G. Loomis IMX Twitching Jig Rods
The new G. Loomis IMX Twitching Jig Rods, or “TWCHR” for short, is a series of freshwater salmon and steelhead fishing rods designed for hair jigs used in rivers and streams. G. Loomis engineered these rods using the latest in fishing rod technology resulting in a finished product that was lighter, more sensitive and stronger than their IMX predecessors. Comprised of two spinning models, G. Loomis IMX Salmon and Steelhead Twitching Jig Rods offer the ideal actions and lengths desired by anglers for this unique technique. Twitching marabou and feather jigs for Silver Salmon isn't a new technique, but it's certainly fun! Most anglers opt to use their normal steelhead rod for this technique, but as they master the technique, they realize it requires a specific rod action to fish the jigs effectively. It's relatively easy. You cast the jig to likely looking holding water, let it sink a bit, then lift it as you crank it two or three turns, letting it fall back towards the bottom, repeating the process two or three times. If the silvers are in their normal, aggressive mood, you won't have to jig it more than two or three times. The strike can be so subtle, it's nothing more than a tick as you let the jig sink, but when they're fresh and down near tidewater, it can be your basic "yank!" Most of the bites come as the jig sinks and it takes a good touch to recognize it, but that's where IMX shines. It's light and extremely sensitive so you can fish all day without fatigue and know exactly what's happening to your jig as you fish your favorite run. The rods are short so you can make quick, accurate casts, maneuver the jig properly and react quickly . There are two models... one for light jigs and softer water and one for the heavier, faster current that requires a heavier jig. Both have extra-fast actions with powerful butt-sections for setting the hook with light tips to cast the jigs easily. The longer rod not only handles bigger jigs, but will be a big help when you hook that surprise king.
The release of the new 2014 G. Loomis IMX Rods offers anglers a whole new level of sensitivity and strength in rods that are up to 15% lighter than the original IMX series. With surprising power to weight ratios, the Twitching Jig series of salmon and steelhead rods is exactly what you need to effectively fish this unique technique. The G. Loomis IMX Salmon and Steelhead Twitching Jig Series includes two models - both rods are one piece spinning rods. Specs can be found below.
IMX TWCHR Models
| IMX 9000S TWCHR
|| 1/4 - 1/2
| IMX 931S TWCHR
G. Loomis IMX Twitching Jig Rods
IMX 9000S TWCHR
An easy casting, extra-fast action spinning rod designed to fish leadhead feather or marabou jigs for silver salmon as they enter the rivers in late summer/early fall on the way to spawn. It's shorter than most salmon rods at 7'6", with a light tip for casting light jigs, up to 1/2 ounce. The lower two-thirds of the rod is very powerful for making long, precise casts and fighting fish. IMX makes it light and very sensitive! You'll probably find more uses for this rod than you think! It's a great all around spinning rod.
IMX 931S TWCHR
The big brother to the IMX 9000S TWCHR, this rod is designed to fish heavier, faster currents where a heavier jig is needed to fish the area properly. It's got the extra-fast taper that provides plenty of power in the lower two-thirds of the rod for making long casts and handling big fish in difficult water, especially when that big chinook decides to eat your jig. The tip is nice and light to help make smooth casts and telegraph the bite. IMX makes it incredibly light so you can fish all day long without fatigue. That is, unless fighting fish all day doesn't tire you out. It's super sensitive and a rod that will give you many years of enjoyment!