Sage 8080PRO as a Spey Reel? - Spey Pages
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-26-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sage 8080PRO as a Spey Reel?

Anyone ever used a Sage 8080PRO reel on a spey rod?

It's really a beast of a reel: spool diameter is 4 3/8" and it weighs 12.4 ounces with backing, running line and a 550 grain skagit head.

All thoughts and comments appreciated.
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Don't see why it wouldn't be a good spey reel.
It's not that heavy.

I use a 4 1/2" JW Young B10 on my 15'6" rod.
It weighs 20 oz with spey line and backing.

My 4 1/4" Hardy Perfect weighs 21 oz with Spey line and backing
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