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Seeker Rods purchased some G Loomis equipment?
Posted by: Mo Yang (---)
Date: April 30, 2022 06:40PM

I talked to a gentleman today who has a Seeker Rod ultralight blank. I did not know that they made UL blanks as it is not on their site, as far as I can tell. Apparently, Seeker purchased some structures from Gary Loomis which included some of the mandrels and other blank manufacturing equipment. Does anyone else know about this?

Curious.

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Re: Seeker Rods purchased some G Loomis equipment?
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: April 30, 2022 06:54PM

Mo,

I probably spend around 60 hours per week with Gary Loomis - and have for the last 6 years or so. Gary has not sold any mandrels or equipment to Seeker. Not sure why we would, as we are happy making ultralight blanks at North Fork Composites.

A member of Gary's family does make some blanks for Seeker, and I assume that is where the rumors are coming from. Another member of the family used to own Rogue rods.

Hope that helps to clear things up,

Aleks

Mo Yang Wrote:
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> I talked to a gentleman today who has a Seeker Rod
> ultralight blank. I did not know that they made
> UL blanks as it is not on their site, as far as I
> can tell. Apparently, Seeker purchased some
> structures from Gary Loomis which included some of
> the mandrels and other blank manufacturing
> equipment. Does anyone else know about this?
>
> Curious.

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Re: Seeker Rods purchased some G Loomis equipment?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: April 30, 2022 06:59PM

Until recently Seeker made a line of trout E glass, than maybe 5 years ago switched them over to S glass. I made six of the E glass 6 1/2 ft, 2 to 8 lb line rods for the family kids some years ago, they have been good, versatile, shore or boat.

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Re: Seeker Rods purchased some G Loomis equipment?
Posted by: Mo Yang (---)
Date: May 04, 2022 12:34AM

Thanks all.

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