G. Loomis Unveils New Rod Offerings at ICAST 2022

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 Jul 21st, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 21st, 2022 at 11:07 AM

G. Loomis Unveils New Rod Offerings at ICAST 2022

Steelhead, Ultralight, and Euro Nymphing Anglers Gain Exceptional New Tools

 

Whether chasing chrome in a coastal river, crappie in a wilderness lake, or euro nymphing for highly-pressured stream trout, anglers are only as good as their tools – and having the right rod in hand provides distinct advantages. G. Loomis will introduce two dynamic rod series at ICAST 2022 – IMX-PRO STEELHEAD and GCX LITE – and expand the IMX-PROe fly rod family with an exceptional rod featured in the New Product Showcase. Loaded with technology and purpose, these new tools enable all anglers to maximize their effectiveness on the water.

IMX-PRO STEELHEAD

Steelheading isn’t a pastime. It’s an obsession. Forged from experience, passion — and often a healthy pinch of optimism — hardened steelhead anglers in North America’s Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Great Lakes Region slog through extreme weather swings and volatile river conditions to intercept these elusive migratory rainbow trout. Because no two steelhead rivers are the same, each fishery requires a unique application of tactics, techniques, and specialized tackle to slide the odds of interaction into the angler’s favor.

Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, IMX-PRO STEELHEAD is a curated collection of cast, spin, float, and centerpin actions built to meet the exacting requirements of modern steelheading. Multi-Taper Design – a G. Loomis exclusive technology – yields a lightweight library of steelhead-specific rods with precisely-defined lengths, powers, and actions that strike the perfect balance between durability and performance. With MSRPs of $365 to $635, the IMX-PRO STEELHEAD series provides anglers with the specific tools needed to secure success on the water.

IMX-PRO Steelhead

IMX-PRO STEELHEAD Features

Multi-Taper Design
Fuji Alconite Guides
Premium Cork Handles
Fuji Reel Seats
Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

GCX LITE

Ultralight anglers must weigh a myriad of factors to find success on the water. Decoding the right combination of water conditions and fish behavior is only part of the equation. Arriving equipped with tools built for specific techniques accelerates an angler’s ability to “crack the code.” Panfish and stream trout specialists now have exceptional tools to tackle the toughest bites and the most temperamental targets.

Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, GCX LITE is a collection of lengths and essential actions covering a broad range of light-line angling applications. The collection of 17 spinning models features extra-sensitive tips designed to facilitate long, accurate casts while also improving detection of subtle “bumps” while working small baits. Utilizing G. Loomis’ proprietary Multi-Taper Design technology, GCX LITE provides anglers with ultradurable yet lightweight blanks to boost confidence and enjoyment on the water. With MSRPs of $249.99 to $319.99, GCX LITE sets the standard for light-duty spinning rod performance, dependability, and versatility.

GCX LITE Features

Multi-Taper Design
SeaGuide Aluminum Oxide Guides
Premium Cork Handles
Fuji Reel Seats
Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

IMX-PROe

Downright deadly, modern euro nymphing is a beyond-proven tactic for boosting catch count. For many anglers – especially those in high-traffic fisheries with pressured fish – it’s one of the best ways to achieve maximum effectiveness. The G. Loomis IMX-PROe is a highly-refined, lightweight, quick-responding rod with a sensitive tip, designed to be used with very thin leader tippets and to absorb the reaction of the hooked fish as it attempts to escape. Multi-Taper Design – a G. Loomis exclusive technology – creates a quite flexible and forgiving tip section, while the second and third sections of the rod develop more lifting power and the butt section provides the power needed to draw fish the angler’s hand. New for 2022, the G. Loomis IMX-PROe family adds a 10’, 3-weight rod (IMX PRO E 3100-4) to complement existing 10’, 2-weight and 10’6”, 3-weight rods. Featured in the Fly Fishing Rod category in the ICAST New Product Showcase, the latest IMX-PROe rod has an MSRP of $575.

IMX-PROe Features

Conduit Core Technology
Chrome Single-Foot Guides
Chrome Stripper Guides
Multi-Taper Design
Hook Keeper
Micro Full Wells Premium Grade Cork Grip
Custom Aluminum Reel Seat with Rood Insert
Tube and Cloth Rod Bag
Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
Limited Lifetime Warranty

IMX-PRO STEELHEAD, GCX LITE, and the new IMX-PROe rods will be available from G. Loomis authorized dealers soon. Learn more about all of the exceptional rods from G. Loomis by visiting Booth 2244 at ICAST 2022.

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