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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Sage Igniter 9140

Has anybody used/ got experience with this rod. I have the 8136 which is an excellent rod and not like the old methods which were too stiff for my taste.
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I've only got the 7126 and I love it. I really liked the 6126 too when I had a brief go on one. I realise that's not terribly helpful.
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Thanks for the feedback. There appears to be good reviews of the lighter line igniters but nothing on the 14 and 15 foot rods. The heavier lined Methods were very stiff and the lighter line rods were better rods for my taste so I wonder if itís the same for the igniter

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I've only got the 7126 and I love it. I really liked the 6126 too when I had a brief go on one. I realise that's not terribly helpful.
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I am surprised no one has any experience with this rod?
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Thanks for the feedback. There appears to be good reviews of the lighter line igniters but nothing on the 14 and 15 foot rods. The heavier lined Methods were very stiff and the lighter line rods were better rods for my taste so I wonder if itís the same for the igniter
That's certainly possible, though I would say the Igniters aren't as stiff as the Methods were. I know the 8136 Igniter is a rocket launcher so if you're looking for a fast-action, long-casting rod it will almost certainly do that job. Though not as forgiving as the X series it seems to suit me, even if I occasionally get my timing wrong and fluff the odd cast.

I can't imagine what the 10150 Igniter would be used for. Beach-casting for marlin perhaps.
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Yes I have the 13í6Ē 8wt igniter and was surprised how easy and fun it was to fish with as the sage marketing blurb positions it as some specialised rod for expert casters which I am not. The rod is a fishing rod as opposed to a casting tool.
I use 15ft rods quite a bit and the igniter would be used for big Atlantic salmon in Scotland, Norway or Russia. I am ok for 15ft rods but was interested in the igniter 14í as I use a 14ft rod quite a bit and always open to a new toy. I may also think about the 7126 for later in the year.

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That's certainly possible, though I would say the Igniters aren't as stiff as the Methods were. I know the 8136 Igniter is a rocket launcher so if you're looking for a fast-action, long-casting rod it will almost certainly do that job. Though not as forgiving as the X series it seems to suit me, even if I occasionally get my timing wrong and fluff the odd cast.

I can't imagine what the 10150 Igniter would be used for. Beach-casting for marlin perhaps.
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I have just finished building a 9140 recently. Could give you more thoughts once I have cast it more maybe later this month. What would you like to know?

Mine would probably be casting Scandi heads mostly, and am going to the Gaula this year.
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Wow thatís some impressive rod building!!
I would like to know what lines work on it especially scandi but also is it a fishable rod and not just a stiff casting machine. Any feedback welcomed


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I have just finished building a 9140 recently. Could give you more thoughts once I have cast it more maybe later this month. What would you like to know?

Mine would probably be casting Scandi heads mostly, and am going to the Gaula this year.
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The 9140-4 Ignither is a longer and bit beefed up compared to the 8136-4 Ignither. Its completely different than the 9140-4 Method,which is an ultra fast and stif 14'#9/10. The 9140-4 has a deeper smooth action with a bit lighter tip/upper part of the rod. I use the 9140-4 Ignither for most of my summer salmon fishing on rivers like Gaula using Scandi lines wieghting 38-40 grams. The rod has a lively action and some might feel the tip is a bit to light to pick up Sink 5+ shooting heads and big flies, but I have not had anny issues with this in just slowing down the pick up and using more of the middel part of the rod to do so. The smooth increase of power through the blank makes is a good rod to play the bigger salmon.

Compare do the SAGE 9140-4 X, its a bit more stepped up in action. And I use the X more with Floating/Intermediate heads. In turns of casting, I personally like the Ignither because it has this more 3/4 type of action with better excelleration in the rod
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Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like another good igniter in the range



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The 9140-4 Ignither is a longer and bit beefed up compared to the 8136-4 Ignither. Its completely different than the 9140-4 Method,which is an ultra fast and stif 14'#9/10. The 9140-4 has a deeper smooth action with a bit lighter tip/upper part of the rod. I use the 9140-4 Ignither for most of my summer salmon fishing on rivers like Gaula using Scandi lines wieghting 38-40 grams. The rod has a lively action and some might feel the tip is a bit to light to pick up Sink 5+ shooting heads and big flies, but I have not had anny issues with this in just slowing down the pick up and using more of the middel part of the rod to do so. The smooth increase of power through the blank makes is a good rod to play the bigger salmon.

Compare do the SAGE 9140-4 X, its a bit more stepped up in action. And I use the X more with Floating/Intermediate heads. In turns of casting, I personally like the Ignither because it has this more 3/4 type of action with better excelleration in the rod
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Wow that’s some impressive rod building!!
I would like to know what lines work on it especially scandi but also is it a fishable rod and not just a stiff casting machine. Any feedback welcomed
I would like to report back and personally would like to try Scandi but my friend forgot to bring the Scandi head so I have only tested it with short belly line. With my limited experience it didn't feel stiff, and quite similar to the X10150 I have tried. Though, I personally did expect it to be faster/ (or stiffer) as I like the Method. I heard the Igniter single handers behave the same, not as fast......

I ll test it more once I get the proper Scandi head.
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The 9140-4 Ignither is a longer and bit beefed up compared to the 8136-4 Ignither. Its completely different than the 9140-4 Method,which is an ultra fast and stif 14'#9/10. The 9140-4 has a deeper smooth action with a bit lighter tip/upper part of the rod. I use the 9140-4 Ignither for most of my summer salmon fishing on rivers like Gaula using Scandi lines wieghting 38-40 grams. The rod has a lively action and some might feel the tip is a bit to light to pick up Sink 5+ shooting heads and big flies, but I have not had anny issues with this in just slowing down the pick up and using more of the middel part of the rod to do so. The smooth increase of power through the blank makes is a good rod to play the bigger salmon.

Compare do the SAGE 9140-4 X, its a bit more stepped up in action. And I use the X more with Floating/Intermediate heads. In turns of casting, I personally like the Ignither because it has this more 3/4 type of action with better excelleration in the rod
Hi, I got my Igniter for the same purpose, Gaula in summer.

Mind asking what lines did you use there?

I am looking at the Rio Scandi 3D 640gr (41.5gram) do you think the Igniter would handle it fine?

Rio suggests the 520~580gr (33~38gram) for the Igniter 9140, but I want the 640gr so it could also fit the backup 10wt 15ft rod........

If it is a Method I am sure it could handle heavier no problem.
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Out of interest what short head line did you use?
Additionally a friend of mine really likes the rage head 600gr on this rod


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I would like to report back and personally would like to try Scandi but my friend forgot to bring the Scandi head so I have only tested it with short belly line. With my limited experience it didn't feel stiff, and quite similar to the X10150 I have tried. Though, I personally did expect it to be faster/ (or stiffer) as I like the Method. I heard the Igniter single handers behave the same, not as fast......

I ll test it more once I get the proper Scandi head.
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Lines for SAGE 9140-4 Ignither

On the 9140-4 Ignither I use 38-40 gram lines for 'classic' Scandinavian style underhand casting. The rod is a beefy 9-weight but for my casting style and the feel/responce thatI like to get from the rod I do not like to go over 40 grams. I feel I loose the finesse in the upper part in the rod. And its this finesse that I like a lot in this 9-weight Ignither.

I also fish the 10150-4 Ignither and I use 43-45 gram lines on that one.
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