Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by easymends, May 28, 2008.
My SAGE DS2 8'6" 4wt is one of my favorite rods and is dreaming in the summer on smaller streams.
Rio Trout taper will be just fine. The DS2 is a nice easy casting all around rod. It is not terribly particular about lines so whatever line you usually like will work well on the DS.
I recently bought Rio's most recent iteration of the Trout Taper. The Trout Taper II. Its a really nice line. I am using a WT forward on post WWII South Bend. It is a slow but powerful rod and the Trout II is a good fit.
The Wt forward has the built in loop at the lines end. The DT does not, as many people cut back the end of a DT for improved turnover with heavy or wind resistant flies and their associated stiffer leaders.
I suspect the Trout taper might be a tad heavy but I have not weighed it. A 5wt feels more like a 5.5wt.