New Sage Rods - The ACCEL (med- fast action) and The SALT

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Nelson, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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  2. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    AHHH- THIS is why they are phasing out the Xi3
  3. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Sage's marketing speaks in code... I would like to cast the Accel 9' 3wt and 9' 4wt. I feel like when it comes to dorky rod series names, Thomas & Thomas does it better.
  4. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I guess the sage one wasn't really the one,because after the inital hype I never see it mentioned.
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  5. jake-e-boy Banned or Parked

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    I see them mentioned all the time in the classifieds
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Are they available yet at Costco? :D
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  7. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Glad to see the emerald green blank come back. The red methods were just not me.
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  8. Porter Active Member

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    I like to see them bring back the sage brown!
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  9. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    my RPL+ had that color blank. I like it, although I like the motive and XI3 blues a lot too.
  10. psycho Active Member

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    I like my SPs and RPLs, no need to upgrade to speed freaks.:D
  11. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    why they match your hair and eyebrows
  12. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I love my RPL+, but a jack crevalle broke it in Belize and I'm afraid when I get it back from Sage it won't cast the same
  13. underachiever !

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    All rods should be so fortunate to be broken while a fish is on the line.
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  14. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    I had a chance to lawn-test a One and a Method yesterday for the first time; both nine foot fives. The speed seemed about the same: fast, and the Method was a little smoother.
  15. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Does anyone remember what sage described the speed of the z axis as? Med fast?

    Casted one yesterday (spey) and it felt like I was throwing a piece of linguini with a fly at the end given the way it bent. Pretty fun with a skagit head... Wonder if this will feel similar.
  16. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    I'll have a team testing the 4- 5- and 6-wt versions of the Accel later this month. I'll share our findings here when availabe.
  17. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Having cast a friend's 9' 4- and 6-weight Z-Axis rods, I consider them definitely fast.

    Some may have the sensitivity to differentiate between speeds of fast rods. I don't. Medium-fast is a definite category, and quite a useful group of rods. Same for medium and slow. Sometimes, I suspect, people miscategorize rod speed because they think a prospective buyer wants a certain speed. All rod speeds are desireable in some situations; none are useful everywhere.
  18. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    I was casting an 8134 z axis after casting a 7126 method all day so it was pretty noticeable even tho I suck at casting. I bet the 2 handers are completely different than the singles, especially when throwing skagits. Sweet rod just not for me
  19. MarkY3130 Active Member

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    Anybody else confused by the tube and sock description for the Accel?

    "The ACCEL will come in a black rod bag with emerald green logo and model tag inside a leaf green ballistic nylon rod tube with a divided liner."

    Sounds like a rod sock being used with a divided liner tube? Also disappointing that the VXP is being replaced with a rod that costs $100 more.
  20. Red Arch Active Member

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    Its a tube with dividers for each piece.

    It is way nicer then a sock in terms of storing the rod.