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- 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.
- ALPS 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.
- Sourced from a friendship Gary Loomis forged over four decades ago, our velvety, pure, premium grade flor cork hails from a family farm in Portugal. A grip and friendship that stand the test of time. Gamma Alpha Moderate action rods feature a wells grip, while Gamma Beta Fast action rods are equipped with full-wells.
GAMMA ALPHA (ΓΑ)
Moderate Action series:
Mike McCoy, made in USA, lightweight alloy threaded, up-locking aluminum reel seat is adorned with unique natural burled Buckeye hardwood spacer and precision tooled locking nuts.Hook-keeper installed for fly management when moving from pool to pool.
GAMMA BETA (ΓΒ)
Fast Action series: Windows literally “cut out,” weight of the ALPS machined, anodized aluminum reel seat, creating a lightweight, sleek, durable and double-locking piece of finery. Flor grade cork fighting butt adds comfort and an additional leverage point to wrangle hard-fighting fish on our Gamma Beta series. Sizes vary depending on the rod weight.
Developing the Series:
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. Created in harmony with the Temple Fork Outfitter’s Advisory staff, a project more than two years in the making, 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.