WTB Need a tip for G Loomis IMX

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Steve Kokita, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    I need the tip section (or complete rod) for a 9' 5 wt two piece G Loomis rod. I built this rod 18-20 years ago from a Cabela's kit. It's dark gray, fast action and unfortunately not Clouser proof. I might be able to use a 6 wt tip also.
  2. Islander Steve

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    Langley, Wa..
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    Did you try talking to Loomis? They may be able to get you something very close to the original.
  3. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    Hi Steve, yes I drove down there yesterday....no luck. They tried several different tips but the ferrule size is way smaller on their new blanks. I was hoping they had a few oldies tucked away in a dusty corner. They sent me across the street to Anglers Workshop but no luck there either.
  4. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    There used to be a guy in Cottage Grove Oregon I think. Glenn Wicks. He had a barn full of thousands of blanks from all the companies. He could match just about anything. I will see if I can find some contact info for him if he is still in business.
  5. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    Thanks Mike, I'm not too picky at this point...just want to make it fish able again.