Sage 7133-4 VXP review or opinion request

Tacoma Red

Active Member
#1
A friend wants me to buy his lightly used 7133-4 VXP for a great price but I was in the middle of "saving up" for the Sage Method 7126-4 which is a big splurge for me but I was thinking what the heck. I've yet to cast the VXP and will do so soon but I'd like your opinion of it because if I buy it I'm likely not going to get the Method.



Thanks much,TR
 
#2
If it is your friend that owns the rod, borrow it and test cast it before buying. What works for me, may not work for you.

That being said, I do own a Sage VXP 7133 and love it. A couple years ago at a local Spey clave I was trying out some new rods. I tried one of the sage one's and it was nice but it didn't click with me. I picked up the VXP and it instantly felt as if I had been casting it for years. The two lines I use on it are a Rio 525 skagit flight an Airflo 7/8 delta. My only complain is I wish the top cork was slightly longer or better yet had a down locking reel seat. It would help balance a bit better.
 

Dan Cuomo

Active Member
#3
Got it. Love it. Really nice spey rod in my opinion. Good luck w/ yours if you do indeed buy one. I have a Loomis NRX single hander for my salt water fishing, and I LOVE it. Might want to check their spey rod. That's my next one.
 
#4
I built one for a friend of mine last spring. He is a beginning spey caster and he does very well with it. I thought it cast very smoothly. I built the handle to sages size specks, and the fore grip does seem a tad bit short. It does not seem to effect the way it casts, just the balance in hand. Sage claims if you liked the old model xp of a few years back, you will love this rod. It throws an airflow 540 Skagit compact with ease. Very sweet rod.