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I would appreciate opinions about Loop Grey Line 14 and 15’. I am aware there are perfect for Scandinavian underhand cast but how they score with
classic spey casts and mid/long belly lines. I had an opportunity to cast 12’ with heads and like the rod. These rods seem to be built based on the same type of graphite as CND Solstice and Specialist Series.

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Martin,

while I have not cast the 14 or 15, I have the 16 and used it alot on the Thompson this year with both underhand and modern/traditional casting styles. I used GrandSpeys and XLTs on this rod and found that it handled them really well.
 

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i had the 14' 9/10 back in august and it was a great rod. the loop adapted lines worked like a charm. i was using 570 grain with tips and poly leaders. they are sweet casting rods with the underhand technique and the adapted lines.

as for standard and mid/long belly lines, i only fooled around with them as the shooting heads were way more fun to cast. so, my opinion of these lines is left to someone else that has cast them.

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Same Graphite?

I don't think it would too much of a strech to assume that CND and Loop graphite are similar as they are made in the same factory in Korea.
 

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Dana,

Looks like Loop Grey line 15-16 could be a good compromise between underhand and modern/traditional casting styles.

I realize that Loop Gray was designed with underhand style in mind, but how would you( or others who used 15 & 16' rods ) rate them against CND Salar and Thompson Specialists or Scott ARC 1509 for modern/traditional casting styles only.

I have only experience with ARC1509 which I own, and 12' Loop Grey which I used briefly only with Loop Heads.

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JGS,

The graphite in the CND Specialists and Solstices is IM8, I do believe that the Loop Greys are IM7 - but I do stand to be corrected in that.
 
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