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Hi, some say this rod is more of a 5 than a 4, S Gawsworth loves a 275 gn scandi , others ay 300 scandi, the choices are mindboggling and $$$$$$$$$. for trout, Im looking for a good light presentation(New Zealand spooky fish) and for summer steel in Oregon,deschutes or Missouri in Montana probably windy conditions not dredging. What lines have you guys found exceptional for this baby ? PS I am new to the 2 HD rods.......but sooo interested . Thanks1!!!http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/Eyecrazy.gif
 

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Another great option!

http://www.meiserflyrods.com/speyshop.php

Scroll down and you'll find the general run of lines hand built by Steve Godshall. He's 10 foot away from where Bob's building his custom rods. You tell Steve what rod you've got, be prepared for a lot of questions back as to who/how/where/for what. The line you'll get is a 'one off' for YOU.

Save for only one I can think of, all my rods have Steve's custom lines:D

Fred

Edit: Forgot to say "Welcome to Speypages!" My Bad.
 

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Sage 11' 6" 4 wt.

I have fished the Sage 11' 6" 4 wt quite a bit and have tired many different lines. The the fishing I like to do with this rod is mostly T8 sink tips & streamers, I really like a 325 gr. short head skagit for sink tip fishing. I know Simon loves the 275 gr. Rio Short Head Scandi line but the 320 gr. (for me) just makes this rod come alive. It is a great light spey, I am hoping Sage makes a spey in a 3 wt. next year.

- Lawrence S
 

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I have some experience with this rod in a lake, it's a lovely rod and the Rio SSVT in a 4wt is just about perfect, I have also tried the 325 g Rio skagit short and the Airflo 360 skagit switch and it handles them both very well
 

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Hi, some say this rod is more of a 5 than a 4, S Gawsworth loves a 275 gn scandi , others ay 300 scandi, the choices are mindboggling and $$$$$$$$$. for trout, Im looking for a good light presentation(New Zealand spooky fish) and for summer steel in Oregon,deschutes or Missouri in Montana probably windy conditions not dredging. What lines have you guys found exceptional for this baby ? PS I am new to the 2 HD rods.......but sooo interested . Thanks1!!!http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/Eyecrazy.gif
Welcome yo the board.
A buddy of mine owns this rod, and I have it's big brother (the 5116).
Your bang on with either the 275 or 300 Scandi.
Really comes down to how much load you like to feel with this rod but I personally like the 300 since I like a deeper flex.
 

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Lines for your rod

I can say this much...I've had Steve Godshall build me at least 5 custom lines in the last 3 years for Rods that he never touched and EVERY one of them is PERFECT! Sage Z-Axis, Orvis Zero Gravity, CND Skagit Specialist, Burkheimer, plus 4 other Rods that he built for me. All of them perfectly matched. Of course his Rods are equally impressive, you will not be disappointed.
 

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Good Man.

I can say this much...I've had Steve Godshall build me at least 5 custom lines in the last 3 years for Rods that he never touched and EVERY one of them is PERFECT! Sage Z-Axis, Orvis Zero Gravity, CND Skagit Specialist, Burkheimer, plus 4 other Rods that he built for me. All of them perfectly matched. Of course his Rods are equally impressive, you will not be disappointed.
Another Steve Godshall fan. :D Most know of Steve for his line building, but he is also an excellent rod builder. My fav is a 11' fiber glass switch rod he built for me. Original blanks were probably a 10 or 11 wt single hander but built up as a switch they come out as a 6/7 spey. Total delight too fish, total.

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Love this rod so much.

I use the Scandi short #4 for insane laser like casts.

325 skagit short + 10' of T8 or T10 and your laughing

Wicked trout rod

Jon

I purchased the rod when it was introduced.

Favorite lines are identical to those by Frenchie.

From the guys who actually fish the subject rod.


Regards,
FK
 
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