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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Sage Method Spey Rods

We had the opportunity to check out the new Sage Method TH rods this weekend at Spey Nation VI.

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6119-4
7119-4
8119-4
9119-4
Missing is the 5wt and added is 9wt to the 11'9" series.

6126-4
7126-4
8126-4
9140-4
10150-4

The 7126-4 Method is not going to replace the TCX "Death Star" IMHO.

Did not have much time with the rods to check out lines etc. that will be coming soon.

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The 7126-4 Method is not going to replace the TCX "Death Star" IMHO.

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All in all how did you like the rods? How was the Method 7126 different than the TCX ?

Any of the rods in particular stand out at the clave?

Thanks,
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SM,

The Method rods are softer/flex deeper than the TCX.
They also are stronger than the ONE but have the familiar bending/recovery profile.

We did not have much time on the water with the rods to really compare side by side with 7126 TCX.

In fairness, I felt the same last year when comparing the Z-Axis to the softer ONE, now I prefer the ONE in most cases.

I predict the 8126 Method will be a favorite West Coast rod and the 6126 Method to be the East Coast rod.

Hopefully, next year will add the 5119 Method,,, the 5119 TCX will cast lazers with a 300-320gr Scandi. Fantastic on a smaller river and windy day.

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They made an 8wt in 12'6" and a 7 wt in 12'6" ???
That seems useless, shoulda built a 13'6" in the 8-
They will play hell building a better stick than the tcx 7126...



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Acquiring a number of spey and switch rods over the past 18 years, I have never found a single one that did not fulfill an intended mission on a given stream when paired with the correct line...
There exists no magical tool that is going to bring more fish to hand- it is the angler who fishes frequently and knows what style is most likely to lead to success far more than any rod or line that has been recently introduced...
I am humbly offering that an angler start somewhere, compare results and simply figure out what suits their needs...
I love technological innovations and try each and every one but it remains the dedication of the angler that determines success...
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They will play hell building a better stick than the tcx 7126...
That is for sure bro!

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And now after a few short years, another rod company drops another amazing stick to satisfy the fickle meanderings of the consumer, we have no one but ourselves to blame...Interesting that the custom builders rarely do this, their line up stays very consistent in comparison albeit aditional "Bling" options ( gold leaf, diamond studs and spinner rims) do change from time to time.
Truth is, if a person spends enough time with one of these rods in his hand he may find a couple that always fit his style, and are more enjoyable to cast than others...
If they were all the same, there would be no need for different models and we'd all be wearing the same shirt....



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SM,

The Method rods are softer/flex deeper than the TCX.
They also are stronger than the ONE but have the familiar bending/recovery profile.

We did not have much time on the water with the rods to really compare side by side with 7126 TCX.

In fairness, I felt the same last year when comparing the Z-Axis to the softer ONE, now I prefer the ONE in most cases.

I predict the 8126 Method will be a favorite West Coast rod and the 6126 Method to be the East Coast rod.

Hopefully, next year will add the 5119 Method,,, the 5119 TCX will cast lazers with a 300-320gr Scandi. Fantastic on a smaller river and windy day.

Regards,
FK
Krow you mentioned that the method 8126 might be go to west coast rod and that the 6126 may be go to east coast rod. I'm just wondering, would you take a 6 weight spey to say the salmon river in NY? Reason I ask is because there are some biiiiig fish in those heavy flows. I've had multiple fish take me in to my backing on 8 & 7 weight spey rods. You don't think a 6 weight would be too light? Thanks Krow
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I do not believe all fishing on the East coast will be with 6126 Method.
The 6126 will fit the excellent larger waters like the Delaware, Connecticut, Housatonic, Penobscot and that class of river and fish.

We have two friends who use the TFO 5126 DC for Steelhead on the salmon River very successfully.

The Great Lakes salmon fishery is indeed larger fish and requires heavier rods.
In addition, salt water THOH casting will require 8wt and 9wt rods for the larger flies and windy conditions.

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I made the mistake of taking my Highlander 12'6" 5/6/7 down to the Salmon for a day a couple winters ago. A big steelhead absolutely blew me up. Spooled me within 60 seconds. I'd never fish there again with anything less than a solid 7.
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Omg can't wait to get my hands on the 9119!!! Coastal crow bar!
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Blue Quill Angler already has the single hand rods...... I havent had the chance to read for release dates....

http://www.bluequillangler.com/Produ...hod-Ultra-Fast
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Omg can't wait to get my hands on the 9119!!! Coastal crow bar!
My thoughts also,,, very stiff lower 1/3,,, a canon with the right lines.
Makes the 8119 feel like a toy.

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I was fishing Lower Sunrise last week and stumbled across a rod demo put on by Jamie Lyle and Bill Lowe. Bill Lowe lined my 425 Flight on the new Sage 6119 Method switch rod. It's very light to the hand and very smooth casting. Even though it's 1/16 oz heavier than the 6119 TCX it felt lighter probably due to the construction and the down locking reel seat. It's a hair little slower than the TCX but can punch line out with no problem. I'm sticking with my TCXs but might have to get the 9119 since I don't have a 9 wt. swtich.
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Hello.. 9119 is a very interesting model. But a switch??? A true switch?? Not in my eyes,I see a short doublehander. How many of us can comfortably fish cast such a rod,singlehanded?? Isnt naming anything over a 11foot,7weight a switch,simply marketing mumbo-jumbo?? Whatever,still very interesting rod for seatrout... Yours borano20
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