Cross SW

Our NEW fly rod series for every conceivable saltwater situation

Cross SW

As with the new Cross SX Series, saltwater anglers requested slightly faster actioned fly rods for certain flats and bluewater conditions. LOOP listened to invaluable feedback from some of the world’s best saltwater anglers and guides to develop a uniform series of medium fast and fast action CROSS SW fly rods. LOOP’s designers and development team refined this powerful rod action to meet the full spectrum of saltwater species and conditions from around the globe.


Finished in a deep aesthetic blue, the new SW rods are designed and engineered with LOOP’s signature Cross Core Technology System. This combination of nano resin and high tensile carbon provides consistent, exceptional performance from every single rod in the range. Each model features corrosion-free titanium stripper and snake guides as well as our robust CROSS reel seat and superior quality cork handle. With twelve rods in the line-up, we are very confident that the Cross SW Series now has every saltwater permutation covered.


  • Blank in aesthetic smoke matte finish.
  • High Grade cork handle with cork mix reinforcement
  • Triangular 3-pin aluminum reel seat in Gun Metal finish
  • Titanium stripper guides

Cross SW
Cross SW

  • Black Nickel snake and tip guides
  • Rod model inscription and dot mark on ferrules for correct fit on rod sections
  • Delivered in a matching aluminum tube and cloth bag

Cross SW


Models Length Line # Tempo Weight PCS
Cross SW
790-4 9'0" 7 MF - 4
890-4 9'0" 8 MF - 4
990-4 9'0" 9 MF - 4
1090-4 9'0" 10 MF - 4
1190-4 9'0" 11 MF - 4
1290-4 9'0" 12 MF - 4
Cross SW
790-4 9'0" 7 F - 4
890-4 9'0" 8 F - 4
990-4 9'0" 9 F - 4
1090-4 9'0" 10 F - 4
1190-4 9'0" 11 F - 4
1290-4 9'0" 12 F - 4

Rod Tempo: MF=Medium Fast & F=Fast


From the calmest conditions requiring a stealthy medium fast tempo delivery to punching out large flies in a challenging breeze with the new fast action models, the SW Series offers a distinct fast action fly rod to maximise your saltwater coverage.


MEDIUM FAST SW SERIES are designed with Loop’s default midcurve, mid-fast blank action. Ideal for an accelerated tempo during the casting stroke, the Medium Fast range will retain impressive amounts of power reserve when gnarly onshore winds require more forceful power application to present your fly. With a super smooth energy transfer, each model in the series will excel in the pursuit of a range of saltwater species.


Fast SW Series:

The Fast actioned SW rods are designed with a more tip inclined action than the Medium Fast blanks and benefit from stiffer flex characteristic throughout the various models. This rod action produces super tight loops with ease, allowing saltwater anglers effective water coverage in the most extreme environmental conditions. As well as superior casting characteristics, the Fast SW’s flex pattern will subdue the strongest of fighting fish.

Additional Information



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.



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 



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 



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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