Shimano Report

Shimano Offers Special Pricing on Loomis/Shimano Baitcast Combo

For the first time in the 20-plus years G. Loomis Rods has been part of Shimano, bass anglers are being offered a limited-edition combo now available from select tackle shops nationwide.

The combo matches up Shimano’s high-performance Bantam MGL reels with a special model G. Loomis IMX-PRO 863C JWR rod – normally a combined $675.99 value, for the special price of $499.99.

“This is a great opportunity for those anglers who want to experience bass fishing at a higher level, with what many consider one of the best reels and best rods available,” said Trey Epich with Shimano’s product development staff. “We take great pride in the Bantam MGL as one of our legacy reels, and the IMX-PRO rod showcases the advancements in G. Loomis’ rod manufacturing that have happened since Shimano’s ownership role starting in 1997.”

With the Bantam MGL reels – offered within the combo in three different gear ratio models in either right- or left-hand retrieve, anglers can experience Shimano’s ever-expanding technology to its original low-profile baitcasting reel. The reels feature Shimano’s ‘CoreSolid Body’ design providing rigid, solid and sensitive performance, while the super-light MGL spool allows added casting distance, even with lighter lures, along with smoother flipping and pitching.

Designed within its extensive IMX-PRO line-up, the versatile 7-foot-2-inch medium-heavy power IMX-PRO 863C JWR is ideal for a wide range of bass fishing applications. The rod relies on G. Loomis’ proprietary Multi-Taper Design blank construction, tangle-free Fuji K-Frame guides to help with slackline techniques, and a tapered full cork rear grip that gives the split-grip feel many bass anglers favor.

Only a limited number of these special baitcasting combos are available – just in time to brighten the holidays for any avid angler on your list or to even just treat yourself. For the tackle shop locations offering the baitcasting combo, visit here – BANTAM MGL/IMX-PRO 863C Limited Edition Combo.