The Loop Cross S1 fly rod series is the single most important revolution to occur in fly fishing since we introduced the large arbor reel over 20 years ago. It's that big.
If the large arbor provided revolutionary function that made the fly reel exponentially better, you won't believe the difference Cross S1 construction makes with fly rods. We could write an entire book on the adventure that has led to the Cross S1 series fly rods. We could look up and write down all the available superlatives that are yet unused by other manufacturers (not many left nowadays), but the only way to truly describe what we mean is to hand one to you and let let you test for yourself. If there has ever been a time in our history of development of high-performance fly fishing gear where Loop merited a "look" and a test from the fly fishing wolrd, it is now.
Over a period of twoo years we have developed these fly rods where we used the new 3M Powerlux Composites. The result is amazing, the strength associated with the 3M Powerlux Composites genereates a lightness and controllable elasticity that just must be experienced.
We have carefully restricted the inherent elasticity of the Loop Cross S1 so that the rod os working evenly over a much wider range than other fly rods. We have managed to make superstrong featherweight fly rods, with an emphasis on fishing where the rod is working with minimum vibration through an entire load range - from close-in and out to even extreme distances. The design requires minimal input power where the rod does the job. It has never been so easy and taken so little effort to deliver precision loops at 10-meters oder 30-meters while easily controlling the line or changing the pace of the cast.
3M Company's Powerlux Composites feature a revolutionary technology that transforms how carbon fiber materials perform. This breakthrough is enabled by 3M's unique ability to formulate resin systems with high concentrations of spherical nano-sized silica particles. Because the particles are so small, they are able to flow between individual filaments of carbon fiber, providing a dense matrix of strength throughout the entire composite. The resulting material enables designers to develop rods that are no only incredibly strong and durable, but also lighter in weight and more sensitive.
Standard composite materials have lower resin stiffness and are prone to cracking or buckling under the stresses a rod sees during a good day of fishing. The more nanoparticles the resin contains, the higher the crack resistance and overall rod toughness. The Powerlux composite material contains an astonishing 40% of nanoparticlles uniformly dispersed and densely packed throughout the resin.
While other companies have reported adding nano technology to ther composite materials, none have been successful at adding more than single-digit percentages. Carbon nano tubes, for example, have a high length-to-width ratio of 15:1, so they are not able to dispperse uniformly throughout the carbon fibers.
3M Powerlux is truly a game changer that bends the rules of carbon fiber composites. The tiny, spherical nanoparticles create such a strong bond between the carbon fibers that rod stress is more evenly dissipated, leading to a significantly stronger, more durable and more flexible rod. By improving strength and sensitivity, 3M Powerlux gives you performance when it counts.
- Blank in aesthetic matte smoke finish
- High-grade cork handle with Cork mix reinforcements
- Triangular 3-pin aluminium reel seat in Gun Metal finish
- REC RSG Recoil stripping guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
- REC RSNX Recoil snake guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
- Delivered in matching Gun Metal aluminium tube and cloth bag