Line Recomendations Sage One 7126

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Josh P, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Josh P Member

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    Just wanted to get others input on lines that paired nicely with this rod. Bought a 500 grain Skagit Max and 435 grain Skandi for this rod. Haven't had a lot of time to mess with the Skandi yet but Im thinking about trying a 540 or 500 Skagit head. Usually fishing 10'-12' of T-11.
  2. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I would refer to RIO'S chart that tells you the grain windo they recommend and then pick the weight that is right in the middle.
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  3. steve s Member

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    I have the 7126 and love it. When I first got it, I tried the suggested 500 skagit flight, it felt okay but not exactly what I was looking for. I happened to have a 475 skagit short and tried that with 10' T11 and for me, that is a dream combo. Super light in hand, easily handles bigger flies and fish. I like this combo so much that I'm selling my 8136 cause I just don't use it. I've seen other people suggest a 525 short but the 475 is so lightweight and effortless to cast that I don't need another line.

    Steve
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  4. aaron s. New Member

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    I like 500 a lot and felt that 525 felt heavy and clumsy. No doubt if you like a lighter load 475 would work well too.
  5. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    You could call up Steve Godshall and get a custom line fit to the exact specs of the rod. It will most likely be cheaper than going with an off the shelf generic rio too. Cast better for less $$
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  6. David Loy Senior Moment

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  7. Steve Saville Active Member

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    I have used a 540 gr with a tip but have found that I like a mid-belly 560 gr full line better. Rio recommends 510 - 525 or somewhere in that neighborhood depending on the line.
  8. rustybee Member

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    525 Skagit Flight pairs perfectly with this rod for me.
    That said the grain window for this rod is wide and it all boils down to your casting style/tempo.
  9. Fred Krow Member

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    I suggest a RIO Skagit Flight of 525gr for the 10'-12' tips.

    The Skagit Flight 500gr would be great with shorter tips.

    Scandi of 435gr-450gr is my personal preference.

    Regards,
    FK
  10. Klickrolf Active Member

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    I'd go directly to a Delta 7/8 multi-tip with that rod.