For decades, G.Loomis has produced some of the world's finest fishing rods for anglers of all stripes, and those handmade, world-class offerings have always come at premium prices. However, this spring the Woodland, Washington, rod maker introduced a Loomis for the masses. The reasonably priced E6X line is targeted at mainstream anglers, and is being billed as delivering top-shelf performance for less than $200. But could the E6X really make good on that "more-for-less" promise? I had to see for myself.