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Just bought new Loop 14' 9wt yellow. took it out today to try loaded with RIO midspey 9/ 10. Very nice rod to cast little slower action but if you let the rod do it's job it is a pleasure. Can definetly see myself owning more than one of these. Also happened to fall into a B&W Hexagraf 15' 11wt first time ever had one in my hand's man talk about wielding a big stick . going to take it out on the weekend. Can any body enlighten me a little on these rod's.
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Lee,

I have never been a fan of the hexagraph, I find it too heavy, slow and noodle-like. The Loop Yellow on the other hand, is one of my all-time favourites! I fished one for a full season and loved it, I would still be fishing it except for the fact it is Dana's and he demanded it back! You are right, it is a little slower than the Loop Greens but I have found its action (while not as powerful) to be very much like the sorely missed original Sage 10151 - without the breakage problem! I am going to fish the 15' Yellow this season and am looking forward to it. You picked a great rod.
 

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Doc,

Would you mind telling where you bought the rod? Have been looking and I have not found anyone in the lower mainland area who carries Loop rods.

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Andy
 

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Andy,

You can find Loop rods at Michael & Young in Surrey and Vancouver as well as at Whistler Flyfishing in Whistler Village.
 
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Any Loop dealer can order the rods for you. They are in stock at the Florida distributors and take only a few days to get in. Now, finding a dealer with any in stock or who would have demos to try is something different. The truth is that dealers are not going to stock them until they know there will be a demand for them. Also, it should be noted that there are not as many Loop dealers as there used to be when they were distributed by Umpqua. Send me an e-mail or personal message for more help.
 

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I Bought mine from Brian at Whistler Flyfishing. You are definetly getting your money's worth with these rod's.
 

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lining the Loop Yellow

after playing around with this rod for the past 2 years I'm finding that I like a slightly lighter line on it. My faves are either the MidSpey 8/9 or the Delta Spey/Long Delta 9/10 (the Long Deltas are a little lighter than the MidSpeys of the same line weight). The 9/10 MidSpey is also a good match, but it will make the rod a touch slower (note that the yellow rods are slower relatively speaking than the blues or the greens, and about the same as the blacks, but that all Loop two-handers can be classified as medium-fast through fast action depending on the model).
 

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DOC, I have every confidence you'll be happy with your new yellow rod!

I bought a Loop 14' yellow last summer and have hardly used another rod since...

This summer I bought the 15' yellow and 13'2" green (through Whistler FF). I'm looking forward to giving these rods a good workout over the next few months.

IMHO excellent rods at a price where you can justify owning several.

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Line's for loop

Dana thank's for input on line's I thought Iwould start with 9/10 midspey and go from there, Have to get use to shorter head line as I still use DT 's on the 10140 sage & Maxwell rod that I have.
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