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#11152519 - 10/08/15 03:51 PM can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 356
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Loomis no longer makes the the 6 ft glx bass rod i use.
The question is can any local rod builder use a glx blank and build a rod as good as loomis.
Sensitivity and weight of the rod are most important to me.

Also who builds the best rod in dfw.
thanks


Edited by chas1 (10/08/15 03:53 PM)

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#11152555 - 10/08/15 04:04 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
Ban-D Offline
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Zach at Brazos River Outfitters

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#11152652 - 10/08/15 04:36 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
Delvec Offline
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Registered: 02/09/02
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Loc: Prosper,Tx. USA
which one you looking for, I have a 6'6" glx 782 I will part with
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#11152716 - 10/08/15 04:57 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
Wafflejaw Offline
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Loc: Dallas,TX
My website is in my signature.

Loomis has not sold blanks in a long time. Unless you have the blank yourself it would be hard to locate one for sale.Let alone the exact model.
Gary now does NorthFork Composites which makes some extremely nice blanks.
6' blanks are also becoming rare to find.





Edited by Wafflejaw (10/08/15 04:59 PM)
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#11152731 - 10/08/15 05:03 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
04champ Offline
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I bet someone could build you one as good or better, but I also bet it will cost more than it did from G Loomis

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#11152795 - 10/08/15 05:20 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
snickers Offline
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look on ebay

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#11152812 - 10/08/15 05:28 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Loc: Stephenville tx.
The rod is a GLX CR722 6FT Med action, they now make 6 1/2 ft in the same rod

You mean a custom 6 ft will cost 350.00, I want that job.

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#11152890 - 10/08/15 06:09 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
Fishing on a string Offline
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Your more then welcome to come by the shop, and take a rod out to see if it fits your needs. If not no worries no pressure to buy.

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#11152905 - 10/08/15 06:22 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
(R. Phillips) Offline
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I have a 6 ft glx cr723 med.heavy in great shape that I would sell for 175.00

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#11152937 - 10/08/15 06:44 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: (R. Phillips)]
bassnbuddy1 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 130
Loc: nederland, texas usa
Look at g3 rods. He built one for me. I gave him the reel and he balanced the rod for the reel i was going to use

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#11152955 - 10/08/15 06:55 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
reed35 Offline
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Loc: Point
We can build on very comparable.
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#11153081 - 10/08/15 08:12 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: Fishing on a string]
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Originally Posted By: Fishing on a string
Your more then welcome to come by the shop, and take a rod out to see if it fits your needs. If not no worries no pressure to buy.


Customer service.....winning.
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#11153083 - 10/08/15 08:14 PM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 806
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
Go see Ron or Jay at Reel Time Rods. They make a pretty awesome rod. Just got a T-Rig rod that I just love. I think that makes 6 of them that I have. Love em all. He makes some of the lightest and most sensitive rods you can buy and they are guaranteed for life, right there at Pope's Landing if you ever need them for any reason. I can now throw a crankbait all day with the 8 footer he just sold me and not hurt the next day. I'm old so it may not be that important to you but it lets me fish more which is well worth the extra expense to me for a custom rod. His are not much more than a Falcon or a midgrade Dobyns.

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#11153580 - 10/09/15 07:29 AM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 356
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Thanks guys, your giving me lots of good options.

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#11153629 - 10/09/15 08:07 AM Re: can any local rod builder make a rod as good as loomis themselves [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 356
Loc: Stephenville tx.
One more question, who or what brand is the best and lightest rod on the market,local or national builder.

Price does not matter.

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