*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.
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!).
“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.”
All our fly fishing sets are built on the concept that matched, balanced tackle is critical to the learning process. This easy to cast fly rod set provides everything required to catch fish! All components are manufactured to the same high standards placed on all Loop products. Complete with rod, reel, line, backing and leader.