User Question: Would you mind offering your expertise on the differences between the G. Loomis GLX Max and the G. Loomis StreamDance High Line Speed (HLS) 5 weight fly rods? Specifically interested in blank construction, action, components etc. Any knowledge you have of the two would be greatly appreciated.
Our Answer: The components (guides, handle, reel seat, graphite) are same for G. Loomis StreamDance Max and G. Loomis StreamDance HLS 5 weight fly rods, with the only difference the addition of a mini fighting butt on the Max rod. The newest version of Max GLX (not StreamDance MLS), has a significant cosmetic change. The coating is now graphite satin pearl color on the blank, the reel seat is in a gloss black color with anodized grey insert barrel and Fear No Fish logo in the cut out. Guides and cork handle remain the same.