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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2001, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody out there cast the 9150 traditional? Looking for feedback. Learning to spey with 13' Loomis 9/10 IMX.Considering buying a  Sage . Any feedback welcomed.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2001, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I spent some time casting the 9150-4 up on the Bulkley this year. It is a nice crisp rod will a feel close to the discontinued 8150. The setup I was casting included a 9-10-11 Windcutter with the type VI tip. I don't know if I would trade my 8150 for it but the 9150 was certainly an improvement over the old style 9140. If you are looking for a 15' for 9, I would suggest casting both the Sage and the 1509 Scott. They are both good rods and depending on your casting style, you might favor one over hte other.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2001, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've never cast the new 9150, but I very much like the older 8150 (I use a DT9F on this "8 weight"). Most people I've spoken with prefer the 8150, but this could be a hair split. I don't know.

Scroll down to a thread called "Derek Brown speyrod" started by Bruce on 9/22/2001. In it "Bubb" (who I am guessing is not "Bubba"??) really praises the 9150, maybe what you are looking for..

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2001, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Sinktip. I appreceiate the advice.
 
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2001, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks el loco Steve.Sounds like I'll be getting some demo rods before I buy. The feedback is appreceiated.
 
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2001, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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   I recently built a 9150-4 and have fished it a few times.  It's perhaps the quickest spey rod I've tried.  If you want to throw the spey version of tight loops, this is the instrument.  Blessedly, it's not at all too light in the tip.  Does fine with a DT9F for dry or damp flies, but a 10-long belly or DT seems best all-around.  Heavy-wire barbell-eye and/or rabbit strip flies, l/0 or larger, are doable but a bit much.  The 15-foot sweep controls line pickup ever so much better than a 13-1/2-footer. 
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Nooksack Mac.Buying a new speyrod can be as frustrating as trying to figure steelhead out.Again thank you
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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I gave my new 9150 a workout on the Bulkley this year, and I was very pleased with it. I was using a Cortland 8/9 WF Spey line, for dry line fishing, and a Cortland #9 DT Spey, with a loop, for fishing tips.

Honest 100' casts were a breeze with the 8/9 floating line. With the looped DT9 I was able to fish tips up to 15' #10 type 4. I think this rod could be loaded with a heavier line, I tried it with my buddy's 9-10 MidSpey and it worked fine, didn't seem at all overloaded.

I usually prefer to fish dry flies with a 10' #7 single hander, but this year I was very happy to have the 9150. The Bulkley was Blown out when we arrived and I found myself spending quite a bit of time fishing right up against the trees. Also some of the most productive pools seemed to fish better from the high bank side.

I am curious about Sage designating this rod as a traditional action. I have used several 9140s, an 8150, a 7136 and a 10150-4 all of which seemed much softer and slower. I think Sage is on the right track with this rod, Kudos!

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