*This is a brand new rod. It is a 14′ 9 weight 4 piece rod and comes with a rod tube no rod sock. It is from our old stock and is being closed out.
Perfecting the underhand cast requires the right back cast and being able to anchor the line and leader in order to build up energy in your rod. Loops new Opti doublehand rods have been designed to allow anglers the most consistent, forgiving and comfortable underhand casting stroke possible. Loops previous top-series Grey Line, was described as ‘rods that follow your mind’. Loops new Opti rods do the thinking for you. Features : Triangular reel-seat with a permanent lock – easier to put the reel in place. Form follows function. Durable snake-guides with double coating. Rod model marked on each rod section. Dot marks on ferrules for correct fit of each rod section. Recommended line-weight in gram marked on rod. Lifetime warranty serviced here in the USA.
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.”