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|Originator: Dana||Date: 3/25/2000 8:15 PM|
Just tried it last weekend. Has anyone else? What a marvelous Spey rod. I'm really tempted to trade my 15' Sage for it.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 3/25/2000 8:17 PM|
Bruce's line formula (see Andre's post on line concoctions) loads this rod really well, BTW, for both overhead and Spey.
|Originator: bubba||Date: 3/29/2000 3:06 AM|
cast the same rod you had this past weekend. had several hours on it casting back to back against the "old" ARC 10/15' with identical lines. Much more progressive action, looks like Scott moved the kickpoint up a bit, and loosened up the tip some, both needed changes from the old ARC. The feedback on the new rod apparently came from guys predominantly fishing in Washington for winter steelies over the past two years. Still retains the lively feel, and ease of use (read forgiving nature) of the old ARC, but certainly casts a bit further, tighter loop, and smaller shock dimple. Seems to like to finish high. Aslo cast it back to back with the Hardy 10/15' Salar, which is also a very nice rod. The Hardy was a bit "deader" in hand though. I really liked it, and think it's one of the better rods I've had the opportunity to cast. I will be fishing it for a week on the Skagit/Sauk... it seems like it would be a great fishing rod too, like the older model...
|Originator: Jeff||Date: 3/29/2000 6:03 PM|
I picked up the Hardy 15' 10 wt when I was over in London this last fall and I loved the feel of it. I would have bought it there is I had been in the market. It has such a nice feel. They took it over to Russia for Atlantics as a no label rod and had everyone convince it was the best of the bunch that they had and then told them it was a Hardy rod and they were shocked. I would have loved to have had a chance to water cast it. Let me know what you think? I have come to the conclusion that I need, OK want, a 15 rod and can't decided between a 10 or an 8 wt.
|Originator: Dave Johnson||Date: 3/30/2000 1:03 AM|
Speaking of rods. I've had a sage 1016-3 for about 14 years. As I've gotten older, it seems to be getting bigger and I've been thinking about a change. I do have the 9140-4 but it doesn't really handle heavier sink tips and long casts that I want on the Skagit and Thompson. Does anyone have any suggestions about 15 footers that would be lighter, but still a good replacement? Dave
|Originator: Cousin Jack||Date: 3/30/2000 3:35 AM|
Talking about rods. I own 2 Loomis GL3 spey rods and love them. Everyone seems to be talking about Sage, Scott etc. but rarely a mention of Loomis. I have occasionally tried my fishing friend's Sage rods but they don't have that lively, springy feel of my Loomis'. Am I the only one out there who likes them? Perhaps it's just what you're used to?
|Originator: Rob||Date: 3/30/2000 4:45 AM|
i have the Gl3 14ft 9-10 wt
i really dislike it a lot!! it doesnt handle tips well and although it is stiff it has no power. I could cast my st croix better farther and easier. This is a rod i never use. I'd truly rather fish a 10 footer
|Originator: Dana||Date: 3/30/2000 12:47 PM|
My pal Steve also has a Loomis, and we fought with it on the Deschutes a few years back until we thought to overline it, after which it started to perform well. I can't quite remember the model--I think that it was a 14' 10 weight GL3.
|Originator: Sinktip||Date: 3/30/2000 10:42 PM|
|Originator: Sinktip||Date: 3/30/2000 10:44 PM|
This is not from experience but rather word of mouth. For the person who asked about a 15er, you might want to try casting the Scott 15' 9 weight. I understand that it is a sweet rod that is a little beefier than the 9140 Sage. My two cents.
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