Sage Switch Rods?

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  1. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I have/love the 7110 with a 600 Skagit cut back to 22', slightly less than 500gr. Gawd, what a fun setup that is. 10' T-14 and a FBU, no problem.
     
  2. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    I have a 750 Skagit cut back shorter with 10 feet of T-14. It is a cannon on the 8110. It casts so easy!
     
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    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I got to cast Scott O's 8110 a few weeks ago, he had it set up close to that but I think he uses a cut back 650...but yeah, so effortless, so sweet. I'm sold on switchers for smaller flows.
     
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    If you were to fish a compact skagit on the 7110 what weight line would you use. I got to borrow a 480 to try and tried it on a 7136 but did not like that match up.
     
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    480 seems kind of light for the 7136, but it's in the zone for the 7110, you could go heavier with it too. My cut back 600 grains out at 497, 22'
    I think the 7136 wants something closer to 600. But that rod is a lady, treat her easy and gently on the cast and she'll give you way more than you ask for. Just a nice slow stroke...

    Oh God. I'm getting a hardon.:rofl: (jk) I do like that 7136 ever since I had a chance to cast one with the right line on it. First time I cast it I thought it was a dog, but it wasn't lined right. Next time I was in love.
     
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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
     
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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.
     
  8. 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.
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
  13. Chad Theismann

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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?