A lot of thought went into the new G. Loomis GLX Flipping Series Casting Rods. Flipping is an oxymoron of sorts. It’s considered to be a finesse technique, yet it requires brute strength to make it work. The finesse part comes in the presentation. You want your bait to enter the water very quietly because this is close-quarters combat fishing, and you need it to drop straight down to make sure you get into the sweet spot next to that piling, bush or rock. But you also need heavy line because you’re after big fish, and you need a rod with some guts so that when you do get bit, you can literally yank it away from the cover, quickly and with authority.

Flipping Sticks used to be a lot stiffer, especially in the tip-section, to allow anglers to “swing” the bait accurately - depending on that stiff tip to help set the hook, but as techniques evolve and styles change, anglers have discovered they have more control and better accuracy with a fast-action rod with a more dynamic tip. They can use the flex in the tip to help accelerate the bait towards the target and they can “mend” the line with their free hand to control the lure’s entry into the water.

G. Loomis used to make their flipping sticks with telescopic handles, but boat designs have improved and now, most have rod lockers that will accommodate an 8-foot rod, so they changed the GLX Flipping Series to a one-piece configuration. This allowed them to create a stronger, more sensitive stick that is noticeably lighter, and it also helped them increase tip speed during the hookset, and that means more positive control and more power when you need it. The G. Loomis GLX Flipping Series Casting Rods are so light for having such extreme power, there’s only one word to describe them… Astonishing!

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Got the 7'11" and it is bad to the bone. balances perfect with a curado 200e7. 1/2 oz. jig w/ trailer all day. sensitivity is good. when you feel that tap tap, don't be afraid to put the hammer down.

From: Buzzy: Sugar Land, TX

Comments: I have the 853c. It is the most sensitive rod I own and I own a Kistler Zbone and Duckett white Ice.  The action is the best I've ever used for pitching. Can't wait to feel a bite on NRX rod when I purchase one next.

From: Shane: MI

Comments: I have the 895 and love it. I use it for frog fishing, swimbaits, flipping, and pitching. Haven't had any problems pulling fish out of some nasty stuff.

From: Randy: Tampa, FL

Comments: just recieved 2 new 7'5'' glx rods, super sensitive and do palm great but these new glx rods are very nose heavy compaired to the old glx rods.I really miss the recoil eyes that were on the old ones.

From: Keith: Upstate NY

Comments: Larry, you have probably never palm one of those cauz you would know the difference between this one and the GL2! Plus the foregrip is super comfortable and looks awesome, and if you don't like the design of this rod then why don't you do it yourself! Dude your talking about a GLX rod, those are freaking awesome rods to palm and to fish with! Super sensitive and lightweight, you really don't know what you are talking about!

From: Billy: Texas, USA

Comments: Looks like a GL2... and WHY the fore-grip???? Come on Loomis who's designing these rods now???? Fore-grips are just in the way and very uncomfortable!

From: Larry: Tyner, NC

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