Loop Classic Reel, Loop 8130-4 Cross S1, 48-Hour Summer Steelhead School, Cathy's Fleeing Crab, Simms Fjord fleece Pants

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Loop Classic Reel and Loop Cross S1 8130 Two Hand Rod

REEL MODEL ITEM # CAPACITY (yds/lbs) DIAMETER WIDTH WEIGHT PRICE
46 CR4-6 WF5 + 130/20 3.27″ 1.97″ 7.97 oz $679
58 CR5-8 WF7 + 250/20 3.54″ 1.97″ 8.47 oz $705
79 CR7-9 WF9F + 250/20 3.74″ 2.36″ 11.92 oz $825
811 CR8-11 WF10F + 220/30 3.94″ 2.56″ 12.63 oz $1,065
1013 CR10-13 WF12F + 350/30 4.13″ 2.56″ 13.58 oz $1,065

There are very few Classic American type fly reels available on the market today. Those that have survived are mostly built by small shops at huge prices. The Loop Classic is both more affordable and more reliable than any of the competitors. The Loop Classic is equipped with ventilated side-plates in the newest version. Beneath the stunning looks of the Classic fly reel is the ultra-modern Power Matrix Drag System. This monstrous braking system will subdue the strongest of fish in the harshest conditions. The completely waterproof drag system benefits from a pronounced ‘click’ that signals “fish on” through your ears into your every vein. The friction of the "clicker" alone is enough to keep this reel from back-lashing, and combine with the disc drag gives this reel one of the smoothest braking systems available. Many of my clients use these reels, and some have been on the water hundreds of days.

The Classic is completely corrosion resistant and benefits from a new ergonomic handle design with integrated leader retainer on the counterbalance. Available in either left or right-hand wind, each reel is individually numbered and presented in a handcrafted leather case. With its old world ‘classic’ looks and ultra-modern braking power, you will get the best of both worlds. Loop calls it tradition with an attitude.

Please note: Model 46 does not have the Power matrix drag system. It comes with a very light and smooth adjustable click and drag, which functions in both directions. This function is designed only to prevent spool overrun.
Loop Classic Reels come right or left hand wind. Be sure to Choose: Winding Hand.

An older Classic, still at work after many years of service.
Item Description Price To Top
LOOP-CL-46 Loop Classic Reel, with Hand-Crafted Leather Case $679 Sale Ended
LOOP-CL-58 Loop Classic Reel, with Hand-Crafted Leather Case $705 Sale Ended
LOOP-CL-79 Loop Classic Reel, with Hand-Crafted Leather Case $825 Sale Ended
LOOP-CL-811 Loop Classic Reel, with Hand-Crafted Leather Case $1065 Sale Ended
LOOP-CL-1013 Loop Classic Reel, with Hand-Crafted Leather Case $1065 Sale Ended
FOR YOUR REEL:  Please provide information about how you want us to set up your reel for you.
Please specify which hand you prefer to wind your reel with, so we may set the retrieve direction for you. Sale Ended
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Please specify if you wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool.  Then make your selection from
the
Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
and amount of Genuine Cortland
Micron Backing at no extra charge.
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Loop 8130-4 Cross S1 Two-Hand Rod

This is the Game-Changer in two-hand fly rods. There is nothing else quite like it that I have found...and I think I have thrown about everything that could be classed as comparable. I'm talking about the Loop 8130-4 Cross S1. Yes, I said Loop. And yes, it really does cost $1035. Loop spent two years developing the Cross S1 Series of fly rods using the new 3M™ Powerlux™ nano resin composites. In July we used a couple of their single-handers; a CRO1190-4MF in the Sea of Cortes, and a CRO990-4MF in Cuba. These rods were impressive to say the least. The 8130-4 Cross S1 two-hander has a pretty fast taper (well Loop is a Scandinavian company). I'm sure it was designed as a Scandi rod, as a matter of fact all the lines they sent with it were GDC 485-grain Scandi lines. But let me tell you that it is also a great Skagit rod when mated with a RIO MAX 575-grain, and 11' of T-14. With this line the 8130-4 Cross S1 requires only a very short D-loop with minimal amount of tension to throw fairly long casts from very confined positions. This is because this rod comes under power so quickly and releases stored energy just as quickly.
Item Description Price To Top
LOOP-CL-46 Loop Two-Hand Rod Cross S1 8130-4 Rod, 13-foot, 8-weight $1035 Sale Ended
 
48-Hour Deschutes Summer Steelhead School, Entry Level

Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with:  Mark Bachmann
This school will cover a lot of water, and fishing knowledge in 48-hours.
Summer Steelhead will bite any time of day on the Deschutes River,
however odds go way up during the low light hours of morning and evening.
That is why this school will start and end in the middle of the day,
(actually: 12:00pm, August 1 to 12:00pm, August 3).
Classes will be during the middle of the day and, you go fishing during the four "low-light" periods.
I want to give you maximum advantage
by having as many fish hooked during this school as possible.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where
fish are being hooked and landed.
Emphasis will be on floating line fishing,
but will also cover sinking tip fishing during mid-day periods.
Emphasis will be on two-hand fly rod casting and fishing.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it.
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets
and proven methods that put fish on the beach.
Get a lot of hands on help so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own.
There will be a small, quiet generator in camp and electric lights in the screened-in dining tent.
Some "class-room" type classes will include PowerPoint projections and/or video.
Many classes will be conducted on the water.
Several classes in two-hand fly rod casting and fishing will will also include wading and working fishing areas with limited room.
It would be very helpful if each student had already attended a Basic Spey Casting School.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive, Brunch, Scandinavian Spey Class, Knots & Leaders, Fish Until Dark.
Day 2: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Skagit Spey Class, Fish, Dinner, Fish Until Dark.
Day 3: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Back To Mack's Canyon At Noon.
 

Tents, cots with pads and full accommodations will be provided.
The camp will be based on double occupancy in each roomy sleeping tent.
Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, change of clothes & camp shoes.
Lunch, dinners and brunches will be served. The basic format is two meals per day with lots of munchies available.

Bring your own waders, or Rent Wading Gear from: The Fly Fishing Shop.
Bring your own tackle. Two hand rod/reel outfits will be available for trial.

Deposits (non-refundable) must be received by shopping cart no later than 07/15/14.
Phone orders will not be taken.
5 students per class only!
First come, first served.
Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school.

Price includes Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Does not include Oregon Fishing License (available from The Fly Fishing Shop)
Meet at Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 3
Depart for Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 5.
Transportation from Mack's Canyon to Camp will be in a big, roomy, safe jet boat.
This boat will make many miles of water available to you and
will transport you back to your car at Mack's Canyon
How to get to Mack's Canyon

Item Description Price To Top
ST08030515 Deschutes Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 3,  Stay two nights and Depart August 5, cost $795 per student. Deposit
$400
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/10/15
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Cathy’s Fleeing Crab
It might sound like a strange time to design a new fly pattern, but we were stuck in Hurricane Mitch in a boarded up Holiday Inn Express in Cancun, Mexico, for three days. There was’t much to do except watch the weather, read, and tie flies. Most of the crabs that we had observed throughout the Yucatan coastline were tan in color, and if frightened would aggressively flee. I had a few packs of tan L&L Hi Viz wing material with me and an assortment of sili-legs, so I started experimenting with a few crab-like profiles. Later after the hurricane passed we were back at Boca Paila fishing lodge in the Yucatan and there were permit everywhere- schools of them. Apparently the storm had flushed them out to sea and they were returning to the lagoons and most importantly- were feeding. I had opportunities to try the two or three of the new patterns that I came up with while in Cancun, and settled on what today we call "Cathy's Fleeing Crab". I’ve caught permit in Los Roques, Venezuela; the Bahamas; and the Yucatan, Mexico through Belize. It’s my go-to fly whenever I’m in permit country.
Cathy Beck

Item Description Price To Top
7045 Cathy's Fleeing Crab, SIZE 4 3 for $16.59 Sale Ended
7046 Cathy's Fleeing Crab, SIZE 6 3 for $16.59 Sale Ended
 

Fjord Fleece Pants

Simms’ heat-stockpiling Fjord Fleece pants make wading deep, and fishing longer in cold water, a non-issue. High loft Polartec® Power Stretch® fabric maintains its heat-trapping loft under pressure from the river, while regulating warmth and bolstering breath ability under your waders. Additional features include drop-in hand-warmer pockets to thaw frozen fingers, and a convenient zipper fly for easy access when nature calls.

Features
•High density Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece is engineered to withstand water pressure and maintain loft and warmth when layered under a set of waders
•Low profile, high performance fleece pant that keeps you warm under waders in the coldest environment
•Drop-in hand-warmer pockets and zipper fly
•Stirrups keep pants in place


Item Fjord Fleece Pant Price To Top
10684-014-20 Simms Fjord Fleece Pant, Color Dark Gunmetal, Size Small $179.95 Sale Ended
10684-014-30 Simms Fjord Fleece Pant, Color Dark Gunmetal, Size Medium $179.95 Sale Ended
10684-014-40 Simms Fjord Fleece Pant, Color Dark Gunmetal, Size Large $179.95 Sale Ended
10684-014-50 Simms Fjord Fleece Pant, Color Dark Gunmetal, Size X-Large $179.95 Sale Ended
10684-014-60 Simms Fjord Fleece Pant, Color Dark Gunmetal, Size XX-Large $179.95 Sale Ended
       

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