So... Loop Rods have been making waves in the industry ever since they introduced the first large arbor reel over twenty years ago. We are very excited to see these in our shop. The S1 is an absolutely beautiful rod. It casts like a dream, has the power you need, and looks great as well.
This is a medium-fast action rod. The lighter weight models are a little softer and provide excellent dry fly presentation, while the heavier rods have a bit faster profile in order to easily throw bigger flies and deal with the wind.
*Line recommendation: For trout and general fishing, we recommend a Rio Grand for 6-8 wt models, a Rio Gold or Grand for the 5 wt, and a Rio Trout LT or Gold for the 3 & 4 wt. Cortland: Trout Boss HTx in place of a Rio Grand, 444 in place of the Gold if you prefer Cortland. Call us if you have any questions.
Here is what Loop has to say about it:
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.
- Blank in aesthetic matte smoke finish
- High-grade cork handle with Cork mix reinforcements
- Triangular 3-pin aluminum reel seat in Gun Metal finish
- REC RSG Recoil stripping guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
- REC RSNX Recoil snake guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
- Delivered in matching Gun Metal aluminum tube and cloth bag
*Some items may ship directly from Loop's warehouse in Idaho
*Choose a line and let us know in the "special notes" section at checkout