Fly rods

EDGE Gamma Alpha(ΓΑ), moderate action and Gamma Beta (ΓΒ), fast action performance fly rods bring to life the vision Gary Loomis had early on in his career, finally, technology caught up with his imagination.

A project more than two years in the making, pouring decades of design into these lightweight, stunning, precision tools are the closest thing you will find on the market resembling custom-built fly rods. No detail has been overlooked. Carrying forward the tradition as a materials and design genius, Gary has selected the finest composite materials available.

LMX materials combine and balance strength, recovery, and weight, designed and manufactured into tightly rolled structurally sound tubes that are incredibly light in-hand. They are finished by hand and built to perfection. Typifying performance and available in two distinct actions, these are most responsive and efficient fly rods on the market. For anglers seeking something special and high-performance, these are the answer.

The Archetype series brings back the traditional cork sourced from a family farm in Portugal that has had a relationship with Gary for decades. The grade is true Flor, no fillers or imitations. It is velvety to the touch, and remains so for many years. The Archetype rods still use Mike McCoy Snake Brand guides and feature NFC “LMX” line of fly blanks, which are un-sanded, matte, accented with light blue thread.

What are the features of Fly Edge rods ?
  • We hand-sand our USA made, NFC, naked-graphite blanks to avoid sanding into the fiber, damaging it and creating a weak spot. Unable to hide blemishes, our sexy, smooth, smokey-grey blanks are on average 20% lighter than their coated counterparts.
  • Made in USA, Mike McCoy Snake Guides are light and low profile. The small concave foot minimizes epoxy needed and requires less thread in the wrapping process, thus reducing weight and optimizing the taper design. Proprietary E-coating allows the line to slip through with ease.
  • Titanium Stripping guides are lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant (saltwater) and large enough to allow the line, joints and knots to shoot through. The rounded out foot sits flatter on the graphite, reducing stress that overtime, can create weak spots.
  • Our EFX custom braided carbon-fiber grips save weight, add “feel,” transmission, performance, longevity, and clean up like new. Gamma Alpha Moderate action rods feature a half-wells grip, while Gamma Beta Fast action rods are equipped with full-wells.
What are the characteristics of the Edge GAMMA ALPHA (ΓΑ) fly rods?
This is a Moderate action series. The top-locking aluminium reel seat, made in the USA by Mike McCoy, is adorned with a natural Buckeye hardwood spacer and precision-machined locknuts. A lure hook is fitted for fly management when moving from one area to another.
What are the characteristics of the GAMMA BETA (ΓΒ) Edge fly rods?
This is a fast action series. The weight of the machined anodised aluminium reel seat has literally "cut through", creating a lightweight, sleek, durable and double-locking piece. The EFX carbon fibre fighting heel adds comfort and extra leverage to fight the toughest fish on our Gamma Beta series. Sizes vary depending on the weight of the rod.
What are the characteristics of the Edge ARCHETYPE fly rods?
It is a fast action series. The definition of Archetype is "the original model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies". A secondary definition is "a perfect example". We agree with both! Gary has been inducted into the IGFA Hall of fame for his design and hardware work that has changed the fly fishing industry. The action is crisp and fast, loading the line is effortless. The design of the chucks and the choice of materials are optimised for ease of casting and accuracy.