The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Reels

Fly Reels Post any comments or questions regarding fly reels...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-19-2011, 01:21 PM
russellb's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 297
russellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to all
Default My latest acquisition- LOOP 3W

Since the 90s when these carried the Sage name to the Loop days and now Dainelsson I have loved these reels. One of the first, if not "the" first large arbor reels, these have a drag that is little more that over run control, palming rim and the spool is suspended on six sealed bearings. The workmanship in terms of machining and finish is on par with any of my Abels, and in my opinion the cool factor makes these reels timeless. I picked this one up on eBay for a great price and I don't think it has ever even had a line spooled on it.

My previous model was the Sage 707 that served me for close to twenty years. This model is the Loop badged 3W which is comparable to the Sage 709 with a tad wider spool- hence the "W". According to Loop, the 3W is best fitted to rods from 7 to perhaps a 10wt. I don't completely agree as these are very light reels and the may make a ten weight a tad tip heavy. As a point of reference, this reel will go on my Sage RPL 9' 2 piece 7wt, a rod that weighs in at 3 1/8th oz. The Loop replaces a Sage/Lamson LP3 and even though the Lamson was the fully perforated model, the Loop is about a half oz lighter. Paired with the classic Sage RPL this reel makes a dream large trout or light steelhead rod. In fact it would be a fun bonefish weapon as well considering the miles of backing capacity.


Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-19-2011, 11:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dudley, NC
Posts: 238
ncflyboy will become famous soon enoughncflyboy will become famous soon enough
Post Re: My latest acquisition- LOOP 3W

Nice reel.

Cheers,

Robert
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
loop to loop connection bobbyc21fish General Discussion 30 01-13-2012 11:56 AM
loop to loop connection for large Tarpon laut Saltwater Fly Fishing 7 12-05-2010 08:21 AM
Loop to Loop connections bass_man General Discussion 10 05-24-2010 08:12 PM
Mono Loop Instead of Braided Loop sesro1978 Fly Lines 13 09-11-2009 08:02 AM
Connecting Loop to Loop? AnglerJS74 General Discussion 8 02-07-2008 07:03 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.