Sage: spin & white dots

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Octavio, May 10, 2005.

  1. Octavio

    Octavio New Member

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    Hi all.

    Well...i just got my first blank to start in the rod building world.

    It’s a Sage TCR and as any other Sage comes with white dots near each rod section end.

    I was surfing the forum looking for this info but I couldn’t find any confirmation. My question is: For what the white dots are if they don’t show the spine?

    Thanks !!

    Octavio
     
  2. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    I built a sage vps almost a year ago and asked the same question after i built it, apparently this is where sage feels is the best place to lines the guides. on mine these white dots did not line up with the spine.
     
  3. Trevor

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    Yep, the white dots are the straightest portion of the blank according to the person I talked to when I bought a sage blank. Those are the markings that are meant to be the line on which to place the guides. If you like how a factory rod casts, that's where they place the factory guides. I noticed on the XI2 that I built it didn't line up exactly with what I thought was the spline, but I figured that they knew what they were doing and built the rod their way. The rod turned out great. It casts like a cannon and plays fish like an old pro. I thought the spline was off before I built it, but being a novice, I decided to take their advice and use the markings. I'm glad i did.

    Trevor
     
  4. SSPey

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    I always rub off the dots with my thumbnail and spine the rod. Always happy with the results.
     
  5. Octavio

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    thanks guys !! I'm waiting an answer from Sage in this regards....I'll let you know as soon as get the email :thumb:
     
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    Yep, the white dots are the straightest portion of the blank according to the person I talked to when I bought a sage blank. Those are the markings that are meant to be the line on which to place the guides. If you like how a factory rod casts, that's where they place the factory guides. I noticed on the XI2 that I built it didn't line up exactly with what I thought was the spline, but I figured that they knew what they were doing and built the rod their way. The rod turned out great. It casts like a cannon and plays fish like an old pro. I thought the spline was off before I built it, but being a novice, I decided to take their advice and use the markings. I'm glad i did.

    Trevor[/QUOTE]

    You don't think Sage would mislead you do you? nothing to gain and custom builders to lose...plus novices. Great company and I would seriously consider the information provided you by them......they don't have to paint the white dots but they do......do as you please!
     
  7. kodiaksalmon

    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    I also leave the dots on there, and use them to align my guides. I figure Sage knows what they're doing, and I've built...I don't know anymore how many Sage rods, and have always used the dots, and never had a problem with casting or fighting qualities of the rods.

    Jeff