Product Review – Loop Cross S1 Rod and Loop Opti Dry Fly Reel
For years I have watched people try unsuccessfully to improve their golf game by buying new equipment. Ultimately, their swing flaws overpower the new technology and they are stuck with the same old game even after the equipment upgrade.
Well, I recently fished with the Loop Cross S1 5wt and the Opti Dry Fly reel for the first time on the Hiwassee River here in S.E. Tennessee. As a direct result of this outing, I have come to the conclusion that you actually may be able to buy the ability to effectively cast a fly for distance and accuracy. The difference between this rig and what I had been fishing is almost indescribable. Incorporating the 3M Company’s Powerlux Technology, the rod loads with ease and delivers effortless power. I am blown away by the unmatched combination of performance and feel.
As for the reel, the smooth action is a joy and it really picks up the line with that large arbor. It is a perfect compliment to the rod.
All this performance and just plain great looking too! It is an understatement to say that I am 100% satisfied.
I bought this setup for trout fishing but my first fish turned out to be a surprise 2lb Smallmouth that blew up on a Griffith’s Gnat drifting through a run that always produces nice Rainbows. Luckily the evening yielded a few of those too. Big fun and a nice little test to help me get acquainted with what may be my new favorite rig.
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