Sage 7141. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by rustybee, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Hi all. New to the board, but have been lurking for a while.
    Want to thank all who have contributed to make this one of the best spey forums on the net.
    Have a chance to pick up a deal on a used Sage 7141.
    Anybody have any thoughts and experiences with them?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. It's a nice rod. It's only a good choice for you if you like it, however. What do you want to fish for and where would you fish it?

    Sg
     
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  3. Thinking of targeting Kings on the Veeder with this but not sure if I need to throw a 14 footer. Any recommendations for a stick that will do the job in a 13-13.5 range?
     
  4. The 7141-4 is my go to winter rod. It's pretty fast so if fast rods are not your cup of tea, this would not be good choice for you. If you like a fast rod, the 7141-4 would be well-suited to fishing for kings.
     
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  5. Thanks for the info.
    Might I ask what lines you are running on your reel?
     
  6. For winter, more often than not I use either a Rio Skagit Flight in 570 grains or an old school Rio Skagit line in 550 grains with a 5' cheater; sometimes an Airflo Delta 8/9 multi-tip. I've also fished it with an 8/9 Ballistic Vector which seems like a pretty good match, but I prefer other rods I own for dry line work. (By the way, in case you were not aware, this rod is really more like an 8 weight, not a 7 weight.)
     
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  7. Thanks for the intel!
     

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