Sage Switch Rods?

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  1. longstick

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    Yeah I am having a hard time finding a line for the 7136 I have tried the 450, 500 skagits both recommended by sage. Not happy with it. Thanks for the help
     
  2. SpeySpaz

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    well I have limited experience on that rod but for what it's worth-

    The 7136 I cast had a surprising setup-
    600 skagit, 5ft cheater, and about 8' of T-14.
    I slowed way down, went real gentle, and it just sailed out there. It was surreal.
     
  3. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    ive been rocking the 510 compact on it with 10' t-11, haven't tried any huge bugs on it, but it zings with that combo for me.
     
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    510 compact up to a 600 seems to fit the 7136 nice for me. T-14 and T-11 tips 9' to 15' work well even with half a dead rabbit on the end. I tried the 450 Rio first because that was what was recommended...didn't work for me either.
     
  5. longstick

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    I tried a 550 with 5' cheater is work ok for me. Then I tried a 500 with a 5' cheater and was pretty happy so I am going to try some compact from 500 to 560.

    I fished a 6/7 afs on my 11' 7wt and liked it alot. Rio is now saying their new 375 short skagit is the one for it. I tried a 450 on it and 350. I am thingking a 400 or 420 short will be it. If anyone has tried something 400-450 on a 7110 let me know.
     
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    if you have the 550 and 500 (im assuming rio) have you tried them without the 5' cheater?
     
  7. longstick

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    I have tried them with and with out. I like the 500 with 5 ' the best out of the rio. I am going to try your 510 compact this week, I am getting a demo line to try.
     
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    Tried an airflow compact 420, 450, and 480 on my z 811-4. I preferred the 480. Also tried AFS 7/8 and 8/9. Preferred the 8/9. Read somewhere of people chopping the 8/9 back 4'- haven't tried yet, but it seems like it would be spot-on.

    Overall, love this rod- 2 handed, single hand, overhead, underhand, whatever you call my poor casting- this rod is fun!!
     
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    Been working with the Sage 11ft 7 wt Z-Axis for about three months now on The Day On the River and in my Speyshcool.
    I had the 8 wt but opted to use this rod for it has a little faster butt.
    Pretty cool little rod and can carry an amazing amount of line in the air.
    My advanced casting group is working with the 6/7 CND GPS 60ft 512 grains while the caster is wading in 30 inches of water. This is a drill to learn how to keep a tensioned back cast and to build proficiency in your casting.
    I second Caster suggestion if you cannot overhead the line look for another.
     
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    What reels are people running on their 7110? Would a T-8 balance well?
     
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    Lamson Litespeed 3.5
     
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    own both. Keep the switch for swinging. the 10' sucks for nymphing. too fast and top heavy.Ok for a single hand swing rod, but the switch is way better.
     
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    Lines for the Z 7110 & 7136

    On the Z Axis 7110 - try the Rio Skagit Short 475 - perfect and it flies.

    On the Z Axis 7136 - try the Airflo Compact Skagit 570. 600 works also. Neither require effort.


    I updated my post as I meant 475!
     
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    That is my exact setup and works very nice for me.
     
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    I use two reels, depending on what line I'm using...Billy Pate Salmon or a Hardy Marquis #10

    Both are a nice fit for the 7110 z.

    James.
     
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    Vosseler S2 and Galvan T-8 for light spey and switch rods, works for me.
     
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    OK...what line are you all using for overhead casting on the 7110? Any suggestions for a Scandi head?? Others?
     
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    6100 and an AF40+ 8wt works better than I deserve on the beach. The only scandi I've used on it is a Beulah Elixir 6/7...and that line ended my search. You know how I cast, clumsy and clunky favoring overlining. With your much more refined casting stroke you might do well with your 7110 with these same lines.
     
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    Scandi compact 360 or 390. For straight single hand I have used a 8wt and9 wt outbound and both fly.
     
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    I like the Rio 5/6 AFS cut back 7 feet. In hind site if I had to do it all over again, I'd stopped at 5' cut back but I can't complain at all with the performance of what I've got.

    James.
     

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