These rods are pretty much the same rod as the Loomis GL2's (IM6 graphite).
You can get a far better buy if you get a Loomis "rod, line, & reel package". There are 4 of them available and they sell for $185.00. They come in 7 1/6' 4 wt, 9' 5 wt, 9' 6 wt, and 9'8 weight, and come with a semi-opague plastic case that is color coded to the line weight. They are a very nice combination with nice casting characteristics. I have no qualms at all about recommending them to anyone looking for a nice casting rod at an affordable price.