SAGE 9140-4 Graphite III Brownie Question

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by montanafos, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. 1morecast Active Member

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    FT and Inland nailed it! The 9140-4 really shines with the lighter lines. As far as a Skagit line goes I am still trying out a 600 skagit, and a 580.
  2. speyfisher Active Member

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    State of Jefferson U.S.A.
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    Now if you really want a bit of Sage Spey rod legend for your next rod, get an 8150-4 and a looong belly line. Especially for the Clearwater. In it's day, the 8150-4 was in a class of it's own. They are getting hard to find now days, for the same reason as the LL's. No one wants to part with theirs.:D
  3. montanafos Member

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    What a great amount of hands on knowledge here. Thanks fellas.
  4. montanafos Member

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    I just picked up a 9140-3 that's on it's way from Scotland?...or Ireland...I think. Should have it in a couple weeks. Will be interesting to see the difference in the two. I'm guessing the reel I have will balance both well and an extra spool will allow foruse on either rod with the appropriate line. Any way...thought I'd share that purchase. It was a decent buy and in great shape with warranty card so figured why not?
  5. DocDoc Member

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    The 9140-3 is a very different rod from the 9140-4, more tip action with a stiffer butt.
  6. montanafos Member

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    I've read quite a bit about the differences and think I'll probably like the 9140-4 more as I prefer a more moderate to slow action and I honestly won't have an opportunity to do a ton of fishing with these rods to justify trying to use both for different situations for instance. Most of my trout rods are the Sage LL series. As for the 9140-3...I bought it more out of a desire to own one of each. It sounds like there are lots of folks who prefer the 3 piece stiffer action to the 4 piece. I think that's just the way things have progressed...faster being "better". I'll begin with the 9140-4 as I've seen suggestions that the slow action is preferred for new casters and then at some point may play with the 9140-3. If I don't like it I'm comfortable that I can get my money back out of it. It may very well just become a part of the group of brown Sage rods I have at home.
  7. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    It's mostly in the bottom hand and how you use it. Practice practice practice.
    Always know a rod well before moving on to the next, I always say.
  8. montanafos Member

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    Sound advice. I'm going to get some instruction from a certified instructor. Hoping that will get me off to a good start.
  9. montanafos Member

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    I finally found an 8150. Just received it and it's a beauty. It's paired with Speyco reel and this combo will be one that will end up with my kids one day.
  10. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Where the fish are located
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    Why the three piece rods. I always find they are a pain in the ass both on the river in the woods walking, in the boat, and to store. Four its fine as they can bee broken in two and stored easily when not in use. I like to leave a rod rigged ready footer use and the three piece rods I always fight at twilight trying to assemble if rigged. Why I ask why. I am sure there is a reason but I have sold all but one the piece.
  11. fredaevans Active Member

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    3 piece 2handers are frequently called 'European Action,' think Sage may have started that many years back. To over generalize, the 3 bit ones will be far firmer in the bottom two sections than the typical progressive action 4 bit ones. Think 'under handed' casting style. Perfect for that.
  12. KerryS Ignored Member

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    That guy lives in Clear Lake but doubt he would admit it.