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G.Loomis Asquith 490

9' 4 weight, four piece fly rod

A great rod for fishing big dry flies on big water or open ground spring creeks where the wind blows more than not. The Asquith 490 delivers both power and finesses through thanks to its taper design and Spiral-X blank technology.


  • SIC Titanium Recoil snake guides
  • SIC Titanium stripper guides
  • Hook keeper
  • Half wells flor grade cork grip
  • Custom aluminum reel seat with bamboo insert
  • Aluminum rod tube with cloth rod bag
  • Designed & handcrafted in Woodland, Washington – Blanks rolled in Kumamoto, Japan


Spiral X® Shimano’s proprietary Spiral X technology utilizes triple layer construction consisting of an oblique fiber core layer, a longitudinal middle layer, and a reverse-oblique fiber outer layer. This unique construction increases rigidity without increasing weight, providing virtually instantaneous power transmission when casting or fighting a fish.

  • 15% to 20% less material than traditional rod construction
  • Increased torsional stability offers 20% less twist than traditional rod construction
  • Reduced blank ovalization

Construction - Spiral X construction consists of three layers: an inner and outer layer of seamless Infinity Tape tightly wound diagonally in opposite directions, and a layer of vertical fibers called Muscle Carbon in between.  Utilizing Infinity Tape in place of a traditional sheet of horizontal fibers reduces overall weight and creates actions with superior torsional rigidity and hoop strength.

Muscle Carbon - A high modulus sheet of vertical fibers that provides strength and lifting power.

Infinity Tape - A seamless roll of pre-impregnated graphite tape rolled diagonally onto the mandrel. When overlapped with an additional layer at an opposing angle, the X orientation of fibers eliminates ovalization and twist, considered the main catalyst for rod breakage.

Gloms Asquith Spiral X Technology

GLoomis Asquith Fly Rod Series


G. Loomis rods are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against non-conformities in workmanship and materials for the life of the original owner. GL push poles, Venture (Adventure) fly reels, and GL fly rod outfits are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Premier Rods (PMR) are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from date of purchase. Demo rods are not covered under warranty. Sales receipt or proof of purchase required.


G. Loomis Xpeditor Service
(Limited to US and Canada)

G.Loomis' "Xpeditor Service" is a no-fault, no questions-asked, service program designed to get our customers back on the water quickly without worrying about who's at fault.  If you broke the rod accidentally or are just uncertain as to whether the damage is covered under warranty, the Xpeditor Service gives you a replacement rod at a very fair price, quickly and easily.

COST:(US Only)

Ground Shipments

  • Crosscurrents - NRX+ : $150
  • Asquith: $310

Please Note:

Rods no longer available will be replaced with the closest like model/material.  Demo rods, Premier rods, kit rods are not covered by the Xpeditor Service.


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