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G.Loomis rod for $100

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Just found these on TW.com

'>http://www.***.com/Temple_Fork_Gary_Loomis_Signature_Casting_Rods/descpage-TFGLC.html

Haven't heard anything about them so I just thought you guys would like to know that you have yet another option in the $100 price range

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I stand corrected your right still he did design them and they look great

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The  temple fork rods are built using the new blanks from Gary Loomis new company www.northforkcomposites.com

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The temple fork rods are built using the new blanks from Gary Loomis new company www.northforkcomposites.com

No they aren't.

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I just don't get it. It's still going to have a blank that is similar to all the other $100 rods. Just because Gary made it doesn't mean it's going to compete with the other rods with his name.

Hooray for the split grips but what's with the foregrip?

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I just don't get it. It's still going to have a blank that is similar to all the other $100 rods. Just because Gary made it doesn't mean it's going to compete with the other rods with his name.

Will it compete with his higher end rods.....NO

Will it be better than other rods in the $100 price range.....possibly

The $100 price range has become very competitive and just like in higher price ranges there are some rods that are better than others.

And with the reputation that Loomis has I'd expect a rod that is better than a majority of rods in that price range.

Just an opinion

Capt.O

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Gary get to join the ranks of Name Whores.

You got the GLoomis that he started and sold to Shimano.

You got the North Fork Composites.  Blank company that he has started.

Now you have the TFO Gary Loomis Designed Rods. 

Guess he joins Bill Dance, Lefty Kreh, KVD, and a list of others capitalizing on the name.  I Don't blame him.

Wouldn't buy a rod because it has some guys name on it anyway.  Has to be what I want. 

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I saw the entire line up at a sportsman show this February.  I thought this company from TEXAS might be a player in the 100.00 market until I picked the rods up.  They are not US made.  There is some serious name dropping going on here.  The rods are attractive.  They are a pretty MOJO in my opinion.  They were heavy and the blanks were " dead " feeling, a low modulus material.  This is one stick I would not buy on hype alone.  If you think you're looking at a pre-Shimano Loomis influenced bank, think again. Just do your research before you lay out your cash.  The new rods that made a statement are Lamiglas Excel, Dobyns Savvy and Okuma EVX.  These companies did very well with new entries to the rod market.  I just picked up my my last two Excels and like them alot.

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Temple Fork links their name to big names in the fishing industry, like Lefty Kreh and now Gary Loomis, in hopes to sell more rods because of the name written on them. Gary Loomis has very little to do with the rods themselves. Temple Fork's fly rods don't have a great reputation for quality, so a different rod in the $100 range is probably a safer bet.

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The temple fork rods are built using the new blanks from Gary Loomis new company www.northforkcomposites.com

No they aren't.

You are correct J Francho, they are not using a rod made by NFC.

I just spoke with Brandon at Temple Fork and he told me the rod is made at their facility in Dallas,TX and Gary Loomis designed the blank for them from scratch.

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Steezy, You have a contact so I am curious, did he say the blanks are made in Dallas or the rods are assembled and finished in Dallas ?

took the question right out of my mouth

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Steezy, You have a contact so I am curious, did he say the blanks are made in Dallas or the rods are assembled and finished in Dallas ?

took the question right out of my mouth

Brandon at Temple Fork told me the rod Blank is made at their facility in Dallas,TX and assembled at their facility in Dallas,TX. He also said that Gary Loomis designed the blank for them from scratch.

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Brandon at Temple Fork told me the rod Blank is made at their facility in Dallas,TX and assembled at their facility in Dallas,TX.  He also said that Gary Loomis designed the blank for them from scratch.

Man I would love to take a field trip to that place :)

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Just let me know the next time you are coming to Dallas and I'll call the guy and see if he will give us the .10 tour.

Brandon at Temple Fork told me the rod Blank is made at their facility in Dallas,TX and assembled at their facility in Dallas,TX. He also said that Gary Loomis designed the blank for them from scratch.

Man I would love to take a field trip to that place :)

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