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Centerpin & Float Rods
G. Loomis IMX Universal Steelhead Centerpin Rod
G. Loomis IMX Universal Steelhead C...
2 Models available
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G. Loomis IMX Universal Steelhead Centerpin Rods are very light, long and responsive. These rods are longer than ever before and are better balanced than the previous IMX models. Instead of a fixed position reel seat, this rod comes with sliding rings so you can position the reel wherever you want it. The G. Loomis IMX Universal Centerpin Rods offer maximum line and lure control and the length helps to keep your line clear of the water for a drag free drift that allows more coverage of the water...
$449.99
G. Loomis Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Float Rod
G. Loomis Salmon & Steelhead Center...
4 Models available
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G. Loomis Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Float Rods are finished with extra long cork and composite handles with Pac Bay sliding rings for perfect balance and reel positioning. G. Loomis then matched the finest high frame titanium RECOIL guides from REC for higher sensitivity and reduced weight. The result is the lightest, fastest rods of this length anywhere. The GLX graphite blanks are finished in a flat grey color.
$559.99 - $644.99
G. Loomis Fiber-Blend Float Spinning Rod
G. Loomis Fiber-Blend Float Spinnin...
5 Models available
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Great Lakes anglers on both side of the border have been steelhead fishing with floats for years and now it is also becoming one of the more successful techniques in the Northwest. The G. Loomis float rods are unequaled in maximizing this technique, allowing your bait to reach the correct depth and stay in the zone longer, enabling you to cover a drift more efficiently than ever before.
$344.99 - $419.99

At a Glance: Centerpin & Float Rods

Centerpin and float rods are designed to work with centerpin reels and spinning reels for this increasingly popular salmon and steelhead tactic. Centerpin fishing is typically done on large streams and rivers and calls for long, flexible rods with a significant amount of slack line between the rod tip and the float. The long rods allow anglers to properly manage the slack line, keeping it up and off the water’s surface as long as possible for a drag-free drift. The terminal tackle employed is intended to present the bait or fly out in front of the float so the fish see the bait first, giving the angler a tremendous advantage over other similar tactics. The lines are typically very light and float high on the water surface, while the rods need to absorb the shock and pressures of these large, hard fighting fish. Float rods have guides which are typically small and numerous to provide an even greater line-control than other spinning rods. Centerpin and float rod handles are quite long and have either fixed reel seats or sliding rings for a custom location of the reel. The rods are available in two, three and four-piece models ranging from 8’ to 15’ 6” in length.

The most popular centerpin and float rod brands at FishUSA are Amundson, Echo, G. Loomis, Raven and St. Croix.