Looking for the lightest and most technologically advanced fly rod on the market? Straight from the desk of the legendary Steve Rajeff comes the latest in fly rod design paired with the highest technology: The G. Loomis Asquith. Choose the 4- to 6-weight models for all-around trout fishing or the 7-weight + for larger game. No matter which model you choose, you’ll get a rod that’s a line size lighter than the NRX and has one of the lightest swing weights in existence.
Spiral-X Technology - In collaboration with Shimano, the Asquith is the first fly rod ever built to use Shimano’s new ‘Spiral-X’ technology. In addition to making the rod lighter, Spiral-X is said to increase power transfer from tip to hand and increase sensitivity.
The blank has a dark green color and dark green wraps. It's got understated beauty.
Fuji SiC Stripping Guides w/Titanium Frame - You can't build a light rod without the lightest components. Titanium guides are not only up to 65% lighter than stainless steel, they're also over 3 times stronger and totally saltwater safe. These guides are fitted with Silicon Carbide inserts that are diamond polished for reduced drag and improved casting performance.
Titanium and Nickel Snake Guides - The Asquith comes standard with top-of-the-line titanium snake guides to help you shoot line further.
Custom Bamboo Reel Seat - The 4- to 6-weight Asquiths are adorned with a ‘custom’ single uplocking anodized aluminum reel seat with an eco-friendly bamboo insert
Anodized Aluminum Reel Seat - Higher line weight models of the Asquith come with a fully saltwater safe dual uplocking anodized aluminum reel seat.
Aluminum Rod Tube - The Asquith comes with a great aluminum rod tube that will protect your investment
Loomis Limited Lifetime Warranty - The G. Loomis Asquith, like all Loomis fly rods, is covered by a Lifetime Limited Warranty, which covers the rod for the life of the original owner. For breakage determined to have occurred due to non-conformance, G. Loomis will at the companies’ discretion, either repair or replace the product at no charge.
Xpeditor Service - G. Loomis offers an additional option for repair that we think is the industry's finest. It's a no-fault, no questions-asked, service program that gets you fishing in as little as a few days!! As of April 2018, the fee for the Asquith is $250.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All Water, Flats
Grip: Half-Wells - 4-weight to 6-weight
Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 7-weight to 12-weight
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
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