successfully filled the
mainstream niche for the brand which is best known for their premium rod
offerings. Positioned right below IMX-Pro the GCX rods make use of SeaGuide
components and are still manufactured in the G.Loomis factory in Woodland
Washington. This ICAST the company is expanding the GCX line with new lighter
action spinning rods and an emphasis on tip sensitivity.
G.Loomis addresses ultralight spinning fans with the new
GCX LITE Series
LITE: The new GCX LITE series continues the GCX formula of using Fuji seats
combined with SeaGuide aluminum oxide components to create a rod priced to
compete in the mainstream.
The GCX LITE rods make use of SeaGuide Aluminum Oxide
lighter action rods are easily identifiable with orange threading. The G.Loomis
team created the new rods with extra-sensitive tips which are designed to aid
anglers with casting distance and accuracy when fishing with lightweight baits.
All GCX LITE rods make use of split grips to minimize
G.Loomis’ proprietary Multi-Taper Design technology, GCX LITE provides anglers
with durable yet lightweight blanks that should also be quite sensitive for
detecting those subtle strikes. There are a total of 17 rods in the new GCX
lineup ranging in length from 4’8” to 7’6” and with powers from light to
ultra-light. They will retail from $249.99 to $319.99 and come backed with a
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
There are even a few two piece ultra light rods in the
lineup that are great for backcountry trout fishing
Quick Take: The GCX LITE rods looks like they will fit right into the
portfolio and helps bridge the gap in finesse spinning between GCX and the
higher end G.Loomis spinning rods while also branching out from bass actions to
finesse powers that are well-suited for targeting other smaller species. Some of
the rods in this lineup look particularly good for backcountry trout fishing and
we would love to see some GCX LITE casting rods in the future, especially the
compact 5’0 and shorter rods, to address true BFS applications.