One morning in 1974, Gary Loomis stood outside Boeing Headquarters, in Seattle, WA, and asked everyone that came through the gate if they knew anything about carbon fiber. He eventually found someone who would sit down and talk.
Tens of thousands of rods later, Gary Loomis was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame for his contributions to the fishing rod industry. Few people know as much about building fishing rods as Gary.
But Gary will also tell you that he didn’t build a single rod himself. Instead, he worked alongside the best guides, dealers and craftsmen the world over.
Edge Rods continues that legacy today. Gary, and many top guides, dealers, and craftsmen have signed on to bring you another round of exceptional fishing tools.
So here’s to the past, the present, and the future. Fish on!
The core material at Edge. Our IM provides a performance level that “punches above its weight,” while still having “everyday” fishing toughness. IM is a great choice for a wide range of blanks.
When even our IM isn’t good enough. This is a high-modulus, Paper Carbon Scrim (PCS) material that creates a truly exceptional blank. Want the best possible performance from your blank? Here you go.
The Black Widow series is the flagship offering from the Edge Rods arsenal. With the introduction of new technologies and design a faultless series of rods have been created that offer unsurpassed sensitivity to the angler.
Exclusive to Edge the Black Widow Handles, made from 100% carbon fiber, also deliver increased sensitivity over cork, EVA or carbon fiber wrapped alternatives. The Black Widow Handles paired with the high performance HM & IM blanks put these rods into a class of their own.
Edge Rods’ newest material HMx-ray is the latest edition to the NFC material family. HM because it’s the highest modulus currently available, x-ray because just like an x-ray machine helps you see things you normally would not, you can feel the slightest vibration with these blanks. These are the lightest, strongest blanks that we have ever manufactured.· HMx-ray is 20% lighter than our existing HM (which is already insanely light!) HMx-ray is more sensitive, and while we understand that “sensitivity” is subjective, it feels like you are receiving a shock through the arm, the ultimate aim is to allow you to “see” underwater.
The First Strike series is the newest offering from the Edge Rods line-up.
Each high quality IM Graphite blank is meticulously hand-rolled and finished in the Edge factory, yielding a powerful and durable series of rods any angler would be proud to own.
Also equipped with lightweight proprietary reel seats, comfortable braided carbon-fiber grips deliver increased sensitivity over cork, EVA or even carbon fiber wrapped alternatives.
Never miss a strike with the new Gary Loomis Edge First Strike Casting Rods.
EDGE Gamma Alpha(ΓΑ), moderate action and Gamma Beta (ΓΒ), fast action performance fly rods bring to life the vision Gary Loomis had early on in his career, finally, technology caught up with his imagination. Created in harmony with the Temple Fork Outfitter’s Advisory staff, a project more than two years in the making, these lightweight, stunning, precision tools are the closest thing you will find on the market resembling custom-built fly rods. No detail has been overlooked. Typifying performance and available in two distinct actions, these are most responsive and efficient fly rods on the market.
EDGE Gamma Alpha(ΓΑ), moderate action and Gamma Beta (ΓΒ), fast action performance fly rods bring to life the vision Gary Loomis had early on in his career, finally, technology caught up with his imagination. Made in USA, lightweight alloy threaded, up-locking aluminum reel seat is adorned with unique natural burled Buckeye hardwood spacer and precision tooled locking nuts. Hook-keeper installed for fly management when moving from pool to pool.
EDGE Gamma Alpha(ΓΑ), moderate action and Gamma Beta (ΓΒ), fast action performance fly rods bring to life the vision Gary Loomis had early on in his career, finally, technology caught up with his imagination. Fast Action series: Windows literally “cut out,” weight of the machined, anodized aluminum reel seat, creating a lightweight, sleek, durable and double-locking piece of finery. EFX Carbon-fiber fighting butt adds comfort and an additional leverage point to wrangle hard-fighting fish on our Gamma Beta series.
For those who enjoy fishing with premium fishing rods, Edge Delta rods are definitely worth a close look given how responsive these rods are.
All of the components in this rod are all focused on enabling maximised feel of everything that is going on the business end of the line.
This rod has been a revelation in Surf fishing. Stepping into the Surf game, this lightweight build has proven to provide a high-performance, lightweight, strong alternative to other rods on the market. Specifically built to improve the performance of a typical multi-piece surf rod, our EDGE Design team has fortified this build with 40% of the power is in the butt and 60% in the tip to create an incredible hybrid for Surf fishing dominance.
Tested around the world in the most brutal offshore conditions on various species, blue water and green water anglers chasing sailfish or tuna or whatever the targeted species, will find that these rods are uncompromising and versatile taking pitching baits and vertical jigging to a whole new level. These rods are so strong and tough, yet light and graceful, with a beautiful silver like-look due to the metallic fibers.
Application: Tokyo rig, Lipless, Diving, Square Bill, Wake Bait, Jerk Bait, Prop Bait, Walking Bait, Popper, Weightless Senko, Wacky Worm, Neko Rig, Small Shakey Head, Drop Shot, Finesse Jig, Spy / Spin Baits, Tube, Chatter Bait, Under Spin, Blade Bait, Jigging Spoon, Multi-Purpose Hair Jig, Finesse Jig, Tail Spinner.