G. Loomis IMX 9' Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rod
As you travel north through steelhead country, rod lengths gradually increase (by the time you get to Canada, you're up to twelve feet or more), but when you look at the techniques involved it's easy to see why. Float fishing requires long rods to handle the floats and long leaders, while the smaller, brushy rivers of Northern California require shorter, lighter rods for success. By the time you get to the Cowlitz River in west central Washington-just up the road from G·Loomis—you've hit nine-foot country, and that's where this rod shines. It handles the long leaders and light leads required for the low, clear water of summer, and the heavier gear necessary to fish the high, emerald green water of December. The graphite is IMX because sensitivity is the name of the game and, especially in a longer rod, overall weight is an important factor.
For additional details on this rod, please see the Specifications page.