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The two-hand angler's toolkit is evolving. Efficient and versatile, modern short-format head systems are a popular and practical solution for many common casting and presentation issues. Recognizing this, Tom Larimer and Steve Rajeff joined forces to create a collection of true spey actions carefully crafted to meet the performance characteristics of this new breed of fly lines. All five models share an 11'11" length, perfect for executing short swings and managing low overhead canopies. With progressive flex patterns, medium-fast actions, and pumped power levels, IMX-PRO ShortSpeys jack casts like your favorite long rod. Conduit Core technology and Multi-Taper design enhance positive feel, and provide ultimate balance from the tip to lower grip.
These powerful actions where influenced by shops, guides and reps within the Loomis tribe to specifically answer the demands of modern fishing techniques. In addition to the superb flex patterns,GLoomis’ chief rod designer Steve Rajeff used a new marriage of scrim material and resin called Conduit Core Technology in order to find the perfect balance between performance and durability. –In short, they wanted these fishing tools to withstand the punishment dealt out by serious anglers and industry professionals.
TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS
Conduit Core Conduit Core® Traditionally, as the blank diameter increases, so does the total amount of material used. This was the only way of ensuring strength/durability in the bottom half of the rod. Conduit Core technology removes excess wraps of graphite and replaces them with a proprietary material that’s of equal strength, but dramatically lighter in weight. Casters exert less energy to move the rod, increasing the efficiency of total energy required to manipulate the line when casting, mending, and animating flies.
- High-modulus graphite construction
- Balanced swing weight + incredible durability
- Multi-Taper Design reinforces potential stress points within the blank while reducing unnecessary graphite material
Miltitaper Design -Since 1982, we’ve pushed the boundaries of manufacturing technology, materials innovation, and product design. That’s why G. Loomis fly 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: MultiTaper 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.
G.Loomis Limited Lifetime Warranty
G. Loomis rods are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against non-conformities in workmanship and materials for the life of the original owner. GL push poles, Venture (Adventure) fly reels, and GL fly rod outfits are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Premier Rods (PMR) are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from date of purchase. Demo rods are not covered under warranty. Sales receipt or proof of purchase required.
G. Loomis will inspect the rod to determine if the breakage was due to workmanship or material non-conformance.
For breakage determined to have occurred due to non-conformance, G. Loomis will at the companies’ discretion, either repair or replace the product at no charge.
Breakage deemed to be the result of normal wear and tear, accident or neglect will, at the companies’ discretion, be repaired or replaced for a specific fee. A full estimate will be provided for your approval before any fees are levied.
G. Loomis Xpeditor Service
(Limited to US and Canada)
G.Loomis' "Xpeditor Service" is a no-fault, no questions-asked, service program designed to get our customers back on the water quickly without worrying about who's at fault. If you broke the rod accidentally or are just uncertain as to whether the damage is covered under warranty, the Xpeditor Service gives you a replacement rod at a very fair price, quickly and easily.
To execute an Xpeditor claim, just call the customer service department at G.Loomis (1-877-577-0600) and tell them you have a damaged rod that you'd like to "Xpedite" They will need a credit card to charge the service fee to, along with a shipping address to send you a replacement rod. You will receive a new rod within a few days, depending on product availability. Any rods currently out of stock will be replaced as they become available. Simply remove the new rod from the package, place the damaged rod back in the same package. There will be a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label provided inside the package. Just place this return label over the existing label on the package and either hand it back to the driver or take it to the nearest FedEx location for shipment back to G.Loomis. If we don't receive the broken rod within 30 days of receipt of the replacement rod, your credit card will be charged for the full retail price of the new rod.
There are several levels of performance in the G.Loomis rod line-up and understandably, different price points, depending on materials, components and design elements.
$75 Fee USD - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6
$100 Fee USD – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, all blends not identified by Material type
$250 Fee USD - Asquith Fly Rods
2nd Day Air, Alaska or Hawaii shipments
$100 Fee USD - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6
$125 Fee USD – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, all blends not identified by Material type
$275 Fee USD - Asquith Fly Rods
$130 Fee Canadian - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6, E6X
$180 Fee Canadian – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, Pro 4X, all blends not identified by Material type
$375 Fee Canadian - Asquith Fly Rods
Rods no longer available will be replaced with the closest like model/material. Demo rods, Premier rods, kit rods are not covered by the Xpeditor Service.