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Crush hardwater variables with G. Loomis IMX-PRO ice rods

by Shimano 26 Nov 2021 19:12 UTC
G. Loomis IMX-PRO ice rods © G. Loomis Rods

Throughout the ice belt, leaves are falling from the trees while long-range forecasts call for the return of snow and cold.

Avid anglers are charging batteries, assembling shelters and preparing tackle for another season of epic battles held through cylindrical holes in the ice. Integral components of every ice fishing arsenal, new IMX-PRO Ice rods from G. Loomis stand ready to enhance every angler's success on the ice.

Action, sensitivity, and purposeful construction are the driving forces behind the new line of G. Loomis IMX-PRO Ice rods. By leveraging two complementary manufacturing methods and blank technologies, G. Loomis IMX-PRO Ice rods deliver industry-leading performance to tackle a broad range of ice fishing situations. Seven IMX-PRO Ice models feature tubular graphite construction and G. Loomis' proprietary Multi-Taper Design for increased sensitivity and decreased weight.

A series of "micro tapers" within the overall taper of the rod, the Multi-Taper Design process enables rod engineers to use more material on potential stress points and less material everywhere else. The result is a library of precisely defined ice rod lengths and powers with Fast actions that perfectly balance durability with hardwater performance. With lengths from 33" to 41" and powers ranging from Medium-Light to Medium-Heavy, tubular graphite IMX-PRO Ice rods are ideally suited for walleye, pike, and lake trout applications.

Five additional IMX-PRO Ice models feature solid graphite construction for unparalleled sensitivity. Each of these solid graphite blanks delivers Extra-Fast action for enhanced strike detection and positive hook-setting performance. These Light and Medium-Light power IMX-PRO Ice rods have lengths from 29" to 33" and are the ultimate weapons for panfish, stocked trout, and other light tackle applications.

All models of the IMX-PRO Ice rods feature a Hybrid Guide System and are outfitted with ultra-lightweight REC Recoil guides to facilitate ice management. Solid stainless-steel tip guides provide increased rigidity and consistent shape. Premium cork handles in solid and split-grip configurations allow anglers to customize reel placement on the handle to optimize balance and enhance sensitivity. Innovative components and technologies elevate G. Loomis IMX-PRO Ice rods to the pinnacle of every ice fishing experience.

Leveraging 40 years of rod design and manufacturing expertise, G. Loomis crafts IMX-PRO Ice rods specifically for the avid ice-fishing angler, targeting everything from panfish to lake trout. Crappie anglers fishing in a shelter will appreciate the exceptional sensitivity and Extra-Fast action of the IMX-PRO ICE 310 XF, a 31" rod with Light power that pairs perfectly with a 500-series Shimano Vanford reel.

The IMX-PRO ICE 352 F is a 35" rod with Medium power and Fast action that excels in hole-hopping walleye applications, especially when paired with a 1000-series Shimano Ultegra reel. When jigging for hard-charging lake trout in deep water is on the agenda, select the 41" Medium-Heavy power, Fast action IMX-PRO ICE 413 F rod, equipped with a 2500-series Shimano Vanford. No matter which target draws you onto the surfaces of frozen lakes across the northland, a G. Loomix IMX-PRO Ice rod is ready to help you dominate the hardwater landscape.

Just in time for first ice, new IMX-PRO Ice rods are available now from authorized G. Loomis dealers with an MSRP of $199.


  • Multi-Taper Design
  • Single-Foot REC Recoil Guides
  • Tubular IMX-PRO Graphite Construction (Fast Action Models)
  • Solid IMX-PRO Graphite Construction (Extra-Fast Action Models)
  • Cork Handles
  • Hook Keeper
  • Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, USA
  • Limited Five Year Warranty

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