Loop OPTI K2 Fly Rod

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With the introduction of our new K2 Euro-nymphing rod, we are delighted to offer a specialist fly rod for this popular method of fly fishing. During an extensive testing cycle, our major focus was devoted to refining the flex plane of the blank to offer ultra connective drift control from a lightweight medium actioned fly rod. The rod benefits from a spe-cific down-locking reel seat to enhance general outfit balance, as well as a slim profiled half-wells handle to increase sensitivity with the blank and ultimately, with your team of flies. Finished in a deep gunmetal grey, the K2 combines effective reach and fly control with the ability to subdue a selection of hard fighting fish with both confidence and ease.

- Progressive medium action 
- Ultra-sensitive blank for superior ''take'' detection 
- Excellent shock absorption for light leader set-ups 
- Blank in aesthetic gunmetal blue-grey finish 
- Down-locking reel seat for enhanced balance 
- High-grade cork handle 
- Ceramic stripping guide and chrome snake guides with double coating 
- Rod model inscription and dot mark on ferrules for correct fit onrod sections 
- Delivered in matching pentagonal tube and cloth bag 
- Designed and developed in Sweden

 

ROD TEMPO ACTION:

Each LOOP fly rod has a specific rod tempo classification to denote the flex curve/action of the blank during the casting stroke. The particular classification (Medium, Medium/Fast and Fast) informs our customers where power is supplied as biomechanical input from the hand/hands relates to energy transfer output through the rod and in to the fly line. In simplified terms, the Medium, Medium/Fast and Fast tempo designations indicate the blank’s curve structure and flexibility during the casting cycle.

 

M – MEDIUM TEMPO ACTION:

Our medium tempo rods have a full flex action designed for slow, stealthy and deliberate presentations with long, delicate leaders and small flies. This slower tempo is also most amenable to freshwater environments and requires long, deep power application through the blank to optimise this particular rod action. This action is ideal for short to medium casting scenarios and offers a high degree of sensory feedback from the blank both during the casting cycle and when playing fish.

 Casting Ability Level: Novice, Intermediate, Good, Expert 

 

M/F – MEDIUM/FAST TEMPO ACTION:

This classic LOOP rod action offers the fly fisher more structure and backbone in the lower sections of the rod. This allows a broad range of angling application due to the perfect balance of casting performance and fish fighting ability. When longer casts are required, the angler can call upon more power reserve in the rod’s blank compared to the medium action tempo, resulting in greater water coverage for minimal biomechanical output effort.

 Casting Ability Level: Novice, Intermediate, Good, Expert 

 

F – FAST TEMPO ACTION:

Our fast tempo rods are designed for more direct-to-target power application with minimal blank deflection when the rod is brought to a stop on the forward delivery. This transfers forward energy through the rod in to tight, aerodynamic loops and even in challenging wind conditions, longer casting distances can be achieved with ease.  With less flex in the blank compared to the Medium and Medium/Fast tempos, this action does however, require more finely tuned and accurate timing than the slower flex tempos to maximise performance of this classification of flex pattern.

 Casting Ability Level: Intermediate, Good, Expert

 

MODEL

LENGTH

LINE #

TEMPO

WEIGHT

PIECES

OPTI K2 10'0'' #3, 4-piece

10'0''

3

 

88g

4