Which Saracione or Loop-Classic to match a Sage ONE 7136?

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  1. Flycaster99

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    Having a tough time deciding between the Saracione and Loop Classic to match the ONE 7136. To make matter worse, I'm not even certain if the 4" reel or 3.75" reel (for the Loop it will be between the 7/9 and 8/11) would balance the rod better. I'm using a Tibor Riptide on the rod now and the outfit feels a little tip heavy, so I guess I can use a bit more weight on the reel. My basic line set-up is a 550gr Skagit line with 120ft of slick-shooter running line plus 200yrds of backing. Would the Saracione 3.75" or Loop 7/9 reel have sufficient capacity? Any opinion or experience would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
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    If you like the Tibor why not just add a little weight to the reel or butt?
     
  3. Flycaster99

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    I do like the Tibor but I'm looking to try out a classic style S-Handle reel at the same time....
     
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    re: Saracione, just give Joe a call. Great guy to talk to and he will set you up with what you need.
     
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    I would go with the Spey Co. Nice reels at a great price. But if you do want his, I would go with the Saracione.
     
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    I agree with my brother, for once in my life! well there might have been another time, but that's another story.

    Speyco's would look and balance that rod out wonderful.

    William
     
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    If money isn't the issue I'd go with an SA Bogdan #2 Salmon
     
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    I have the classic 811 and an older speyco 4" reel...I would think either would be fine on that rod, i fish mine on 13-13.5 rods and although I don't pay much attention to balance they both seem fine.

    The classic has worked great for me and I've heard nothing but good things about the Sara. I really like the classic click, it has a great drag, and it has been really reliable unless you count the clicker going out (which comes back once you pull a little line out).
     
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  9. Flycaster99

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    Thanks for all the input. Much appreciated!
     
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    The classics are heavy reels, the 8/11 is real heavy for a ONE, even a 13.5 footer. The rod is just too light. Some people aren't too concerned with proper balance on a Spey rod but I think it makes a huge difference in comfort while fishing all day.

    I would think something around 9-10oz with 11oz max would feel really nice and help keep the tip down during the swing for a lighter more effortless feel. But that's my opinion only. If you aren't too worried about perfect balance, that 8/11 would look sweet on there.
     
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    Sean makes a good point, those reels balance my rods ok but my stuff is older and no way as light as the new Sage rods. I think the Sara is as heavy or even heavier than the Classic and Speycos.

    If you are ok without having a drag, I bet a Marquis 2 would be a lot better balanced on that One. A 4" bougle would be sweet too, and if you really want to drop some coin check out a Farlex.
     
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    Whatever you decide, post photos in this thread once it is all set up.

    I love the look of the Loop Classics.

    And the Saraciones.

    And the Speyco's.
     
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    3 3/4 on the scarcione
     
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    Whatever you choose, you optimally need something in the 10-11 ounce (SIC) range to balance that rod (excluding line/backing). Check the manufacturers specs for spool capacity based on this and you'd be able to narrow it down. Good luck on the search!
     
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    Farlex 3 3/4 would be pretty awesome with the silent incoming and outgoing click!