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Has anybody had a chance to cast the G Loomis Native Run GLX Single Spey rods? Impressions? Lines? Looks like an interesting niche rod that could fill a slot in my quiver.
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Single Spey rods? This one I've got to look up on the internet; double spey's, snap T's are "no-no's?":hihi:

"Googled" the rod; appears to be their version of (as Bob Meiser would call them) a 'switch rod.' For that kind of Moola I'd suggest you call Bob and order up one of his outstanding designed/built rods. And I suspect you'll save money in the process.
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I cast the 8wt one at the Sandy Clave and was very impressed it was spooled with a 6/7/8 WC line and handled effortlessly. I've got to have one so if anyone thinks the one they have is useless please contact me. I have an 8wt 9' native run that is new and a CND Steelhead Specialist available as trade bait.
 

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I'm imagining its along the lines of the T&T or Winston 1107. Single hand blank with a double hand grip.
 

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I cast the 8 wt at Sandy with an 8 wt salmon steelhead line and it felt like a more refined action version of the 11' 8/9 IMX Loomis used to make. I spoke to Steve Rajeff about my impression of it and he confirmed that it was indeed a more refined version of the 11' 8/9 IMX. Like was mentioned, it is a single hand rod that can be spey cast with two hands; but the rear "grip" is nothing more than a slightly longer permanent fighting butt. Both the 7 wt and the 8 wt really are long single-hand rods.

Don't get me wrong, the 8 wt I cast is a great rod; but it is not a "spey rod".
 
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