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G Loomis Asquith 490-4 Fly Rod
    G Loomis Asquith 490-4 Fly Rod
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      G Loomis Asquith 490-4 Fly Rod

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    G LOOMIS ASQUITH 4WT, 9'0" FLY ROD : ASQ 490-4

    The G Loomis Asquith 490-4 Fly Rod is without a doubt, different than any other high-end 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 490-4 is a fast action fly rod that can generate a lot of power, so it is great in situations where fast line speeds and accuracy are a necessity. This also means that it excels in windy conditions or when long casts are required. The Asquith 4wt is an extremely smooth, fast-action rod perfect as an all-purpose trout rod in smaller to medium size rivers. The Asquith 4wt will make flawless dry fly presentations in close and at long distances, nymphs extremely well, and has the power to launch small streamers to the bank. If you are the type of angler that wants 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 cliche. 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 Elite, SA Mastery Trout, RIO InTouch Rio Gold, Grand, and Perception
    • Backed by the Loomis Lifetime Warranty

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    5.00/5 Stars out of 2 Reviews
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    Awesome Rod
    RD (New Jersey) | September 18th, 2021
    I recently purchased this rod and its awesome in every way. I do believe you will find a better looking or feeling rod on the market. I realize the price is high but it is well worth it. I am using standard line with it as 1/2 heavy did not feel right to me. In the sun, the rod has an amazing glimmer and its a true gem. I plan to use this rod for dry fly fishing and look forward to my first trout with it. Additionally, the customer service was great too.
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    The finest rod ever
    Dmitriy Shin (Missouri, USA) | April 29th, 2019
    I own several premium rods, but G. Loomis Asquith rods have blown me away. Initially, I bought 6 wt 9’ and immediately noticed that this rod can equally handle well standard fly lines and fly lines 1.5 weight heavier. Another surprise came when I accidentally put a spool with Rio Gold 5wt and didn’t even noticed that. The rod loaded well with the lighter line without any problem and I could easily cast 60 feet with it. Even my Sage X 6wt would not perform like that if underlined. Sage Ones are even stiffer than that and I am not sure if I will ever use them after Asquith. Excited, I have purchased 4wt and a few months later 5wt. After using Asquith rods for almost two years, my favorite rod turned out to be 4wt 9’ Asquith. It has all the power of a fast action rod with precision and castability of a medium action rod. I also noticed that the G. Loomis Asquith rods are very durable. Without any doubt this is the finest rod ever, if you can afford it.

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