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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?
    barham

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    Default Re: Loop Opt Stream rods

    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'.
    Thanks,
    barham

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    Quote Originally Posted by barham View Post
    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'.
    Thanks,
    barham
    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.

    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    Thanks for the reply.
    barham

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    Default Re: Loop Opt Stream rods

    Where are these $200 Opti rods? I have been thinking of one for some time.

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    Default Re: Loop Opt Stream rods

    leland fly fishing outfitters "rod sale"
    barham

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    Default Re: Loop Opt Stream rods

    Quote Originally Posted by barham View Post
    leland fly fishing outfitters "rod sale"
    barham
    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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    Thanks for the information.
    barham

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    Quote Originally Posted by furnacefella View Post

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

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