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Conventional

IMX HOTSHOT

From $419.99

Hot Shot rods have relatively light tips and magnum butt-sections. They were originally designed to fish steelhead plugs, like the Hot Shot, where the boat actually is positioned at the head of a run, letting the current pull the plug down to the fish zone. The boat sweeps back and forth across the current so the plugs cover the entire width of the run repeating the process. Lure action is monitored by watching the rod tip wiggle as the lure digs for the bottom. When a fish hits the plug the magnum butt-section actually sets the hook by the force created by the strike and the boat operator keeps initial tension on the fish until the angler can grab the rod from the holder. The very nature of this design makes it a good casting tool and a better fish-fighting tool. IMX technology makes it light and sensitive

Key Features

  • High-modulus graphite construction
  • Balanced swing weight + incredible durability
  • Multi-Taper Design
  • Fuji guided train
  • Full grade A cork handles
  • Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington

Featured Technologies

  • MULTI-TAPER DESIGN
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Models Available

NRX+ Product Options
Sku Model LengthPowerAction PiecesLine (lb)Lure (oz)Handle Price
12209-01 IMX 9000C HSR 7'6"Mag-LightExtra Fast 1 6-121/4-1/2A $419.99
12210-01 IMX 980C HSR 8'0"Mag-MediumExtra Fast 1 8-151/4-1B $469.99
12211-01 IMX 981C HSR 8'2"Mag-MediumExtra Fast 1 10-203/8-4A $469.99
12223-01 IMX 982C HSR 8'2"HeavyFast 1 12-255/8-6B $469.99
12354-01 IMX 1021-2C HSR 8'6"Mag-MediumExtra Fast 2 10-203/8-4B $549.99
12355-01 IMX 9000S HSR 7'6"Mag-LightExtra Fast 1 6-121/4-1/2F $424.99
12356-01 IMX 9000-2S HSR 7'6"Mag-LightExtra Fast 2 6-121/4-1/2F $459.99

Technology

  • MULTI-TAPER DESIGN

    MULTI-TAPER DESIGN

    Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innovation, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis rods deliver superior performance, heightening angler experience and effectiveness on the water. While there are countless examples of this philosophy in action, one technology in particular encapsulates our drive to build the most advanced rods in the world: Multi-Taper Design.

    Multi-Taper Design is best described as a series of “micro-tapers” within the overall taper of the rod. This unique, proprietary process allows us to use more material on potential break points and less material everywhere else. To accomplish this, we manufactured a custom rolling table...and it’s the only one in existence today. The result is a catalog of precisely defined actions that strike a perfect balance between durability and performance.

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