Fly Rod Review: The G.Loomis IMX-PRO

G Loomis IMX Pro

There are rods you grow to love and rods that immediately feel good in hand and on the water, and the G.Loomis IMX-PRO fits the latter beautifully.

Over the years, G.Loomis rods have felt right at home when casting everything from big poppers to bass to tarpon toads to silver kings. G.Loomis rods seem to always cast well, but their performance doesn’t diminish with a heavy fly or line. Simply put, they are designed for fishing.

With that, the G.Loomis IMX-PRO immediately felt right at home when casting and fishing with this rod. Using the 9-foot 7 weight model, the first thing noticed about the rod was how good it felt. Even with an intermediate line and big streamers, casting was smooth as the rod had enough backbone to pick up and cast weight while also maintaining feel. And with a cork cut to allow a strong grip and ergonomic feel, the G.Loomis IMX-PRO made all-day casting heavier setups pretty easy.

This rod has it all. Strength of steel (not literally) combined with feel, the G.Loomis IMX-PRO is an ideal go-to rod for everything from streamers from drift boats to beetle rigs on sinking lines at Pyramid Lake. There’s no question that this rod will be on many-a-float trip.

The G.Loomis IMX-PRO comes in line weights 4 through 8 and is available in 9-foot lengths for all line weights. Additionally, there is a 9’6″ 6 weight and also 10-foot 5 and 7 weight rods. All models are $495.

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