THanks guys. I am considering a Loop classic 7-9 but don't know about the quality of the reel. I am also looking at other reel options. Suggestions needed? Thanks . How and the heck due you stop an atlantic salmon on a Hardy Marquis 2 reel?
Loop Classic reels are very well built !!
I speak from experience since I had the original Loop Classic, not much has changed between the old Classics and new Classics, just the porting (I like the old version better).
The Hardy Marquis is like any other G&P reel, it is equipped with the most versatile, self adjusting drag system in the world .... the palm of your hand !!
Pressure can be adjusted instantly as the angler sees fit. Ultra smooth too, especially with a wet wool glove
Same as the Hardy Perfect reel, it has a rotating backplate that you apply finger tip pressure.
This is how I palm my Olson reel. It too has a rotating backplate.
The G&P reel is not for everyone, however it does add to the personal feel during the screaming runs of both steelhead and salar