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Loomis Rod
Posted by: Steve Cox (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 08:42PM

A fishing friend contacted me today about a favorite Loomis Rod he knocked out of his boat and lost! Loomis 1 pc Spin Jig 5'10" Mag Lite Extra Fast. Is it still being made by anyone? Does anyone have an old one they want to sell? What blank today would be close to a replacement for it? I told him I would check with the Rod guys. Thanks

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 25, 2020 09:40PM

Have you checked Shimano who purchased Loomis?

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: David Baylor (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 09:40PM

You could look on North Fork Composites web site. That's Gary Loomis' company now. Nothing there that matches exactly, but you may be able to find something in a 6' length and trim 2" off the butt.

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 09:47PM

NFC has a couple of 6’ SJ rod labeled as Mag Light and extra fast, the SJ 607-1 IM and Sj607-1 SM. However, these blanks are quite heavy duty with intrinsic powers of over 800 gm. They also have a 5’10” XF blank SB51001 SM that is term a mag light but has much less power with an IP of about 250 gm. I have no idea concerning the power of your friends 5’10” G. Loomis SJ rod. G. Loomis still sells a 5’10” SJ rod SJR700-1 and it appears to be a light powered rod.
Norm

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 10:14PM

Look at the North Fork 5100

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 10:45PM

Why doesn't he just buy another Loomis Mag light extra fast rod?

[www.gloomis.com]

IMX 751S WJR

I expect that except for being a few inches longer it is virtually the same rod.

Take care

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: March 25, 2020 11:01PM

I assume this is the rod he lost, and it appears to still be made. [www.americanlegacyfishing.com]
Norm

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 26, 2020 01:43AM

That blank/rod has been around a long time, and has always been specific to itself, nothing I've seen is really like it. The NFC is where I would start my search, or buy the G Loomis rod. Most people who have used that rod hold it in very high regard.

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: March 26, 2020 10:18AM

The only blank I’ve found a close match was the Shikari. I have been meaning to pick up a few of these from Northfork, love them for crappie, smallmouth and even the slight bit of trout I do.

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Re: Loomis Rod
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---.orlf.qwest.net)
Date: March 26, 2020 05:19PM

Not the same blank but I use it for the same thing and love it. Rainshadow Immortal walleye IMMWS62MXF. They're a little longer, 6'2".

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