LOOP Evotec Rod$425.00 – $519.00
The LOOP Evotec Rod series are made with LOOP’s latest technology, Cross Weave. As a result, the Evotec series have a smooth, precise and wonderfully-balanced action. Not only that, but in the 5-6 weights the Evotec is available in a variety of flexes and actions so you can choose the proper rod for your preferred style or application. Minimal vibrations and the ability to change tempo with ease is the results of our “Perfect Curve” philosophy.
You also get the best grip available – a handle made from a unique epoxy-cork mix. You can choose from a traditional round grip or the revolutionary X-Grip handles to further increase stability and fine-tune the fishing experience. It’s super comfortable – even after a long day of fishing.
Evotec Series is available with a traditional round handle or the optional hexagonal X-Grip in a cork-mix
LOOP Opti Coast$599.00
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!).
LOOP Cross S1$795.00 – $865.00Rated 5.00 out of 5
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.
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