Sage: spin & white dots

#1
Hi all.

Well...i just got my first blank to start in the rod building world.

It’s a Sage TCR and as any other Sage comes with white dots near each rod section end.

I was surfing the forum looking for this info but I couldn’t find any confirmation. My question is: For what the white dots are if they don’t show the spine?

Thanks !!

Octavio
 

mike doughty

Honorary Member
#2
I built a sage vps almost a year ago and asked the same question after i built it, apparently this is where sage feels is the best place to lines the guides. on mine these white dots did not line up with the spine.
 
#3
Yep, the white dots are the straightest portion of the blank according to the person I talked to when I bought a sage blank. Those are the markings that are meant to be the line on which to place the guides. If you like how a factory rod casts, that's where they place the factory guides. I noticed on the XI2 that I built it didn't line up exactly with what I thought was the spline, but I figured that they knew what they were doing and built the rod their way. The rod turned out great. It casts like a cannon and plays fish like an old pro. I thought the spline was off before I built it, but being a novice, I decided to take their advice and use the markings. I'm glad i did.

Trevor
 

Porter

Active Member
#6
Yep, the white dots are the straightest portion of the blank according to the person I talked to when I bought a sage blank. Those are the markings that are meant to be the line on which to place the guides. If you like how a factory rod casts, that's where they place the factory guides. I noticed on the XI2 that I built it didn't line up exactly with what I thought was the spline, but I figured that they knew what they were doing and built the rod their way. The rod turned out great. It casts like a cannon and plays fish like an old pro. I thought the spline was off before I built it, but being a novice, I decided to take their advice and use the markings. I'm glad i did.

Trevor[/QUOTE]

You don't think Sage would mislead you do you? nothing to gain and custom builders to lose...plus novices. Great company and I would seriously consider the information provided you by them......they don't have to paint the white dots but they do......do as you please!
 
#7
I also leave the dots on there, and use them to align my guides. I figure Sage knows what they're doing, and I've built...I don't know anymore how many Sage rods, and have always used the dots, and never had a problem with casting or fighting qualities of the rods.

Jeff