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 Post subject: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:06 am 
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Brook Trout

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Wonder how much of this is hype? Anyway, nothing for me to worry about since this rod at over $700.00 is way out of my price range.

http://www.fishwest.net/Merchant2/graph ... AGEONE.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:20 am 
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Brown Trout

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I don't think $700 is going to improve my casting. Cutting off my arm might but then how would I wipe my . . . nose?


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:49 pm 
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after flyfishing for 20+ years,I finally took a casting lesson from a truly exceptional caster/teacher and added 50ft to my cast. I don't think any rod or new technology can do the same. Wish I would have taken the lessons 15 yrs ago.
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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:36 pm 
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I think there is a point where technology improves casting. But for most of us that point is well below $700. :o I have a Scientific Angler that I bought for $12 on clearance at Walmart. That rod is a cannon, especially for $12! :D

When I first started I used a 5 wt Cortland. My next rod purchase was on Orvis 4wt Tightloop. The difference in my ability to cast, and cast accurately, was noticeable immediately. I did not buy another fly rod for over 10 years. I don't buy into the newer, faster, better either.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:52 am 
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I got to cast one. They are pretty much tits. I hope some buddies buy them. I can't.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:26 am 
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Smallmouth Bass

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I wonder what they'll call this groundbreaking technology in Australia?

http://www.konnetic.com/about/about_tra ... right.aspx

Not certain that it is a good choice of words from a marketing stance either. Too easy for competitors to refer to it as a "kon job".

wilhelm


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Brown Trout
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gallas wrote:
after flyfishing for 20+ years,I finally took a casting lesson from a truly exceptional caster/teacher and added 50ft to my cast.
Steve


"Added 50ft"? Hell, I can't cast 50ft. :shock: I've always been one of those "Don't cast until you see the blue-green of their eyes" fishermen.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Brown Trout

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In case you missed the announcement, it has Konnetic technology. ;) My casting is less than spectacular. Actually, less than good. But getting better little by little. Some new nuance on a rod is not the answer - I know that lessons and practice are what I need.

However, the deal at my house is I am free to try all the rods I want so long as I don't try out lots of women. I wouldn't mind caressing that fine new fishing pole. Nonetheless, it would need to impress me a whole lot before I bought one. Plenty of fine fishing poles for half that price.

At the moment, I am enjoying some Old Charter bourbon. Less than $10/fifth. IMHO, better than many of the bourbons costing 4x's that much. But you will never see an ad for it anywhere. There is a lesson in there somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Christensen wrote:
At the moment, I am enjoying some Old Charter bourbon. Less than $10/fifth.


I could kinda tell by reading your post :D

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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Brown Trout

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overbrook wrote:
I could kinda tell by reading your post :D

Christensen wrote:
There is a lesson in there somewhere.
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