These guys do probably the most unbiased, thorough, cut the crap rod review I have ever seen. Since we love this kind of stuff I thought I would pass it on to all of you. This year they reviewed 5 weights and it is worth your time to read the whole article.
*Full disclosure I am a loop guy so I was more than excited to see the Loop Opti Stream 5wt crushing so many other rods. Yeah we didn’t get first but a close second in this crowd is a big win. Plus they weren’t graded on coolness…which I feel would push the Loop rod at least into tie for first (it does have have an entire army behind it after all #looparmy)
Anyway read this article before you even think about picking up a new five weight. Make sure to check out the Yellowstone Angler for other crazy reviews.