Loomis and Franklin two handed salmon rods . Switch. Skagit. Scandi and Spey

In stock
Product Details

Fast actioned, high-modulus IM 7 carbon fibre blanks with a grey finish for 2017


Tried and tested all over the world with the toughest of fish .

Built in Taiwan to European and American highest big river standards

One year unlimited warranty

Ultra reliable medium fast progressive blanks and ALP SIC guides and reel seat

Loomis & Franklin IM7 Switch Fly Rod
Fly rods from the Italian company, Loomis & Franklin, are developed in close collaboration with Soldarini Fly Tackle and Sandro Soldarini. These are modern carbon fiber rods, which have a convincing price-performance ratio and very solid workmanship. With models for all major styles of fishing, Loomis & Franklin offers a budget-conscious entry into the world of fly fishing or a reliable back-up for advanced anglers - without breaking the bank.

The Loomis & Franklin IM7 Switch rods are ideal for fishing for Sea Trout or Atlantic Salmon on the river, and of course, for local Asp or large Rainbow Trout.
All models feature a medium-fast blank that charges deep under load and slings your fly with ease. At close range, you can use the crisp tip with its high return speed to serve extremely precise and discreet casts. Under load - ideally while fighting a nice Sea Trout - the modern, high-quality IM7 carbon fiber progressively bends up to the grip giving you the power needed to land that fish. Other features of this rod series include an aluminum reel seat and chrome snake ring guides. The long cork handle is reinforced by composite cork finishes.
All rods are delivered in a corduroy rod tube with sheath.

The Loomis & Franklin IM7 Switch rods impress not only with their attractive price, but also through practical performance. If you're looking for a low-cost rod to try two-handed casting, or need a back-up for your next trip, then you've found the right rod.


Powerful Switch rods for various casting styles and line types
Medium-fast action with fast recovery speeds
IM7 carbon fiber blank
4-piece construction
Chromed snake ring guides
Cork handle with composite cork reinforcements
Aluminum reel seat
Delivered in Cordura rod tube with rod sock

Top quality cork handles-

Tasteful matt aluminium screw reel seats-

Ceramic lined high quality SIC stripper ring- Hard chromed alloy snake rings-

Full wells double handles with fighting rod butts-

4 piece construction for convenient storage and easy transportation-

Supplied in a strong cordura rod tube

Spey rods

A classic style middle action rod ideal for people starting on Salmon fishing

A great back up rod as well.

Using a shorted length spey lines this rod casts an awful long way and laned fish to 20 kilo in Russia this year no problem

Switch rods a quick explaination

Switch Rods are a relatively new concept and have become very popular in recent years. In reality there are only two groups of fly rods – single and double-handed. Switch rods are short double-handed rods (11’-12’) that give the option of casting single-handed should the need arise (hence ‘switch’). Any salmon or sea-trout angler will find a switch rod a useful addition to their armoury, and get much enjoyment using these lightweight and versatile double-handed rods, particularly on smaller rivers.

Recomended lines airflo scandinavian compact lines https://www.airflofishing.com/buy.cfm/spey/airflo-...

Scandi rods

A mix beween a fill heavy duty Skagit and a switch rod. This style has really come to the fore in recent years and has a lot going for it. A short shooting head fly line (10-14m) is attached to a thin running line and allows efficient casts to be made with a more tip-action orientated rod and a punchy casting style focused on low effort power strokes driven by the bottom hand. This is an easy way to fish sunk lines as the short lengths of line on the water at the point of recasting are easily controlled

Skagit fishing recomended lines. airflo rage https://www.airflofishing.com/buy.cfm/spey/airflo-...

skagit Casting – Again another new style, this time from the USA using a fly line with a short thick belly floating (our intermediate) section to cast fast sinking tips and large flies. A new suite of casts have been developed to go with these lines including the Perry Poke, Circle ‘C’ and Snap ‘T’. These are termed ‘sustained anchor casts’ and have the advantage of being less timing critical than other speycasts. Although this style lacks some elegance and delicacy it more than makes up for this by its ability to overcome difficult bankside conditions and awkward winds.

Rods need to have a softer tip and load deeply to maximise the efficiency of this style.

New skagit version 2018 now available

http://www.letsflyfish.com/skagit_casts.htm for diagrams

recomended lines https://www.fishingmegastore.com/airflo-skagit-swi...

video here

Save this product for later