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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2000, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Peter MulbjergDate: 5/23/2000 6:57 AM

Per,

please tell about your experiences with these colorfull rods from my swedish neighbours. I am especially interested in the yellow line - they kind of make me think of old Abu fiberglass spinning rods. Also the action of the yellow line i describes as slow - that is slower than the other Loop rods.

 

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2000, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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until now the sage 10151-4 was my favrorite rod by a wide margin. the new loop green and yellow series are exponential improvements on any other 2hander i've used. the loop 14 green series may have taken the 2hander as far as it can go. the yellow series seems a bit more forgiving of imperfect casting. congratulations to goran andersson on this very impressive contribution to our sport.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2000, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Peter MulbjergDate: 5/26/2000 9:49 AM

Allrounder, could you please expand a little on your evaluation of the yellow line and maybe give a little info about your background so we know you are objective in your evaluation.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-28-2000, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Per StadighDate: 5/27/2000 11:23 PM

Allrounder,

I have not used the 13'2"  Yellow rod I got enough to be certain - but it sure is promising. I think the slightly more mellow action might suit the "true" Speycasters as well. I will soon use mine in Russia and hopefully can get back with a more thorough "verdict".

Also I like the 15"1" , but still think that T&T 14/9 and 16/11 are the best double handed rods around. The 16 in particular. Wow!!

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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i am headed to the moisie tomorrow for the open of trhe season and the hope of storlax, i am not connected with loop if that is your concern, i am an investment banker and i fish a lot. i've caught everything from billfish and homossassa tarpon to sunfish on two handers,overhead, spey and underhand casting. i know enough about it to know what i don't know, which puts me ahead of most. once you,ve spent time fishing with goran andersson under difficult conditions, you know what great casr=ting really is.

  

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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i'm leaving for moisie now but a quick response to your question about the new loop rods

they are light ,powerful,smooth,extremely progressive, even better than the excellent sage 10151-4. they allow you to lift the rod for the back cast, over or underhand, without having the rod spring the line. if you buy one it is only going to be harder for me to get them in the states, i just like seeing rational allocation of resourcews which is why i recommened them

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Allrounder,

I did not mean to offend you, not in any way - just wanted an objective judgement, thats all.

Thank you very much for sharing your experiences.

Peter

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: DanaDate: 8/13/2000 10:08 AM

I've just spent the past few days with the Loop Green Series 13' 2" 9/10, casting in the Scandinavian, UK, and PNW styles, both with the Loop Adapted shooting head system and a long-bellied Spey line (SA's Mastery Spey).

Wow--talk about tight loops: you could thread a needle at 100ft with this puppy. Plus, this rod is a cannon--Underhand and Grant Switch casts of 120' on the grass.

I'll have a complete review up on the Spey Pages by month's end.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-08-2000, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Update: I've been spending considerable time this fall with the Loop Yellow 14 and am very, very impressed with this rod. Not as fast as the green series. Light, responsive and powerful, and its pricing makes it one of the best values out there. Balanced with a Loop Evotec LW 8eleven reel and a Windcutter 9/10/11, the Yellow 14 makes an ideal all-round Spey rod. More to follow on the Spey Pages.
 
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-10-2000, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 11/10/2000 5:02 AM
Dana, can you give me the names/phone numbers of a place or two to check on the price/availability of these rods. Here in So. Or. the term "spey" is usually spelled with an "a" and deals with controlling pet propagation.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2000, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: DanaDate: 11/11/2000 3:13 AM
For the location of your nearest Loop dealer contact Frank Gonzales at Loop Tackle USA:
541.673.9810
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2000, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dana,
Thanks for the telephone number. Sounds like the fellow is a centeral/southern Oregon fellow by the area code.
Will give him a call.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2000, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: kushDate: 11/16/2000 12:05 AM

I just finished fishing the 14' Yellow rod for 3 days on the Thompson River.  I have to agree with Dana - this is a SWEET rod!  I matched it with a Ross Saltwater V and a 10/11 Accellerator line.  I had no trouble shooting 15-20 feet into the running line as a normal fishing cast.  I am very impressed.  To compare it to the 10151 - I don't think it has quite the same muscle,  on my 10151 I fish the same 10/11 Accellerator with a 15' belly extension added in and still shoot 15-20 feet into the running line regularly.  Mind you I have broken three 10151's (the latest 2 weeks ago) and the Loop is still in the regulation number of pieces!  I am very interested in casting the 15' version of this rod.  If it performs as well it could be the perfect rod for my fishing (though I might have to get a look at the Loop Greens first - Dana has a 15 footer coming!).

Tight lines - tyler

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