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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Sage 3110 ONE

I rec'd my Sage 3110 ONE and did some line testing.

RIO Scandi Short 240gr -- absolutely fantastic line,,, in windy conditions it easily turned over and cast nice distances. This will be my favorite line for soft hackles and smaller wet flies.

RIO Skagit Trout 250gr 11ft -- very nicely balanced with MOW tip 5ft T8. Easily achieved distances that are impressive for a light rod. Not very efficient casting with only a 6ft pc of T8. Fine with 7ft floating polyleader for shallow riffles and heavy fly.

RIO Skagit Short 250gr 17ft -- another very nice line,,, much better then the 11ft head with a 6ft pc of T8 and the 7ft polyleader. Easily cast the MOW 5ft tip.

Ambush 235gr 18ft head,,, not as efficient for distance as the RIO Skagit lines,,, however it really liked the floating Polyleader and would be a great line for larger flies in shallow runs.

After this session I rec'd OPST lines in 150gr and 175gr,,, will test these lines on the weekend. OPST recommends somewhat lighter weights than RIO/Sage and I am anxious to test cast the new heads.

RIO labels their 250gr lines as 3wt Trout Spey and I began the line testing at that point.

Most of the recommendations for the new short heads are to use a short compact stroke. I found it much more efficient for distance to use a long stroke with slowly increasing acceleration to a high stop. Aim the cast slightly above horizontal and just laugh at the easy impressive distances the little rod would achieve,,, the running line just slaps the rod blank at the turnover.

The running line was RIO Powerflex 0.024" dia.
I am having problems with my OPST Laser 25# running line twisting severely and will replace it this weekend for more testing.

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New spool of OPST 25# running line worked fantastic no problems with twisting.
I may have messed up with the original spool by having too much tension on the line while loading onto the reel.

The OPST 175 gr head worked great with 7 ft floating Poly leader, 5 ft 6# tippet.
In addition, easily cast a Mow light 2.5ft. I was able to comfortably cast a 4" bunny strip with heavy sculpin helmet.

The little Trout Spey rods have a wide flexible grain window,,, 250 gr to 175 gr with CMCL technique.

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The 250 grain Trout Max with T-11 MOW's is fantastic on that stick.
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Sounds like a very interesting rod. Thanks for the review
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 05:33 AM
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Thanks for the review!
I have the sage 4116 but itīs used for a bit bigger flies and bigger troutís. Am planning to invest in the one 2109 for smaler flies and a bit smaler waters. Could you compare the 3110 to any other light switch rod (4 wt & 5wt)?

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My Sage 2109 ONE Trout Spey is scheduled to ship on Sept 4, review to follow.

I have a small collection of 3, 4 and 5wt rods that will be evaluated with the new short Skagit heads.

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my 3110 came yesterday. awesome stick ! 210 scandi, 17' mono leader, even a #6 streamer w/a small beadhead was no prob. easy 60-65' single spey. 12" wild brown put a helluva bend in it. a 16" fish was a hoot. cant wait to skate a rocktober caddis with it. wont give up the 6 weight anytime soon, but for the small flies, and calm days, it will see some miles. one minor design defect imo , uplock would have been a much better choice. needs a VERY light reel. such a powerful, light stick....

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