- 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.
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 machined, anodized aluminum reel seat, creating a lightweight, sleek, durable and double-locking piece of finery. EFX Carbon-fiber 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.
Fast Action series: The Definition of Archetype is ‘the original pattern or 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 was inducted into the IGFA hall of fame for his design and material work that disrupted the fly fishing industry. The action is crisp and fast, line loading is effortless. Mandrel designs and material selection is optimized for ease of cast and accuracy.
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. 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.
*Rod Case included **Buckeye Hardwood Spacer