WOODLAND, Wash. – There’s something special about going back to your roots. G. Loomis further expands its all-encompassing IMX-PRO bass rod series with the addition of 17 new ‘Classic Action’ rods – Mag Bass, Spin Jig and Classic Casting – now joining the 47 technique-specific models available. The new rods have now started shipping to G. Loomis rod dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and they include some special actions ideal for fall largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing.
The seven new Mag Bass (MBR) action casting rods are highlighted by magnum tapers and light tips to facilitate long cast and deep-water hooking abilities. The line-up includes 6-foot 6-inch, 7-foot and 7-foot 6-inch rods, all with a parabolic action to absorb the energy of a surging bass. According to G. Loomis senior planning manager David Brinkerhoff, one of the more popular rods for most bass anglers will the IMX-PRO 843C MBR.
Originally designed for use with soft plastics, the eight new IMX-PRO Classic Spin Jig (SJR) rods provide the best alternative for anglers who favor spinning applications where a casting rod is usually prescribed. In models for finesse techniques to power fishing, the IMX-PRO SJR rods include 6-foot models for vertical jigging, swimming lures and when fishing in smaller waters, and 6-foot 6-inch and 7-foot rods in standard medium and medium-heavy powers. Of special note within the IMX-PRO SJR line-up will be the 842S SJR for many all-around use situations, and for upcoming fall fishing, the new 7-foot 6-inch IMX-PRO 901S SJR (light power) and 902S SJR (medium power) are specifically designed for the growing use of hair jigs and spy baits for smallmouth throughout clearer Great Lakes and Canadian waters.
The two 6-foot IMX-PRO Classic Casting (CR) rods are the ticket when anglers need to make precise casts when fishing small topwater lures and small crankbaits or to pitch or skip a jig into tight quarters.
With the addition of the ‘Classic Action’ rods, the IMX-PRO series continues to be G. Loomis’ most extensive line-up of bass rods, now totaling 64 different models for any bass fishing situation faced or any technique used. Brinkerhoff says the IMX-PRO rods “take advantage of our on-going improvements in both our manufacturing processes and materials. We rely on our proprietary Multi-Taper Technology to design the IMX-PRO blanks which feature exclusive G. Loomis materials – a blend of resin and fibers to gain the ultimate strength to weight benefit, Fuji ‘K’ frame Alconite guide train, and more fishing comfort from increased palm swell to the full cork grips.” He notes the cork grip design used provides enhanced fishing comfort, plus offers a split-grip feel for bass anglers who look for that in a rod.