G Loomis just launched three all-new Freshwater TOOLS designed to help you excel when you're tackling some of the more technical and challenging fishing situations you might find yourself in. G Loomis prides itself in purpose driven design and they've hit the mark with these three new additions to their rod lineup: the NRX+ SF (SWIM FLY), IMX PROe (Euro Nymphing), and IMX PROc (Creek).
From tossing accurate casts with large articulated streamers with the NRX+ SF to dropping dimes on your favorite small stream with the IMX PROc to leading precise technical drifts with IMX PROe, the new additions check a lot of boxes for us here at Trouts. Meet the new G Loomis Freshwater Tools!
With enticing baitfish motion, multi-point articulated “swim flies” rapidly became an essential pattern in any serious bass angler’s box. Unfortunately, this massive innovation in streamer design outpaced the hardware used to deliver the goods. Early adopters – like G. Loomis Elite Ambassador/Product Advisor, Mike Schultz - quickly realized repurposed saltwater sticks were not the solution for tucking accurate casts under obstacles or properly animating flies on retrieve. The need was clear: develop a quick-loading action for accurately punching flies into tricky cover that also transmits every twitch, bump, and slide directly to the fly for precise swimming action on the strip. Rolled with our most advanced compound taper construction to date, NRX+ SF provides power, finesse, and sensitivity over the broadest range of casting distances and styles. Built to Schultz’s specifications, these ultra-versatile tools are designed from the ground up to crush variables and maximize angler performance on the water.
G. Loomis IMX-PRO Euro Fly Rod
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 efficiently. True disciplines of this method require specialized tools with innovative actions and components configured to satisfy a set of unique tactical demands.
With a moderate flex pattern and generous power throughout the bottom half of the blank, the IMX-PROe is designed to load easily for improved casting accuracy without sacrificing the "oomph" behind the hookset. Conduit Core Technology and our GL7 Resin System combine to reduce overall weight, resulting in a lightweight, scary-sensitive blank. A custom half wells "Euro Grip", matte finished reel seat with counter-weighted fighting butt, precise guide spacing to eliminate line sag, and pointer finger "sensitivity zone" on the blank above the grip round out the feature set for this purpose-driven euro nymphing powerhouse.
G. Loomis IMX-PRO Creek Fly Rod
Small water. Big Rewards. Now more than ever, anglers are searching for new opportunities to explore the path less traveled. Avoiding crowded waterways in search of solitude not only offers pause from hectic pace of everyday life, it's also an excellent way to find that happy, unpressured fish of a lifetime.
For post-work solo missions or alpine weekend wanderings, the IMX-PROc blanks blend a compact 7'9" length with a stable tip to create a moderate action that loads short and tracks true. Wrapped in a shorter sock and protective tube that's equally at home lashed to a pack or stowed under a bench seat in your truck, the IMX-Pro Creek is primed for big adventure whenever you are.