The G-Loomis IMX SURF rods is a series of extremely powerful, high-modulus, light weight spinning rods designed specifically for the long-range casts required to successfully fish the surf. These rods range from 8’ to 11’, with line-ratings varying from 12- to 40-pound test and lure ratings from 1/2 to 6-ounces. A durable and unique new handle design features our new "sure-grip technology" and a unique "micro-adjust" reel seat that allows you to set your reel position according to the length of your arms, with a full 5-inches of adjustment range. Another exciting feature on these lightweight pieces of surf artillery is the new "tangle-proof" Fuji K-Frame Alconite guide system. The frames on these guides lean forward so line flows freely and efficiently. Even if the line comes off the spool in a wide arc, it won't catch or wrap on the frame. Whether you fish monofilament or Power Pro, you'll be in total control and able to achieve maximum casting distance with this new technology. It's an aggressive, no-holds-barred, "reach out there and get you some" series of surf rods for the true fanatics of the beach crowd and it doesn't matter if you fish from the rocks, the docks, the sand or the reef... it’s bombs away!
Exceptional rod! Very light, casts far and loads up real easily. Doesn't tire you out as fast.
Casts far with little effort.
I thought the handle could be at least 3 inches shorter
I would recommend this item to a friend.
IMX 10' 1-3oz
September 8, 2014
At first glance I was a little suspect if the rod could handle big fish because of how light and thin the rod is. I have been fishing my IMX on and off the last 3 seasons in the back bays around my house and the ocean. It handled cocktail blues and keeper sized stripers very well and the rod felt like there was still more power left if I needed it. On one of my days off this past summer, some bigger blues, 8-12 lbers, starting blitzing. I landed 4 of them and I felt the rods true power, I could feel it bend to the bottom half of the rod for the reserve power I felt before. The rod also loads very easily and casts well throughout the 1-3oz range. 1 and 3 oz lures cut down on distance, but 2 1/4 to 2 3/8 felt like the sweet spot for maximum distance. Atomizers and SS little neck poppers would go about 100 to 125 yards. I also like the adjustable reel seat and after a few adjustments I found the sweet spot for my arm length and casting style. I love my IMX and recommend it to everyone.