G. Loomis Escape Rods

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G. Loomis has introduced a new line of 3-piece spinning and baitcasting rods that should be just the ticket for your winter fishing vacation. Called the Escape series, the rods are based on lightweight, sensitive graphite blanks and feature a beautiful black-cherry finish, cork grips and Fuji guides with Alconite inserts. The series includes 16 fast-action models up to 30-pound class, with prices ranging from $225 to $300. G. Loomis, Woodbridge, WA; (800) 662-8818; http://www.gloomis.com.