Cross SX

Our Cross SX fast action rods offer outstanding fly casting & fishing performance.

Cross SX
Cross SX
Cross SX
Cross SX

Our Cross SX series is our next generation addition to the Cross S family of fly rods. These fast action rods are carefully designed and tested over a two year period to provide a proven combination of proprietary nano-resin and high tensile carbon – We call this Cross Core Technology System. This construction enables us to fine tune the material combination creating a fusion of strength, power and pinpoint accuracy. Our world-renowned designers and pro team members tested each model around the globe against multiple species, in a wide range of climates and fishing conditions. Our overriding mission was to develop the ultimate fast action fly rod.

offers delicate fly presentation at maximum distance for minimal effort



  • 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 SX
Cross SX


  • 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 SX

Patented E-coated snake guides for minimal friction, higher line speed and longer casting

Models Length Line # Tempo Weight PCS
Cross SX
590-4 F 9'0" 5 F 98g 4
Cross SX
5100-4 F 10'0" 5 F 120g 4
690-4 F 9'0" 6 F 104g 4
6100-4 F 10'0 6 F 109g 4
Cross SX
790-4 F 9'0" 7 F 112g 4
796-4 F 9'6" 7 F 124g 4
7100-4 F 10'0" 7 F 124g 4
890-4 F 9'0" 8 F 125g 4
8100-4 F 10'0" 8 F 125g 4

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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