Leland on G.LOOMIS WHISPERCREEK FLY FISHING RODs
If you like to sneak up on your trout like Wile E. Coyote, but without the calamity, then you need one of the new G. Loomis WhisperCreek Series Fly Rods. These special-purpose fly rods are designed specifically for short, yet accurate casts with soft presentations. When fly fishing on very clear or shallow water, too many false casts or one poor landing of your cast can ruin the whole pool. You might as well go back to your car for another cup of coffee! These Whispercreek rods are not the willowy branches of old, but medium action rods with zip that give you control over the destiny of where your fly is headed. Through the power of GLX graphite, World Fly Casting Champion Steve Rajeff and the folks at G. Loomis created a special casting dry fly rod that is perfect for small creeks and gin clear springs and fishing with ultra-thin tippets and tiny flies. The WhisperCreek Series fly rods bring a purpose to medium-action fly rods and pleasure back into your fly fishing.
How is it done? By using a sophisticated GLX graphite layup, G. Loomis designers were able to take the tip diameter to the thinnest possible while maintaining strength in the mid and butt sections. The result is a fly rod that has just the right amount of flex, permitting the give needed for fine tippet protection, even when a surprisingly big trout comes to call. This allows the rod to load with a minimal amount of fly line beyond the tip for delicate, short casts. What a great combination; tippet protection with pin-point accuracy when you need it, from a medium action fly rod!
G. Loomis has put together a wonderfully appointed fly rod series with the WhisperCreek. This series is intended for the small stream, gin clear water trout angler and is available in 7 models ranging from 2 through 5 weights and lengths from 7’9” to 9’. These fine fly rods feature a superior grade cork cigar grip for lasting comfort and control. The G. Loomis “patented offset oval” reel seat is matched with a stunningly beautiful buckeye burl insert, while the willow-green color and the super-durable nickel-titanium REC recoil guides add the finishing touches. The WhisperCreek Series fly rods aren’t for everyone; just those anglers who desire the utmost control in fooling and fighting fish when the situation calls for lightweight fly tackle. Plus, they’re a blast to cast and a pure enjoyment to fish.
• Superlight GLX propriety Graphite and resin system
• Medium action for accurate, but gentle presentations
• Available in seven 3 or 4 piece models from 2 through 5 weight
• Rod lengths ranging from 7’9” to 9’
• Uplocking aluminum G. Loomis “patented off-set oval” reel seat with buckeye burl insert
• Durable REC Recoil nickel-titanium components
PROS – Wonderful to cast dry flies for delicate presentations. The WhisperCreek series adds a touch of direction to classic medium action fly rods. Pure casting at its finest. This series has amazing fish fighting power for a medium action fly rod.
CONS - Specific fly rod series for fishing smaller streams and large spring creeks. I am not sure about the use of the offset oval reel seat on classic action fly rod, but the insert of buckeye burled wood is a nice touch.
BOTTOM LINE – Sweet casting dry fly rod with exceptional power. If your fishing takes you to gin clear waters with spooky trout you need a WhisperCreek.
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