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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2002, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi folks,
 
what line would you recommend for the Sage 7141?
I've been using a Wulff 8wt TT spey line on it, but feel that this line doesn't
load the rod well on casts under 60 feet... 
 
Thanks,
 
 Stefan
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stefan,
 
     I haven't casted that particular rod.  I'm currently looking at the 7141 and a Winston 7/8.  A friend is supposed to get a couple of demo's for me to try here in the next month or so.  I do have two of Sages' euro models. A 6 and a 9.  I like and use a number of the Rio lines.  Simon Gawesworth has line recommendations for Rio lines and was pretty much dead on with repect to which lines matched the to sages I mentioned.  That's a good starting point.  Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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     Stefan,
 
     Did you decide on a line for your 7141?  I tried a Winston DB last weekend, and have a demo 7141 I'm going to try this weekend. 
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2002, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Jim,
 
no I haven't decided yet - I am undecided between the following options:
#8 DT with extended front taper (e.g. Orvis)
#8/9 Midspey
#8/9 Mastery
 
Living in Germany (void of salmon and steelhead :-( ), I don't have friends
who own a spey rod and a line to try - and I'm reluctant to just put the money on the table....
 
Please let me know your findings...
 
Thanks,
 
   Stefan
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2002, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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      Stefan,
 
     A friend at my local fly shop got a hold of a 7141-4 for me to try out for the weekend.  I took it up this morning for 3 or 4 hours.  I didn't have any lines for it so I used the lines I have for my 6126-3 sage.  I used a 6/7/8 windcutter and a 6/7 midspey.  Rio, I think, recommeded a 7/8/9 windcutter and a 7/8 or 8/9 midspey.  I figured I wasn't going to get much out of the rod.  I was wrong.
     I think the 6/7 midspey was a little underlined, but I had no problem casting the line and a rods' length into the backing with  a single spey.  I was even casting the line with my off side spiral rolls.  No problem casting the line with T casts or a perry poke.  I had a good day.
     With the windcutter and a #6 15" tip,  I had more of a problem.  I'll probably go with a 7/8/9 when I order the rod next week.  I could only get it out 120" or so with the 6/7/8.
     I tried out a number of different rods before deciding on the sage 7141.  I sure did have a good time this morning though.  As far as lines, I'm going to go with a 6/7/8 midspey w/tips and wait until the new SA long bellied line comes in the next month  or two before I decide on a floater.  Thaanks for the input,
 
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2002, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tag Stefan, wie geht's?
Another piece of advice aus Holland.
Vielleicht you could try to work with the Rio Windcutter Speyline?
Works great for my 81500 Sage.
Herzliche Grüße, Hans.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2002, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Jims,
 
Only 120' =8^0 ??? I wish I could cast 120' on a consistent basis...
However I too found that the rod workes real well on longer casts (with the TT #8).
as soon as I had more than 50' of the line out of the tip (80' of distance
with a 16' leader), the rod works well.
However, I have problems on the shorter casts, in particular with with big wind-resistent dry flies... Here I felt the long front taper of the TT was too light
to get the rod loaded and push out a #4 Waller Waker....
 
Hallo Hans,
 
danke fuer den tip, but I'm not very much in favor of the Windcutter - too much
stripping required ....
 
Cheers,
 
    Stefan
 
 
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