With the latest members of the LPX family, chief developer Leif Stavmo has outdone himself and created rods for almost all facets of modern fly fishing - and we have tested them for you!
After the huge success of the saltwater LPX Coastal, it was only a matter of time before the rod makers at Guideline added more models to the popular series. With the latest additions to the LPX family, the state-of-the-art LPX Tactical and Nymph fly rods, the lineup has been expanded with 4 more premium rods that can cover an incredible spectrum in fly fishing. We have tested some of the models on the stream and are highly impressed. The lightweight fly rods convince with a great action for many, different situations and tactics, as well as by high-quality components and some, thoughtful innovations!
Guideline LPX Fly Rods - Modern technology, high quality components, a great design and a lot of feeling.
- Guideline LPX Nymph
The LPX Nymph from Guideline are ultra-light fly rods with fantastic balance and a very low swing weight. These models combine high quality materials and excellent features for modern Euro nymph fishing. The Guideline LPX Nymph is packed with high-end features and components that will satisfy even the most demanding Euro nymph anglers. Thanks to Guideline's advanced C.A.P M4.0 blank construction technology, these rods are incredibly lightweight and have action that takes nymph rods to the next level. The action and recovery of the LPX Nymph Blanks is of the highest level, fast and stiff, with no vibration and great stability in all directions. This provides high precision when casting and gives the good feeling of being connected to the whole rod. The attractive properties of the medium-fast blanks are complemented by many features that testify to the practice-oriented expertise Guidelines. These include the selection and arrangement of the rings or the use of a down-locking reel seat and a small Fighting Butt, which contributes to better balance. We were also impressed by the surface of the unsanded Nymph blank, which allows water to roll off quickly and thus ensures that even thin mono lines do not stick to the blank. This allows fishing with small, light nymphs, even on wet days!
- Guideline LPX Tactical
Guideline's LPX Tactical are ultra-light fly rods with fantastic balance and a very low swing weight. These models are very versatile due to their 9 ft (2.74 m) length and combine high-quality materials and excellent features for modern fly fishing with dry flies, nymphs and streamers. Thanks to Guideline's advanced C.A.P M4.0 blank construction technology, these rods are incredibly lightweight and have an action that allows fly casting at all distances. The lightest model weighs in at just 65g! The feel of the rods is extremely sensitive, allowing the use of even the smallest patterns and finest leader tips. The LPX Tactical is a sensitive all-rounder that really shines in any situation, whether on the stream or on the lake. In addition, the processing of high-quality components and the timeless, ingenious design of the LPX Tactical, which simply inspires us.
- Guidline LPX Tactical 99
The LPX Tactical 99 from Guideline are ultra-light fly rods with a fantastic balance and a very low swing weight. The four 99 models with a length of 3.02 m (9.9 ft) represent a new approach from Guideline. A combination of versatility for fishing dry flies, nymphs, Euro nymphs and lighter streamers, plus an extended reach that allows for better drift control. In addition to optimized contact with the fly and the ability to form very tight loops, the LPX Tactical 99 has the advantage of allowing you to better control the height of your cast and leave bushes and high banks behind. However, the 3.02m of the Tactical 99 also ensures that you can use the rod for Euro nymphing. This is truly an ingenious development that makes it possible to do all modern types of fly fishing on the stream with one rod!
- Guideline Tactical Sea Trout & Lake
The LPX Tactical Sea Trout & Lake are also very light fly rods with a fantastic balance and a very low swing weight, which has convinced and also with the other Tactical models. The Seatrout & Lake fly rod is a 9 ft long fly rod that allows fishing with the streamer in all situations, whether on the lake, in the stream or Baltic Sea. Thanks to Guideline's advanced C.A.P M4.0 blank construction technology, these rods are incredibly lightweight and have an action that takes casting to the next level, even over long distances. This of course excites on the lake or shoreline to fish as much area as possible. In addition to the great properties of the blank, we are also convinced here the timeless, simple design of the LPX fly rod. The high-quality components, as well as the phenomenal action of the Sea Trout & Lake make the rod the ideal companion for modern streamer fishing, whether in fresh or salt water.
The Guideline LPX Tactical models are extremely modern fly rods that will delight even the most demanding fly fisherman or fly fisherwoman. The incredibly light and sensitive rods are not only fun to cast, you feel like you are connected to the rod. Guidelines C.A.P M4.0 blank construction technology, however, is not only noticeable when casting at all distances, but also the drill is a real pleasure with these rods. In addition, there are the high-quality components that make the fly rod a robust companion, as well as the timeless look. For us, the upgrade to the LPX Coastal could not have been better!