Our latest 8-Weight Shootout winner, the G. Loomis Asquith, is a terrific new rod that delivers remarkable performance at all distances. There was nothing that could match the Asquith in performance at mid to long-range – right out to 100 feet!! The Asquith is one of the lightest rods in hand we tested but has an unbelievable amount of power on tap thanks to the revolutionary new Loomis Spiral-X technology. A slightly softer tip gives good control and accuracy in close while strong butt and mid-section power delivers crisp, tight loops and unsurpassed accuracy. If you are looking for an 8-Weight that can do it all in spectacular fashion – this is it!
Our pick for the top 8-weight reel to match up with the G. Loomis Asquith is the Nautilus G 7/8. We have found that this reel has enough capacity, using the new Hatch 68 lb. backing, to hold 200 yds. plus a WF-8-F line. The Nautilus waterproof, sealed drag system is one of the best in the business. With absolutely no start-up inertia, this is the smoothest drag system we have found on any saltwater reel. These are beautiful reels that use a quick-change system, so changing spools is quick and easy. The G-series spools have a very wide arbor, so you retrieve more line on each crank of the spool. Black and Silver are the standard colors, but many custom color options are available. Call the shop for details.
G. Loomis Asquith 9′ #8 | $1,200.00
Nautilus NV G-7/8* | $685.00
200 yards of Hatch Backing 68lb | $60.00
Scientific Angler’s Amplitude Bonefish WF-8 | $129.95
Hand Tied Bonefish Leader | $7.95
Grand Total | $2082.90
*Nautilus Reels may not be combined with any discounts or free product