Welcome to the OSF LOOP Custom Shop. The exclusive provider of custom LOOP Reels!
What do you get when you take some of the sexiest and best performing reels on the market and add in a splash of color? Man jewelry at its finest! For the first time and in limited availability, LOOP Opti and LOOP Evotec reels are available in custom colors.
How it works:
Custom Color Orders: You can order any color that we currently offer at anytime. Please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery.
Price: Spools +$100 / Reels +$75
Color of the Month (available HERE): Each month we choose a Color of the Month (COTM) to offer at a special price. COTM orders will be shipped by the 10th of the following month. Ex) All COTM orders placed between July 1st and July 31st will be shipped by August 10th.
The new Loop Cross S1 fly rod series is the single most important revolution to occur in fly fishing since we introduced the large arbor reel over 20 years ago. Yes, it’s that big.
If the large arbor provided revolutionary function that made the fly reel exponentially better, you won’t believe the difference Cross S1 construction makes with fly rods. We could write an entire book on the adventure that has led to the Cross S1 series of fly rods. We could look up and write down all the available superlatives that are yet unused by other manufacturers (not many left nowadays), but the only way to truly describe what we mean is to hand one to you and let you test it for yourself.
If there has ever been a time in our history of development of high-performance fly fishing gear where Loop merited a “look” and a test from the fly fishing world, it is now. Over a period of two years we have developed these fly rods where we used the new 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites. The result is amazing, the strength associated with the 3M™ Powerlux™ Composites generates a lightness and controllable elasticity that simply must be experienced.
We have carefully restricted the inherent elasticity of the Loop Cross S1 so that the rod is working evenly over a much wider range than other fly rods. We have managed to make super-strong featherweight fly rods, with an emphasis on fishing where the rod is working with minimum vibration through an entire load range – from close-in and out to even extreme distances. The design requires minimal input power where the rod does the job. It has never been so easy and taken so little effort to deliver precision loops at 10-meters or 30-meters while easily controlling the line or changing the pace of the cast.
“For many years I was asked to design my own flyrods. Here is the result – the Signature-series, made from the same fibre and technology as the Opti-series. The rods have a somewhat deeper action that bends down through the handle when fully loaded, together with a short piston stroke that allows an early stop.
The rods are easy to use and suit all kinds of fly-fishers, but give you, who have the technical abilities, an improved angle performance – without any loss of power during the forward cast. To fish with the Signature-rods is like poetry for your body and soul. You can almost feel how the rod is speaking to you, then you just hang on.”
His words don’t lie. When fully loading this rod you can feel the flex right down into the cork. Göran Andersson is a legend and his experience and knowledge really shine through when you put this rod into the hands of someone that knows what to do with it!
The LOOP Opti Stream is THE 5wt. Make a few casts with it and you'll already want it as your go-to. We've completely fallen in love with this rod. The Opti Stream overshadowed many in Yellowstone Angler's 5wt shootout taking the #2 spot – beating out other popular rods like the Sage One, Scott G2, Orvis Helios 2, Winston Boron III, to name a few. Doesn't hurt that it's a couple hundred dollars cheaper than said rods too.
These rods have the flexibility to cope with all casting elements. Even using an underhand-cast, you can place the line where you want it without any delay. The Opti Stream handles the situation when you need an accurate presentation. There simply isn't a better 5wt.