Sage's new product: CIRCA - A Performance slow action rod series

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Nelson, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. gt

    gt Active Member

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    everyone should have a full complement of LL's as well as the super dupper RPLs. back to the past is a great thing to persue and collecting and using them is even more fun.
     
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    I have nothing against slick marketing.. I was just pointing out that it was in fact slick marketing, that is to say well done marketing.
    And that i sincerely do hope that they have developed some good products... I may be a competitor of Sage but it is my thought is that I want us all to do well..
     
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  3. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    We're bombarded with slick marketing, planned obsolescence, and all kinds of bullshit meant to part you from your money. Caveat emptor.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I just want my aging to slow down.
     
  5. Olive bugger

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    Lots of luck on that one, Jim. If you find the formula, I am your first customer. I could make you rich.

    I have a few Sage rods. Four if IIRC. Most were purchased in the 80's and early 90's. All are very good rods and worth more than I paid for them.
    I got some pretty good discounts. I guess my favorite is my 5 wt 9 foot.
    But that little 2 wt is soooo much fun to cast.

    That said, I doubt that I will be buying any more new ones. Would like to hear a report from someone that did, however.
     
  6. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Ditto. I have some Winstons (Wt & Lt) that I enjoy quite a bit for their medium action and finesse.
    The RPL made Sage and is still an excellent rod today, 20 some years later.
     
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    I've found my 2wt CT (poor man's LL) to be way more versatile than I expected.
     
  8. Patrick Gould

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    That's really interesting. It helps that they have the coolest name in the business. (Z-axis is second and ONE is the worst)
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I feel the same. I'm set in the rods I have now. Another rod would leave what I have sitting idle. I have two sitting idle now. An 8wt and a 4wt. Just don't have the need for the 8wt.
     
  10. Olive bugger

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    I keep thinking I should put that 8 wt of mine on the block, but then I hear about somebody finding a steelhead with hookjaw and I am back in the game. At least in my mind. I am certain that some of these young fellows or gals could put some mileage on them, but they are like children. Each one has some memories built in.
     
  11. Robert Engleheart

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    I'm not sure I'm good enough to tell (or know) the difference 'tween the CIRCA and a Superfine, which was next on my list. I'm sure they're nice, but at that price aren't they approaching a Tom Morgan? Maybe, but I'll wait 'till I can get a used/demo/etc.
     
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    A new Morgan graphite will set you back about $1,400 and a two year wait between the time you order and when you get the rod. Great folks to deal with and the rods are, well... Morgan's.

    I'm intrigued by the Circa. The new Freestone rods look interesting too at the high-end.
     
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    It's not often that I get to say this, but the Orvis rod is less than half the price of the Sage rod - $396.

    Leland.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I've been fishing my 8' old Orvis rod from 1976 (don't know what it was called...Superfine or Far & Fine...whatever) lately, and it's a dandy rod as a full flex can be. I would guess that the latest Orvis line of the Superfines are great as well.
     
  15. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I can't wait to hear some reports on these new slow action rods,As i'm getting older slow action describes just about everything I do. These rods could be just the ticket for us old timers