My 9140-3 sits ready to do duty. I have many, many rods to choose from (sometimes it feels like too many), but every once in a while I break the 9140-3 out - then I wonder why I don't fish it as a first choice. Then of course, I take out a different rod the next day
As for my 10151 and 10160, I have the CND 15'6" Salar and !6'7" Thompson Specialists which are so superior that I am seriously considering getting rid of the 2 big Sages!
I still love my Sage 7136 for summer work :smokin: .
The CND's I mention will be available very shortly. PM me if you want a little more info.
I use a light Speydriver line, custom built on the original Derek Brown model - it is a great combo!
The 7136 is quite different from the CND Specialists which are state of the art Japanese aero-space graphite, as well as cutting edge in design. However, the CND entry level rod - the Expert and the higher modulus Custom II's are actually quite similar to the old Sage's action. In fact, at the Fall City Clave I cast the 14' Expert with the Speydriver - it was SWEET! the Custom being a bit quicker is a little less reminiscent of the 7136. CND also has a 13' 8/9 which I have not yet fished - but is presently sitting at my house begging for some acton!
As for distance, I don't try to fish too far out (otherwise I'd go with more stick), on the Bulkley/Morice most of the fishing is 20-80' tops, though I can manage 115' or so when I'm trying to show off.
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