ICast preview, look at new GLX

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ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by DChiWildcats » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:51 am

Bassmaster has a slide show of the new products from ICast and shows the new GLX. Link below.

http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/ica ... sneak-peek

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by Fishing4Fun » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:54 am

Thanks for posting the link.

It looks like Loomis fans hoping for a full handle GLX will have to wait longer. From what it appears they are still using split grips. Maybe there will be a few models offered in full grip kind of like Dobyns does with their Champions and Champion Extremes.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by quantum angler nt » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:14 pm

Although I like the aesthetics from what I can see, that is a real shame if they don't offer full grip models. I found their classic MBR series to be amazing and really enjoyed the full grips...

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by Cracker » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:51 pm

Fishing4Fun wrote:Thanks for posting the link.

It looks like Loomis fans hoping for a full handle GLX will have to wait longer. From what it appears they are still using split grips. Maybe there will be a few models offered in full grip kind of like Dobyns does with their Champions and Champion Extremes.
I really doubt about it.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by KP Duty » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:50 pm

Man, I just spent a half hour looking at everythung. Loads of cool new stuff...very satisfied so fsr. The line welder really caught my eye. Supposedly fuses lines with surgical precision eliminating knots. Sounds interesting...

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by Tim Kelly » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:12 pm

I'm always utterly amazed people get so animated about full or split grips and whether they're cork or duplon. Your reel hand rarely touches the handle, it's mainly on the reel seat whether you're palming a baitcaster or holding a spinning reel. Your other hand might occasionally touch the butt of the rod when you do a 2 handed cast, which for most would be the minority of the time. It's purely aesthetic and shouldn't be a deal breaker, or maker, in my eyes.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:12 pm

Tim Kelly wrote:I'm always utterly amazed people get so animated about full or split grips and whether they're cork or duplon. Your reel hand rarely touches the handle, it's mainly on the reel seat whether you're palming a baitcaster or holding a spinning reel. Your other hand might occasionally touch the butt of the rod when you do a 2 handed cast, which for most would be the minority of the time. It's purely aesthetic and shouldn't be a deal breaker, or maker, in my eyes.
Having one hand on the grip just below reel seat, the other hand with a split grip is usually wrapped around blank. That's awkward to me personally. Split grip is okay a long as the rear grip is long enough to place my full hand around. Usually it is not.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by JTinKC » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:55 pm

GLX actually looks pretty good. I like the looks of the Legend Glass rods as well. Old School.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by DavidSA » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:18 am

it looks reasonable to me. Not great but reasonable.

I have posted since 2008 I wish they would have the full rear handle and none on the front. They don't seem to listen.

Gloomis lost sales when split grips came out. This forum and many more bashed them as they were not progressive. Now we bash them because they won't go back. The only option they have is to offer both. Since most are sold online today I don't see why they don't do this. Dealers don't carry inventory any longer to speak of.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by JTinKC » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:48 pm

You can still buy the old MBR lineup in many places. That's what I've done the last year. Love the full cork and the Sic guides.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by 21farms » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:17 am

Image
a "fade paint process within the butt section"? i dunno about that or the carbon fiber band on the rear grip or the blue accent stripes. looks like one person designed the rod from the grip forward while someone else designed the rest.

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by africanbass » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:27 am

21farms wrote:Image
a "fade paint process within the butt section"? i dunno about that or the carbon fiber band on the rear grip or the blue accent stripes. looks like one person designed the rod from the grip forward while someone else designed the rest.
That's is one ugly Rod

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by i_am_R2 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:55 am

I wish they would use fuji reel seats. These reel seats always seem to get sticky or "melt" which i am not a fan of and i am always careful with my gear

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by triple_illusion » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:01 am

](*,) tiny hint of the right idea but poorly implemented. let me design it already!

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Re: ICast preview, look at new GLX

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:45 am

21farms wrote:Image
a "fade paint process within the butt section"? i dunno about that or the carbon fiber band on the rear grip or the blue accent stripes. looks like one person designed the rod from the grip forward while someone else designed the rest.
I agree completely. It is almost like they took a scoop of ice cream from each bucket and called it done. If they want a blue and carbon fiber looking theme carry it through the rest of the rod. If they want something plain an in neutral colors leave the blue and carbon fiber off. :shock:

If this all the better they could come up with I would expect low sales and negative feedback, especially among folks that care about the looks and flow of the rod. ](*,)

Would have loved to see a fairly simply but classic looking GLX with at least a few models offered in full grips. :idea:

Oh well, it is what it is.

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