I know there are a lot of keen fishermen on here so this may be of interest to some of you.

I was ordering a spare part for a Loop Evotec reel I have and nowadays that has to be done through the original design company for these reels, Danielsson Flyreels.

Firstly, when I emailed them to see if they could help, the reply I got from Thomas Danielsson was, 'send me your address please and I will post you the spare part for free'!!!

I have owned this reel for several years and the part was lost, not broken through any design or manufacture fault.

I then had a wee look on the website and couldn't believe the prices these reels are now available for and there is a 30% discount across the range just now. I paid over 500 for an original Loop 9thirteen HD some time ago. The reels are still designed and entirely (I believe) manufactured in Sweden.

So, I ended up buying a new one for the wee 11' 8wt Double Hander I use in the summer!

Anyway, worth a look for anyone in the market for a quality fly reel....