G Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Review [On-The-Water Performance]
By: Luke Simonds on February 21, 2018
This article will show you an independent review of the G Loomis E6X Inshore spinning rod.
The fishing rod we use is one of the most important tools we have for fishing because it controls so many important tasks such as:
- Feeling Strikes
- Setting Hooks
A fisherman without a quality rod that can’t adequately handle all of those tasks is at a significant disadvantage to those who do (especially those of us who often use artificial lures).
So it’s on us to put some time in to make sure we’re using the right gear for the right conditions.
The biggest problem that many fisherman face is that there is an overwhelming amount of options for fishing rods (sizes, powers, actions, etc.)…
So I’ll be picking up new rods from different manufacturers as often as possible to see how they actually compare to one another… and I’ll share my candid thoughts about them on this site so you can see unbiased reviews.
In this post, I’ll share the pros and cons of what I’ve seen in the G Loomis E6X Inshore rod after using it for the past ~6 months.
G Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Review
In my quest to find the best value rod for us inshore saltwater anglers, I picked up a G Loomis E6X spinning rod so that I could give it a try.
I’ve now been using it for about 6 months, so I’ve had a good amount of time to get a feeling of how it handles in a variety of environments and conditions.
One of my first days using it was when my dog Otis jumped in on an over-slot redfish that I had on the line making me then have to battle a big fish and a big dog at the same time:)
G Loomis E6X Review Video
Here’s a video where I describe the pros and cons of this E6X spinning rod… I included some fun on-the-water footage of it in action too.
Just click on the video box below to watch it:
Click here to see the full video of when I was sight fishing from the SUP with this G Loomis E6X rod.
Additional G Loomis E6X Details
When it was first released, the E6X Inshore caused a lot of hype.
G Loomis has always been known for their quality, American-made rods. And this E6X line is the currently the least expensive series in their extensive rod lineup.
Here’s what they show on their website about their E6X rods:
“Saltwater anglers are now offered G. Loomis’ Multi-Taper Technology in the new E6X Inshore rods. Combined with E6X blank material, quality components and full cork handles, the rods offer the proper balance and the needed strength for all types of inshore action. Both spinning and casting models in the right lengths and actions for lure and live-bait use.”
G Loomis E6X Rod Specs
Let’s take a look at the specs of the rod that I’ve been using.
Take note that we tested the 8’ heavy action version of this rod… and I chose this version because its actual flex feels most similar to the rods that I typically like most…
Note: Their “Heavy” power rating felt more like a Medium Heavy for most rods I’ve used and even a Medium power of some others.
Here are the specs:
- Line Rating: 10-20 lbs.
- Lure Rating: 3/8-1 oz.
- Action: Moderate-Fast
- Price: $209.99
Its really tough to simply look at these stats and tell if it is a good rod or not. So, I always recommend going to a store that carries a large variety of rods so that you can feel how they compare to one another.
And be sure to support a local tackle store near you whenever possible.
Make sure to put the most thought into the fishing rod that you use compared to other fishing equipment items like reels, line, etc. because the rod is in charge of so many essential tasks.
And be sure to make time to go to a local tackle store with a large selection of rods so that you can get a good feeling of which one suits your needs best.
After spending so time on the water with this G Loomis E6X spinning rod, I certainly recommend adding it to your list of rods to check out.
If you have used any version of this E6X line of rods, please let us know your thoughts on how it has performed for you by leaving a Comment down below.