Unable to review because it’s been almost a month and I haven’t received it yet.
works as designed and expected. Helps a lot if you have bad eyes.
This has become my new favorite reel. The drag is easy to manage, which was truly helpful last week on the San Juan.
They are nice shorter switch rods for tight quarters. Pretty sweet sticks. I would recommend them.
I got snowbee rods and reels and just bought the cassette option.
I got it on a whim. It's ok but will still keep my cane pole.
It was a great day today with plenty of grayling over 2lb and even a couple over 3lb....the Opti K2 did it’s magic!
I’m new and was looking for a nice rod. Found it. Haven’t caught a fish yet been working. Ready for this 19 to get over with.
Great for any kind of trout fishing the reel has a great balance to the rods and has a wide spool that I have found efective for euro nymphing.
I really love Tenkara for small remote streams with a short (8 ft to 10 ft) 5:5 (slow/full flex) zoom rod that handily manages a 12" fish in heavy current, to mid-sized streams with a longer (11.5 ft to 13.5 ft) 6:4 (moderate/mid flex) zoom rod, but also have fished alpine lakes with a Tenkara rod.
I matched it with a 400gr commando head. Also loving the Opti Nxt 7110
When I'm in and casting under the tight stuff!
I have rods with both the medium fast and the fast action. You can tell from their feeling and action that they're based on similar blanks, but they do differ.
I prefer a fast rod, so for me, the fast models is my preference. They suit my casting style better and they're incredible to cast. They comfortably throw lines a long way and they're also very precise at close range.
They are well made rods with a sublime action which gives you plenty of power, as well as lots of feeling.
Very nice bag. Sturdy and well made. Many good features and convenient for air travel.
My husband received this for his birthday and now uses it for all his fishing trips and it is great when he need to hike into his spot.
I was looking for startup fly fishing set and after some research I got this one. It come with everything you need and even educational video which I found very informative. I used it first time on Fraser river up in Winter park, Co and coughs 4 trouts for about an hour with the fly from the set, even though I got some from the local shop. The line that comes with it is fine, but not great so that was the only thing I changed. Strongly recommended. I was debating between 4 and 5 weight, but buddy of mine recommended 4 and I don't regret it, since I fish in small rivers.
I recently bought the Loop Cross ST 14' 9# and tested some scandi shooting heads which I am pretty satisfied with (Guideline and LTS from F to S3 all in 555 grains).
I also puchased a shooting head from Airflo (Skagit Compact 2) in 630 grains. It shoots like a cannon and takes little effort to bring it far out.
But...it feels very heavy and somehow overloading on the tip of the rod...
I have had this rod for awhile now. For what it's worth these rods take a heavier line than you would think. I have fished 550gr, 575gr and this year moved to 625 gr Skagit. This was combined with a range or T-lines up to 15' of T17 and it cast brilliantly. I also have a range of Rio Scandi bodies up to 10wt and either the 9 or 10 wt worked really well.
This far and above out performs my previsous Cross S1. This rod can truly throw some line in very few false casts. I used this for carp and put it to the test with heavy carp patterns and Light carp patterns. When fighting the fish I had no problem turning the head of those powerful fish.
Just picked up the 7wt switch rod to make things a little easier with the brush lined rivers of Vancouver Island. Not a lot of room to form a proper d loop in most places I go lately and it’s sometimes hell to pack full length Spey rod through the bush.
Loved it's fast action and how it did turning over big pike and muskie streamers.
The blank is excellent and casts like a dream. Fortunately, I got used to the handle quickly and don't even think about it anymore. It was a gift from my expert fly fisherman grandfather, so it has sentimental value as well.