G LOOMIS ASQUITH 8WT, 13'0" SPEY FLY ROD : ASQ 8130-4
The G Loomis Asquith 8130-4 Spey Fly Rod is without a doubt, different than any other high-end spey rod you have ever cast. This is truly the lightest, most technologically advanced spey fly rod on the market. The Asquith spey is the ultimate balance between power and feel, and fishes as well in close as it does at long distances. Asquith spey 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 spey rod blank like the Asquith. Each spey 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 spey 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 spey 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 spey 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 spey rod is different.
This Asquith Spey 8130-4 is a fast-action spey rod that can generate incredible 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 8wt spey is an extremely smooth, fast-action, highly versatile spey rod to cover a range of species including big water steelhead, largemouth bass, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish, and makes an awesome surf casting rod. The Asquith 8wt spey has ample power to launch bulky bass bugs straight to their target, and shred the wind with big saltwater flies. If you are the type of angler that deserves only the best of the best, the G Loomis Asquith spey 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 spey 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.
- New 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 anodized aluminum reel seat with double uplocaking reel seat
- Fighting butt for added leverage
- Premium aluminum rod tube to protect your investment
- Backed by the Loomis Lifetime Warranty