Published Jun 19. 2006 - 15 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Loop Evotec CLW 5eight

Hello all,

I was wondering who of you guys have experience with the Loop Evotec CLW 5eight.
I want to use this reel in combination with a 7# and 8# rod and fishing for seabass, seatrout, bonefish, pike fishing. As you can see i want to use it for saltwater and freshwater fishing.

Any comments?


My pals exploded every time...

My pals exploded every time he caught a good fish - turned out it was a faulty batch - my advice is to avoid as they had no way of tracking them!

Hi Lino. ...

Hi Lino.

I have been using the Loop CLW 5eight for three years now almost without problems. The only problem I have with it is that the handle has corroded a bit, which means that the handle doesn't run as smooth as it could when reeling in line. That however, is probably due to me not having rinsed it properly. I can only recommend the reel. Luckily I can say that it also handles large fish very well. :wink:

Yup - I think it is only a...

Yup - I think it is only a specific batch which is effected - looks a lovely reel :-)


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