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Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Sebastian Garcia (---.speedy.com.ar)
Date: January 11, 2017 11:29PM

Hello.

Im re wrapping a GLX classic fly rod.

Any idea single foot guides brand used by Gloomis those days.

They are really wonderfull fly guides

I have had groove issues with many fly guides except those ones.

Thxs in advance and sorry for my english.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.wepbfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 12, 2017 12:02AM

I spoke to owner of REC last week - I am pretty sure he said they sell their REC Recoil guides to GLoomis for their fly rods.
If you can wait - REC is coming out with a new s/f Recoil guide in a few months - one that will hold the line off the blank. They are also coming out with a ceramic guide.
Herb



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2017 12:04AM by Herb Ladenheim.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Sebastian Garcia (---.speedy.com.ar)
Date: January 12, 2017 12:20AM

Thanks for replying Herb.

I've tested Snake Brand flyguides and rec flyguides. They are very good ones but grooving is an issue.

I live in Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina. A volcano exploted some years ago. There is a lot of silic dust in the river. Silic dust is letal for guides.

The only fly guides that have never grooved were those used on the glx classic.

Do you know the brand or model?

They are single foot guides. Ti color.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: January 12, 2017 10:26AM

Sabastian,
A good bet is that they are silicon carbide guides. This is one of the guides that will hold up to the volcanic dust that you experience.

Take care

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (204.52.135.---)
Date: January 12, 2017 11:28AM

Sebastian
I looked at my GLOOMIS 10wt from the mid 90'S.
They are not REC Recoil- sorry
Best bet is to contact GLOOMIS.
Hern

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Sebastian Garcia (---.speedy.com.ar)
Date: January 12, 2017 01:39PM

Bob Batson Wrote:
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> There are two vendors that supply SIC inserts to
> this industry, and they are both in Japan. Fuji
> uses one, PB and I the other.
> The reason that we first started (1991) developing
> the TIN and TiCH processes for rod guides and
> tops, was because we were trying to come up with
> something that no one else in the rod component
> field was producing. At the same time, a process
> that would prove to be impervious to saltwater. We
> started with the TIN (gold), and then went to the
> TiCH (gunsmoke). When the gunsmoke TiCH was
> completed, I took it to Loomis. At that time Gary
> was the only person that was willing to take a
> risk, come out with something totally different,
> and market it along with his latest in technology.
> He used the TiCH, in guides, tops, and the single
> foot wire fly rod guide, on his GLX series. We
> gave him exclusive usage for two years. I believe
> that this was in the later part of 1994.
> Now, many rod manufacturers and custom rod
> builders are using these items in their higher end
> product lines. Also available in these coatings
> are guides rings. The Tin and Tich process is
> applied over the zirconium ring, with the most
> durable and appealing of the inserts being fairly
> thin, with a nice radius.
> There are some component factories out there that
> do not quite have the procedures of the process
> down yet, so beware. The guide frame should have a
> consistent light gunsmoke color, with depth and
> brilliance to it. Saltwater will not harm these
> guides and tops at all.
> Bob Batson
> Rainshadow Rod Blanks
> Forecast Rod Components

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.44.---)
Date: January 12, 2017 03:22PM

Looks like you got your answer hopefully, had me confused since G Loomis still make a classic series GLX. My very early 6 wt. GLX from 1993 or 1994 has the plated stainless guides Bob discribed.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---.dsl.lsan03.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 12, 2017 03:25PM

Good reading. Thanks Bob.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: January 12, 2017 06:35PM

What guides does G. Loomis (Shimano) use now? For that matter, what materials does Van Stall (Zebco) use on their reels? As the Bard asked, "What's in a name?"

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Jerry Poindexter (---.tx.res.rr.com)
Date: January 12, 2017 06:54PM

Purty sure that Sebastian is citing an old quote from Bob Batson. Maybe Bill Batson can provide an update on materials used, then and now.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Sebastian Garcia (---.speedy.com.ar)
Date: January 12, 2017 07:23PM

Re: Pac Bay Guides?
Posted by: Bob Batson (---.olypen.com)
Date: June 28, 2001 06:10PM

There are two vendors that supply SIC inserts to this industry, and they are both in Japan. Fuji uses one, PB and I the other.
The reason that we first started (1991) developing the TIN and TiCH processes for rod guides and tops, was because we were trying to come up with something that no one else in the rod component field was producing. At the same time, a process that would prove to be impervious to saltwater. We started with the TIN (gold), and then went to the TiCH (gunsmoke). When the gunsmoke TiCH was completed, I took it to Loomis. At that time Gary was the only person that was willing to take a risk, come out with something totally different, and market it along with his latest in technology. He used the TiCH, in guides, tops, and the single foot wire fly rod guide, on his GLX series. We gave him exclusive usage for two years. I believe that this was in the later part of 1994.
Now, many rod manufacturers and custom rod builders are using these items in their higher end product lines. Also available in these coatings are guides rings. The Tin and Tich process is applied over the zirconium ring, with the most durable and appealing of the inserts being fairly thin, with a nice radius.
There are some component factories out there that do not quite have the procedures of the process down yet, so beware. The guide frame should have a consistent light gunsmoke color, with depth and brilliance to it. Saltwater will not harm these guides and tops at all.
Bob Batson
Rainshadow Rod Blanks
Forecast Rod Components

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Sebastian Garcia (---.speedy.com.ar)
Date: January 12, 2017 07:37PM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> Looks like you got your answer hopefully, had me
> confused since G Loomis still make a classic
> series GLX. My very early 6 wt. GLX from 1993 or
> 1994 has the plated stainless guides Bob
> discribed.

To clarify.

Loomis glx before 1994 used Pacbay tich (gunsmoke) single foot guides?
Loomis glx after 1994 used rec single foot guides?


Spencer. are your 1993 guides grooved?
are your rec guides grooved?

I think old guides were a lot more Abrasion resistant!

I have used SnakeBrand guides and they are grooved too.

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 12, 2017 08:21PM

I think this is what you are looking
[www.jannsnetcraft.com]
I have used thes guides a lot over the years and the look exactly like the guides on my old GLX fly rod. Although they look the same I was not sure until I saw the above posts.
Norm

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Re: Gloomis Glx Classic single foot guides brand.
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.44.---)
Date: January 13, 2017 08:41AM

None of the guides on my GLX have ever grooved, I fish quite a few streams with lots of glacial silt in them from time to time. I'm big on keeping my lines clean and stretched before use though, some things taught don't go away.

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