Cross ST

Performance and portability in a world class fly rod series.

Cross ST

We have taken the proven S1 combination of power, performance and durability and scaled it down into a six multi-piece performance tool. The Cross ST has been specifically designed for the travelling angler. Our access to cutting edge materials and depth of design expertise manifests itself in a range of rods that perform to the highest level. The packability of these travel fly rods increase the angler’s mobility without compromise to the high performance factor of the flagship Cross S Series.

UNCOMPROMISING STRENGTH AND POWER


  • Blank in aesthetic matte smoke finish.
  • High-grade cork handle with Cork mix reinforcements
  • Triangular 3-pin aluminum reel seat in Gun Metal finish

Cross ST
Cross ST


  • REC RSG Recoil stripping guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
  • REC RSNX Recoil snake guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
  • Delivered in aluminum tube and cloth bag.

Cross ST

THE ULTIMATE DOUBLEHAND ROD FOR THE DESTINATION ANGLER

Models Length Line # Tempo Weight PCS
Cross ST
798-5 MC/MF 9'8" 7 MF 125g 5

Rod Tempo: M=Medium, MF=Medium Fast, F=Fast

Additional Information

LINE RECOMMENDATION

Optimizing the maximum potential of any fly rod comes down to choosing the correct fly line for both climatic and water conditions as well as the anglers chosen casting discipline and casting ability. We generally recommend matching the designated line weight with the designated rod weight as the best overall performance choice. However, all LOOP rods are designed to factor in a margin of tolerance to allow the fly fisher to increase or decrease the line weight depending on the particular fishing situation.

 

Review our lines selections to find the best line for your needs.

ROD TEMPO ACTION

ROD TEMPO ACTION:

Each LOOP fly rod has a specific rod tempo classification to denote the flex curve/action of the blank during the casting stroke. The particular classification (Medium, Medium/Fast and Fast) informs our customers where power is supplied as biomechanical input from the hand/hands relates to energy transfer output through the rod and in to the fly line. In simplified terms, the Medium, Medium/Fast and Fast tempo designations indicate the blank’s curve structure and flexibility during the casting cycle.

 

M – MEDIUM TEMPO ACTION:

Our medium tempo rods have a full flex action designed for slow, stealthy and deliberate presentations with long, delicate leaders and small flies. This slower tempo is also most amenable to freshwater environments and requires long, deep power application through the blank to optimise this particular rod action. This action is ideal for short to medium casting scenarios and offers a high degree of sensory feedback from the blank both during the casting cycle and when playing fish.

 

Casting Ability Level: Novice, Intermediate, Good, Expert 

 

M/F – MEDIUM/FAST TEMPO ACTION:

This classic LOOP rod action offers the fly fisher more structure and backbone in the lower sections of the rod. This allows a broad range of angling application due to the perfect balance of casting performance and fish fighting ability. When longer casts are required, the angler can call upon more power reserve in the rod’s blank compared to the medium action tempo, resulting in greater water coverage for minimal biomechanical output effort.

 

Casting Ability Level: Novice, Intermediate, Good, Expert 

 

F – FAST TEMPO ACTION:

Our fast tempo rods are designed for more direct-to-target power application with minimal blank deflection when the rod is brought to a stop on the forward delivery. This transfers forward energy through the rod in to tight, aerodynamic loops and even in challenging wind conditions, longer casting distances can be achieved with ease.  With less flex in the blank compared to the Medium and Medium/Fast tempos, this action does however, require more finely tuned and accurate timing than the slower flex tempos to maximise performance of this classification of flex pattern.

 

Casting Ability Level: Intermediate, Good, Expert

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