The Opti Power Spey rods work equally well with short heads (typical for Underhand and Skagit casting) or longer spey lines. The tip recovery is extremely precise and the butt power never gives up. The models feature the Balanced Reel Seat, which is 50% longer than traditional reel seats and allows the angler to choose position of the reel, balancing the rod against the weight of the line and the casting technique.
We absolutely LOVE this rod! The LOOP Opti Coast is designed to handle the windy conditions found on the coast. The strong, crisp and quick action cut through the wind and allow you to touch those hard to reach rips. Both models feature our patented X-Grip handle and the blanks are made with LOOP's cross-weave technology. Never tried the X-Grip and a little gun-shy? Don't be! We've absolutely LOVED the X-grip. Although a little unusual upon first grasp, you'll find it super comfortable and the comfort lasts all day long. It requires much less effort to maintain a secure grip and leads to less arm fatigue at the end of a long day of casting.
NOTICE: This rod is definitely not just for salt! The Opti Coast makes for a KILLER streamer rod in both the 6wt and 7wt – it's been our go-to meatchucking stick. In fact, when looking for a streamer rod, the Opti Coast easily rivals the Cross S1 690-4 and 796-4 (which are also quite awesome!).
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.