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Date: 8/5/13
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: G.Loomis
Reviewer: Wolbugger

Our own Wolbugger first brought you a review of the Pro 4X 8 weight fly rod last year. This exciting series from the legendary G. Loomis utilizes blanks consisting of both GL3 and NRX graphite, and delivers a total package that earned high marks from us. This year, Loomis is expanding the Pro 4X line to include a broader spectrum of sticks covering everything from specialized nymphing to spey casting.


The team at G.Loomis show us the new lineup


Pro 4X Expanded Lineup: The Pro 4X series was initially launched as a core series of fly rods designed to suit a broad customer base. With rods able to handle a good range of fishing from Trout to smaller Tarpon, Pro 4X rods covered almost all of the bases. But what about spey casters? Czech nymphers? Now the lineup expands to fill the smaller, more specialized niches in fly fishing.


The Pro4X rods are now available in a much wider range of applications


Trout: These long, new rods within the existing trout series provide longer lengths for added line control when fishing tricky pocket water with single or multi-nymph rigs.  The 2 new rods include a 10 foot 3 weight, and a 10 foot 4 weight. Suggested retail price is $375.00.


Heading to Alaska or Kamchatka soon? Like to float tube for larger trout? These 3 brand new trout rods look like winners to us. Offered in 9'6” lengths, the 6,7, and 8 weight models are built to handle everything from tubing for burly rainbows to swinging a mouse on an Alaska stream. Like the nymph series, the suggested retail remains the same at $375.00.


A hot commodity among salmon and steelhead anglers, new Pro4X 2 handed rods are on the way


Switch/2 Hand: Anglers favoring longer rods for salmon and steelhead applications should have a smile on their face knowing that the Pro 4X two-handed rods are on the way. These long rods provide the ultimate in power, line control, and distance for big casts, big mends, big lines, and big fish. The series will be offered in a variety of sizes to cover all of your needs from light-duty summer run steelhead to mean chinook with big grain lines. In the switch rod series, new rods include a 10'6” 5 weight, 11'0” 7 weight, and 11'6” 9 weight. For 2 hand rods, you can choose from a 13 footer in a 7/8 or 8/9, a 14 foot 9/10, or a 15 foot 10/11. As far as these types of rods go, the pricing is very reasonable ranging from a suggested retail of $480 for the lightest switch rod up to $575 for the heaviest duty 2 hand stick.


All Pro 4X rods are four piece and come with an included tube. In addition to a limited lifetime warranty, the “Wild Card” program also applies to these rods which allows the owner a one time, no questions asked free replacement regardless of how the breakage happens. All new Pro 4X models are available right now!


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Conclusion: G. Loomis has always been one of the top picks in the fly rod biz, and for good reason; their rods are some of the best out there. If the price of an NRX is out of your league, the Pro 4X family of fly rods may be right up your alley. The expansion of the Pro 4X series is just another obvious indicator that Loomis continues to move forward year after year. We didn't expect anything less from these guys!










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