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.
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.