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G. Loomis Salmon Backbounce Rods

G. Loomis Salmon/Steelhead Rods

Backbouncing is a special fishing technique, used primarily by Northwest steelhead and salmon anglers, allowing you to fish a pool or run by using heavy lead to put your bait right on the bottom and, with the help of the current, literally “bounce” your bait along the bottom, keeping it right in the fish’s face. The amount of lead is determined by both depth and current velocity. The rod you choose is based on the power necessary to lift the weight off of the bottom and still have sufficient power to set the hook with authority. It requires a heavy-duty rod with a stiff tip because many times the fish are right in the heaviest current and you need a lot of lead, plus the fact that Chinook salmon can weigh in excess of 80 pounds. The technique is normally used by boaters, but in some cases a bank angler can do it, given the right angle and current conditions. Saltwater anglers can also find this method effective for tidal areas. Since the rods are powerful enough to handle the heavy currents and heavy weight, they're stout enough to handle saltwater species, including tarpon, large snook and small grouper.

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G. Loomis IMX Backbounce Rods G. Loomis IMX Salmon Steelhead Backbounce Rods

The new IMX Backbounce Rods, or “BBR” for short, is a series of salmon and steelhead rods designed for the backbounce technique. 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 models of rods, G. Loomis latest IMX Backbounce series of rods offers ideal actions and lengths desired for the technique.

Price: $345.00
G Loomis Rods SABBR963 G. Loomis SABBR963C Salmon Backbounce 8' Mag-Med

Length: 8'
Power: 3
Pieces: 1
Dropping a bait rig to the bottom and slowly feeding line out as you bounce it back toward the fish in the middle of their holding water forces them to react and that’s why bacbouncing is so effective. This rod is made to fish smaller rivers & streams where there’s not as much heavy water and you don’t need as much weight to keep your bait in the zone. The key element is sensitivity and this rod will tell you right away if there’s something “fishy” happening at the end of your line.

Price: $300.00
G Loomis Rods SABBR965 G. Loomis SABBR965C Salmon Backbounce 8' Mag-Heavy

Length: 8'
Power: 5
Pieces: 1
Backbouncing is an efficient method for catching salmon, but you need a sensitive rod with lots of power to be effective. Sometimes they engulf the bait and sometimes they just hold it for a moment, crushing the eggs. Sometimes they really grab it and all but jerk the rod out of your hands. The beauty of this rod is that it’s powerful enough to fish enough weight to be effective and light enough not to tire you out. It’s our “power” backbouncer and will handle big water, swift current, heavy weights and really big salmon. It’s important to note that the lure rating is for backbouncing, not for casting. It should cast up to 4-ounces effectively.

Price: $310.00