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    Default Loop Fly Reels?

    Anyone heard of them? Opinions?

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    they're extremely nice reels... if you're interested in one you should check out danielson reels. It's a long story but they're basically the same reel

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    Outstanding reels. I have a Danielsson HD 9/13 on my two hander. Danielsson at one time made the reels for Loop before they had a falling out. You won't be disappointed if you get one.

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    I was looking at Loops CLWs (composite reel) they are significantly cheaper - Thoughts on that?

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    I understand that they are great reels now but I field tested one of there first reels back in the early to mid 80's that literally came apart on the river. Like I said they got the bugs worked out now but wow I never thought I'd see pieces of reel flying in three different directions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLunG View Post
    I was looking at Loops CLWs (composite reel) they are significantly cheaper - Thoughts on that?
    It's prolly great if you want a plastic reel..... I'd bet it would make for a really tip-heavy rig.

    Seriously, take your rod into Brad's shop and see what balances out your rod the best and make your decision from there. Don't be afaid of upsizing to a 10 wt if it balances better...you'll just have more line capacity. IMO, balance is much more important than overall weight. Even the lightest flyrod on earth, if improperly balanced, will make your arm/wrist sore.

    Oh yeah, get a versi-tip line too.

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    Default CLW

    I had a CLW, the reel did not sit on my rod correctly. First five minutes of use I hooked at trout and my reel seat and reel separated, it went back. Buy the real reel and you wont be disappointed, I really like mine.

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    Ptarmigan,
    Thanks for coming by the booth last week end.

    What do you mean by "Buy the real reel"?

    George

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    If you are going to buy a Loop, buy a machined reel. Now that Loop has separated from Danielsson I think their prices went up. If I were to buy one or the other I would buy the Danielsson. Cost less and equal or greater quality and looks nearly identical. Very nice reels! Nice to meet you to George! I will be out your way this fall for sure.

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