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I finally got the chance to hold the new IMX, and I am shocked how different it is from the older model. The new 843C felt so much clunkier in my hands, and no where near as comfortable as the last generation one I have. Did G.Loomis make up for this by increasing its sensitivity? I would appreciate for anyone who have had both models to chime in for me.

 

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It felt dead and sightly heavy to me. It's likely a very good rod, but just handling it didn't do it for me.

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I ordered a 7'1" m/h when they first came out. I sold it after using a few times. I'll stick with my old imx's, they are better balanced and have better sensitivity and a better feel overall compared to the new ones. Very disappointing.

I highly doubt I'll be buying any new loomis rods in the future.

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I drove 225 miles to see this rod.. ( amongst others) took my reel, line, tungsten... I'm glad I drove, rather than ordered online. The only rod that Shimano ( Loomis ) has me intrigued with would be the NRX, older imx, older glx... There are to many great rod products now to settle on shimano rods nowadays, IMO. Fwiw, I walked out with a used ( like new) glx rod w recoils,

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I drove 225 miles to see this rod.. ( amongst others) took my reel, line, tungsten... I'm glad I drove, rather than ordered online. The only rod that Shimano ( Loomis ) has me intrigued with would be the NRX, older imx, older glx... There are to many great rod products now to settle on shimano rods nowadays, IMO. Fwiw, I walked out with a used ( like new) glx rod w recoils,

I made the mistake. I got a rep sample for $205, thought I'd stole it. It showed up with the sticker on it, brand new rod; still winning. Took it fishing for a few hours, then came home and put it up for sale. It was just not a good rod, even at the discounted price.

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Good thing I didn't sell my last gens...

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It's just really disappointing. I love my old imx's and glx jig n worm rods! I should have stocked up. I'm not a fan of any of the new loomis handles either.

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I looked at one when the new ones came out and it reminded me of a St. Croix Legend Tournament, which is not a bad rod, but they felt more alike than the new and old version IMX's when compared to side by side.  It felt heavier and just didn't have that "magic wand " factor that the older version does.  It was kind of let down. 

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I have the new IMX 843C - a rep sample rod that came in new like Tywithay's rod.  It's...just OK. It weighs 135 grams (4.7oz) - probably about what the old model 843 weighed I expect.  Not a fan of the reduced diameter rear grip, but at least it's a full cork grip.  This rod does the job I got it for (mostly lipless cranks) but other, cheaper rods would do as well.  I don't expect to get any more of the current gen IMXs in the future.

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There are waaaay to many older IMX's out there for sale for me to even consider a newer IMX.

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There are waaaay to many older IMX's out there for sale for me to even consider a newer IMX.

For sure. I just purchased one a couple of months ago. No problem finding them. Try American Legacy Fishing.

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I just picked up an MBR782C. Is this an older IMX or one of the newer ones?

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I've fished the older model 783 and 843 for years. The only new model I have is the TWR 802 and its a great walking bait and jerkbait rod.. Really like the handle.

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