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06-27-2006 09:36 AM
salmo Sean-

Is the carbon fiber composite drag disks made of the same materials and with the same precision as in Danielsson reels?

pulling one apart it uses the same sealing mechanism as the danielssons.

Base on the comments I have read in the past, the Loop have its own design.
Did they really copy Danielsson design?
If this is a case, I see serious problems for LOOP in Europe!

06-27-2006 08:57 AM
sean No loop north america is still in business. It was a mixup. At worst you would have to send them to canada.

As far as internals they are pretty similiar, the loops have just not been out long enough to see how things hold up but pulling one apart it uses the same sealing mechanism as the danielssons.

06-27-2006 08:37 AM
juro Salmo -

I heard that now you DO have to send them to Sweden for service is that true?
06-27-2006 08:30 AM

Loop now has the lw out tho, and their are loop dealers in the US so if he has any problems he doesnt have to send it back to sweden.

Current LOOP reels are made in Korea or China ,and because they look similar it doesn't mean they have the same quality and internal design.............
06-19-2006 03:21 PM
CrossCurrent Hello guys,

I think the Galvan Torque and the Vosseler DC- and the S-series are the best! Like overall quality, craftmanship and of course the PRICE!

06-16-2005 05:28 PM
yeah but the loops are out now for the same price

Originally Posted by salmo
Here is review of Loop ( now Danielsson/ the same reel) 8-12 LW reels on spey pages:

LW6-9 is just smaller 3.75"


Loop now has the lw out tho, and their are loop dealers in the US so if he has any problems he doesnt have to send it back to sweden.

Check out
06-12-2005 04:27 PM
Ross Reels

I have the BG-5 and its a great piece of equipment but it has to be soaked in fresh water after each time it is used in the salt without fail!The guys I go Bonefishing with swear by the loop and they paid the long price.The Ross customer service is excellent but my reel is high maintenance.
06-12-2005 01:23 PM
wrenchman72076 well guys, i absolutely love my galvan torque reel. last week i took it out to the arkansas river and fought for about one hour and landed an 11 pound carp. the drag never let up and the reels light weight made it a blast to cast all day long. if any were to ask me my question earlier, i would tell them galvan
04-29-2005 12:27 AM
tbeez41 both reels have derlin disks for their drag material. so i guess in a way you are almost getting the same reel. the cool thing about the torque is that if you want to switch retrieves (dont know why you would) all you do is flip a switch. the ross is a heavy hitter, the drag on that reel can stop a bus. one other thing to consider is which reel company do you think will be around for a long time? with all the corporate buy outs and companies going out of business its nice to know you have a product from a company that will be there in 20+ years
04-26-2005 03:28 PM
Eddie sounds good. i didn't know that the Galvan was sealed, but I have a couple of the smaller ones, and they are good reels.
Let us know how it works for you.
04-26-2005 12:40 PM
wrenchman72076 i have spoken with some local guides and a small group of guys that chase reds, and permit mostly, mostly they recommended the galvan torque. it is new for 2005, but i was told that if this reel is made the same way the rest of the galvan line is it will be a great reel. on another note the ross does not have a sealed drag where the galvan does. the galvan does not have as much drag surface as the ross, however, the galvan has better start up inertia, as well as the same stopping power. and i like the looks of the galvan more. i have recently purchased a galvan t-8. thank you for your input.
04-19-2005 07:44 AM
Eddie Oh, oh... I should say right now that I do not know of ANY reel makers that are going out of business. I do know that all the mfgs in the flyfishing bussiness have been challenged in the last few years and what I meant to say was that I wouldn't be surprised if there were one or two or three that weren't in great shape.
mea culpa.
04-18-2005 11:27 PM
Bob Reynolds Eddie, you give great posts and I agree with you most always. But you've left us hanging. What 2 US manufactures are you alluding to? Respecfully, ...... Bob R.
04-18-2005 08:03 PM
Eddie I hope you are right. It will be expensive to market their reels in the states. It takes tons of work and alot of money. It might prove to be not worth the effort for the US Danielson distributor (who no doubt is taking all the financial risk). I suppose that if you had a problem in a couple of years, you could ship the reel to Sweden. Of course, Ross has a very fast turn around.
Hayden makes a great reel with tons of internet (free) good will. Ask Jay Horton how hard it can be to establish an excellent product.
I am not nocking Danielson, just pointing out the challenges they face. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that one or two of the BIG US reel makers aren't doing so well. Hello Bill Archuleta...
04-18-2005 04:08 PM
bolen Danielsson is from Sweden and its biggest market is Europe,where Loop and now Danielsson reels are well recognized.
Even if they don't sell to many reels in US, their will do very well on European market and will be here for very long time!!!!!!!!
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