27 Reviews
81% (22)
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89% Recommend this product (24 of 27 responses)
By Dillon
Has become my new go-to
August 18, 2022
I have several St. Croix Avid's and this by far is my new favorite rod. I use this inshore with a Shimano Metanium and it is sweet. Nice and sensitive, can typically feel every bite.
By Adam
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
GWR901C Unique Rod
June 29, 2022
The GWR901C is a very unique rod. The "1" rating is lightweight for Loomis, and the tip shows it. But the combination of the Extra Fast action with the unique Mag-Medium power gives this rod a ton of back bone that loads up quickly. So you get the benefits of a very soft tip yet more backbone than you would expect. You need to know that is the action you want...it's really a rod meant for lighter smaller lures but in an environment where you don't want to be caught by surprise by a trophy fish. Giving it 4 stars for that reason...it's not a rod for everyone for every day use.
By Ron
Coastal SC
Great rod
December 16, 2021
Got this rod for larger inshore fish, primarily reds, and to use larger artificials. Very sensitive rod with great feel. Casts great.
By Ron
Coastal SC
Awesome light rod
December 16, 2021
Perfect for long casts on the coastal flats. Like the length for fighting inshore trout and reds.
By Alex D.
Southeast Michigan Lakes
Great Spinning Rod
June 24, 2021
I put a Daiwa Procyon LT 4000 reel and some 50lbs braid on this rod and have taken it out quite a few times on the kayak for freshwater fishing. This rod works very well, after reading the review of someone rod breaking I was a bit skeptical but I have accidentally hit it on my ceiling fan and dropped it a couple of times and it has not even scratch on it. That being said I would definitely recommend this rod to anyone out there fishing for bass or pike. I've pulled a few big guys out of the lake so far with no issues.
ProsFeels quality is just rigid enough, casts great!
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
great rod
May 29, 2020
it's light and sensitive. it throws unweighted paddletails and doa shrimps really well on 10lb braid really well when fishing shallow waters
By Jake M.
AC "in the soak"
Best Rod I own
April 29, 2020
This rod is nothing short of exceptional. It is a versatile rod that isn't just ok or "so-so" for a number of applications but truly a great rod for back bay fluking, striper fishing, sea bass jigging and my favorite as a tog jigging rod. Can't say enough good things.
By Reese
Great rod until...
January 31, 2020
This rod was great used it a lot for sheepshead because it was so sensitive and the bamboo felt great in the hand. But after about 3 years of use we were carrying it and hits something and the tip snapped. This was our fault completely but many rods I have used don’t snap when you hit a wall accidentally
By Steve
Sarasota, FL
G Loomis Lifetime Warranty a joke
March 5, 2019
Great rod, until it snapped into 3 pieces fighting a small fish. G Loomis refused to replace under their lifetime warranty, but instead "offered" a 3-figure replacement cost. The lifetime warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Prosgreat feel lightweight nice rod til it broke
ConsG Loomis warranty is useless Replacement cost under warranty is more than competitive rods
By Avery
Thornton , CO
Never own another rod
August 1, 2018
This rod is pure American ingenuity At it’s finest super light super strong and does the job well I can battle a big cat or a big wiper with it no problem does the job well and preforms consistently loomis makes a great rod when you are looking to step into that type of craftsmanship
ProsVery light. Strong great cork handle
By Matt D.
Corpus christi
Strong rod
March 20, 2018
The strength and durability of this rod is amazing. I love the feel of the real cork as well.
By Larry
Feels right
February 26, 2018
This is one of the best G Loomis rods I have owned. The fast taper tip flex and speed is just right for versatile fishing anywhere from 10-20lb. It will work well pitching plastics, casting live bait or crank baits. Very light weight. I just need to make sure my kids don't break it as these are pricey!
By phillip
stockton, MD
November 13, 2017
Very awesome lite weight rod paired with the new conflict 2 3000 pulled on stripers this past weekend very easy to cast line is smooth threw the guides on casting just a all around great rod!
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
Nice rod , prefer pro green
November 7, 2017
It's a good rod the 842s is what I bought. But the progreen 821s has a lot better feel for $15 more.
ProsGood looking rod ,nice weight
By Al
Fayetteville, NC
Worth the price
November 13, 2016
I surf fish but purchased this rod to use on the pier. This rod is super-sensitive, even when paired to a spinning reel. On the surf, it performed equally well, on a calm day with only a 2 oz sinker. The only down side to some may be the one-piece construction of this 8â‚"6â‚ rod which may be an issue to some. However, the sensitivity offered by this rod outweighs the issue of transporting and/or storing.
ProsSuper sensitive. Light weight.
ConsOne-piece construction makes it cumbersome to transport to a pier.
By Dave
Excellent rod
January 30, 2016
Light weight and super sensitive
By Brendan
New York
December 27, 2015
Parabolic and has a lot of back bone a great rod for boat and shore 8ft2
ProsGood rod
ConsBut a lot of money and would not have sens of having if broken
By myong
Long Island, NY
Super Light and great for Squid fishing
July 1, 2015
Crome Guides are so pretty with green rod. This is is for shallow water and also good for squid fishing.
Prossuper light and strong.
By Chris
New Port Richey, FL
Awesome Rod
April 7, 2015
Great rod, Very well built. Has plenty of backbone and yet very sensitive feel. Awesome when paired with a 4000 reel.
ProsGreat Finish, Great backbone, super-fast and sensitive tip. Quality guides and nice cork. Great buy
By Chris
Milton, New York
Great rod
February 15, 2015
Bought this rod for a trip to Florida. It is light and has a strong feel to it.
ProsLight and strong. Feels very comfortable. liked it so much bought a second one.
By Rudy
Austin, Texas
Do it all rod
November 7, 2014
The GWR901S can effectively throw any lure in your tackle box and tame any inshore or freshwater species. If I was blindfolded and told that I would be taken fishing without knowing where or what I was targeting, I would take this rod. These Mag-Medium Greenwaters can do anything. Awesome craftsmanship as to be expected from G.Loomis.
By Brian M.
great rod for Light plastics, crankbaits, and small bucktails
March 31, 2014
I bought this rod ten years ago to toss unweighted 6" sluggos and other light plastics (less than .5 oz) to striped bass from my kayak. It excels at casting light lures in the backbay.
Proscasts light weight lures very well
By Alex C.
United States
7ft9 spinning rod
January 17, 2014
great inshore rod for the backbays in nj. its light and sensitive for light plugging and for bucktailing. paired with a sustain 3000 fe it perfect.
Proslight sensitive
By Tony
901S glx
January 4, 2014
Bought a 901S glx from tackle direct. Didn't know what recoil guides were but didn't like them when I saw them and tried them. Too noisy! Purchased a set of Fuji K series guides titanium with sic rings to replace the recoils. When removing the second guide from the top the rod came apart and had a metal rod in it! Used it once and the rod bent where the metal rod was. I was very disappointed. Called gloomis and they replaced it no questions asked! Awesome customer service and by the way the new rod is awesome with the Fuji guides! (:
By Joshua
Bradenton, FL
Best rod out there
November 21, 2013
This rod is so awsome its nice and stiff and has a enough back bone to pull in the big ones.
By HeartNShoal
Miami, FL
The Rod of My Dreams
May 30, 2013
I decided to splurge and get the Greenwater GLX by G Loomis. I can't responsibly pay this much for every rod in my collection (although after using this one it has crossed my mind) but I'm glad I have at least one. This rod is an absolute dream. It is light, well made, the guides do not have ceramic to break, and it is also beautiful. The sensitivity is mind blowing. The mag taper tip gives the top foot of the rod a nice whippy action for excellent casting while leaving the rest of the rod length with its required backbone. I paired this stud up with a Stradic 3000 Ci4, also from Tackle Direct. The combination is excellent. Hey, with all the money we spend on boats, gear, preparation, and time on the water, shouldn't you have at least one or two rods that are the best in the business? Get this rod!!
ProsBest rod I've ever held in my hands.
ConsPrice (but its worth it)
By Tony
Guam USA
Gloomis 901s
December 8, 2012
Best rod I've purchased so far! Accurate and long casts. Using a conquer 5000 reel with 30# fire line braid. Nice balance of fast action and power. Kind of expensive, but worth it if you really like to catch fish.
ProsStyle and color with the fast action and power.
ConsNothing at all.

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