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#11914980 - 11/03/16 11:35 AM glx
wyatt c Offline

Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 243
Loc: abilene, tx
looking at picking this rod up next week. its a gloomis glx bcr854. what are yall using with this rod and what reels are you pairing it with? im really new to gloomis so i dont know much about their actions or sensitivity trying to upgrade the arsenal a little bit though. what would you say is a good price on this rod too?

Edited by wyatt c (11/03/16 11:44 AM)

#11915301 - 11/03/16 01:59 PM Re: glx [Re: wyatt c]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13094
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I had several Loomis rods over the years, mostly the IMX series and decided to try out a GLX. At the time they were $100 more than the IMX. After using them side by side I would not spend the extra $$ for the IMX even though it is a little lighter in weight. I just did not feel it was a $100 upgrade.

If you find a great deal on one, I would not hesitate to buy it.

#11915357 - 11/03/16 02:39 PM Re: glx [Re: wyatt c]
wyatt c Offline

Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 243
Loc: abilene, tx
Alright. I found one for 150 but I started trying to find reviews and a lot of people are saying the 854 isn't that good of a rod for the money. One guy compared it to a dobyns 744 and he said the dobyns is quite a bit better. So I think I'm gonna hold out and try to find a dobyns for a decent price

#11915499 - 11/03/16 04:04 PM Re: glx [Re: wyatt c]
007. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 915
Loc: Plano, Texas
I have two of those and they are great rods. Mine are the older ones with recoil guides. It is a very versatile rod. I use mine for jigs, t-rigs and pitching. As far as action, it will be one of the more powerful 4 powers you have ever used. GLX is known for it's sensitivity. To me $150 is a great deal if the rod is in good condition.

#11915667 - 11/03/16 05:44 PM Re: glx [Re: wyatt c]
Flooringit Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/30/15
Posts: 1079
Loc: Bella vista .arkansas
I have one and it's as good as a nrx and I have 4 of them.
2013 Phoenix 920xp

#11915681 - 11/03/16 05:49 PM Re: glx [Re: wyatt c]
Court Offline

Registered: 09/26/02
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Loc: Royse City / Emory
Give G-Rods a look.


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