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  RoaringRiver Greased Line Spey Rod (Taditional Style)
  15' - 7/8  15' - 9/10 17' - 10/11
14' - 8/9 16' - 9/10 Built to be 
the best in the world!
15' - 8/9 15' - 10/11
Steve Choate helped to design the Greased Line Series by spending many hours on the water.

Jock Scott over a century ago, wrote of Greased Line fishing as performed by A.H.E. Wood to present a fly broadside to Salmon to entice the salmon to strike.  This presentation is effective on  Pacific Northwest steelhead and still a preferred way to catch Atlantic Salmon.  "Greased Line" fishing is preformed with both single and two-hand fly rods.  Two-handers give you a lot of advantage on larger water.  Many rivers in the Pacific Rim fit into this category.  Greased line fishing is most productive when the fly comes to the fish at current speed or slower.  The greased line that the method is named for, is just that; a greased line.  In those days the best fly lines were constructed of braided silk.  Silk is slightly heavier than water and will sink unless you grease it with animal fat.  The greased line floated, which gave the angler the ability to mend it and control the

speed and direction of the fly. This TRADITIONAL form of presentation maintains a relatively fixed line length of 40-100 feet, allowing you to cover water without retrieving or lengthening line on each cast; keeping you less tired and more focused on your prize. 
Naturally some rod actions work better than others for this type of fishing.  G. Loomis has had this action figured out for several years with their GLX Series of two-handers.  These powerful designs use the full bend of the rod, flexing through the mid-section when fully loaded.  The taper is progressive and controllable.  GLX Graphite has very quick reflexes and produces incredible line speed.  The the latest development in greased line style rods is the ROARING RIVER GREASED LINE SERIES.  These rods offer the proven performance of GLX graphite with new updated tapers, newly designed handles for better grip and handsome new cosmetics. This series of rods offers the ultimate combination of power and grace with perfect swing speed and fly control. 
The G. Loomis staff of experts has helped to define the ROARINGRIVER GREASED LINE RODS; nine rods ranging from a 14' #8-9 wt to a 17'#10/11 wt. Designed to cast long belly floating lines using a long casting stroke, this traditional form of spey casting maintains a fixed line of 40 to100 feet. It allows you to cover water without retrieving or lengthening line on each cast; keeping you less tired and more focused on the prize.

GREASED LINE GLX - The Greased Line GLX is crafted with proprietary GLX graphite along with the finest components available today. Featuring Hopkins and Halloway guides and exquisitely crafted Portuguese cork handles, fitted with a special composite core end-cap and fore-grip. The exclusive offset-oval sculptured barrel reel seat, each with an ivory style insert engraved with a fly graphic.

GREASED LINE DEVERON - A special graphite blend needed for the optimum actions to cast long belly lines using methods as traditional as the Deveron River itself. Featuring premium Hopkins and Holloway components and beautiful Portuguese cork handles.


FR1807/8-4 GLX

Length: 15'     Line: #78     Pieces: 4   

This is a dry fly long liner delght. It has great feel as it loads to for the D loop, with just enough butt stiffness to propel your offering 90 feet plus. At the light end of Greased Line style, this GLX rod is wonderful for smaller fish with enough power to handle a big one should it find your fly. For casters without lots of hand strength, looking for a longer rod to help get extra distance, this rod is the lightest weight 15 foot rod available. Experts may be surprised how well a #7/8 long belly line turns over and stretches for distance, even into light wind. Tremendous control of the drift is had with its 15 foot length. If you're seeking a "Far and Fine" Greased Line rod, look no further.
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11481-01 GLX 7 - 8 Stiff Med 1005 $990.00

FR1688/9-4 GLX

Length: 14'     Line: #8/9     Pieces: 4   

Traditional style spey casters have long enjoyed covering water with floating lines, making long casts without retrieving after each cast. this 14 foot #8/9 is a medium/light rod within this category. It has a comfort casting zone of 65 to 85 feet, and is light enough to make playing fish in the 10lb. range a joy. The rod action is moderate, and powerful. Anglers fishing the Gaspe' Peninsula in Quebec rivers from a canoe, may find this model just the answer to cast to both sides with minimal effort. It handles casting all but the largest flies with comfort.
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11477-01 GLX 8 - 9 Stiff Med 1005 $875.00

FR1808/9-4 GLX

Length: 15'     Line: #8/9     Pieces: 4   

A step up from the #7/8, the 15'0" # 8/9 provides greater wind penetration, and added distance with flies into the small /0's. With moderate progressive taper and moderate butt end power, it'll lift enough line to help form long D loops, and make casts to 90 feet consistently. Optimal using long belly floating lines, it handles short/mid belly sink tips with comfort. When using shorter bellies, increase line size by one size. This is a versatile rod for most salmonids excluding the biggest representatives in very fast water.
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11482-01 GLX 8 - 9 Stiff Med 1005 $995.00

FR1809/10-4 GLX

Length: 15'     Line: #9/10     Pieces: 4   

The rod power needed to hurl a vast amount of long belly #9/10 line is like a study in torque vs horsepower of your favorite brand of V-12 engine. Power and grace exemplify the qualities of this size rod. This model can cast all fly sizes with long belly floating and sinking lines. It still has a moderate progressive taper to give you feel and a fine sense of timing the D loop. Should the opportunity present itself to overhead cast, the rod will lay it out without tailing the loop. For bigger water conditions this is the 15 foot power tool for the job.
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11478-01 GLX 9-10 Stiff Med-Fast 1005 $995.00

FR1929/10-4 GLX

Length: 16'     Line: #9/10     Pieces: 4   

So you wand to fish the other side of the fiver? Matched with a long belly #9/10, this rod will deliver 100 feet + distance with a high degree of finesse and smoothness, painting the far shore with ease. made with GLX, it is not a heavy weight in hand, only heavy on performance. You will be highly impressed by how much line you can pick up, initiating a single spey cast. You will be more amazed at the line control during the swing by virtue of a 16 foot rod length. For sheer casting pleasure, this is one of the best rods an angler can swing.
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11480-01 GLX 9-10 Stiff Med-Fast 1007 $1,025.00

FR18010-4 GLX

Length: 15'     Line: #10/11     Pieces: 4   

Not many 15 foot rods can carry a long belly # 10/11 at distance, with control and positive nature as this one. Not many rods do it with soul and feeling. Not many rods handle sinking lines as well as floating. This rod says yes to it all. the progressive moderate taper is ideal for fishing deep and fast water, with heavy brass tube flies and hooking into big fish. No matter the wind, this rod takes on all challengers.
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11479-01 GLX 10-11 Stiff Med 1005 $1,000.00

FR20410/11-4 GLX

Length: 17'     Line: #10/11     Pieces: 4   

So you want to fish another beat, but your gillie is off having a dram somewhere? No problem, stay where you are, just string up your 17 foot #10/11 GLX Greased Line rod, and make a cast from there.17 foot, GLX and a #10/11, it speaks for itself. It can cast into the backing at will, if you like. Change of direction is effortless, as you can pick a tremendous length. Too big? Not necessarily, as the big rod makes distance so effortless it offsets the need to bash lesser rods, and so you may find you are less fatigued after a session. It loads down below mid point of rod at 90 feet, to provide the caster with a comfortable feel, and sense of control. This is only the starting point for this rod. Do not be suprised if you wish your line had a bit more length. For big rivers, big fish, big flies and a grand time, try a 17' GLX.
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11483-01 GLX 10-11 Stiff Med 1007 $1,050.00

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