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GL2s or Avids???

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Which rod series do you believe performs better? I know G loomis is a great brand, but are the GL2s really as good as the avids? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I have not used a GL2 but I have 3 Avid spinning rods and a Loomis IMX rod.  For the money and if you can find it on clearance, the Avid is the best rod for the money right now.  I would take a look at both and see which one feels the best but if it was my choice, I would get the Avid instead of the GL2.

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The G Loomis brand doesn't seperate itself from the rest of the field until the IMX and GLX line of rods.  I think the GL2 and GL3 are priced the way they are because of the name G Loomis, but the IMX and GLX are worth what you pay.

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I had an avid once, it was a custom built flipping stick on an avid blank, I hated it...I recently found a GL2 on sale for $100, so I bought it just because it looked like a really good deal, best $100 I ever spent.

Although I have never used a factory avid, I would take the loomis over it any day.

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The G Loomis brand doesn't seperate itself from the rest of the field until the IMX and GLX line of rods.  I think the GL2 and GL3 are priced the way they are because of the name G Loomis, but the IMX and GLX are worth what you pay.

In my opinion, the way St. Croix and Loomis stack up against each other looks something like this:

Triumph/Premier* < GL2 < GL3/Avid** < Legend Tourney? < IMX < Legend Ultra < GLX

* IMO, the Triumph and Premier are ok for someone starting out or someone who only fishes occasionally, with the Premier being the slightly better choice.

** I view the GL3 and Avid as on a pretty even playing field, but the Avid gives you more for the money and I do prefer the feel of them.

I wasn't really sure where to put the Legend Tourney, as it isn't popular at all where I work. The only time we get them in is when someone wants to special order one, whereas we try to keep the other ones in stock.

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The Gl2 is not in the same level of the Avid, the Avid is one step above the GL2.

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