G Loomis E6X Rod Preview and “Loomifcation”
G Loomis has been the staple of fishing rods across america for many years. I have been fishing G Loomis and Shimano reels since I was 15 years old. I still remember the day when the “Loomification” began.
8 years ago, I started my first job in the fishing industry at Mik Lurch Tackle in Hammond, IN. After working at Mik Lurch for a months, one rod on the rack always caught my attention and that was the G Loomis BSR852 MossyBack.
I knew when I picked up the Mossback BSR852 I knew I had to have it! I cannot recall how many nightcrawlers I had to count, the number of minnows I scooped, and super early mornings at Mik Lurch. I finally saved up after a few months and joined the G Loomis family and became diagnosed with what we call being “Loomified”.
I was hooked, I takethe BSR852 with me on all my fishing trips and still fish with it to this very day. It is one of my most valued possessions.
Lets delve deeper into the psychology of buying G Loomis rods and beoming “loomified”
In the unofficial Mik Lurch dictionary, “Loomified” | Definition The state of mind in which, one only chooses G Loomis rods as the only choice for fishing and cannot see life fishing without a G Loomis rod.
Side effects of Loomification- Constant memorizing of G Loomis rod series and rod numbers, the continual search of finding the “Perfect fishing rod selection to have on the boat”, and the inability to find higher quality rods.
Cure- No cure has been found, because the G Loomis anglers seem to be in a great state of mind after purchasing until the itch comes for a new rod!
Now becoming “Loomified” may sound like a bad thing but I've been “Loomified” Since 2007 and never regretting being G Loomis fanboy. I truly believe that G Loomis produces the finest fishing rods in the world and continually creates new series that cater to the new age fishermen. I enjoy fishing with quality products and believe G Loomis is the best. G Loomis 4 Lyfe!
Now its time to get Loomified with the newest series from G Loomis, the E6X series. I brought up Loomification because E6X appeals to the the younger generation of bass fishermen and the new trends in bass fishing. I’m a broke college kid and I know the long hours it took to be able to afford save a G Loomis rod but the G Loomis E6X will make purchasing your first Loomis affordable at competitive price point with all the quality that comes with the G Loomis name.
Enter G Loomis E6X
EXPERIENCE G. LOOMIS WITH NEW E6X ROD SERIES –
30 RODS IN BOTH TECHNIQUE SPECIFIC AND CLASSIC ACTIONS
WOODLAND, Wash. USA – February 9, 2015 Release Date -- New for Spring Fishing 2015 – Designed around a performance platform with a focus on weight, balance, sensitivity and action, anglers of all levels can experience what G. Loomis is all about with the new E6X rods series, soon to be available for spring ’15 fishing action. The series includes 30 casting and spinning rods, offered in both technique specific models with exacting actions, and ‘Classic’ models with easy to cast, more forgiving actions for use with a variety of lures.
The new E6X rod series introduces anglers to what G. Loomis rod designers refer to a ‘swing-weight’, the proper rod balance needed when fishing ‘tip up’ techniques like pitching/flipping and casting tubes, jigs, soft plastic jerkbaits and drop shot rigs, and ‘tip down’ lures like crankbaits, spinnerbaits or swimbaits. “Proper balance lets anglers concentrate on what is happening on the end of the line, rather than the tip of the rod,” said G. Loomis’ Bruce Holt. “With the E6X series and the G. Loomis’ Multi-Taper Technology behind them, we can provide light, sensitive, yet powerful rods for all types of bass fishing techniques – what anglers know and come to expect form G. Loomis and all at a very comfortable price.”
There are 12 E6X technique specific casting rods designed for jig & worm use, for flipping and punching, crankbait and spinnerbait specific, along with four technique specific spinning models for small jigs, tubes and worms, plus two drop shot spinning rods. Holt notes that both the casting and spinning jig & worm rods have the needed extra-fast tips, the crankbait rods have the needed slower, softer actions, while stiff, powerful actions are found on the flip/punch rods and unique actions are featured on the spinnerbait, swimbait and drop shot rods. The entire technique specific rods feature split grip handles with cork grips, along with Fuji reels seats and guides.
The 12 Classic multi-purpose E6X models include six ‘Mag Bass’ and flipping action casting rods, and six spin jig spinning rods. They all feature fast tapers with powerful but-sections, load easily for casting accuracy. All the E6X Classic rods come with full cork grips, Fuji guides and Fuji exposed blank trigger reels seats.
“Offering both performance and value, just about all anglers can experience what G. Loomis rods are all about,” said Holt. “The rods really become an natural extension of you, providing the fish-catching fingertip sensitivity that anglers who know expect from G. Loomis rods. And while we have a main focus on bass fishing, anglers will discover E6X rods that have great actions and lengths for walleye, northern pike and inland striper situations.”
As with all G. Loomis rods, the new E6X rods are handcrafted in Woodland, Washington USA. For more information, visit gloomis.com, call 800/GLoomis, or stop by your nearest G. Loomis tackle dealer.
Suggested retail: from $179.99 to $199.99
Technique Specific Actions…
E6X 803C JWR -- Probably one of our best all-around bass rods, this 3-power beauty is extremely versatile. While it's designed for casting jigs and worms, but if you're looking for just one rod to do a lot of different things, you can fish a spinnerbait or topwater with it as well. At 6'8" it's a great rod for fishing in close quarters. It has an extra-fast taper that provides excellent line and lure control, making it very accurate. E6X makes it surprisingly powerful for a rod so light and you'll really appreciate the sensitivity.
E6X 852C JWR -- A light yet powerful 7'1" jig and worm rod designed for fishing smaller baits and lighter line in deep, clear lakes where the fish are a little more finnicky. Because of the lighter tip and the magnum butt-section it makes a great buzz bait rod. It will cast an unweighted soft plastic jerkbait a country mile. When the water is clear, the fish are spooky and you need to back off to be successful, this is the right rod! E6X makes it light, sensitive and sneaky powerful.
E6X 853C JWR -- The do it all, medium-heavy casting rod designed to fish medium-sized soft plastics, soft-plastic jerkbaits, 1/4 to 1/2-ounce jigs and even big topwaters. The extra length (7'1") increases tip-speed, which in turn, extends your casting range, helps you recover line quicker and is a big help with hooksets. A great alternative for fishing 4-5" hollow belly swimbaits., and also just a great all around casting rod.
E6X 854C JWR -- Our "power" pitching stick designed for fishing in and around brush, weeds and other heavy cover. It will handle big jigs and big worms in areas where you need to move fish away from trouble in a hurry. Excellent in deep-water applications where the extra length helps you move a lot of line with a swing of the rod tip. Whether a big bucketmouth heads for a bush in 25-feet of water or a blow down on the bank, this rod will stop him... quickly! E6X makes it light and sensitive - something you've come to expect from G. Loomis.
E6X 893C JWR -- An extremely good medium-heavy jig & worm rod for areas where longer casts and positive hooksets are paramount for success. The extra length (7'5") provides an incredible combination of tip-speed and magnum power in the lower half of the rod... a huge advantage when trying to keep fish out of trouble. When you set the hook with this rod you move an incredible mount of line. E6X allows us to make it light and sensitive. A great all-around deep-water bass rod!
E6X 894C JWR --If you are fishing deep water in heavy cover for big bass, this rod you want. At 7'5" that extra length creates a longer-wider rod sweep that not only increases the tip-speed for longer casts, but it also moves a lot of line when you set the hook and that is a big advantage when you're trying to keep those big bass out of the deep junk. It's almost like a flipping stick with exceptional castability! E6X makes it light, sensitive and strong!
E6X 802S JWR --Whether you're fishing clear water or smaller baits, this is an excellent choice. Anglers that prefer 6 to 8-pound line will appreciate this 6'8" medium-power rod for both smallmouth and spotted bass. It's an excellent option for swimming grubs, pitching tubes or dragging small soft plastics and light jigs. Also fishes jerkbaits, small crankbaits and topwaters well for those anglers that prefer spinning over casting rods. E6X makes it light, sneaky powerful and very sensitive!
E6X 803S JWR -- An extremely versatile medium-heavy, fast-action spinning rod for fishing smaller jigs and soft plastics rigs. Fishes 10- or 12-pound line nicely and thanks to our exclusive E6X technology, has a surprising amount of power for such a light rod. It's an exceptional rod for bass anglers that prefer spinning over casting. It's light, sensitive and a great all-around bass spinning rod!
E6X 852S JWR --A medium-power spinning rod with extra length for fishing deeper, clear-water lakes. It's a perfect choice for throwing light jigs and small worms, dragging tubes or soft plastic creature baits. The combination of a softer tip and a magnum butt makes it's a great choice for fishing an unweighted, soft-plastic jerkbaits and topwaters. E6X technology helps us reduce the overall weight while still providing plenty of power. It's extremely sensitive, making it a great smallmouth rod for fishing tubes and grubs!
E6X 894C FPR -- A great all-around flip/punch stick. It’s powerful enough to manage big fish in heavy cover and thanks to E6X technology, lighter than you might expect. It's a well-balanced 20-pound rod designed for fishing back in the brush and roots where the big bass hide. Whether you fish a jig or a soft-plastic critter you'll enjoy fishing this rod all day because it's G. Loomis light, sneaky powerful and very sensitive! You'll enjoy total control in tight quarters, thick brush or matted vegetation. It's just what every power angler needs in their quiver.
E6X 884C SWR -- Don’t let the “medium-light” power rating fool you. This may well be our best all around swimbait rod. It’s designed to fish the smaller 4-7” soft, hollow belly swimbaits like Strike King’s Shadalicous, the Basstrix and Yum’s Money Minnow, it has a powerful butt-section for extra-long casts and excellent hook-setting power. The tip is very responsive, but not too light. You can feel every wiggle of a swimbait’s tail and you can feel even the lightest strike. Works well for any species that will eat a swimbait, including stripers and pike.
E6X 843C CBR -- A 7’ one-piece rod designed to throw small to medium-sized crankbaits. It’s a great choice for square bills and will handle big bass, yet it's light enough to fish all day long with minimal fatigue, providing maximum accuracy and control. E6X technology allow us to make it soft enough for the bass to engulf the bait with plenty of reserve power to bring that fish-of-a-lifetime to your boat!
E6X 845C CBR --Just the ticket for fishing medium-sized, deep-diving crankbaits. It’s extremely light, will cast a crankbait a country mile and so responsive you'll wonder how we do it. It's designed with a soft flex to allow your bait to work properly and absorb any move the fish makes. It's a great, long-distance casting rod for throwing lipless baits and is surprisingly powerful.
E6X 847C CBR -- When conditions dictate large deep-diving crankbaits like a 6XD or DD22, this is a rod you’ll really appreciate. It's an excellent choice for fishing the grass and over humps in deep-water situations. It will handle lipless cranks as well as any rod we make and talk about long-distance casts... this is it!! E6X technology makes it light and powerful, yet still has that soft crankbait flex to let the bait give you maximum performance and maximum hook ups!
E6X 812C SBR -- Our best all-around spinnerbait action, this 6'9" beauty is designed to fish the heart of the spinnerbait range... 3/8 to 1/2 ounces, and will handle virtually every style of blade bait. It offers a nice combination of power and flex… not too stiff, not too soft. Short casts, long casts, under cover, over cover… it doesn’t matter. You’ll be able to see the blades work by watching the tip. It's got all the right stuff and E6X technology helps us make it extremely light and incredibly sensitive! The best of the best in a spinnerbait rod!
E6X 820S DRS -- This E6X drop-shot rod features a light tip with a sneaky powerful butt-section. It's designed for open water and depths up to 30’. It really shines for smallmouth and spotted bass in those clear water lakes where you need to downsize your line as well as your bait. When the bite gets tough and the fish need something a little less intrusive, this is an excellent option. The light tip telegraphs the bite and the powerful butt makes the hookset very easy... just lift and let the rod do the work. It's fish-on and they'll never know what hit them. Check out finesse fishing at its finest!!
E6X 822S DSR -- A slightly more powerful drop-shot rod designed for deep-water and fishing around cover. Soft enough in the tip to be effective, yet powerful enough to pull a good fish away from trouble. It's more powerful than our "820" (0-power) and you can fish 10- or 12-pound line as deep as 60-feet if that's where they're holding. It's designed for fishing lakes like Lanier or Mead where fish suspend in the brush and treetops. There's plenty of power for moving big fish away from the junk and it still offers the ultimate in a stealthy, finesse approach. Advantage angler!
E6X 782C MBR – This is a fast-action, magnum taper, 6'6" bass casting rod for fishing small jigs, worms and spinnerbaits in more open water applications. The tip is light with a medium-heavy butt-section and loads easily, so you can cast small baits effectively and accurately. It excels in clear water, where light line and small lures are the rule. Effective for a variety of baits and techniques, the 782C is designed for fishing around the edges of docks, weed edges and rocks. E6X makes it light to the touch, sneaky powerful and very sensitive.
E6X 783C MBR – A great option for fishing jigs and worms, as well as spinnerbaits, this 6'6" rod was designed to fish medium-sized jigs, worms and other soft plastic baits. It’s powerful, with a nice tip, which allows for a good, solid hook set, and still has enough power to move fish away from cover. Also a great choice for soft jerkbaits, it’s one of the most versatile rods in our entire line. Talk to ten different anglers and you’ll hear ten different applications for it. E6X makes it light and sensitive and oh so memorable.
E6X 843C MBR – This is an excellent all-around jig and worm rod especially in deeper-water applications. The extra length gives you much more casting range too. Anglers have discovered its versatility for pike, walleyes, snook, redfish and other light saltwater species. It’s powerful, with a light tip providing plenty of power to move fish away from cover. It's got just the right tip flex and power in the lower half for effectively fishing soft jerkbaits. A great value for the price and the performance. E6X makes it light, powerful and very sensitive!
E6X 903C MBR -- This is a noticeably longer version of our most popular bass casting rod. The extra length gives you far more casting range, more powerful hooksets and positive line/lure control in deep water. It’s sneaky powerful, with a nice, responsive tip-section, making it a great choice for fishing soft jerkbaits. E6X makes it light, powerful, dependable and very sensitive just like it's little brother - the 843! Performance and value... a great combination!
E6X 844C MBR -- Our most popular heavy-duty jig rod over the years, the 844 has everything you want in a power rod. The butt-sections puts a lot of pressure on even the biggest lunker and a stiff tip lets you fish larger, heavier baits with confidence! It's designed to fish big jigs, large worms and big creature baits, but it's versatile enough to slow-roll oversized spinnerbaits and versatile enough to fish small to medium-sized hollow-belly swimbaits. E6X makes it light, sensitive and super strong, giving you the advantage when it's time to give that big bass the "no treatment"!!
E6X 904C FSR -- Modeled after our very first flipping stick, this is an extremely versatile rod. Anglers will use it to throw heavy Carolina-rigs, slow-roll oversize spinnerbaits, and muscle largemouths out of deep-water weed beds, but the bottom line is... it's a Flipping Stick - an extraordinary one at that!! E6X gives you incredible power and strength for such a lightweight rod, along with durability and our legendary G. Loomis sensitivity!
E6X 721S SJR – Designed to fish light jigs, smaller soft plastics and jerkbaits, the 721 Spin Jig rod is a 6', light power, light line specialty rod. It's an eight-pound line rod, but you can go up or down a line size with no problems. It has a soft tip to cast light baits, yet enough power to handle big fish. It works really well for fishing baits that are just too light to cast and control well with a baitcasting outfit. E6X gives you incredible performance at a reasonable price.
E6X 722S SJR – A nice, light, medium power spinning rod with a lot of versatility for a number of different applications. It fishes best with 8-pound line, but will handle 10-pound, no problem. If you're into fishing tubes, grubs, small topwaters or jerkbaits on a spinning rod, this is a great choice. It's sneaky powerful and will handle big fish surprisingly well. E6X makes it light, sensitive and very durable. A great all around spinning rod!
E6X 782S SJR – One of our most versatile warm-water spinning rods. It has a fast taper, light tip and great action, providing a positive hook-set and excellent casting range. It’s a nice rod for fishing jerk-baits and for “split shotting” small lizards and worms. It's a good alternative for baits you'd normally fish on a casting rod and it will handle any oversized surprise. E6X provides excellent performance at a reasonable price.
E6X 783S SJR – Probably our best all-around spinning rod… Rated medium-heavy, it's an excellent choice for a bass and walleye anglers will appreciate the power and sensitivity. It has a fast, powerful taper that fishes well in heavier cover. It will fish medium-sized jigs or soft plastics as well as spinnerbaits and larger topwaters. This is a powerful, reliable fishing tool featuring our E6X technology.
E6X 842S SJR – A really nice 7', 8-14 pound spinning rod for fishing light jigs, tubes or other soft plastics in deeper water where cover really isn't an issue. It has a fast taper for increased power and a light tip that makes it a great choice for buzzbaits and other topwater baits. The seven-foot length increases the "tip radius" during the cast as well as the hookset and that means more distance as well as more positive hook-ups. E6X provides great performance at a real value in such a versatile rod!
E6X 843S SJR -- A sneaky powerful, deep-water worm and jig spinning rod… especially where there's a little more cover involved. It has a medium-heavy power rating that allows you to fish lure weights of up to ¾ ounce. The extra length extends your casting range and improves hook-ups. It’s a great choice for pike and big, deep-water largemouths. The quick taper gives you better control in the wind and positive hook-sets. E6X makes it light, sensitive and affordable!
To better understand what the numbers on a G Loomis rod stand for are length and power. The First two numbers in the sequence mean how long the rod is in inches so take JWR852 the rod is 85 inches meaning the rod is 7'1" and the 2 and the end of the sequence means it has a 2 rated power which is a "Medium" power. 2- Medium, 3- Medium-Heavy, 4- Heavy.
Next time your looking for a new rod, be sure to pick up an E6X and get loomified!
If your looking into getting a rod a few rods I would highly reccomend looking into these 3 models: E6X 847C CBR, E6X 853C, and E6X 812C SBR.
More inforamtion on the E6X can be found at Gloomis.com
Thank you for reading!