G.Loomis Introduces New Salmon/Steelhead Rods

Salmon and steelhead anglers were the focus on day one at G.Loomis. That focus continues with the introduction of the IMX Salmon/Steelhead rods, 27 casting and spinning models designed for specific fishing applications.

The new IMX graphite used for the rod blanks is “more sensitive, stronger and as much as 15-percent lighter than our previous IMX,” said Bruce Holt with G.Loomis, “plus our precision tapered mandrels are finely tuned so we can design the right actions for specific salmon and steelhead fishing techniques.”

Full cork handles – both on the rear grip and those rods with front grips – are contoured for all-day fishing comfort. High-density cork rings at the butt end provide a counterbalance effort to improve. “The new ergonomic handle design is all about better comfort, balance and a sure grip for all day fishing action,” Holt said. “Salmon and steelhead are also going to appreciate the unique look of each rod.”

For components, the new IMX rods feature Fuji KR Alconite running guides – which reduce line wrap especially when using braided lines, along with guide train spacing and sizing to further reduce weight and provide better balance.

The series includes casting models for trolling and mooching, back-bouncing, heavy-duty Hot Shot rods, steelhead drift and steelhead float rods. Spinning models are designed Hot Shot situations, steelhead side-drifting, steelhead float rods and Center-Pin rods.

“At G.Loomis, salmon and steelhead fishing – and our original IMX graphite – is what put us on the map among anglers," said Holt. “These new IMX rods – which we can say were truly designed by salmon and steelhead anglers – are all about helping you become a better angler."

Suggested retail: from $295 to $450

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