When a handful of American fly rod
manufacturers set about building their first series of double hand
rods a couple decades back, they looked for technical advice to a
well-established rod company hailing from Sweden, where two handed fly
fishing had already been in dynamic evolution for a few
generations. This company was Loop, and their manufacturing expertise
and unfathomably vast two-hand fishing experience have been shaping double hand
rod design in North America since that time.
Loop Double Hand Rods, Continued
Today, Loop's double hand rod line-up consists of several rod series.
Loop Cross S1 Double Hand Rods
are a limited series of rods that incorporate the latest in blank technology to provide unrivaled durability and power in a featherweight package.
The Loop Goran Andersson Signature Double Hand Rods
feature the unique deep but fast action refined over the years by living legend Goran Andersson. They allow for the unique casts and complex aerial mends that are his signature.
The Loop Opti Switch Rods
, at 10ft 7in in length, are our choice for swinging flies in smaller, steep-sided watersheds that provide minimal casting room, or for sending two-hand overhead casts beyond the breakers.
Representing Loop's most comprehensive double hand rod series, the widely acclaimed Loop Evotec Double Hand Fly Rods
provide specialty tools to those anglers who know just what they're seeking in their next two hander.
Meanwhile, Loop XAct Double Hand Rods
provide the smooth castability and supreme fishing function that Loop Rods are known for, but with a component package that any angler can afford.
For the unique casting and fishing demands posed by wide salmon rivers, Loop offers the Loop LTS Across Double Hand Rod
Finally, Loop Yellow Line Double Hand Rods
are modern-tapered graphite two handers done up with a paint job and component package that honors the fly fishing aesthetic of yesteryear.
Loop's double hand rods, often called Spey rods here in the States (don't let a Scandinavian hear you call one by that name!), play a critical role in today's industry, just as they have in the past. Known for their fine tip-to-butt balance, as well as their versatile actions that match well to a host of line systems, Loop Double Hand Fly Rods make outstanding tools for the entire spectrum of two handed fly fishing pursuits. Developed first for Atlantic salmon fishing in Scandinavian, but branching laterally to address the demands of targeting sea run browns in Argentina, Atlantics in Eastern Canada, and then steelhead all around the Pacific Rim, Loop Double Hand Rods have been battle-tested across the globe, and are performance fishing tools of the highest caliber.