Sage Method

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  1. Yard Sale

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    Will there be PBR tallboys in said pack?
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    holy fuck....dont by one. By damn, DONT BY ONE. Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch. It's a fly rod, buy what suits you, disregard the rest. go fish, catch fish....repeat as much as possible.
     
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    Ask Derek! I drink PBR occasionally while fishing but prefer tecate!
     
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    I heard if you drink tecate in AZ you need to carry your passport.
     
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    Having the right lines for these rods are key. Basically they are heavy shooting head launchers and/or need 70 feet of line out to feel the rod....or upline to slow the action of the rod down and feel the load...but then you don't buy these rods to slow them down ;)
     
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    I personally love all the new stuff and it is what makes this country great namely Innovation. Is some of it marketing hype? Absolutely but nobody is forcing you to spend $800 on a new rod. The beauty is that as more high-end rods are developed there are more and much better low and mid range rods so everybody wins. These new rods are so much lighter than just a few years ago that i firmly believe progress is happening albeit as smaller increments than the days of the RPL, GLX and BIIX that were all game-changers in my opinion!
     
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    A good caster with a cheap rod can still outcast a bad caster with the "best" rod.

    John
     
  8. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    How about some Seagram's 7 & a Circa five weight then?

    I like having Sage in the neighborhood, cutting edge gear be it Cray computers, fighter jets or bug rods is just interesting stuff.


    c/22
     
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    I hear this rod will perform best when paired with a Ross Rhythm reel. The combo will be known as the Rhythm Method.
     
  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    That will work Chromer, just make it a old school RPL or XP.
     
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    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    Out of all the Sage stuff those 2 are most likely to get used by me. Them old sticks still bring it, be it surf or stillwater.
     
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    One of my fav "go to" rods of all was a 9', 7wt Sage RP I built circa 1982.
    It could drive big flies against strong winds accurately.
    That has been a more important quality to me than distance.
    I think 90% of trout are caught within 40ft. Therefore distance has never been important to me.
    Always seemed to me like after that "A River Runs Through It" movie came out that the fly waters became over run by big spending dillatentes who kept their flies in the air more than in/on the water.
    I still fish my 9-1/2 Sage RPL 7 wt a lot.
    Last Sage I bought was a VT2, 9', 5 wt which is a sweet rod.
    I could have afforded a more expensive model but realistically I knew it would not have materially improved my fishing.