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G.Loomis Saltwater IMX Surf Series

Review Last Updated: May 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry


Today we'll be reviewing the G.Loomis Saltwater IMX Surf Series.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Extra customization features
  • Premium features like Tangle-Free technology
  • Comes in multiple sizes
  • High powered and lightweight


  • Might not best option for beginners

G.Loomis Saltwater IMX Surf Series Product Review

If you’ve been one of the surf anglers for a while and are ready to make the next step when it comes to the quality of your equipment and surf fishing conditions, this might be an interesting option for you. This G.Loomis rod isn’t the most affordable rod in the world, but it delivers action rods and value that is proportional to the price that it comes in at.

Known for being an extremely powerful and lightweight rod, the G.Loomis surf rod is designed specifically for the long casting distances and accuracy needed to surf fish successfully. While some rods claim multi-use functionality and try to accommodate multiple styles of fishing, this surf rod is not shy about the fact that it is designed for surf fishing and for that reason it is superior to most ‘surf fishing rods’.

This model comes in sizes ranging from 8 feet to 11 feet, which is pretty standard and should allow you to get a length that is suitable for you. The models also range in line-ratings from 12 pounds to 40 pounds.

A unique feature of this model is the Sure-Grip Technology that is utilized in the handle. This feature should allow you to easily and comfortably grip the handle for hours on end as you fish in the surf. Additionally, there is a micro-adjust reel seat that allows you maximum flexibility when adjusting the position of your reel. This includes 5 full inches of adjustment range which can help you to have the best rod action.

The guide system on this reel is also premium and prides itself on being tangle-proof. This is done through providing a leaning guide on the rod to allow the line to pass through freely and efficiently during the rod action.

The G.Loomis saltwater IMX surf rod is clearly one of the better options on the market if you want to have the best surf fishing experience, but it doesn’t come at a rock-bottom price. So we’d probably only recommend this rod for the anglers that already have a good idea of what they need and can fully take advantage of the customization features that this surf rod has to offer.

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