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Old 04-24-2014, 01:45 PM
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Default Loop Opt Stream rods

Being essentially a trusting but increasingly skeptical person as I travel through life, I see that Loop has reduced some of its Opt Stream line from around $530.00 to less than $200.00. Since they received such an outstanding review from Yellowstone Anglers, why is this happening? Am I missing something?
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The Loop rods, especially the single handers, have a very small following in the US. Part of it is because they're not found very many places. I fish a Loop Opti Creek 8' 8" 3 weight that is an awesome rod. Love it. I had a Loop Opti Nymph that was not for me that I utlimately sold.

If you can cast one, you should. They make great rods. If you can't - $200 is a good price to give it a shot and sell if you don't love it.
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Chi Flyfisher:
Thanks for the reply. What is your opinion of the Opt Stream 9' 3" 6wt and Multi 9' 5wt. To give you a sense of reference about the rods I use, I enjoy using Sage Zaxis and ZXL 5wt 9', Winston B2x 6wt 9' and St Croix Ultra 6wt 9'.
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Chi Flyfisher:
Thanks for the reply. What is your opinion of the Opt Stream 9' 3" 6wt and Multi 9' 5wt. To give you a sense of reference about the rods I use, I enjoy using Sage Zaxis and ZXL 5wt 9', Winston B2x 6wt 9' and St Croix Ultra 6wt 9'.
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I haven't cast either the Stream or Multi. For reference, the majority of my fly rods are Sage rods with a couple Loomis rods in 8/9 weights. I enjoy my Opti Creek - if the Opti Stream is similar, it'd be a nice stick. Sorry I'm not more help on those two models.

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Where are these $200 Opti rods? I have been thinking of one for some time.
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leland fly fishing outfitters "rod sale"
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Thanks for that. I have checked out this sale before and they are not listing the rod that has everyone talking, the Opti Stream 9' 5 wt.

From the research I have done the Opti Stream is a very special rod whereas the others in the series are so so.

The 593 Stream (Stillwater) for example is a different taper altogether; apparently a much stiffer and powerful rod.

I have read some decent reviews on the Opti Creek.

The Multi rods seem to be a good value at sale pricing but I think quite ordinary.

$530 for the Opti Stream 590 is actually very reasonable considering the reviews but without a local shop to try one I doubt I will be a buyer. I would most definitely try one at $200 though.

The Opti reels are very nice.
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The Opti reels are very nice.
My Opti Creek reel is one of the nicest reels I own.
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