Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Coeur d'Alene Press Newspaper |

Local and National News - Kootenai County, Idaho

New company to offer Loop Tackle

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 - 09:41:37 pm PST
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Jeff Wilson, shop manager at Joe Roope's Castaway Fly Fishing Shop, prices inventory Wednesday during his shift at the Coeur d'Alene tackle dealer.

Nordic Fly Fishers to distribute nationally

COEUR d'ALENE -- Joe Roope, owner of Castaway Fly Fishing Shop of Coeur d'Alene and a small group of Northwest investors have created a new company, Nordic Fly Fishers, USA, LLC, the United States distributorship of Loop Tackle Design AB of Sweden.

Loop Tackle, located in Akersberga, near Stockholm, was founded more than 30 years ago by current owner and CEO Christer Sjoberg. The company designs and manufactures fly fishing equipment, clothing and accessories.

Operating out of Coeur d'Alene, the main product lines Nordic Fly Fishers, USA, LLC, will distribute nationally include single- and double-handed fresh and saltwater fly fishing rods, fresh and salt water fly reels, waders, fishing jackets, vests, fly lines, warm and cold weather base layer clothing, and a select number of accessories.

"We are confident that our innovative and field-proven fly fishing gear and clothing will enjoy the same popularity and fierce customer loyalty in the USA that we have in the rest of the world," Roope said.

Loop products have been offered at Castaway for the past four years and the longtime Coeur d'Alene fly fishing shop has been distributing the products throughout the West under a limited territory distribution agreement, as well as being the USA service and warranty center for the company.

Castaway is managed by Roope and his nephew, Jeff Wilson. The fly fishing shop was founded more than 40 years ago by Joe's father, the late Joe Roope Sr.

Wilson will take on most of the day-to-day responsibilities of fly shop management while Joe Roope assumes the role of president of Loop Tackle, USA.

The shop offers a full complement of fly fishing gear, clothing, hand-tied flies, fly lines, leaders and accessories in all price ranges for men, women and children of all abilities.


Castaway also operates a guide service and international adventure travel business that offers guided trips locally, nationally and internationally to some of the world's premium fly fishing destinations.

"This is my greatest adventure so far, right after raising my son, Grayson, with my wife, Susie," Roope said.

Information:208 765-3133

world angling boys trailer... go loop army

WorldAngling Everglades Flies and Fins Teaser from WorldANGLING on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas....from the Loop Army

hallo bojjs.....good work this year....hope your naughty and nice....don crillo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

evotech g3 on sale now....killer deals

all models on sale now call us at the shop at 18004103133 for details
or visit us at the link above
great opportunity to get great deals for the loop army

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"polishing up the alter"....thanks Themed Millwork for helping out

The boys at Themed Millwork have some of the coolest carved trim available we been looking at this stuff for a couple of years now and had the opportunity to give a little class to the hearth here at the shop we took em' up on it .
check out their web page and you'll find some of the greatest cabin decor patterns available for your next " cabin" or "man den" project.
Idaho Joe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World Angling joins Loop Army..........welcome to the jungle!!!!!

Slam by WorldANGLING fly fishing South Florida for Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish from WorldANGLING on Vimeo.

big pimpin' custom......chiseled earth expoxy stone

special thanks go out to Loop Army members Weylin Walton and Kellen Appoldt
who did a spectacular job here at the shop in tattooing the floor with our brand Loop
a beautiful piece of work .....they do custom work and can incorporate any theme any to any one of your rooms...bravo
idaho joe

Monday, November 30, 2009

Loop Army on the move. Scanout Magazine Issue #5

hey baby check my fly fishing gift cards availble at Castaway Fly Shop

great Christmas gift set of eight high quality gift cards 29.95
call the shop at 18004103133 for your order

Loop Army special ops Sam Root killer video

Fly Fishing Captain Greg Dini and Derek Redwine from Sam Root on Vimeo.

good work buddy

idaho joe

Sunday, November 29, 2009

fly tying night at the fly beer......... Joe's favorite kind!!!!

What: Fly Tying Night
When: Thursday December 3rd ....5-9
Where: Castaway Fly Fishing Shop
free beer and pizza b.y.o.v. bring your own vice
upstairs at the "spey attic" aka man cave
bring your freinds
great time to drink a beer and work on your fly boxes
great loop deals as well
18004103133 for details

Friday, November 27, 2009

black friday......opti creek rod &reel fly line 700.00

opti creek fly rod 2wt. or 3wt. ....creek reel fly line and backing 700.00...over 1200.00 regularly
offering to loop army members calll jeff or joe at 18004103133 to reserve one...these are regular stock rods and reels just over stock
idaho joe

Saturday, November 21, 2009

the fiberglass manifessto...".kojack's site"

check out my buddy cameron's blog...he's doinging it right
idaho joe

greg thomas new anglers tonic blog

greg and I have been freinds for years now ....ran acrossed this and you should check it out
idaho joe

Friday, November 20, 2009

yo...LA loop army members....loop will be in the house

The Bob Marriott’s Flyfishing Store
20th Annual Fly Fishing Educational Fair

Saturday - November 21, 2009 - 9am-5pm
Sunday - November 22, 2009 - 9am-3pm

  • Celebrity flyfishing demonstrations and seminars
  • Travel destination representatives from around the world
  • Live fly tying demonstrations throughout the event
  • Casting pond with activities all weekend
  • Author book signings
  • New product unveiling from over 50 of the top fly fishing manufacturers
  • Valuable Prize drawings
    ………….and so much more!!!!
buddy and rick will be there....stop by and say hi

Street Address

Bob Marriott's Flyfishing Store
2700 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833

Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun: Closed

Telephone Numbers

Phone Orders: 800-535-6633
Information: 714-525-1827
Travel Center: 714-578-1880
Fax Orders: 800-367-2299

A teaser for the next LOOP MAGAZINE!

: Yngve Ask.
Fly Fisherman: Christer Sjöberg
Location: Cuba - Cayo Las Bruja – Cayo Santa Maria
More pictures?: Nordic Flyfishing


from russia with love

In 1990 Loop Tackle were among the first pioneers into Russia’s hidden and long forgotten treasures. The exploration of the southern White Sea coast was undertaken and Russian helicopters were invaluable in exploring countless rivers.
In 1993 we had found what we considered the best of the best and built lodges on Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda amongst others. For years Loop offered what many consider the world’s best Atlantic Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Programs. As many know doing business in Russia can be risky, so Loop sold these programs to Peter Power to focus their adventure travel business in Argentina’s Patagonia.

Last season Peter kindly invited me to be his guest to evaluate his salmon and trout fishery now collectively known as the Atlantic Salmon Reserve. It turned out to be an extraordinary revelation. On arrival I was struck by the results of a 10 year multimillion dollar infrastructure investment where everything is constructed to the highest standards with guests housed in modern Swedish type cabins all with their own bathrooms. Of course the same goes for the recreational and dining facilities with high standards of food and service.

Peter demonstrates his dedication by living in one of his tundra dachas for five months a year exercising a tight discipline with his famous attention to detail over what he calls “my Russian family” so that everything works like clockwork in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Amazingly this extends over 800,000 hectares of tundra through the numerous camp sites for the Wild Brown Trout program so that helicopters are always on time and the tundra is maintained in pristine condition. The Russian only employment policy combined with intensive training has resulted in what may be the best team loyal English speaking guides I have ever encountered.

Peter will be remembered for raising the standards of camp life on the Kola but his passion to salmon and trout conservation will be his legacy. This is expressed in a self imposed “Mandate” which is well worth reading on the ASR website under: For eight years he has funded the ASR Protection Program which consists of up to 16 police officers and “runners”, many of them armed, who patrol by air, sea and land. His objective has been to quite literally eliminate poaching over the entire water basin and he has largely succeeded. The results for salmon stocks are astounding. The average number of juvenile salmon in the ASR Rivers has risen from a range of 15 to 25 fish/100 square meters to 100 plus/100 square meters since the program began. Read the report on last season for the fishing results:

The Wild Brown Trout program has been cleverly integrated into this process and may have benefited even more than the Salmon Programs because the process starts in the upper reaches in March & April and does not finish until October when the ice freezes over. Peter is most generous in his praise of the pioneering work undertaken by Loop and readily admits to the inspiration and advice we gave him. Contrary to past expectations the trophy trout fishermen have been reporting ever increasing catch results over the last few years and the rules for conservation are stricter then ever. See:

Finally you should know Peter has come up with new programs to slash prices by up to 40% through a reduced helicopter program.
See: so there is now wide availability.

Loop Tackle has no hesitation in recommending you visit the ASR for MSW Atlantic Salmon and Russian Trophy Trout fishing at its best. Peter’s work in this area is remarkable - A text book example of ECO tourism at its best!
He has fulfilled even more than my wildest dreams for a great fishery in the Kola – a travel in time – a pristine environment.

You can contact Justin at:, ph: +44 1865 883063 or
apply through:

Christer Sjöberg

Friday, November 13, 2009

profile of tim pask ......this is fly.......under cover brother

November 9, 2009


To be honest I’m not total sure how I have gotten here. It’s not that I don’t remember the trip, but it’s more the route to this specific place that seems a bit foggy these days. If you run in to me along the way, you’d probably thank the fish gods you weren’t trying to pack all this crap around the planet.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a hunting and fishing junky. I was the kid in the costume jewelry department of Kmart, sorting through strands of fake pearls, looking for that perfect sized bead for my nightcrawler harnesses. Little pink florescent paint, a silver spinner, 3 snelled hooks and presto-bango the worlds greatest walleye lure appeared. Plus I could usually talk my Grandmother in to buying me a brick of 500 Federal .22 shells for $6.95. Nothing was safe!

These days I am torn between being a hardcore fly fisherman and a adventure photo journalist. So what it usually comes down to is a ton of extra shit that I end up trying to pack around the planet. Trust me when I tell you that I am not complaining, but I still wonder how I ended up here, sitting at my desk, which is covered in 5 colors of marabou, 2 external hard drives, 4 bobbin threaders, 3 Lexar high speed card readers, 10,000 packs of krystal flash, an underwater housing, one slightly used jungle cock saddle, and my trusty MacBook Pro. But this is my world these days and I absolutely, undeniably, positively love the chaos. -Tim Pask
“The Adventure Continues”

Tim is currently in British Columbia swinging flies for steelhead, chasing the light, tying flies, photographing his wife Sonya’s enormous fish, collaborating virtually on a book project with a friend, exploring new water, trying to sell a few covers, slowing my casting stroke down so that his bamboo spey rod delivers, editing images for the worlds most patient client and writing this short bio, before hooking up his boat up and hitting the river. Perhaps it’s “The Chaos that Continues!”
You can sort of keep track of Tim and his partners at or send him an email

Thursday, July 16, 2009

spey classes.....

Eoin Fairgrieve is a fully qualified casting member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I).

Eoin is highly regarded as one of the world’s leading Speycasting instructors and was a member of the Scottish Flycasting Team that won the 2006 World Speycasting Championships held in Ireland.

Before becoming a full time instructor and Loop’s Speycasting Consultant, Eoin was a guide for many years on one of the famous beats of the River Tweed. He is a regular features writer for the Trout and Salmon magazine and has travelled extensively to Loop camps around the world teaching and guiding fishing parties.

He is a keen salmon conservationist and through his Tweedstart angling project, has introduced hundreds of children to flyfishing. Eoin’s Centre of Excellence is a hugely successful teaching practice located on the River Tweed in Scotland.

Eoin is going to be with us in Coeur d'Alene, ID for 2 days, Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26. There are 2 instructional sessions available each day, the morning session runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and the afternoon session from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There are 12 slots available for each session and the cost is $75 per person which is applicable toward the purchase of any Loop Rod or Reel.

To book a slot in one of Eoin's instructional sessions please give us a call at 1-800-410-3133, this is an opportunity not to be missed!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

world fly fishing championship results

The competition is over! Over 120 anglers from 27 countries competed in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Perthshire, Scotland this past week. The anglers pursued brown trout, rainbow trout and grayling in Kinross-shires Loch Leven and the River Tay during the three-day tournament.

Iain is the 2009 World Champion; a supreme achievement at the pinnacle of a staggering personal fly fishing career. His team from England won the team award as well.The French and Scots finished in second and third place respectively.

Iain Barr won the World Championship with the Multi 8100 rod and a CLW5/8 reel.

To read more about the competition visit

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

All the Makings of a Perfect Weekend

Blue Sky......
A couple of extra dirty bugz......
Mans best friend......
Some dip for the ol' lip.......
.....and fish.....
....after fish.....
....after fish!!!!
Cue the John Denver please!!!