IMX-PRO JIG-WORM RODS
I’ve been fishing professionally for 20 years and have had a G-Loomis rods in my hands for every one of them. We’ve enjoyed some successes together, including an FLW Angler of the Year title and a Bassmaster Elite Series Championship. But I’ll tell you what, I’ve had a G. Loomis Jig Worm rod in my hands every step of the way.
The JWR 853C has a soft tip for pinpoint a spinnerbait, bladed-jig, or fishing a topwater with braided line. That lighter action allows me to put a bait exactly where I need to. Say I’m trying to tone down my hookset when fishing a smaller finesse jig on 12-pound fluorocarbon line. That 3-power offers the necessary cushion.
When the bite is on, and I can fish a bigger jig on 16- to 20-pound fluorocarbon line, I’ll step up the 4 power but still a 7’1 rod. That heavy action gives me all the power I drag big bass from shallow cover and light enough tip to skip it where those big bass hide.
I’m pretty unconventional when fishing a swim jig or chatterbait around tight quarters. To drive that bigger hook home, I like a 5-power rod, which is the heaviest action G. Loomis makes. Remember, I’m fishing both on fluorocarbon, and I want to move that fish on the hookset. If the cover isn’t an issue, I’ll opt for a longer rod.
I fish the 7’5” rods when I need to cover water without needing to make pinpoint casts. Any time I need to use braided or light line the JWR 893C, be it fishing a 3/8-ounce jig or casting swimbaits in open water, you can’t find a more perfect rod.
In that same length, when I need to fish heavier fluorocarbon be it a Senko, soft-plastic frog or even heavier football jigs in deeper water, this rod will move fish on the hookset. That’s why if I can, I like to fish it around shallow targets, like docks.