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UK Game Fishing Guide

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Established in the USA over 30 years ago, G. Loomis was one of the original pioneers of graphite rod blank technology and to this day maintains a reputation world wide as one of the elite producers of high quality rods for the game market. Further to this, all G. Loomis rods are manufactured at their own factory based in Woodland, Washington State, USA. For 2013, G. Loomis is now available in the UK through a Pro Dealer network which has been selectively appointed to deliver the ultimate experience to the game angler. The G.Loomis rod range is truly amazing and caters for every type and style of fly-fishing you could ever wish to pursue. Rods that deliver without compromise, designed to be a delight for every user, what ever their level of experience and totally thrilling during every day of fishing. The rod range is extensive and to help navigate through the spectacular range we have carefully selected rods into groups that actually cover the UK’s specific fly fishing interests such as big still waters, rivers, smaller tactical locations, plus salmon double-handers and saltwater. -2-

Introduction | Contents

Contents 4 5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 -3-

The Company G Loomis Materials Still Water Rods Introduction NRX Still Water Native Run GLX · Pro-4X River & Small Still Water Rods Introduction NRX NRX Lite Presentation · NRX Nymph Pro-4X Streamdance GLX WhisperCreek GLX Max GLX · Max GLX Czech Nymph GLX Classics Double Handed Salmon Rods Introduction NRX Double Handed Switch GLX · Stinger GLX VersaSpey Double Handed Salt Water Rods Introduction NRX Salt Water GLX Classics · CrossCurrent GLX Pro-4X Salt Water ShoreStalker Spinning & Casting Rods Introduction Fiber Blend Light Spinning & Bait IMX Forcelite Spinning GL2 Casting & Spinning GL3 Casting & Spinning G Loomis Warranty G Loomis Pro Team

It’s All About People, Performance and Passion When we talk about the success behind G.Loomis, it all starts with people. G Loomis was founded 30 years ago on one man’s dream - a passion for fishing and the outdoors. Sure we have incredible, high-tech equipment and are always researching new materials, new designs and new components, but the passion of the people is our driving force. As our company has grown, so have the people. They’ve worked hard to improve their efficiencies and their knowledge. They’ve been instrumental in every aspect of the success of this company. There’s a lot of ‘hands on’ at G.Loomis. Machines don’t cut graphite patterns or wrap guides or ferrule blanks... factory technicians do. Our customers get world class customerservice from our people, not telephones or computers. New products and new, more dynamic materials are the result of engineers that spend hours researching and testing them so we can make them available to all anglers. It’s all about our people and their passion for making the finest, high performance fishing rods on the planet. And another thing, every rod you see with the G.Loomis logo on it, whether it’s NRX® or GL2®, is made right here in our Woodland, Washington factory. Always have been and always will be. -4-

G.Loomis Materials

Materials

G Loomis has always been at the forefront of rod building technology and the GLX carbon found in most of our rods has proved to be an outstanding performer. However the latest developments are now to be found in the resin that ‘glues’ the carbon fibres together and the most advanced is ‘silica nano’ particles. G Loomis was one of the first rod building companies in the world to utilise this development and it can be found in all NRX rods. Whilst some manufactures are using the word ‘nano’ in their rod descriptions, the use of silica nano (which is by far the best) is actually limited to only a handful of rod producers. NRX – (Silica nano resin)

NRX uses extremely high modulus carbon combined with the most advanced Silica Nano Matrix technology available. For the record, all rod blanks use resin. It’s the ‘glue’ that bonds the carbon fibres together. The secret to NRX is the nano silica particles in the resin. They are so minute they infiltrate all the gaps in the carbon fibre providing much more surface area for the resin to adhere to, dramatically increasing overall strength. What this means to the angler is a rod that is far stronger, far lighter and more sensitive, a revelation in the world of graphite fishing rods, no matter what type of fishing you choose.

GLX

Next to NRX this is our highest performing graphite system. Its high modulus, high tensile strength provides an extremely light yet sensitive rod blank that delivers amazing performance across the entire range. GLX has been the very backbone of our product range for many years and maintains a dominant position as a favourite with anglers in the know. -5-

Rod Protection

All G Loomis rods come with a protective travel tube to minimise the chances of rod damage. Whilst we have no doubt that our rods are made to the highest standards and are protected by our G Loomis warranty, transporting your rod in the tube provided will protect it against damaging knocks and accidents which can weaken the integrity of the rod blank.

Still Water Rods There is no doubt that Still Water angling forms an incredibly important part of our Game fishing here in the UK and with that in mind our Still Water selection reects the needs of both the enthusiastic pleasure angler through to our highly skilled competition finalists. From NRX to Pro4x, these rods are all about strength and distance, with lightness and engaging usability designed into each model. These rods will appeal to all skill levels and have a wonderful lightness that can be used all day long.

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Still Water Rods Introduction

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NRX®

After many years of research, extensive development and continual technology improvements, our new and most dynamic achievement incorporates Silica Nano Matrix technology to make this our greatest fly rod yet. Insanely lightweight, ultra high performance fly rod, which we believe is the best fly rod ever built. We call it NRX – you will call it ‘amazing’. Overall these rods will perform better, cast further and be more accurate than any other fly rod on the market.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12032-01

Code

ROD NRX FR1207-4NR 2012

10’

A

4

7

Stiff

£749.00

GL12033-01

ROD NRX FR1208-4NR 2012

10’

A

4

8

Stiff

£749.00

GL12034-01

ROD NRX FR1209-4NR 2012

10’

A

4

9

Stiff

£749.00

“Insanely lightweight, ultra high performance fly rod, which we believe is the best fly rod ever built. We call it NRX – you will call it ‘amazing’.”

RRP Price

Key Features

• New green series NRX introduced to celebrate 30th year anniversary. • New Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • High modulus graphite construction results in reduced weight. • Available to suit a range of styles / situations. • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle.

NRX Handle

A

Handle A

Grip length 7"

• Carbon travel tube.

Fighting Butt Overall handle 1" 11.5" -8-

Still Water Rods

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Native Run® GLX®

An ideal rod for big waters and for those anglers looking to cover as many options as possible. Specifically designed for distance casting, these rods are perfect for UK reservoir action where long casts and long leaders are the norm. Graceful tapers in the design, create a fast action that allows fishing with all types of lines effectively. Really light in design to give effortless performance whether casting dries to rising fish or punching out lures on an intermediate or fast sink line, it’s a rod that won’t disappoint.

Key Features

• Exclusive G Loomis high performance GLX graphite blank • Custom reel seats featuring a single fastener with raised grips for easy tightening • Nickel titanium RECOIL guides by REC • Aluminium reel seat with the fi nest Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL11564-01

Code

ROD FR1206-4 GLX NR

10’

A

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11548-01

ROD FR1207 4PC NR-GLX

10’

A

4

7

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11544-01

ROD FR1088 4PC NR-GLX

9’

A

4

8

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11554-01

ROD FR1148 4PC NR-GLX

9’ 6”

A

4

8

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11549-01

ROD FR1208 4PC NR-GLX

10’

A

4

8

Medium-Stiff

£659.00

PRO-4X®

Casting the Pro4X is something quite amazing, leaving many to wonder how it’s been possible. It’s all achieved by the clever use of the NRX Silica Nano Matrix in the upper part of the blank and in doing so leads the way in design, offering a blend in construction that makes for an absolute powerhouse of benefit and weight reduction without breaking the bank.

Key Features

• GLX graphite blank with NRX Silica Nano Matrix top section • Best Fly Fishing Rod Winner at ICAST 2011 • Incredibly light, recovers quickly and casts with unbelievable precision • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, Fuji stripping guide, single leg chrome intermediates, anodised aluminium reel seat, high density cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

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Still Water Rods

Native Run GLX Handle

A

Handle A

Grip length 7.5"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 1" 12.25"

“Casting the Pro4X is something quite amazing, leaving many to wonder how it’s been possible.”

Pro4X Handles

A

Handle A

Grip length 7.5"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 0.75" 12"

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12004-01

Code

ROD PRO 4X 1206-4 FR

10’

A

4

6

Stiff

£399.00

GL12005-01

ROD PRO 4X 1207-4 FR

10’

A

4

7

Stiff

£399.00

GL12006-01

ROD PRO 4X 1208-4 FR

10’

A

4

8

Stiff

£399.00

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RRP Price

River and Small Still Water Rods For those anglers needing specialization, our River and smaller Still Water section covers all the bases. This part of the G.Loomis range is extensive and fulfills the needs of even the most demanding of angler and who’s quest is for Trout and Grayling in what can often be the most testing of situations. These rods are all about accuracy, presentation, delicacy and enjoyment. It’s often about catching fish despite the odds!

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River and Small Still Water Introduction

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NRX®

The NRX series has been created as a result of continual innovation and improvement which has seen G. Loomis never settle for rods that are just ‘good enough’. Over the years we’ve championed a lot of change in the fishing world, researching and developing new materials and designs, and pushing the boundaries with each and every new product to ensure we are the leader in graphite rod blank technology. The NRX range of rods are at the pinnacle of modern design and incorporate all the elements to make them our finest fly rods ever.

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Key Features

• New green series NRX introduced to celebrate 30th year anniversary. • New Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • High modulus graphite construction • Available to suit a range of styles / situations. • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle. • Carbon travel tube.

River and Small Still Water Rods

NRX Handles

A B Handle A B C

Grip length 6.75" 6.75" 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 10.25" 1" 11.25" 10.25"

C

“The NRX range of rods are at the pinnacle of modern design and incorporate all the elements to make them our finest fly rods ever.”

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12097-01

Code

ROD NRX903-4 FLY G

7’ 6”

A

4

3

Medium-Stiff

RRP Price £639.00

GL12028-01

ROD NRX FR1083-4SD 2012

9'

B

4

3

Medium-Stiff

£649.00 £649.00

GL12029-01

ROD NRX FR1084-4SD 2012

9'

B

4

4

Medium-Stiff

GL12030-01

ROD NRX FR1085-4SD 2012

9’

B

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£679.00

GL12031-01

ROD NRX FR1086-4SD 2012

9'

C

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£679.00

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NRX Nymph Handles

A B

Handle A B

Grip length Fighting Butt Overall handle 6.25" 9.75" 6.75" 10.25"

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12102-01

Code

ROD NRX1203-4 FLY G

10’

A

4

3

Extra-Stiff

£699.00

GL12103-01

ROD NRX1204-4 FLY G

10’

B

4

4

Extra-Stiff

£699.00

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RRP Price

River and Small Still Water Rods

NRX® Lite Presentation

The NRX Lite Presentation (LP) fly rods incorporate all of the NRX technology but designed with an even lighter action. Ideal for when conditions call for long delicate casts using extremely light leaders. Just perfect for low water conditions and of course crystal clear waters, where the lightest of presentations is required.

Key Features

• Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance. • Designed for lightweight lines and delicate presentation. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • High modulus graphite construction results in reduced weight. • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle. • Carbon travel tube. NRX Lite Presentation Handles

Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

A

RRP Price

GL12099-01

ROD NRX1043-4 LP FLY G

8’ 8”

A

4

3

Medium

£669.00

GL12100-01

ROD NRX1084-4 LP FLY G

9’

B

4

4

Medium

£669.00

GL12101-01

ROD NRX1085-4 LP FLY G

9’

B

4

5

Medium

£699.00

B

Handle A B

Grip length Fighting Butt Overall handle 6.25" 11.25" 6.25" 9.75"

Key Features

• Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance.

NRX® Nymph

Both 10’ rods are designed perfectly for the most exacting of nymphing techniques. Fast action, but in no way aggressive, these rods are light enough to hold out at arms length all day long. Superbly sensitive tips that compress for a perfect re-launch of a fly at the end of a swim and have an overall rod action that has amazing control when playing the fish in fast paced water even when fishing with the lightest of leaders. -17-

• Lightweight 10’ lengths designed especially for nymphing. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • High modulus graphite construction results in reduced weight. • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle. • Carbon travel tube.

“High quality components and an unparalleled finish are the hallmarks of all G.Loomis rods.�

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River and Small Still Water Rods

PRO-4X®

The Pro4x is a new rod aimed at the more discerning new-to-the-sport and intermediate angler. Its design, in part stems from the NRX and along with its special taper design and weight reduction in the upper half of the blank, it’s a rod just packed full of power and precision. A rod that has to be tried, to be believed.

Key Features

• GLX graphite blank with NRX Silica Nano Matrix top section • Best Fly Fishing Rod Winner at ICAST 2011 • Incredibly light, recovers quickly and casts with unbelievable precision • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, Fuji stripping guide, single leg chrome intermediates, anodised aluminium reel seat, high density cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

Pro4X Handles

A B

Handle A B Code

Grip length 6.25" 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 10" 10.75"

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL11996-01

ROD PRO 4X 963-4 FR

8’

A

4

3

Medium

£339.00

GL11997-01

ROD PRO 4X 964-4 FR

8’

A

4

4

Medium

£339.00

GL11998-01

ROD PRO 4X 1084-4 FR

9’

B

4

4

Medium-Stiff

£349.00

GL11999-01

ROD PRO 4X 1085-4 FR

9’

B

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£349.00

GL12000-01

ROD PRO 4X 1086-4 FR

9’

B

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£349.00

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Streamdance GLX®

StreamDance GLX fly rods are a benchmark for trout fishing fly rods and consistently top-rated in shoot outs. We are confident in calling these rods the best all-around trout rods on the planet, bar none. They are potent enough to punch a long line, yet still subtle when you need to curve a long leader to a sitting fish. You can feel G.Loomis’ passion and commitment from the moment you put one of these rods in your hand.

“Our exclusive offset-oval sculptured barrel and a distinctively beautiful ‘California Buckeye Burl’ insert.”

StreamDance GLX Handles

A

Key Features

• Four-piece design using exclusive G Loomis GLX graphite blanks.

B

• Medium-fast to fast tapers for long, accurate casts.

C

• Lengths from 8ft 3ins to 10ft. • Rods suited to weights from #3 to #6 in range.

Handle A B C Code

Grip length 6.60" 6.75" 6.75"

• Satin olive fi nish throughout.

Fighting Butt Overall handle 9.75" 10" 0.75" 10.75"

• Features top quality components, RECOIL guides, buckeye burl insert, knurled winding check. • Protective travel tube.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL11388-01

ROD FR993 3PC GLX HLS SD

8’ 3”

A

3

3

Medium-Stiff

RRP Price £639.00

GL11389-01

ROD FR1024 4PC GLX HLS SD

8’ 6”

A

4

4

Medium-Stiff

£639.00

GL11391-01

ROD FR1084 4PC GLX HLS SD

9’

A

4

4

Medium-Stiff

£639.00

GL11390-01

ROD FR1025 4PC GLX HLS SD

8’ 6”

A

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£639.00

GL11392-01

ROD FR1085 4PC GLX HLS SD

9’

B

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£639.00

GL11429-01

ROD FR1205 4PC GLX HLS SD

10’

C

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11393-01

ROD FR1086 4PC GLX HLS SD

9’

C

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£639.00

GL11395-01

ROD FR1146 4PC GLX HLS SD

9’ 6”

C

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

GL11430-01

ROD FR1206 4PC GLX HLS SD

10’

C

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£649.00

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River and Small Still Water Rods

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River and Small Still Water Rods

WhisperCreek GLX®

The name says it all. This is a rod for gin-clear water and for trout with severe aversions for sloppy casts and the associated plops from poor presentations. It’s a rod for hands-n-knees approaches. It’s all about stealth and catching fish in spite of the odds. These really are nice and easy, smooth casting presentation rods for the angler who isn’t concerned with distance and power strokes – precise presentation is the order.

Code GL11707-01

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

ROD FR962-3 WC GLX

8’

A

3

2

Medium

£599.00

GL11708-01

ROD FR933-3 WC GLX

7’ 9”

A

3

3

Medium

£609.00

GL11711-01

ROD FR1043-4 WC GLX

8’ 8”

A

4

3

Medium

£619.00

GL11709-01

ROD FR934-3 WC GLX

7’ 9”

A

3

4

Medium

£619.00

GL11710-01

ROD FR1024-4 WC GLX

8’ 6”

A

4

4

Medium

£639.00

GL11712-01

ROD FR1084-4 WC GLX

9’

A

4

4

Medium

£629.00

GL11713-01

ROD FR1085-4 WC GLX

9’

B

4

5

Medium

£639.00

WhisperCreek GLX Handles

A B

Handle A B

Grip length 6.25" 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 9.5" 10" -23-

Key Features

• Exclusive G Loomis GLX graphite blanks. • Lightweight action with soft tip for precise, intimate presentation • Lengths from 7ft 9ins to 9ft. • Rods suited to weights from #2 to #5. • Features top quality components, RECOIL guides, anodized aluminium reel seat with buckeye burl insert, knurled winding check. • Protective travel tube.

“Features top quality components including REC RECOIL Nickel titanium guides.”

Max GLX®

A family of extra stiff 9’ rods designed for demanding situations where distance and accuracy are essential to catch fish. When the wind makes it all but impossible to cast a fly, this is the rod you will want in your hands. The fast action makes for long accurate casts and it has the ability to lift a longer line from the water than normal for a rod of its size. This is not an all-purpose rod, but if you need something with more horsepower this is it. Ideal for small still waters and medium sized river locations. Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL11704-01

Code

ROD FR1084-4 MLS GLX

9’

A

4

4

Extra-Stiff

£629.00

GL11705-01

ROD FR1085-4 MLS GLX

9’

B

4

5

Extra-Stiff

£635.00

GL11706-01

ROD FR1086-4 MLS GLX

9’

B

4

6

Extra-Stiff

£639.00

Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks. • Super fast design for long, precise casts. • Rods suited to weights from #4 to #6. • Features top quality components, nickel titanium RECOIL guides, offset oval anodized aluminium reel seat. • Protective travel tube.

RRP Price

Max GLX & Czech Nymph Handles

A B C

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Handle A B C

Grip length 6.25" 6.75" 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 9.5" 0.75" 10.75" 10"

River and Small Still Water Rods

Max GLX® ‘Czech Nymph’

Designed for the demands of Czech Nymphing, these fast action 10’ rods are ideal. A light yet sensitive tip helps the angler make short accurate drifts with weighted nymphs. The extra fast taper delivers a quick hook set during the take and delivers perfect control when playing the fish in fast paced water.

Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks. • Super fast design with sensitive tip for ultra fast hook setting. • Two models available, #3 for ultra light leaders and smaller fish, #4 for larger fish. • Features top quality components, RECOIL guides, anodized aluminium reel seat, Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL11783-01

ROD FR1203-4 Max GLX Comp "Czech Nymph"

10’

C

4

3

Stiff

£679.00

GL11784-01

ROD FR1204-4 Max GLX Comp "Czech Nymph"

10’

C

4

4

Stiff

£689.00

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“Super fast action with a sensitive tip offers lightening fast hook sets.”

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River and Small Still Water Rods

GLX® Classics

As the name suggests, this is a true classic. This is the rod that changed everything. When G.Loomis developed the GLX, the graphite world shifted forever. A rod that has stood the tests of time and it still remains as popular as ever. A great all round high performance and very versatile trout rod especially suited to small still waters and rivers. Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks with polished ‘no paint’ satin fi nish • Traditional 2-piece design with fast taper.

“This is the rod that changed everything. When G.Loomis developed the GLX, the graphite world shifted forever.”

• Versatile ‘progressive power taper’ for easy casting. • Features top quality components, titanium chromium nitrate coated guides, carbon barrel reel seat with aluminium fittings and Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

GLX Classics Handle

A

Code

Handle A

Grip length 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 10.25"

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL10045-01

ROD FR1084 GLX 2PC

9’

A

2

4

Medium-Stiff

£575.00

GL10052-01

ROD FR1085 GLX 2PC

9’

A

2

5

Medium-Stiff

£579.00

GL10059-01

ROD FR1086 GLX 2PC

9’

A

2

6

Medium-Stiff

£579.00

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Double Handed Salmon Rods In the world of Salmon rods, technique and casting style remains a key focus in all our designs. To have Lightness and power in our rods goes without saying, but its only when using them that an angler truly understands and appreciates how graceful and rewarding a G.Loomis double handed Salmon rod can be. Some call that the Loomis eect!

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Double Handed Salmon Introduction

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NRX® Double Handed

Our new and most dynamic achievement NRX incorporates the latest Silica Nano Technology to make this our greatest fly rod yet. Insanely lightweight, ultra high performance fly rod, which we believe is the best salmon rod ever built – and against the competition ‘it’s simply better’. Overall these rods will perform better, cast further and be more accurate than any other fly rod on the market. The rods are sublime and the easiest to use for any angler, of any level of competence, to achieve amazing results. Code

Key Features

• Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance. • High modulus graphite construction results in reduced weight. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • Available to suit a range of styles / situations. • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12161-01

ROD NRX1446-4 FLY G

12’

A

4

4/5

Medium-Stiff

RRP Price £929.00

GL12104-01

ROD NRX168 6/7-4 FLY G

14’

C

4

6/7

Medium-Stiff

£949.00

GL12157-01

ROD NRX1567/8-4 FLY G

13’

B

4

7/8

Medium-Stiff

£979.00

GL12041-01

ROD NRX FR1568/9-4RR 2012

13’

B

4

8/9

Medium-Stiff

£949.00

GL12105-01

ROD NRX168 8/9-4 FLY G

14’

C

4

8/9

Medium-Stiff

£999.00

GL12042-01

ROD NRX FR1689/10-4RR 2012

14’

C

4

9/10

Medium-Stiff

£999.00

GL12043-01

ROD NRX FR18010/11-4RR 2012

15’

C

4

10/11

Medium-Stiff

£1,099.00

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Double Handed Salmon Rods

NRX Double Handed Handles

A Handle A B C

Grip length 14.00" 16.00" 14.00"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 5" 22.25" 5" 24.25" 5" 22.25"

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B C

Switch GLX®

Key Features

An amazing rod with the lightness and flexibility to be used to make normal overhead casts, roll casts and every type of Spey cast. Perfectly suited for small rivers and low water conditions and with a quick change of line type can have you switching to cover any number of situations. Can also be used as an amazing performer for long distance casting on still water trout venues, where the extra length becomes a real advantage during wading or when faced with obstructions such as a dam wall behind.

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks with moderately fast taper. • Lightweight 11’ length can be used for many casting styles. • Stunning small river/low water rod • Features top quality components, RECOIL guides, anodized aluminium reel seat, Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube. Switch GLX Handles

A Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price £739.00

GL11740-01

ROD FR1325-4 ROARING RIVER GLX SWITCH

11’

C

4

5

Medium-Stiff

GL11741-01

ROD FR1327-4 ROARING RIVER GLX SWITCH

11’

C

4

7

Medium-Stiff

£749.00

GL11742-01

ROD FR1328-4 ROARING RIVER GLX SWITCH

11’

C

4

8

Medium-Stiff

£759.00

Handle A

Grip length 11.00"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 5" 19.5"

Stinger GLX®

Scandinavian style casting - the Stinger series has an action that remains fast and powerful to help create narrow aerodynamic loops using the underhand dominated casting stroke. Can also achieve really long distance from a standard overhead cast and will punch out large lures for use in general predator fishing .

Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks with fast taper. • Designed for Scandinavian style casting. • Features top quality components, RECOIL guides, anodized aluminium reel seat, Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

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Double Handed Salmon Rods

“Made with our exclusive offset-oval sculptured barrel reel seat, each with an ivory style insert engraved with a fly graphic.”

Stinger GLX Handles

A B C Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Power

GL11816-01

ROD FR150-4 GLX STINGER 28gm/450gr

12” 6”

A

4

Medium-Stiff

£869.00

GL11817-01

ROD FR156-4 GLX STINGER 32gm/500gr

13’

B

4

Medium-Stiff

£889.00

GL11818-01

ROD FR162-4 GLX STINGER 36gm/550gr

13’ 6”

C

4

Medium-Stiff

£939.00

GL11819-01

ROD FR181-4 GLX STINGER 44gm/675gr

15’ 1”

C

4

Medium-Stiff

£969.00

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RRP Price Handle A B C

Grip length 11.00" 14.00" 14.00"

Fighting Butt 5" 5" 6"

Overall handle 19.75" 22.75" 23.75"

VersaSpey® Double Handed

A great all round performer allowing the angler to perform all the popular casting styles required for small and medium rivers or low water conditions. VersaSpey has the versatility to handle short compact shooting heads, yet very capable of handling traditional Spey lines. Key Features

• G Loomis Fibreblends graphite blanks. • Versatile casting performance across a wide range of line weights. • Suitable for short shooting heads or full length lines • Exceptional value to performance ratio. • Features top quality components, Hopkins and Holloway stripper guides and chrome snake intermediates, aluminium reel seat with Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube.

“Versatile casting performance with short shooting heads or full bodied lines.” Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL11811-01

ROD FR11811-4 VERSASPEY 400gr

12’ 6”

A

4

5/6

Medium

£549.00

GL11812-01

ROD FR11812-4 VERSASPEY 450gr

13’

A

4

6/7

Medium

£599.00

GL11813-01

ROD FR11813-4 VERSASPEY 500gr

13’

B

4

7/8

Medium

£599.00

GL11814-01

ROD FR11814-4 VERSASPEY 550gr

13’ 6”

B

4

8/9

Medium

£649.00

GL11815-01

ROD FR11815-4 VERSASPEY 650gr

13’ 6”

B

4

9/10

Medium

£649.00

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RRP Price

Double Handed Salmon Rods

VersaSpey Double Handed Handles

A B

Handle A B -35-

Grip length 11.25" 11.25"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 4.75" 19.25" 4.75" 19.25"

Salt Water Rods Salt Water y-fishing seems to bring out a true passion within game fishing that once experienced, stays with the angler for ever and our range caters for everyone from mere holiday enthusiast to the absolutely obsessed. All the rods in this series are salt water friendly, really easy to use and have power to deliver the y straight out to where its needed yet have all the strength to control long powerful runs from the ultimate in fighting fish.

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Salt Water Introduction

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NRX® Saltwater

They just don’t make a better rod than this! Throughout the range from the 7 to 12 weight, the standard by which all saltwater fly rods have been measured in the past has had to change. The NRX range is made from Silica Nano Matrix, high modulus graphite composite, developed to produce a rod that is lighter and stronger and has more power than ever produced before. Against the competition – ‘It’s simply better’ Casting into the wind – Easy Cast big flies – No problem Fish all day long – Like a dream Key Features

• Silica Nano Matrix system offers unrivalled performance and in-built reserves of strength. • High modulus graphite construction results in reduced weight. • Best Fly Fishing Rod winner at EFTTEX 2010. • Finished with the finest components and fittings, aluminium titanium guides, anodised reel seat, high density cork handle.

Saltwater NRX Handles

• Carbon travel tube.

A

• Saltwater friendly.

B Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12035-01

ROD NRX FR1087-4CC 2012

9’

A

4

7

Stiff

£699.00

GL12036-01

ROD NRX FR1088-4CC 2012

9’

A

4

8

Stiff

£709.00

GL12037-01

ROD NRX FR1089-4CC 2012

9’

A

4

9

Stiff

£719.00

GL12038-01

ROD NRX FR10810-4CC 2012

9’

B

4

10

Stiff

£749.00

GL12039-01

ROD NRX FR10811-4CC 2012

9’

B

4

11

Stiff

£779.00

GL12040-01

ROD NRX FR10812-4CC 2012

9’

B

4

12

Stiff

£799.00

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RRP Price Handle A B

Grip length 7.00" 7.25"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 1.00" 11.50" 1.25" 11.75"

Salt Water Rods

CrossCurrent®

Our starting point for saltwater fly rods. The CrossCurrent series are outstanding ‘power tools’ for the flats. Not as light as their GLX counterparts or the latest NRX, but they are everything an angler expects of a saltwater rod, with power to spare. A perfect first time investment rod or an ideal back up to a GLX or NRX.

Key Features

• G Loomis Fibreblend graphite blanks with fast taper. • Powerful distance casting performance. • Features top quality components, nickel titanium Recoil guides, anodised aluminium reel seat with Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube. • Saltwater friendly.

Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL11820-01

ROD FR1087-4 CC

9’

A

4

7

Stiff

£459.00

GL11821-01

ROD FR1088-4 CC

9’

A

4

8

Stiff

£469.00

GL11822-01

ROD FR1089-4 CC

9’

A

4

9

Stiff

£479.00

GL11823-01

ROD FR10810-4 CC

9’

A

4

10

Stiff

£489.00

GL11824-01

ROD FR10812-4 CC

9’

A

4

12

Stiff

£499.00

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CrossCurrent Handle

A

Handle A

Grip length 7.25"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 1.25" 11.25"

GLX Classics & CrossCurrent GLX Handles

A B C

Handle A B C

Grip length 7.25" 7.25" 7.50"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 1.25" 12.25" 1.25" 12.25" 1.00" 12.25"

“A real performer – these rods have incredible lifting power and fast tapers that help generate tight aerodynamic loops.”

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Salt Water Rods

GLX® Classics

A legendary 2-piece fly rod that saltwater anglers have revered for almost 20 years. It’s a true classic in every sense of the word. Forgiving in the tip, yet powerful, it’s about as user friendly as a rod can get. It will handle everything from big Pike to large Stripers, Snook to Bones and Redfish. A classic predator rod. Code GL10071-01

Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks with fast taper. • Traditional 2-piece design. • Features top quality components, titanium chromium nitrate coated guides, carbon barrel reel seat with aluminium fittings and Portuguese cork handle.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

• Protective travel tube.

ROD FR1088 GLX 2PC

9’

C

2

8

Medium-Stiff

£595.00

• Saltwater friendly.

CrossCurrent® GLX

A real performer – these rods have incredible lifting power and fast tapers that help generate tight aerodynamic loops to punch out really long casts, even into the wind. Really lightweight with bags of casting appeal, the CrossCurrent GLX series has proven to be the most popular saltwater choice.

Key Features

• G Loomis GLX graphite blanks with fast taper. • Powerful distance casting performance. • Features top quality components, nickel titanium Recoil guides, anodised aluminium reel seat with Portuguese cork handle.

Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL11286-01

ROD FR1086 4PC CC-GLX

9’

A

4

6

Stiff

£639.00

• Protective travel tube.

GL11287-01

ROD FR1087 4PC CC-GLX

9’

A

4

7

Stiff

£649.00

• Saltwater friendly.

GL11288-01

ROD FR1088 4PC CC-GLX

9’

A

4

8

Stiff

£649.00

GL11289-01

ROD FR1089 4PC CC-GLX

9’

A

4

9

Stiff

£669.00

GL11290-01

ROD FR10810 4PC CC-GLX

9’

B

4

10

Stiff

£699.00

GL11292-01

ROD FR10812 4PC CC-GLX

9’

B

4

12

Stiff

£739.00

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RRP Price

PRO4x®

Casting the Pro4x Saltwater produces amazing distances due to the fast loading and recovery properties achieved from the design incorporated into the upper part of the blank which cleverly uses the NRX Silica Nano Matrix. Super lightweight yet powers out a line right into the wind.

Key Features

• GLX graphite blank with NRX Silica Nano Matrix top section • Best Fly Fishing Rod Winner at ICAST 2011 • Incredibly light, recovers quickly and casts with unbelievable precision • Finished with the fi nest components and fittings, Fuji stripping guide, single leg chrome intermediates, anodised aluminium reel seat, high density cork handle. • Protective travel tube. • Saltwater friendly.

Code

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

GL12001-01

ROD PRO 4X 1088-4 FR

9’

A

4

8

Stiff

£379.00

GL12002-01

ROD PRO 4X 1089-4 FR

9’

A

4

9

Stiff

£379.00

GL12003-01

ROD PRO 4X 10810-4 FR

9’

B

4

10

Stiff

£379.00

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RRP Price

Salt Water Rods

PRO4x Handles

A

“Casting the Pro4x Saltwater produces amazing distances due to the fast loading and recovery properties achieved from the design incorporated into the upper part of the blank.� -43-

B

Handle A B

Grip length 7.5" 7.5"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 0.75" 12.00" 1.25" 12.25"

ShoreStalker

The ShoreStalker series is a special range of predator rods that were designed for targeting fish that hide away in thick undergrowth where they generally burst out from cover to ambush their prey. Whilst originally designed for predator species such as pike, these rods are an effective tool for all forms of shallow, warm saltwater species. These rods are meant for stalking the shoreline, rocky points and overhanging mangroves. In essence the sort of areas where a short accurate cast is far more critical than distance. The rods will load with minimal line and have enough power and accuracy to punch lures and streamers into a small opening at 20 yards.

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Line Weight

Power

RRP Price

GL11735-01

Code

ROD FR11735-4 SHORESTALKER 8'0#5

8

A

4

5

Medium-Stiff

£299.00

GL11736-01

ROD FR11736-4 SHORESTALKER 8'6#6

8’ 6”

A

4

6

Medium-Stiff

£319.00

GL11737-01

ROD FR11737-4 SHORESTALKER 8’6#7

8’ 6”

A

4

7

Medium-Stiff

£329.00

GL11738-01

ROD FR11738-4 SHORESTALKER 8'8#8

8’ 8”

A

4

8

Stiff

£339.00

GL11739-01

ROD FR11739-4 SHORESTALKER 8'8#9

8’ 8”

A

4

9

Stiff

£349.00

ShoreStalker Handle

A

Handle A

Grip length 6.75"

Fighting Butt Overall handle 0.75" 11" -44-

Key Features

• G Loomis fibreblend graphite blanks with medium fast action. • Accurate casting performance. • Features top quality components, Fuji stripping guides, chrome intermediates, anodised reel seat with Portuguese cork handle. • Protective travel tube • Saltwater friendly.

Spinning Introduction

Spinning & Casting Rods These rods have been instrumental in putting G.Loomis on the map as one of the world leaders in rod design and quality. They are light, sensitive and extremely efficient, but with the power and ability to tame even the strongest of fish. Available in several different lengths and power ratings, giving you numerous options for varied fishing conditions. The longer the rod, the more direct angle of entry your line has 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. Select the rod that best matches your requirements, either in a casting or spinning configuration. -45-

Fiber Blend Light Spinning & Bait

Fiber Blend Handle

These Fiber Blend rods have been specifically designed for light spinning and a variety of bait fishing applications. Available in both a 10’ 6” and 11’ versions, they are long for a good reason. You need to be able to mend line so you can maintain a drag free drift and cover as much water as possible, so when you lift the tip you can set the hook. This extra length also helps protect lighter line, especially considering the size of the fish. These rods are beautifully handcrafted with Fuji guides, Fuji reel seats and lightweight cork grips. We use our proprietary ‘Fiber Blend’ technology to reduce weight and apply specific characteristics for each section of the rod, for strength as well as balance and sensitivity.

A

Handle A

Key Features

• Utilises unique G.Loomis ‘Fiber Blend Technology’ • Handcrafted with Fuji guides, Fuji reel seat and lightweight cork handles • Available in 10’ 6” and 11’ 2 piece versions

Type

Model

Length

Handle

Pieces

Lure Weight

Action

Power

GL11329-01

Code

Spinning

ROD STFR1262S 2PC

10’ 6”

A

2

7-15g

Moderate

Medium-Light

£379.00

GL11330-01

Spinning

ROD STFR1321S 2PC

11’

A

2

2-6g

Moderate

Light

£399.00

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RRP Price

Rear Grip 14"

Fore Grip 2"

Overall 20"

Spinning & Casting Rods

Key Features

• Utilises unique G.Loomis IMX, Super High Modulus graphite • Fuji guides

IMX Forcelite Spinning

• High quality Portuguese cork handle

IMX Forcelite is a series of rods designed specifically for Atlantic salmon and Sea trout. This range of classic rods feature IMX, a super high modulus graphite, which makes these rods unbelievably sensitive, yet with the power and strength to manage even the largest of salmon. Having been extensively tested by the G.Loomis Pro Guide team in Russia we are confident that these rods are more than a match for the specimen salmon angler. These rods are lighter, more sensitive and the actions are faster than we’ve ever offered in a Salmon rod with the benefit of increased casting distance and line control. Forcelite are the top of the range lure and spinning rods from the G.Loomis stable. IMX Forcelite Handle

A

Handle A

Rear Grip 11.5"

Fore Grip 2"

Overall 17.5"

Code

Type

Model

Length

Pieces

Lure Weight

Action

Power

GL11442-01

Spinning

ROD INTL FLJR1204S IMX 2PC

10’

2

14-56g

Extra Fast

Medium

RRP Price £499.99

GL11943-01

Spinning

ROD IMX FORCELITE 1021-2S

8’ 6”

2

7-35g

Extra Fast

Medium Heavy

£529.99

GL11944-01

Spinning

ROD IMX FORCELITE 1082-2S

9’

2

7-14g

Fast

Medium

£549.99

GL11947-01

Spinning

ROD IMX FORCELITE 1204-2S

10’

2

14-56g

Extra Fast

Medium

£599.99

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Spinning & Casting Rods

GL3 Casting & Spinning

Following a number of years extensive testing and development, we have substantially improved the IM6 formulation of the graphite in the GL3 Series. This higher tensile strength version, with a high impact resin system, has provided a powerful, extremely sensitive yet lightweight rod ideal for both spinning and lure fishing for Salmon. The range of blanks feature extra fast actions and are capable of casting extremely long distances.

GL3 Handles

A B

Code Handle A B

Rear Grip 14" 10.75”

Fore Grip 2.5" 2”

Overall 21" 17.5”

Type

Model

Length Handle Pieces Lure Weight Action

Power

RRP Price

GL10266-01

Casting

ROD STR1263C GL3 2PC

10’ 6”

A

2

10-20g

Fast

Medium

£389.00

GL10255-01

Casting

ROD STR1082C GL3 2PC

9’

A

2

7-15g

Fast

Medium

£375.00

GL11441-01

Spinning

ROD INTL FLJR1204S GL3 2PC

10’

B

2

15-60g

Fast

Medium Heavy

£479.99

GL2 Casting & Spinning

The GL2 series is designed for fishing smaller to medium sized rivers. The range balances perfectly with lighter line strengths and lure weights and are all surprisingly strong. The unique GL2 graphite formulation makes this range very durable and responsive. A good all round choice for most types of spinning and lure fishing. Code

Type

Model

Length Handle Pieces Lure Weight

Action

Power

GL11633-01

Casting

ROD STR1263C NEPTUNE 2PC

10’ 6”

C

2

10-22g

Fast

Medium

£299.00

Casting

ROD STR1264C NEPTUNE 2PC

10’ 6”

C

2

10-22g

Moderate

Medium

£299.00

GL10961-01

Casting

ROD STR1265C NEPTUNE 2PC

10’ 6”

C

2

10-43g

Moderate Medium-Heavy

10’

D

2

2-6g

10’ 6”

E

2

10-43g

GL10960-01 Spinning ROD STR1201S NEPTUNE SK 2PC ROD STR1265S NEPTUNE 2PC

Moderate

Light

Moderate Medium-Heavy -49-

C D E

RRP Price

GL11634-01

GL10976-01 Spinning

GL2 Handles

£299.00 £269.00 £289.00

Handle C D E

Rear Grip 14" 4.5" 13.75"

Fore Grip 3.5" 8" 5"

Overall 22.25" 17.25" 23.5"

Warranty

This warranty covers G.Loomis branded products distributed by Shimano Normark UK Limited.

Warranty Period

Shimano warrants to the original owner that G.Loomis rods are free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal conditions and reasonable use for the lifetime of the original owner.

General provisions

The warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is not transferable to subsequent owners. It shall remain in force only as long as you retain ownership of the Product. This warranty only applies in the UK. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. Shimano reserves the right to revise this limited warranty without notice.

Warranty Handling

To make a valid claim under this warranty, please return the G.Loomis Product to Felindre Servicing, Felindre, Swansea, SA5 7ND. (01792 796584) with the original, dated invoice or receipt. If, having inspected the G.Loomis Product, Felindre Servicing accepts that the G.Loomis Product is defective, they will (in its sole discretion) either repair or replace the G.Loomis Product or rod section without charge.

Warranty Exclusions

This warranty does not cover: • The G.Loomis Product if it has been modified or repaired by a person other than Felindre Servicing. • The G.Loomis Product if it has been used for rental or commercial purposes. • Damage resulting from causes other than defects in materials and workmanship, including but not limited to accident, abuse, misuse, neglect, improper assembly, improper repair, improper maintenance, alteration, modification or other abnormal, excessive or improper use. • Damage occurring during shipment of the G.Loomis Product. • Products that are not manufactured under the G.Loomis brand (whether or not packaged or sold with the G.Loomis product at the time of purchase). • Damage resulting from use of products which are defective or incompatible with the G.Loomis Product. • Damage resulting from normal wear and tear, including but not limited to damage or deterioration to the surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the G.Loomis Product (eg. cork material). NB: Rod breakage due to defects in materials and workmanship occur occasionally and would normally appear upon first usage. This warranty expressly provides for the repair or replacement of a defective G.Loomis Product and is the sole remedy of the warranty. Any and all other remedies and damage that may otherwise be applicable are excluded, including but not limited to, incidental and consequential damages. -50-

G.Loomis Warranty | G.Loomis Pro Team

G. Loomis Pro Team

The G. Loomis Pro Team comprises a group of top fly fishing guides and qualified Instructors from around the UK. They promote the very best in guide and casting instruction services for anglers wanting to improve their technique or merely seek help in taking up the sport for the first time. The Pro Team can provide tuition on casting skills at all levels, then help to turn those newly found skills into better catches with their vast knowledge of all aspects of fly fishing, whether its trout in still waters, salmon & sea trout in our rivers, grayling, predator techniques, even saltwater game fishing. Above all, you get to use the very latest G.Loomis products during your tuition and guiding experience. For details of how to contact the G.Loomis Pro Guides in the U.K. visit www.gloomis.com for further information.

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All G.Loomis Pro Dealers have been selectively appointed to deliver the ultimate experience that you would expect from the countries premiere fly shops.

Authorised Pro Dealers UK & Northern Ireland

Agrigame UK Ltd.

Stanford Bishop, WR6 5UB Tel: 01886 884100 Web: www.agrigame.co.uk

Angling Active

Glasgow Angling Centre

Glasgow, G22 5HT Tel: 0871 7161670 Web: www.fishingmegastore.com

Home, Field and Stream

Stirling, FK9 4RN Tel: 01786 430400 Web: www.anglingactive.co.uk

Enniskillen, BT74 7EJ Tel: 02866 322114 Web: www.hfs-online.com

Farlows (Pall Mall)

Robjents Fine Country Pursuits Ltd

Farlows (Reading)

Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tel: 01524 32033 Web: www.fawcettsonline.com

Farlows (Winforton)

Kelso, TD5 7JD Tel: 01573 225306 Web: www.tweedsidetackle.co.uk

Fishtec

Nottingham, NG9 3PA Tel: 01159301816 Email: sales@walkersoftrowell.com

London, SW1Y 5NP Tel: 0207 4841000 Web: www.sportfish.co.uk Reading, RG7 4AS Tel: 0118 930 3860 Web: www.sportfish.co.uk Winforton, HR3 6SP Tel: 01544 327111 Web: www.sportfish.co.uk Brecon, LD3 8LA Tel: 0871 911 7001 Web: www.fishtec.co.uk

Stockbridge, SO20 6EX Tel: 01264 810829

S J Fawcetts

Tweedside Tackle

Walkers Of Trowell

Garry Evans Tackle Centres Cardiff

Cardiff, CF14 3JQ Tel: 02920 692968 / 619828 Web: www.garryevans.co.uk

Republic of Ireland

Courtlough

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Tel: +353(01) 8413096 Email: info@courtlough.ie Web: www.courtlough.ie

Ridgepool Tackle

Ballina, Co. Mayo. Tel: +353(096) 72656 Email: garypiggott1@hotmail.com

East Coast Angling

Navan, Co. Meath Tel: +353(046) 9073377 Email: eastcoastangling@gmail.com

Premier Angling Services

Southside Angling

Dublin 8 Tel: +353 (01) 4530266 Email: dave@southsideangling.ie Web: www.southsideangling.ie

Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Tel: +353 (067)33997 Email: patpremierangling@yahoo.ie

Servicing & Warranty Felindre Servicing

Felindre, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA5 7ND Tel. 01792 796584. Fax 01792 702525. Email. felindre.servicing@shimanonormark-eu.com

www.gloomis.com The Development Centre · Fosseway · Cotgrave · Nottingham · NG12 3HG © G.Loomis 2013 - Pat. & Pat Pending Lengths and specifications are approximate and may change without prior notice. Prices are effective from 1st March 2013 and may change without prior notice.


GLoomis UK Game Fishing Guide 2013