Sweet value based lineup coming from GLoomis dubbed the E6X. Coinciding with this year’s Bassmaster’s Classic these U.S. made rods (30 models in total) have a target price point of $179.99-$199.99 depending on the model. It’s good to see GLoomis focus on bringing performance back to the budget minded angler as well as the young up and coming anglers looking for new and exciting quality American made options.
The main design focus for this rod series includes weight, balance, sensitivity and action. Launching with a staggering 30 total casting and spinning models these rods will feature split grip handles on all technique specific models and full cork grips on classic multi purpose models.
The technique specific models will feature G Loomis’ Multi-Tape technology which they leverage to produce precise rod action and flex characteristics for a given application. The design goal is to have a blank with uniform wall thickness with a minimization of weak points along the blank. The guides will be Fuji Aluminum Oxides and will be coupled with Fuji reel seals
All rods will be handcrafted in Woodland, Washington USA and Models wil retail: from $179.99 to $199.99
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!