Gary Loomis is working with TFO to produce a new line of spinning rods to target the Alaska market. The rods should hit the market next summer.
Here's a blurb from the press release:
Gary probably said it best: "All I have ever wanted to do was build the best rods available for everyone to fish. Through TFO, I am able to deliver a true performance rod that once cost three times as much. Working with TFO allows me to put high-quality rods in the hands of potential anglers that otherwise would not have access to this kind of gear. It is these new anglers that through their enjoyment of the sport, will help us protect our threatened fisheries."
These rods should be around $100 and built to Gary Loomis' standards by TFO.
It sounds like we may gain access to quality spinning gear for the budget minded consumer.