Is a six weight fly rod necessary for saltwater fly fishing? Not really, unless you chase bonefish, smaller reds and sea trout in skinny water...then it's completely necessary!
Anyone who's ever cast to nervous fish in shallow saltwater with an eight or nine weight fly rod has probably been treated to an explosion of panicked fish. This is due to the fact that fly line has mass and heavier fly lines land on the water with more impact...but not with a six weight. The lighter line mass allows for a more subtle presentation to the spookiest of fish. With this rod, you can catch fish other anglers only dream about.
More than your average six weight, the new Loop Cross S-1 fly rod is built for a tough life in the salt. From it's completely saltwater-safe reel seat, to its REC Recoil Titanium guides, this is one robust fly rod. It's made even tougher with a unique resin system, which literally makes this rod almost impossible to break under normal angling circumstances. But what good is all this stuff unless it's a dream to cast?
Well, this rod IS a dream to cast! Most contemporary “performance” fly rods have a progressive taper with a faster action. These fly rods require the caster to use a more powerful casting stroke (and a haul) to effectively load the rod. The result is super high line speed and a less than subtle presentation to the fish. The Loop Cross S-1 fly rod has very unique taper, best described as deep-flex, fast-action. The outcome is a very smooth casting fly rod that loads easily for any length of cast and presents your fly like magic. Trust us, this is the most efficient fly rod taper we've ever cast...and we've cast them all.
If you've been struggling to find the right tool for success in skinny saltwater situations, you just found it. So, relax and enjoy fly casting again. Present your fly with confidence and fight your fish with reckless abandon, as this is one tough fly rod.