Loop has designed a reel with the highest retrieval rates on the market. Seriously, the Loop Opti has retrieval rates like we’ve never seen. But the reel is so much more than just high retrieval rates. The Opti has a solid construction, a lightweight design, and a strong drag system. Loop’s Power Matrix Drag System also contributes to the reel’s versatility and can stop any freshwater or saltwater fish in its tracks.
Versatility Embodied - The Opti was made in a variety of sizes from a 12wt version all the way down to a 4wt version. Every model is made for versatility; the sealed drag protects against saltwater corrosion, the ultra-large arbor design increases retrieval rates, and the aircraft-grade aluminum construction makes this reel insanely durable. There’s an Opti reel model that fits almost every angling scenario.
Dark Gunmetal Grey - The Loop Opti is finished in a gunmetal grey color that gives the reel a classy dark aesthetic. The reel also features Loop’s iconic L-shaped badge of honor on the robust die-cast reel housing.
Machined Aluminum - Aircraft-grade machined aluminum is one of the reasons this reel is so durable. The Opti is machined from aluminum and built with the most durable components. Although the reel is insanely durable, it’s also incredibly lightweight and works well as either a saltwater or freshwater reel.
Type - A sealed drag with a powerful braking system fits the Opti nicely. This system, referred to as a Power Matrix Drag System by Loop, is more than strong enough to stop both freshwater and saltwater fish.
Materials - This drag system is built on an incredibly smooth, reliable sealed disc drag. The disc drag is made with marine grade seals and specialized carbon braking discs. The drag is fully waterproof and saltwater resistant which keeps it reliable and strong over years of use.
Ultra-Large Arbor - The incredibly large arbor of the Loop Opti increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest freshwater and saltwater fish on a single-handed fly rod. This spool is so wide and has such high retrieval rates, that the 8wt version of the Opti had the highest retrieval rates in our 2018 8-weight Fly Reel Shootout. That’s saying something. The arbor design also helps with line management and the angler doesn’t have to worry about where his/her line lands on the reel when playing a fish.
Loop Warranty - As of November 2019, Loop offers a no questions asked one-year unconditional warranty that covers almost anything that happens to the reel during the first year of purchase (excluding theft, loss or misplacement). After the first year, the Loop warranty is limited to repair and replacement of the reel and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the misuse of the reel.
Best for: Allwater
Arbor Size: Ultra-Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|Creek||3.35"||4.23||Extra Large||WF3+140yds (20lb)||3||Black||$429.00|
|Dryfly||4.02"||4.76||Extra Large||WF5+190yds (20lb)||5||Black||$469.00|
|Runner||4.53"||7.23||Extra Large||WF7+150yds (30lb)||7||Black||$519.00|
|Strike||4.53"||9.6||Extra Large||WF8+250yds (30lb)||8||Black||$569.00|
|Speedrunner||5.16"||7.62||Extra Large||WF8+185yds (30lb)||8||Black||$579.00|
|Megaloop||5.16"||9.07||Extra Large||WF10+250yds (50lb)||10||Black||$589.00|
|Big||4.96"||15.06||Extra Large||WF12+350yds (50lb)||12||Black||$839.00|