Shorter, lighter, quicker
The G.Loomis Pro 4x ShortStix fly rods measure out to 7′ 6″, the short length of these rods are designed to be lighter and to load up quicker. When paired with short head fly lines the ShortStix are capable of achieving incredibly long casts, even with large bulky flies.
Although the G.Loomis Pro 4x ShortStix were designed to quickly shoot flies to stripers and bluefish in the Northeast, there are many applications in which the ShortStix will give you an advantage, such as casting from jetties for tarpon or snook.
Chris Pecar –
This rod is so light and with the shorter range of motion to cast this rod it’s much easier on the shoulder. Fished this rod every day 6 or 7 hours a day all summer long . I have the 9/10 and the way it handles fighting fish is much easier than a nine footer. Plus it booms out the line with few false casts.
Michael Kirshner –
The Shortstix is a great rod for using in a kayak, where space is limited, or for fishing around mangroves or other places where vegetation limits casting. The shorter length also makes it very light, but it will still bomb out a short head line like Outbound Short with just one back-cast.