I have been using a G. Loomis for over 20 years.
IMHO, the flexibility and sensitivity in the rod tip is the perfect rod for trout, casting long distances and strong enough to hold a big red or shark.
Last fall I had an accident with it and G. Loomis replaced my 20 year old rod with a new one and all I had to do was pay the shipping cost.
An outstanding rod backed up with absolutely awesome service !!!
*** I have a St. Croix med/fast I bought last fall while I was waiting on my G. Loomis to be shipped to me and it doesn't have the feel and sensitivity that I am used to with my G. Loomis.