Sage 4280 in the Salt

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  1. Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson Active Member

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    Does anyone have the Sage 4280, and have you used it in the salt? Did you like it?

    Cheers and Beers,
    Jordan
     
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    I don't personally have one, but I have talked to a number of people that have 4200 series reels they use in the salt and are very happy with them.
     
  3. Brooks Werner

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    I got one this year and have liked it so far. I just came back from the Strait where I was trolling a surface tube fly and caught several 8-12# fish with it and it handled just fine. The drag is very easy to adjust with the big dial. I was a little skeptical about the spool just pushing onto the reel but it seems to hold just fine.
     
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    It is a sweet reel. I picked one up for this second half of the season after a hot 7 pounder destroyed the drag on my mid-market reel. It has handled 12 or so ocean-run Coho so far with ease. Buttery smooth drag, light weight, and a large arbor to catch up to those crafty fish that try to slack line you. You will be happy with that reel.
     
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    The 4280 proved that it is a stellar reel once again today on this hard running fatty:

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  6. Nick Clayton

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    What a hog! Damn I'm itching to get out there
     
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    Great fish! I have a 2500 seriers reel (now called 4500) and it's also awesome. There are still a few 2500 series reels out there on big clearance if you can find them.
     
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    4200 series are killer because they have a sealed drag on them to keep the salt out. I have been fishing a pair of 4280s and 4210s for bonefish, salmon, and steelhead for over a year now with no issues. Being a gear whore, I got the chance to jump on a couple of 6000 series reels so I had to do it, and am going to list the 4200s now on the forum to make back some of that $$$! Definitely a capable reel for all except for trevally/buewater where a train-stopping drag is needed.