• Machined and Anodized Bar Stock, Aircraft Aluminum
• Fully Sealed Power Matrix Drag System
• Simple, quick spool-change
• Precisely counterbalanced
• Models: Opti Creek, Opti Dry Fly, (NEW) Opti Rapid, Opti Runner, Opti Strike, Opti Speedrunner, Opti Megaloop, (NEW) Opti Gyre, Opti Big Fly Reel
In 1984, Swedish tackle manufacturer LOOP produced the first large arbor fly reel—it would be another decade before the rest of the industry caught on and virtually every fly reel was built to the LOOP standard. Nearly thirty years after this revolutionary design, the Opti Fly Reel Series continues LOOP’s quest to challenge industry conceptions about what fly fishing gear is capable of.
Not just another large arbor reel: LOOP’s groundbreaking Opti Fly Reels illustrate what’s possible when tradition takes backseat to innovation and the boundaries of conventional design give way to cutting-edge thinking. Simply put, the LOOP Opti doesn’t look like your typical fly reel because it’s anything but your typical fly reel. Utilizing input from fly fishers around the world, LOOP developed their Opti Fly Reels to satisfy the demands of top anglers in tough environments. Each of the nine models of the LOOP Opti Series features an expert combination of ergonomic, efficient power integrated into a striking and seamless exterior. Sporting a super-large arbor and lightweight design, the LOOP Opti Reels represent a new generation of fly reels built to change the way you fish. Whether you are playing wily trout with the Opti Creek or conquering saltwater locomotives with the Opti Big, this series of fly reels are guaranteed to look and feel unlike any other reel on the water
Construction: Machined from bar stock, aircraft-grade aluminum for uncompromising strength and an exceptionally lightweight frame. As a result, the Opti Series features an increased spool diameter optimized for accelerated line retrieve without weighing down your rig. This super-large arbor design is a radically effective way to maximize line recovery and minimize line memory, thus reducing arm fatigue and making every revolution more efficient. Working in concert with this revolutionary arbor design, LOOP Opti Reels also feature a V-shaped spool that directs fly line into place with little help from your fingers. The result is a fly reel that does not just boast blazing line retrieve, but that does it all with an effortless dependability that’s characteristic of LOOP’s comprehensive design process.
Form & Function: The LOOP Opti Series is constructed with an emphasis on durable power and sleek, Scandinavian aesthetics; think of it as a workhorse with the body of a thoroughbred. Under the hood, the LOOP Opti Reel’s fully sealed, fully adjustable Power Matrix Drag System is the latest in braking system technology, delivering huge stopping power for reduced fatigue and fight times. The Power Matrix is especially evident in the larger models like the Opti Megaloop, where dual braking plates dish out serious resistance against formidable saltwater trophies.
Of course LOOP Opti Fly Reels are entirely waterproof and saltwater ready, featuring stainless steel and anodized aluminum components, as well as screws secured with Loc-Tite to provide an extra layer of defense against the elements. Every Opti Fly Reel can accommodate left or right hand retrieve and the quick spool change greatly enhances versatility when you need multiple lines for varied action. Opti Fly Reels are also precisely counterbalanced to ensure that whether you are taking trout on the Opti Dryfly or warring with a King on an Opti Megaloop, every revolution is consistent and smooth. On the exterior, LOOP aesthetics contribute to a distinctive look that reaffirm the Opti Fly Reel’s cutting-edge design. The Opti porting is as visually striking as it is functional, optimizing the reel’s lightweight performance and contributing to a prominent profile. The LOOP Opti Fly Reel frame features a distinguished “L “insignia on the side, an understated signature of LOOP’s immaculate style.