ASQ 690-4


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Product Description

Asquith 690-4

9′ 0″ 6-wt, 4-pc rod   Handle: Trout Grip

The Asquith 690-4 swings like a 5-weight, but with more power and stability than any previous Loomis 6-weight.





  1. : In my hands, the Asquith 9’ 6-weight casts with greater loop control than power. It loads naturally with a standard WF6F line and creates easy, medium-width loops. This is an ideal action for nymphing and dry fly fishing, but perhaps not for streamers. The first word that comes to mind is “smooth.” Butt section power is sufficient for streamers and awkward nymph rigs, but this is a progressive flexing rod, the action of which differs meaningfully from that of the Sage Method or Scott Radian. This is a rod that I would “cast all day,” but not “hammer.”

    Line Pairings: Rio Gold, SA MPX, SA Stillwater, Rio InTouch Sink Tip, SA Sonar Sink Tip, SA Mastery Distance

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. This model struck me as an extremely pleasant caster. It felt like I was holding a four weight and exhibited power and speed I typically expect to see in a 7 or 8 weight while not compromising the touch you demand in 6 weight. This is a fly rod that will accept a wide range of casting strokes and styles and help casters of all ability levels perform at a higher level. Roll casting was excellent, the touch required to mend was evident, and overall this is one of the better trout specific 6 weights out there.

    Richard Post (The Telluride Angler)
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