2019 Shimano Catalog, Page 214

2019 Shimano Catalog, Page 214


Multi-Taper Design

Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innova- tion, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis fly rods deliver superior performance, height- ening angler experience and effectiveness on the water. While there are countless examples of this philosophy in action, one technology in particular encapsulates our drive to build the most advanced rods in the world: Multi-Taper Design.

Multi-Taper Design is best described as a series of “micro-tapers” within the overall taper of the rod. This unique, proprietary process allows us to use more material on potential break points and less material everywhere else. To accomplish this, we manufactured a custom rolling table...and it’s the only one in existence today. The result is a catalog of precisely de- fined actions that strike a perfect balance between durability and performance.

Guide Trains

We thoughtfully match each series with guides that enhance characteristics like performance, utility, or durability, with the environment or species the rod was designed for in mind.

SiC Titanium Stripper + Titanium Recoil Snake

The perfect marriage of strength, weight savings, and stealth. While our ultra-light titanium snakes look the part of a traditional guide, the added benefit of flexibility is great insurance when storing your sticks in a skiff or drift boat.

Recoil Stripper + Recoil single-foot/snake

Professional guides have a knack for beating the hell out of their gear, especially in a salt- water environment. Our Recoil guide trains are the closest thing we’ve found to being “guide proof”, offering exceptional durability and supreme weight savings. Nothing else will stand up to years of abuse in skiffs, drift boats, and rod vaults like a Recoil.

Chrome Stripper + Chrome Single-Foot

Pondering innovative ways to reduce rod weight, our Chief Designer, Steve Rajeff, conceptu- alized a viable option. In 1994, after a few hours of tinkering in our machine shop, the world’s first single-foot guide was born. The weight equivalent of removing two full snake guides from the blank, this guide system is proven to be equally durable. Wondering if they reduce line speed? Steve’s won fourteen world championships using single-foot guides on his competi- tion rods.

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