These are the rods that put G.Loomis on the map. They are light, sensitive and extremely efficient. A good choice for drift-fishing small to medium-sized rivers where you have sufficient room to work a fish once hooked. It balances perfectly with ten-pound line and half-ounce lures and is surprisingly strong. It will handle most smaller salmon species and steelhead, but is on the lighter end of the spectrum. A good great summer-run rod and GL3 offers a good blend of power and sensitivity.