Elevate Saltwater Performance With the New GCX Inshore

Roaming nearshore currents and traversing skinny flats train saltwater anglers to expect one thing: the unexpected. Knowing versatility is critical for securing success in the demanding inshore environment, G. Loomis crafted the all-new GCX Inshore series of rods to provide anglers with the essential tools needed to tackle any salty situation.

The GCX Inshore series touts a host of battle-tested features needed by anglers seeking trophies along the coasts. G. Loomis crafts each GCX Inshore rod blank using proprietary Multi-Taper Design technology to decrease the blank’s weight while enhancing its durability. A series of “micro tapers” within the overall taper of the rod, G. Loomis’ Multi-Taper Design process enables rod engineers to reinforce potential stress points while simultaneously reducing unnecessary material in other regions of the blank. This exacting design and engineering process yields a lightweight library of rods with precisely-defined lengths, powers, and actions that strike the perfect balance between durability and performance. Multi-Taper Design combined with a beefed-up resin system in the GCX Inshore series provides superior impact resistance, yielding a package primed to dominate the tackle-testing inshore environment.

Refinements continue along the entire length of each GCX Inshore rod. Solid premium cork handles deliver the performance and feel that anglers expect from a G. Loomis rod. Fuji reel seats provide a comfortable and reliable union between rod and reel. An optimized SeaGuide guide train enhances balance and elevates angler performance. Eye-catching aquamarine thread wraps and accents adorn each blank, making GCX Inshore rods stand out in hard-earned hero shots.

Pair versatile G. Loomis GCX Inshore rods with Shimano reels and PowerPro braided fishing line for optimum performance. If finesse fishing for speckled trout in coastal creeks is on the agenda, select the 7’6”, Medium-Light power, Extra-Fast action GCX 901S XF spinning rod, paired with a C3000-series Shimano Vanford reel spooled with 15-pound-test PowerPro Super8Slick V2 line. When redfish patrol the oyster bars on an incoming tide, reach for a Current Sniper topwater presented by the 7’, Medium power, Moderate-Fast action GCX842C MF casting rod, equipped with a Shimano Tranx 150 reel loaded with 20 pound-test PowerPro line. To extract snook from the mangroves, choose the 7’, Medium-Heavy power, Fast action GCX843S F spinning rod, paired with a C3000-series Shimano Stradic reel spooled with 30-pound test PowerPro. Anglers who prepare smarter and fish harder need to look no further than the G. Loomis GCX Inshore series for all of their inshore fishing needs.

G. Loomis rod designers draw from more than forty years of intense dedication to exceeding the expectations of the most demanding enthusiasts. While no two tides or bites are alike, anglers equipped with G. Loomis GCX Inshore rods can fish confidently, prepared for every ebb and flow. The GCX Inshore lineup includes 11 spinning and three casting models that enhance versatility and meet the demands of every inshore angler. GCX Inshore rods will be available soon from authorized G. Loomis dealers with an MSRP of $289.99 to $339.99.



  • Multi-Taper Design
  • SeaGuide Guide Train
  • Premium Cork Handles
  • Fuji Reel Seats
  • Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


G. Loomis exists to heighten angler experience through creating tools that expand tactical opportunity, boost effectiveness, and enhance natural ability. We develop solutions for experienced hands, designed to complement capability. We strive to expand what’s possible to achieve the unattainable. Our DNA is comprised of three equal parts: Technology, Innovation, and Design. Since 1982, we’ve contributed innovative materials and manufacturing technology to the angling community. Examples include early graphite construction, advanced guide trains, Multi-Taper Design and advanced resin systems.