This years Frenzy trip we had with us a handful of Loop rods and reels. Shane Wooten allowed us to demo these fine pieces of fly fishing gear. We spent a week in Montana fishing on the Beaverhead River, Big Hole, Madison River and a few others. Almost the Whole trip I fished with a Loop OPTi Runner fly reel and a OPTi Coast X Grip Rod. I loved this rod and reel combo for these big rivers up there I had no issues casting long distances, into the wind or being delicate with close range approaches. My absolute favorite thing about this combo is the OPTi reel. The large arbor allows me to retrieve my line so much more quickly. Until using this reel I never really thought that an oversized large arbor reel would be worth it but I am %100 convinced that it makes a huge difference when fishing to big fish in big waters. Loop fly fishing gear stole the show this year.