For the PRO4x trout rods, G. Loomis mirrored the NRX taper designs with the PRO4x salmon and steelhead rods to gain a noticeable reduction in weight, especially in the tip-section. This not only makes the rod fish lighter - a much improved swing-weight - but increases the rate of blank recovery for better casting distance and accuracy. Proprietary processes in both blank and rod manufacturing allow us to provide optimum performance in key areas to improve line control and mending. They will handle sink-tips, shooting heads and of course, full floating lines with ease. Available in 9 & 10-foot lengths, these are not only high performance, but economical as well. As beautiful to look at as they are to fish, these are rods any fly fisher would be proud to own. It's what you've come to expect from G.Loomis.