A week after the release of the NRX+ SF rod, G. Loomis has unveiled their next installment in their specialty rod series: The IMX Pro E Rod. Designed specifically for Euro nymphing, or tight-line nymphing, this rod comes in several weights and sizes perfectly designed for those looking for a premier, but affordable, Euro-nymphing setup. With the tactical finesse in mind, G. Loomis has also released the IMX Pro Creek Rod, designed for those who like to explore small waters in tight quarters.
From G. Loomis HQ this morning:
Loomis Delivers Specialized Tools that Fly Anglers Demand
Loomis rods enable success by boosting anglers’ natural ability in any setting where a fly is cast. Now, G. Loomis reveals two new fly rods with purpose-driven design: The IMX-PROe for euro nymphing and the IMX-PROc for stalking fish in small creeks.
All IMX-PRO fly rods, including the new IMX-PROe and IMX-PROc, share common technological roots designed to give anglers the advantage. G. Loomis handcrafts these rods using high-modulus, high-strength graphite fibers, and advanced GL7 nanotechnology resin to yield a light, sensitive, and durable blank. Exclusive Conduit Core Technology creates a thinner blank to reduce its overall weight while providing additional reinforcement with strategic scrim placement to yield precise tapers and technique-specific flex. Each IMX-PRO rod also incorporates a proprietary Multi-Taper Design to enhance durability while further decreasing the blank’s weight. A series of “micro tapers” within the overall taper of the rod, G. Loomis’ innovative Multi-Taper Design process enables rod engineers to use more material on potential stress points and less material everywhere else. The result is a broad library of precisely defined rod lengths, powers, and actions that strike the perfect balance between durability and performance. IMX-PRO Euro and IMX-PRO Creek rods incorporate these core technologies, with additional features and specifications coupled to their target applications.
Lift. Lob. Repeat. 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. True disciples of this method require specialized tools with innovative actions and components configured to satisfy a set of unique tactical demands – like the new G. Loomis IMX-PROe.
“Euro nymphing has become widely popularized over the past three decades, and since its introduction, G. Loomis has offered several rods designed for this technique,” notes Steve Rejeff, G. Loomis Director of Engineering. “What we now have in the 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.”
At 10’ (#2, IMX-PRO E 2100-4) or 10’6” (#3, IMX-PRO E 3106-4), the IMX-PROe keeps as much line off the water as possible as the angler guides the fly down current, watching for a strike. Then, the sensitive tip and moderate power midsection provide a positive hookset, absorb the fight, and bring the fish to hand. Indeed, the benefits of Multi-Taper Design are on full display in the IMX-PROe . “The very tip end of the rod is quite flexible and forgiving,” states Rejeff. “Then, the second and third sections of the rod develop a little more lifting power and capability for quicker hooksets. The butt section of the rod is notably stiff so that there is enough power to draw the fish in close to the angler for landing.”
Additional refinements continue along the length of the IMX-PROe: The cork handle is slender and provides a comfortable grip for anglers that hold the rod close to the reel. The hook keeper is relocated forward on the rod to allow anglers to cradle the blank with their forefinger for increased feel and sensitivity. Thoughtfully designed guide placement, starting at the stripper guide, eliminates line droops and sags and ensures full contact between the line and the guides.
With a moderate flex pattern and generous power through the bottom half of the blank, the G. Loomis IMX-PROe loads easily for improved casting accuracy without sacrificing the “oomph” behind the hookset. Premium construction and components round out the feature set in this purpose-driven euro nymphing powerhouse. The IMX-PROe is available for purchase at G. Loomis authorized dealers with an MSRP of $575.
Conduit Core Technology
Chrome Single-Foot Guides
Chrome Stripper Guides
Micro Full Wells Premium Grade Cork Grip
Custom Aluminum Reel Seat with Rood Insert
Tube and Cloth Rod Bag
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