If you're looking for a quality budget 9 weight reel, I have your reel (and it's even a cousin to Sage)
the Redington CDL 9/10. From the web when the reel was introduced:
Redington's newest and boldest large arbor reel. The Titanium CDL. A true large arbor design with superior features and benefits that we love. An oversized cork disc drag offers consistent pressure, control and line handling. The Koyo one-way clutch bearing ensures smooth, immediate engagement for quick pick-ups. Made from anodized 6061 bar stock aluminum in an attractive titanium color with durability in mind. A large paddle style handle, a quick-change spool, and laser engraved size logo and model indication complete the design. Titanium CDL makes a fantastic saltwater reel.
$100 and you pick up in Seattle (I am west of Northgate and near the Sound). This were great values reel at retail, and this is a crazy good deal.