Last week I traveled out to the Portland, Oregon / Woodland, Washington area for a factory tour at G. Loomis and a couple days of fishing. It was a great trip to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. We fished on the Columbia River and caught a bunch of smallmouths as well as a few other critters.
Alex Mei from www.tackletour.com , Bruce Holt from G. Loomis and myself during our tour of the G. Loomis factory in Woodland, Washington. It is a totally manual process that G. Loomis goes through to make the finsest fishing rods in the World. The most amazing thing out there was the pride that all the employees have for the brand and the products they produce. It is top-notch.
Bruce Holt with a whooper spring-run salmon caught while bass fishing on the Columbia River
A smallmouth I caught fishing right in downtown Portland
Check out this line-up of NRX rods we got to fish with. These are by far the best fishing rods I have ever picked up - super light and tough. -Gussy