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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2019, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Wink 15' 10wt-Sage One VS Sage Method

I have an opportunity to purchase either a Sage One or a Sage Method in the 15' 10wt category and well I can't afford both right now so I was wondering if anybody out there has tried the two of them and can offer some feedback on their impressions which might help me in my choice.

I would be using the rod to practice for the THCI exam and for fishing some Atlantic Salmon also. So I figure I would be using mid-belly lines on it.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2019, 06:01 PM
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My advice would be One matched with a 63ft Gaelforce line for the THCI exam.
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I have an opportunity to purchase either a Sage One or a Sage Method in the 15' 10wt category and well I can't afford both right now so I was wondering if anybody out there has tried the two of them and can offer some feedback on their impressions which might help me in my choice.

I would be using the rod to practice for the THCI exam and for fishing some Atlantic Salmon also. So I figure I would be using mid-belly lines on it.
I have the opportunity to cast the method and liked it a lot, though not the exact model you mentioned. Although, my guide on the Skeena has that rod and likes it a lot.

I found the method to be extremely light in hand and very powerful. I’ve never touched a sage one before but I believe the method would be lighter
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The sage one 1015 is the best 15ft rod I have used. I love it and would recommend it as an excellent fishing rod as opposed to a casting tool.
This is one of my all time favourite rods
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I have an opportunity to purchase either a Sage One or a Sage Method in the 15' 10wt category and well I can't afford both right now so I was wondering if anybody out there has tried the two of them and can offer some feedback on their impressions which might help me in my choice.

I would be using the rod to practice for the THCI exam and for fishing some Atlantic Salmon also. So I figure I would be using mid-belly lines on it.
I haven't casted the sage One 15' #10 but the Method 15' #10. For THCI I think it are unnecessary heavy, you might prefer a heavier line then current rules allow.

"The rod will not exceed 15 feet (4.57 m) in length, and 10 wt. (9/10) in size. The floating line weight will be no greater than an
AFFTA rated 10wt. line {680 gr (44 g) at 55 ft (16.8 m) for short belly lines; 720 gr (46.7 g) at 65 ft (19.8 m) for mid length belly
lines; 860 gr (55.7 g) at 75 ft (22.9 m) for long belly lines}."

The heavier rod the more fatigue you will be during your performance casting.

When it comes to action I like casting Scandi (650-700 grain around 40-45') on the Method far, far away more or less of the tip of the rod I don't know how it like a mid belly.

I suggest you try with the line you plan to use before purchase.

Good luck with your THCI and have fun while preparing..
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It's done! Bought the Sage One at a great price! Waiting for it to arrive (very anxious) so I can cast it. I have several lines I intend to test (Gaelforce 63', Rio 68', Vector 60'), as soon as I have, I will update this post and add to the already good information on here!

Have a Sage Method 11'9" 7wt which is extremely powerful for a smaller and lighter spey rod with a ultra-fast tip, it requires spot on timing but is a lot of fun to fish. Throws sink tips and scandi lines like a cannon! Came close to getting the Method 15' but having the 11'9" switch in a 7 weight I thought I would go for a different model in the 15' version, tempt fate... so the Sage One it is!

I wanted to thank the community here for the help thus far, it is great to know there are still people willing to share their knowledge and experience.
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I’ve never cast the method, but I’ve cast several ONE’s. The ONE’s were on closeout when I was getting into the game - so I stocked up on top shelf rods at half the price. I’m sure there are other rods out there that I’d like but I do love my ONE’s. I think the rod strikes a great balance of speed and flexibility. If you cast both Skagit and Scandi - I think it flexes between those styles nicely. Where as some other rods seem to be more geared for one or the other. Of course, a jack of all equals a master of none. I still enjoy them! Hope you do too! Looking forward to your report. I have 2-8 ONE two-handers. Looking at the 9 and 10 but haven’t had much justification for it other than just to have it....(which should be enough - right?)
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The sage one 1015 is the best 15ft rod I have used. I love it and would recommend it as an excellent fishing rod as opposed to a casting tool.
This is one of my all time favourite rods
I agree completely. Was my favourite Thompson rod when that amazing river was open. Wish I never sold it.
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You won’t be disappointed.
I use the Rio scandi 640g 40ft shooting head on it or the Rio SVT 10wt.



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It's done! Bought the Sage One at a great price! Waiting for it to arrive (very anxious) so I can cast it. I have several lines I intend to test (Gaelforce 63', Rio 68', Vector 60'), as soon as I have, I will update this post and add to the already good information on here!

Have a Sage Method 11'9" 7wt which is extremely powerful for a smaller and lighter spey rod with a ultra-fast tip, it requires spot on timing but is a lot of fun to fish. Throws sink tips and scandi lines like a cannon! Came close to getting the Method 15' but having the 11'9" switch in a 7 weight I thought I would go for a different model in the 15' version, tempt fate... so the Sage One it is!

I wanted to thank the community here for the help thus far, it is great to know there are still people willing to share their knowledge and experience.
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Nextcast 10/11 45 will bust through almost any wind you want to fish in and its effortless.
Nextcast 10/11 55 excellent as well
Nextcast 9/10 70 or Gaelforce 9/10 63 for when you really want to reach out there.

I used to fish the 9/10 70 on the T and had the 10/11 45 in my bag in case the Thompson wind came up.
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