You may or may not have noticed the LOOP's rod offerings seem to come in a random smattering of sizes. In fact, it's not random at all! LOOP doesn't follow the status quo and put out a line of rods to meet a price point. LOOP builds rods with specific application. The LOOP Opti Creek is a 3wt that has been optimized for sensitive fishing on skinny water. It is a fine-tuned instrument for small technical water that is an absolute pleasure to fish.
The LOOP Opti River is a five piece 7-weight rod developed for salmon and steelhead fishing in flowing water. It's deep action makes it perfect for long underhand casts in tight spots. As for overhand casting, you'll be amazed by the power in this rod. Just watch the video in the tab below to see what we mean. The Opti River also comes with the patented X-Grip. A little gun-shy about a hexagonal grip? Don't be! We've absolutely fallen in love with the X-grip. Although a little unusual upon first grasp, you'll find it quite comfortable and the comfort lasts all day long. It leaves your hand/forearm much less fatigued and requires much less effort to maintain a secure grip. Made with Cross Weave technology it is as durable as it gets.
“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.”