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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Brown Trout

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My dad was casting one this past weekend at the Arkansas FFF event. He was impressed. Said it was very light weight. Casting the 8 wt felt like casting a 5.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Warpaint Shiner

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Kon Job .... :?: Well how can you sell a new rod if the old one is still good ?
Take casting lessons.
Buy the best line that fits your current rod and fishing method.
Keep line clean, use proper leader weight.
Practice .... practice more.
All those old rods will start to cast just like brand new.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:45 pm 
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flybulleit wrote:
Kon Job .... :
All those old rods will start to cast just like brand new.


And then there are those who cast with old hollow glass rods and still seem to catch fish....Hmmm, I wonder why?


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:45 am 
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Fiberglass rods..... Yes some major Hi Tech rod companies are bringing that low Tech style of fly rod back to life. A good fly rod catches fish and makes you feel good using it.
Question ........ what makes the rod good ? :?


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 am 
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flybulleit wrote:
Question ........ what makes the rod good ? :?


When it becomes an extention of my arm.
Having a quality build helps as does it being made by people with names like Bob and Nancy.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:46 am 
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Peddler wrote:
flybulleit wrote:
Question ........ what makes the rod good ? :?

Having a quality build helps ...

Man, you gotta be talkin' 'bout the rod, not your sorry carcass. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:54 am 
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I cast the One at the Asheville show to see what the hype is all about.
If I were still competing in the fly casting arena without a doubt the rod I would choose would be the new Sage One rod.
That's saying a lot for me because I have never met a Sage that I felt I just had to have.
I discount any new rod series as being about 90% hype until proven otherwise. I mean, c'mon... Konnetic technology? All I know is that this rod threw the yarn exactly where I wanted it to go each and every time and at every distance. It seemed a bit heavy in hand until casting and then the extra weight somehow disappeared. Maybe that is what Konnetics do. Image
The only problem with that rod is the price tag. $730.00 for a fishing pole? Not in this household, I like being married to Dianne too much.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Now I have seen everything. Peddler praising a Sage :shock:

I'd be glad to take some of your Winstons off your hands(for a discount of course) to help finance one. :D

I won't be purchasing one anytime soon either, but you definitely have peeked my interest.


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Let's just say I won't say I won't get one. Christine is fine with my desire to try new fly rods. As my Dad says, no matter what the cost, new rods are cheaper than new girl friends.

The thing I find interesting in the rod industry is the move to longer lengths. I get the advantages of a 10 ft 4t for the SOHO. But what are your thoughts on a 9'6" or a 10' for fishing from a boat?


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 Post subject: Re: New SAGEONE rod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:43 pm 
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I'm liking 9.5 footers for boat work as long as it has the starch needed for sinking lines and/or big bugs.


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