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IMX STEELHEAD DRIFT

From $529.99

Steelhead use holding water to rest as they leave the ocean or the Great Lakes and migrate up coastal streams and inland tributaries to spawn. It's usually just in front of a boulder where the current is soft or out of the main current in a slot where the water is slightly softer. That's exactly why you need a long rod to drift baits or bait-like artificials for these oversized, searun rainbows. The less line drag you create by increasing the line angle, the more feel and bait/lure control you have. When you need to fish a seam in the middle of the river you need accuracy. When you get the chance to fish all day long, you want a rod that's as light as possible. When the bite is normally so light it's hard to tell it from the rocks, you really need sensitivity. When that fish-of-a-lifetime heads for the ocean you need power. That's where our IMX technology makes all the difference.

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
12229-01 IMX 1043-2C STDR 8'8"Medium HeavyFast 2 6-123/8-3/4A $529.99
12231-01 IMX 1086-2C STDR 9'0"HeavyFast 2 10-203/8-11/2A $549.99
12233-01 IMX 1103-2C STDR 9'2"MediumFast 2 6-123/8-3/4A $549.99
12235-01 IMX 1104-2C STDR 9'2"Medium HeavyFast 2 8-123/8-3/4A $549.99
12238-01 IMX 1163-2C STDR 9'8"MediumFast 2 6-123/8-3/4A $549.99
12240-01 IMX 1165-2C STDR 9'8"Medium HeavyModerate Fast 2 8-173/8-1A $549.99

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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