The G·Loomis GL Series Casting Rods are designed for accurate, low-trajectory casting, which makes them ideal for fishing in tight quarters around low overhanging limbs and heavy cover. The five-and-a-half footers, equipped with pistol grips, are short enough to make highly accurate mid-range casts and stout enough to handle big bass. They also work well for vertical jigging, where boat position is important and a straight vertical presentation is paramount for success. The lighter models work especially well with top-water lures and small grubs or jigs, making them a good choice for smallmouths. The medium-power rods are good all-around bass and walleye rods for fishing spinnerbaits, 4 to 6-inch worms and small jigs. The heavier rods are for jig & pig combos, big worms and large spinnerbaits, making them ideal for largemouth bass and northerns. They all feature cork grips. The six-footers have 7-inch straight rear grips that are offset approximately 12 degrees to minimize wrist fatigue and improve casting control. The reel seat features blank-thru-handle construction, with a one-inch cutaway in front of the trigger that is called "mag-touch." By exposing the blank in this area, your index finger makes direct contact with the blank giving you even greater sensitivity.