G LOOMIS ASQUITH 12WT, 9'0" FLY ROD : ASQ 1290-4
The G Loomis Asquith 1290-4 Fly Rod is without a doubt, different than any other high-end saltwater rod you have ever cast. This is truly the lightest, most technologically advanced fly rod on the market. The Asquith is the ultimate balance between power and feel, and fishes as well in close as it does at long distances. Asquith fly rod blanks are rolled on a one of a kind Spiral X platform that exists only in Japan. No one else has the ability to produce a rod blank like the Asquith. Each rod blank is then hand-crafted with G Loomis expertise right here in the U.S. This new Spiral X technology adds incredible stability to the rod, giving it unmatched strength and accuracy, while reducing wall diameter and weight by a whopping 15%, resulting in an incredible light-in-the-hand feel. This strength and stability significantly reduces ovalization of the rod hoop under stress, which translates to pinpoint accuracy, pure energy transfer, and increased sensitivity. G Loomis Asquith fly rods are now the most accurate rods ever built, and the Spiral X technology transfers unprecedented energy to your fly line, while telegraphing every head shake all the way to your shoulder. Simply put, Asquith generates higher line speeds, which is the accessible power you don't need to dig deep for. It is right there at your fingertips. You can load the rod in close and with minimal back casts, power it up for the hero shot. Like we said, this rod is different.
This Asquith 1290-4 is a fast-action fly rod that can generate incredible power, so it is great in situations where fast line speeds, precise accuracy, and wind are all important factors. This rod excels in windy conditions and when extremely long casts are required to reach feeding fish. The Asquith 12wt is an incredibly smooth, fast-action, powerful rod to cover a range of species including tarpon, stripers, false albacore, giant trevally, golden dorado, roosterfish, sharks, or whatever crusies by. The Asquith 12wt has ample power to shred the wind with big saltwater flies launching them straight to their target. If you are the type of discerning angler that deserves only the best of the best, the G Loomis Asquith was made specifically for you.
The Spiral X design is a breakthrough in fly rod design that allows for added strength while keeping the overall swing weight very low. The Asquith is probably the lightest fly rod we have ever had in our hands and the actual swing weight is amazingly light as well. The way that the graphite is rolled makes the blank stable and inline when flexing from all different angles. Pinpoint accuracy is not an exaggerated cliché. The Asquith series is the culmination of global cooperation in design, materials, and manufacturing techniques. Built on the proprietary G Loomis Spiral X platform, the Asquith boasts superb power transfer from tip to hand, lightning quick recovery, and increased sensitivity. Designed by world casting champion Steve Rajeff, the Asquith is an exploratory step into the future of rod manufacturing technology. With fast actions, generous power levels, titanium guides, and exceptionally light swing weight, all rods in the series excel in fishing situations where developing high line speed and making precise casts equates to success.
- Spiral X Technology increases casting efficiency and accuracy
- Beautiful dark green color with dark green wraps
- Fuji SiC Stripping Guides w/Titanium frames: 65% less weight, 3 times stronger, saltwater safe, diamond polished for reduced friction
- Top-of-the-line titanium snake guides to shoot line further
- Custom Bamboo Reel Seat with single uplocking anodized aluminum reel seat
- Premium aluminum rod tube to protect your investment
- Line recommendations: Airflo Tropical Punch, SA Amplitude Tarpon, RIO Tarpon Quickshooter
- Backed by the Loomis Lifetime Warranty