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G. Loomis Muskie Rods

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Has or does anyone fish these rods? I am looking at the 7' 10" musky rod, but it says it is more of a trolling rod. It looks like it is the heaviest/longest rod they've got, and I'm wondering how it would do throwing dawgs/big blades???

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I got the 7'7" Loomis heavy bucktail paired with a Shimano Tekota 600. Couldnt be happier with it. I can throw twin tens all day long with this setup....

For bigger bulldawgs I would be lookin at the Hammer rods or Muskie Innovations. I know that St.Croix is supposed to have a rod specifically built for dawgs and pounders.

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I also fish with the 7'7" and really like it. I have it paired with a Calcutta 400B. My only complaint is the handle is a little short, but it will be at Thorne's sometime this winter to get extended. I agree with eyehead that I can throw anything with it, but the dawgs are easier on my heavier rod.

Eyehead I just noticed you are from New London. I am going to be moving to Paynesville, we should hit the water sometime. Shoot me an e-mail if you are interested, ahrenholtz at yahoo.com

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For sure, Always lookin for new people to fish with. I do agree with ya on the short handle though. Would be nice to add a few more inches for figure eights. I did manage to catch half of them on the eight this year so I guess it gets the job done for me anyways.

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I run that 7'10 trolling rod, works fine for mag dawgs and about anything less than that. I love it. I have a 300 DSV Curado on it and while not the best for thowing DCG's it does work. Biggest fish hooked on it so far was a 50"+ and it handled it great till she spit the hook on her 2nd jump. Adding 2-3" of cork would be about all I would add to the rod.

I also have an 8' MI Monster Mag rod and its heavy and my last rod I'll use. Its only job is the big Curlie Sues and hope by next season I'll have something I like better and ditch or put the MI rod away as a spare.

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Want to see what the new St Criox sling blades feel like or might just get another Thorne Bros custom. A buddy I fish with does have the 9' MI and it is heavy compaired to the rest of my arsenal. I find it hard to grab the MI rod after throwing my Loomis or Thorn rods.

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The new G. Loomis rods feel and handle awesome. The line offers 8's and an 8'6" model and the k and XH should work well for plastics and DCGs. You might look into these I am not sure if they are available yet, but if not it will be soon.

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dan

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The new G. Loomis rods feel and handle awesome. The line offers 8's and an 8'6" model and the k and XH should work well for plastics and DCGs. You might look into these I am not sure if they are available yet, but if not it will be soon.

Now you tell me... Actually I went ahead and ordered the rod. I might wait a year or two to get the 9 ft. I figure by then, all of the rod companies will have longer rods out. Heck, they may even have 10 ft. rods by then...

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