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To all on this board - THANKS - I have learned and read many great posts/opinions and learned a lot from this board.....

On to my question.... I started with a sage 9140 and it has served me well but, I have enjoyed some of the other faster action rods as my casting has improved. I am thinking about getting a sage 9141 but, would like some other opinions on this. Any other rods to consider in the same length/line? I casted one of loop black line rods that I really liked. Thanks in advance.
 

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The Sage 9141 would probably serve you very well since it is a moderately stiff rod of medium power, rather than the low stiffness and light power of your 9140.

If you want to go the the stiff and powerful end of the spectrum, the T&T 1409, Loop Green Series, or Loomis GLX 14' 9/10.

Other moderately stiff and powerul ones to look at are the Meiser, the CND Steelhead Specialist, or the Loop Blue Series.

Rods that are a bit less than moderate stiffness that still have reserve power in their butt sections are the CND Custom and Expert, Meiser's moderate recovery rods, CND Skagit Specialist, and the Loop Yellow and Black Series.

I'm sure there are other rods that are of the type you are looking for; however, the ones I mentioned are ones I have cast.
 

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PDX if you can wait a month to make a decision your absolute best bet will be to attend the sandy river spey clave and try out a bunch of new rods right in your own back yard. the dates are May 14-15 or 15-16 whatever that saturday/sunday is. Oxbow park
I definetly have a rod that i'd recommend but i'll refrain for now as we are not a current sponser of this site.

I cast the 9141 sage about a year ago and thought it cast nicely but there are lots of options and you should try as many as you can. Spey clave is the perfect place to do that.
 

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See if you can try an ARC 1409 with a Grand Spey 7/8 floater or with tips.

This combo is one of the easiest Spey casting combos I have tried. It should be a great combo for your waters.

Just be sure to tape the ferrules and check them on a regular basis.
 

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The Scott 14' #9 feels slower to me than the Sage 14' #9
 
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