So who makes Loomis GLX blanks

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So who makes Loomis GLX blanks

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Does Toray make these blanks or what?
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yes i want to know as well. I heard they are both made by Toray but they are not the same blank. I dont work for G Loomis or Phenix, maybe someone who does can shed some light on the subject with some facts to back it up.
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Same here
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GLoomis is a Shimano company and I was under the impression that they manufacture their own blanks.

Toray manufactures composites used in blank construction, but I don't know if they actually manufactured a finished blank. I have heard that Phenix rods use Toray materials and they might know more about Toray's contribution.

Tobe wrote:Does Toray make these blanks or what?
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TackleTour has information regarding the Phenix X10 crankbait rod, which indicates "makes use of Toray materials in its construction":
http://www.tackletour.com/reviewphenixx10.html

I've sent an email off to G Loomis' customer support to see if they can supply some information regarding their GLX blanks. I'll post their reply when I receive it.

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Response from G. Loomis customer support:
All G. Loomis rods are made in Woodland Washington USA. However our materials and their suppliers is proprietary information that we choose not to give out.
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tunaman wrote:Response from G. Loomis customer support:
All G. Loomis rods are made in Woodland Washington USA. However our materials and their suppliers is proprietary information that we choose not to give out.
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Thats interesting.
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I knew that would be the response. A lot of companies won't disclose where they get materials.
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tunaman wrote:Response from G. Loomis customer support:
All G. Loomis rods are made in Woodland Washington USA. However our materials and their suppliers is proprietary information that we choose not to give out.
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Not suprising at all huh? It's not really any different than Ranger, Ford, or Chevy is it? They build the finished product, but buy the matrials elswhere.
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tunaman wrote:Response from G. Loomis customer support:
All G. Loomis rods are made in Woodland Washington USA. However our materials and their suppliers is proprietary information that we choose not to give out.
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Rods are made in Woodland, WA. . . So that indicates to me they are "assembled" up in WA, but where do the actual blanks come from??? Obviously if they actually wrapped the mandrels and baked the rods up there they would be taking great pride in that and use it as a marketing tool - such as "100% Made in the USA". At least I know I would be doing that if I had a rod company...
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The blanks ARE constructed and assembled in Woodland Washington. This has ALWAYS been a positive point for G. Loomis, and also a unique aspect of the best rod making company in the world. What other major rod manufacturer can claim that? The fact of the matter is, is that the rods are comprised of various parts that are from different areas of the world, i.e. the cork for the handle typically comes from Portugal (the leading exporter of cork), the guides on all rods other than GLX (which have Nickel Titanium guides) are imported from Japan and made by Fuji. But like I said before, the blanks ARE wrapped and have ALWAYS been made in Woodland Washington.

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There are a good number of rods "MADE IN THE USA" including some Lamiglas, Loomis and others.

I did recently hear about (and then I checked out the website)American Eagle Rods, which are apparently "100% US", even the blanks are constructed in the US, the only stuff on the rods that are not domestic are the Fuji Guides and Fuji reel seat.

I'm also told Fred Roumbanis is on the pro staff (second hand info)

The GLX Blanks are supposedly made in the US, but all of the other blanks are made elsewhere.
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I heard the blanks were being made by Homosapiens on the planet earth . :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I hear planet earth is right but that other part is wrong. :lol: :lol: :wink:
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After all this hearing I think I'll load up w/ a couple more GLX rods.
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