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G.Loomis Remodel Advice - GL3 CR 722 Fast
Posted by: Joe Boenish (207.71.136.---)
Date: May 10, 2023 04:36PM

Hi all, looking for some advice on what to do with an old Loomis I have sitting in the basement.

It's on old GL3 CR 722 Fast, rated for 1/4 - 5/8 oz. I bought this years ago with one of my first paychecks earned as a cashier at a local fishing shop. The problem is I never really enjoyed the grip layout or the short 6' profile so I never use it anymore.

I would like to strip this rod down to the blank and start over with an updated grip layout and fresh set of micro guides.

That being said, what type of lures would you guys use on a blank like this? I'm so used to 7'+ rods now that I'm not even sure what I'd throw with a 6' rod.


Re: G.Loomis Remodel Advice - GL3 CR 722 Fast
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: May 11, 2023 02:29AM

20+ years ago that was a fairly popular rod for surface lures, lighter spinnerbaits, grubs and small worms in the cleaner waters out west with 8 - 10 lb. line, I also liked it for Red Fins, Long A's and Rapalas. Mine had an 8 inch rear grip which I thought was about right for that length and lure used. It was made in all the G Loomis carbons just to show you how popular it was.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2023 02:31AM by Spencer Phipps.

Re: G.Loomis Remodel Advice - GL3 CR 722 Fast
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 11, 2023 10:58PM

You can use the rod for anything you like.

That rod model has literally caught hundreds of thousands of fish over the years, with virtually any lure that is available that the rod will handle.

A good rod indeed.

Best wishes


Don't get caught in the rod pigeon hole rat hole.

Just because some one recommends a particular rod with a particular lure or bait - for a particular time of the day -- don't necessarily believe it.

Just go out to the fishing hole and bring along a dozen rods and 30 different baits. Use every bait on every rod and see how many you end up - with on what specific rod/lure/ bait combo.

I think you will find the results eye opening.

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