2 piece vs. 4 piece rods

#17
Evidently Sage can't afford the extra steps to include the alignment marks (oh Gawd! I typed something negative about Sage -- here comes the wrath :p:p )
My Sage SP has alignment dots. But, I've always wondered why Sage couldn't do it on successive models.
 

ak_powder_monkey

Proud to Be Alaskan
#20
So there's the one... Interesting... Anybody cast it?

I'd say a 4 pc rod cast better than a non existant 2 pc rod made by scott, sage, winston, etc.

What boggles my mind (like most things about pinners) is that there aren't any 4 piece centerpin rods.... Who wants to lug around two 6.5 foot sections?
 
#21
Well, I still like my 2 piece rods. I have one 4 piece rod, a Sage LL that I bought before some of your were walking around. It is ok, but I prefer my 2 piece rods. Since they are my rods, I guess that is ok with the world.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#24
I have no doubt the remaining 2 piece rods cast as well as they ever did. I believe the question was if a 4 piece rod casts as well as a 2 piece and my experience convinced me that yes they do.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#25
Sounds like some here think of 2-piece rods as a sort of gold standard, with 4-piece rods falling a bit short. Following that logic, seems to me you should really be holding out for a 1-piece rod instead.

(Before you laugh and dismiss this as a rhetorical statement, over the years bamboo rods have occasionally been built in a 1-piece configuration. Yes, they require a long tube, but they're usually 6 or 7 feet long instead of the 9 foot rods we all take for granted as being 'normal' today. I've not cast a 1-piece cane rod personally, but know folks that have and who swear they're the best casting rod they've ever held.)

K
 

rainbow

My name is Mark Oberg
#26
I have a 1 piece bamboo by kent he made some 7" great 3wt. I also think that the spigots on the Winston is as close as your going to get to one piece without having one. No tick, all love when presenting a fly.
 

Dr Bob

Active Member
#27
Like others here, I have 2, 3, 4 and a travel rod (9ft, 5wt) that is either 5 or 7 pc. i like casting the 2 pc rods but i can't really say they cast better. They just feel like they have more action. I also like the feel of the 3 pc rods I have. Maybe it has something to do with no ferrule in the middle of the rod. However, i find myself accumulating more and more 4 pc rods due to the ease of transport.

Dr Bob
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#28
I had a Sage guy ask me about 20 years ago why I was hung up on two piece rods. He said there was no difference in performance between two piece and multi-piece rods. Nowadays I have more multi-piece rods than two piece ones. For storage and packability my preference is multi-piece but in general I prefer two piece because "that's the way it's always been".
 

Hem

Active Member
#29
I seem to prefer my two piece Xp's. Its unscientific but I feel like there is a subtle difference to my 4 pc. Sages,...plus used 2 piece rods are cheaper.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#30
I have a 1 piece bamboo by kent he made some 7" great 3wt. I also think that the spigots on the Winston is as close as your going to get to one piece without having one. No tick, all love when presenting a fly.
A 7" 3wt. Must be a really little rod. Do you use a sewing bobbin as a reel.