G.Loomis Launches 10 New IMX-Pro Bass Sticks, Including
Bladed Jig, Ledge, and Ned Rods
Introduction: This ICAST G.Loomis is focusing on filling out their
popular IMX-Pro line with some additional application specific rods targeting
both ends of the power spectrum, including new swimbait, bladed jig, crank, ned,
and ledge rods.
IMX-Pro Rods: The original concept behind G. Loomis’ IMX-PRO
series was to design a specific rod dialed in for every technique and situation
that bass anglers encounter.
This ICAST G.Loomis expands
the IMX-Pro series with 10 new models to specifically use with swimbaits, bladed
jig baits, Ned rigs, lipless crankbaits and when working ledges
The new IMX-PRO bass rods include three extra-fast action
swimbait models, the 862C SWBR 7-foot-2-inch medium and 863C SWBR medium-heavy
power casting rods, along with a ‘micro swimbait’ medium power 882S SWBR
7-foot-4-inch spinning version for lighter ball-headed swim jigs.
Bladed jigs are one of the hottest techniques these days for
bass, and within the IMX-PRO series, G. Loomis offers the fast action 862C BJR
7-foot-2 medium power and 863S BJR 7-foot-4 medium-heavy power casting rods.
For ledge fishing aficionados G. Loomis introduces two IMX-PRO
7-foot-7-inch casting rods optimized for the application. They include the 913C
JWR in medium-heavy and 914C JWR heavy power to properly work hair jigs,
football jigs and flutter spoons.
There doesn't seem like an stopping the growth in popularity of the Ned rig, and
this seemingly simple technique continues to become more technical and
effective. The new IMX-PRO Ned rig rods offered include two spinning models
including the 831S FINR medium-light power 6-foot-11-inch rod and the 882S FINR
7-foot-4-inch medium power, both with extra-fast action.
Finally, to help anglers get the most out of lipless crankbaits, such as the
Jackall TN 60 and 70, anglers can rely on the IMX-PRO 855C CBR - a 7-foot-rod
medium-heavy power rod with fast action.
With the addition of these
ten new application specific IMX-Pro rods the robust line now grows to a
whopping 74 rods!
According to G. Loomis senior planning manager David Brinkerhoff,
all 74 IMX-PRO rods “take advantage of our on-going improvements in both our
manufacturing processes and materials. We rely on our proprietary Multi-Taper
Design to reinforce potential stress points in the blank to create optimal
action and powers, and use exclusive G. Loomis materials - a blend of resin and
fibers to gain the ultimate strength to weight durability, a Fuji ‘K’ frame
Alconite tangle-free guide train, and more fishing comfort from increased palm
swell to the full cork grips.”
As with all G.Loomis rods
these new IMX-Pro offerings are made in the company's Woodland, Washington
factory. These new rods will retail from $345 to $355 dollars and start shipping