Why no love for the E6X?

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Why no love for the E6X?

Postby Matt_3479 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:07 pm

I’ve read a few times on here, and it seems that’s most people stray others away from the loomis e6x. I picked up a few spinning rods last season, st. Croix avid X and a G Loomis e6x and I love both. But after hearing what some people have said about these rods I’m confused as I feel like it is a well built, extremely sensitive rod. I’m debating on getting a Crankbait rod (casting) and was thinking maybe trying another e6x. Before I jump the gun here I just wanted to hear why people feel they aren’t worth there money and what they would recommend instead. I just got 3 new rods to try over winter before I decide on a Crankbait rod but I was leaning towards the loomis. I love my avid x but something about the loomis I love

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby Finnz922 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:00 pm

This group tends to fish above entry level rods. Unless it's Megabass. I'm sure there are some owners, but most probably are fishing IMX and up.
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby timinmo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:55 pm

There is a group of rods I would include in comparing the E6X. I have not fished these rods but have handled them, so this is just my opinion based on in store impressions. The St. Croix Bass X and the Shimano Exage feel about the same to me as the E6X maybe I'm feeling things that are not there. My opinion.

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby JB in SC » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:09 pm

New E6X rods will be coming out at the Classic. The E6X is a good rod. Maybe it's too close to the old IMX price wise.

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:49 pm

I have never really been a fan of Gloomis lower end offerings, I personally think you can find a better rod
for that amount of money.

But I have never fished a E6X, I'm referring to the GL2

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby domthewon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 pm

I really disliked my E6x. The hook keeper location pissed me off to no end, and it is a very heavy rod in hand in my opinion. I wanted to like it, but ended up selling it. My good friend bought the same one I had and likes it a lot. Everyone has different tastes. It wasn't a bad rod just not a rod for me.

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby NHBull » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 am

I have a few, including a MH crankbait rod and it fishes great. I don’t think shallow to medium depth cranking requires a super sensitive rod. I think it may be priced 40.00 higher than most looking at that price range want to spend.
I have 2 spinning rods, crankbait and swim bait rod. That said, once you throw the GLX, you will have a tough time going back
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby bronzefly » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:24 am

They are a good quality, solid, durable rod. In my opinion, Loomis is a high end rod company and should stay focused there (and so should Megabass for that matter :lol: ) Entry level rods aren't in their wheel house of either company. In my hands, there are better $200 (and under) rods.

I still have an original prototype 903 MBR that is a GREAT spinner bait/chatter bait type rod for open water distance casting. Sensitivity isn't outstanding, but they are good rods overall.
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby LonnieP » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:31 am

I have a 783c and it's an OK rod but I find it lacking in sensitivity. I use it mostly for spinnerbaits. You're paying for the G Loomis name and warranty for these rods in my opinion and this rod would be better suited with a 100 dollar price tag.

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:36 am

Gen 1 were soso...much nicer rod for the $ are zodias or chronos

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:40 am

I would take a Gen1 Halo Daylite over a E6X.
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby bronzefly » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:42 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:I would take a Gen1 Halo Daylite over a E6X.


Now, let's not go that far :lol:
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 am

bronzefly wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:I would take a Gen1 Halo Daylite over a E6X.


Now, let's not go that far :lol:


I did. lol. I have 2 of them, and they are pretty amazing for $60 shipped to me.
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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby smalljaw » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:46 am

LonnieP wrote:I have a 783c and it's an OK rod but I find it lacking in sensitivity. I use it mostly for spinnerbaits. You're paying for the G Loomis name and warranty for these rods in my opinion and this rod would be better suited with a 100 dollar price tag.


I agree with the above statement, if they were $100 I'd say it is a decent rod for the money. The Avid X is well ahead of the E6X in weight, feel, and overall performance, it is much more responsive and at less than $20 difference in price there is no comparison.

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Re: Why no love for the E6X?

Postby reason162 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:10 am

cndbasshunter wrote:...much nicer rod for the $ are zodias or chronos


I agree, both Zodias and Cronos are amazing rods for their price points!


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