IMX-PRO BASS CRANKBAIT

Utilizing high modulus material with our IMX- PRO technology, we strategically soften the action on these rods creating the perfect flex for fishing crankbaits while affording the sensitivity and light-weight characteristics of graphite. That sensitivity allows you to rip a blade of grass free from your crankbait when its wobble doesn’t feel just right. Bass need the opportunity to inhale the lure and by delaying the response of the angler through the action of the rod, while still affording a blank that recovers quickly, we feel we’ve designed the perfect crankbait rod series. Regardless of the cover and structure you target, shallow to deep, our rods handle crankbaits of any size, weight, and design. Effortlessly.

G.Loomis Pro: Luke Clausen

"Triggering a reaction bite with a crankbait or lipless crank has always been one of my favorite techniques.
     When targeting smallmouth, I like to burn it as you would a spinnerbait over their heads in shallow water except you are now doing it in 10- to 20-feet of water with a crankbait. Sometimes, I need to finesse a downsized crankbait in ultra-clear open water. A medium-action rod like the IMX-PRO 843C CBR helps keep them pinned on those smaller sized #5 and #6 hooks.
    Finding healthy grass and vegetation consistently produces your best smallmouth on Northern fisheries.  
    Typically, weed flats with tall grass and the outside edge of cabbage weed are good places to start on flat sunny days because forage like perch will pile in there. On overcast days, isolated clumps can be the deal. The first rod I reach for is the medium-heavy action IMX-PRO 845C CBR has enough tip to rip cranks out of grass on 12- to 16-pound fluorocarbon. It’s also awesome for throwing topwaters on braided line but also excels when crawling squarebills over and around wood and hard structure for largemouth.
    Largemouth relate to bottom and need that crankbait to be crashing and deflecting off of cover to trigger them to bite. Smallmouth are the total opposite since they feed upward. When they’re holding deeper on a ridge running out into the main lake or a break line where the flat falls off, you are going to get a lot of those bites when the bait turns and starts coming up to the boat. You want to fish that crankbait over deeper water.
    I’ve always preferred a 7-foot rod when throwing deep diving cranks or lipless cranks above grass. The IMX-PRO 847C CBR might be a medium-heavy action rod but its parabolic action allows those bigger crankbaits to hit their target depth while loading on the hookset to keep those fish hooked up and ripping those larger lipless cranks out of thicker grass."