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|Originator: BrianKempkes||Date: 9/29/2001 6:53 AM|
sorry about font size, I made it bigger so I could read it, i didn't know it would send it that big.
|Originator: Hans||Date: 9/29/2001 6:21 PM|
I own this rod, and I just love it. A few weeks ago I fished with it in Scotland, in the rivers Spey and Tay. The conditions varied from nice sunny weather, up to stormy winds and rain. I did not feel the need to use my 10140, the 8150 did all I wanted. I use the Rio Windcutter Spey 9-10-11 on it.
You can find this rod in Holland, at Otter Hengelsport, an official Sage retailer. His website:
I know the owner of this shop still has one. He does send a lot of Loop and Sage materials to the USA, and as it is a runout model, the price will be 20% lower than the original price.
Have fun, cheers from The Netherlands, Hans.
|Originator: Dan Wright||Date: 10/1/2001 3:51 PM|
Hans...Thanks for the information...Do you have a phone number for this shop? For some reason, I cannot get the web site to show...Dan, Denver
|Originator: Hans||Date: 10/1/2001 5:45 PM|
Yes of course I can: 0031384216825
Maybe it is easier to send him an e-mail, (and a lot cheaper as well) If you are seriously interested, let me know, I will ask him to put the rod back for you until you contacted him. (the owner is a personal friend of mine, I am sure he will do this if I ask him to).
The price of this rod is: 527.42 Euro. excl P&P.
You can also mail me at: [email protected]
Hope to hear from you, Hans Drost.
|Originator: Dan Wright||Date: 10/1/2001 6:20 PM|
I'm very interested in the rod and have sent an email directly to you about it. I copied the Otter Fly Shop on the email...
Thanks for your kind assistance with this...
|Originator: loco_alto||Date: 10/1/2001 7:21 PM|
I engaged on an all-out search for this rod a month ago and found one at a good price via the good ol' internet. Here's how: go to www.google.com and enter Sage 8150 in the search engine. I believe that a few Canadian shops still have them in stock, though they were asking full retail when I checked. I love this rod - you can feel it working down to the cork with a DT9 (which is nice for a beginner like me), yet it uncorks some wicked casts. Works well with tips, too. There's lots of power in that 15' length, though noticeably heavier than a 13' or 14' spey.
|Originator: Dan Wright||Date: 10/1/2001 9:21 PM|
I found the same thing you did: the 8150 flexes smoothly throughout its length and can drive with power. I was fishing a T&T 1510-5--a cannon, but firm--and a Sage 9140-4, and it's pretty smooth, too. But, after casting a friend's 8150-4, smoothness was redefined for me. I still like my other two rods, but have used your search suggestion and am narrowing my search for an 8150...You bet, I am having fun....
|Originator: J_D||Date: 10/2/2001 2:32 AM|
Went the same route as Loco a few weeks ago myself. In fact, it was Steve that turned me on to google.com. I thought I was in hog heaven when I found The Fly Shop in Welches Or. had one listed for $400 new! But, alas, it was long gone as were a lot of others listed on google. I was able to pick up one from E-bay, one more for a friend, from a want add I had placed, and a blank for another friend. So I can tell you, there is not much left out there. There is a flyshop in Quebec (Richard Verrett's) that has 8150's listed for (I think) $525US and the place in the Netherlands has them listed. You might try placing a wanted add on virtual flyshop www.flyshop.com and also on www.flyfish.com Hopefully something will show up. Good luck.
|Originator: Hans||Date: 10/6/2001 4:06 PM|
For some weird reason the e-mails keep bouncing, so I will definitely reach you through this board. Of course you are right to buy the rod closer at home, given the opportunity. I hope this rod will give you lots of fun.
Should you want a perfect reel for this rod, be aware that in Holland LOOP prices are much lower than in the USA. You can have a look at the website of OTTER.
Have fun, Hans.
|Originator: Dan Wright||Date: 10/9/2001 4:11 PM|
Hans, Loco, JD, Brian...
Thanks for all your input...With the advice of you guys I found a rod, had it shipped, and received it yesterday...Happy Day! Now, I look forward to really getting to know it and getting it on the river...Sorry about the bouncing emails, Hans. I'm using my work email address and we've gotten very security conscious lately; that may be the reason for the problems. My home email is [email protected] if you'd like to send any info there.
More later on a different topic....for example, how about favorite reels for the 8150-4?
|Originator: Sinktip||Date: 10/12/2001 5:43 PM|
It may not be a Hardy but for those looking for a good mid-priced reel for the 8150, I have found the Redington 11/12 Large Arbor. Loaded with 150 yds of 30 lb. backing and a 8/9 Accelerator, it balances the rod nicely.
|Originator: loco_alto||Date: 10/12/2001 7:09 PM|
Just remember that for the cost of a new "mid priced" reel ($200 - $250) you can also get yourself an excellent used condition Hardy Marquis Salmon, JLH, or CFO VI. When these puppies sing there ain't nothing like it! (works wet, too)
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 10/15/2001 1:52 AM|
Ok, ok (you all knew I'd do it) .....
When it comes to reels I live in the 'cheap seats.' Rods, I just cringe like the rest of you and write the check. Great reels are still available for well under $100 bucks. The Phlug's are bullit proof and inexpensive; their new line called the "suprime" runs about $10 more per copy but beautiful reel, you can pound nails with it and it will stop a verrrrry large fish. The largest size runs about $70.
|Originator: BrianKempkes||Date: 10/16/2001 7:01 PM|
Dan, buy the best reel you can afford, and/or buy a reel you can sell to trade up to a good reel. I like my Tibors and Abels, they balance the rod well but I bought a Sage saltwater reel(couple of years ago) for my 9140 and I like it too(but the drag howls when it gets hot). I look for a reel that weighs at least 8 oz like the Gulfstream, prefer 10 oz+. I started with the Lamson's before they came out with the lightspeed models and still have a couple of those, but if they get wet, the drag is gone. I had a LOOP #4 for a while and no one mentioned that, a great reel, but incoming and outgoing drag is the same. I like saltwater reels because they are not restricted to freshwater only use. I would never take a Hardy or a Phlueger near any salt/brackish water. You live in Colorado (I think?) and you probably don't fish the salt as much as I do living in Calif. but if you ever plan on it, it is better to have good equipment With the price of Phluegers at $70+, you can buy 10 reels for the price of 1 Tibor, but is it worth it to lose a day fishing , the best hour of the day, or break off the only fish you hooked because of a malfunctioning cheap reel that the rivet popped out of? I have a Hardy Salmon#2 I bought used but the foot has a crack in it now and I would not risk a fish on that. My dream reel is a Charlton signature model and I will get one next year. I am putting it on Santa's list (all I want, I already got my 2 front teeth) and if I don't get one, I am saving nickels and quarters for it now and I will have it before spring. I quit smoking a few years ago, and I justify spending the same amount of $ on fishing and fishing toys.
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