On the Opti Stream we have prioritized mobility. These rods have the flexibility to cope with all casting elements. Using the underhand cast you can place the line where you want it without any delay. The Opti Stream rods handle the situation when you need an accurate presentation.
- Triangular reel-seat with a permanent lock – easier to put the reel in place. Form follows function.
- Cork handle.
- Ceramic stripping guides and durable chrome snake-guides with double coating.
- Rod model inscription and dot mark on ferrules for correct fit on rod sections.
- Comes in cloth bag and pentagon shaped Cordura tube.
- Only available in 5 wt.
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I’ve always been a Scott fan. Up until I used the Opti Stream, the Scott G2 was my go-to 5wt. It’s a great rod. It’s definitely no match for the Opti Stream, however. This rod just get’s the job done. I’ve never fished a 5wt that has this combination of delicacy and power. It’s hard to explain but when I fish this rod it just feels right. Light in hand, accurate, and responsive. Balances perfectly with the Dry Fly reel.
I bought this rod because it came in second in the Yellowstone Angler 5wt Shootout (one of the biggest rod reviews anywhere), outperforming all the top of the line rods I already owned. I have always wanted a LOOP set up and this review pushed me over the edge. I bought it, fished it and I won’t buy anything else. The Opti Stream is like an extension of your arm. It is extremely responsive, lays line out easily and enables and is light. I recently forgot my steelhead set up on a Great Lakes Trib 3 day trip. I used my 5wt Opti Steam with my Dry Fly Opti Reel and it performed incredibly all weekend. Fine tuned enough to catch the pickiest fish sipping dry flies and strong enough to perform well above its pay grade.
This Rod can cast and fish like no other, unlike other Loop rods I have fished this rod has one Achille's heel. The tip section is prone to break if you are not careful. All the other Loop rods I own and fish take a beating, this rod should be babied more than the rest. If not for this flaw it would be 5 stars all the way! Good thing Loop warranty rocks the house!!!
My go to dry fly rod. Super accurate! Excellent power on longer casts. Rod construction is tops and I can’t believe the strength in wind for how light it is. Just aim and go! Just a well put together rod.