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Sage 6126 or Loop Blue 7116

Sage 6126 or Loop Blue 7116

Can anyone offer any opinions/comments on either of these rods. Both would be suitable for GL angling where I would be using it for indicator nymphing, dryline work(if needed), polyleaders and up to 250 grain heads. Has anyone delt with both of the rods and can offer any opinions?

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- I loved the Sage Euro 12' 6" 6wt when I casted it....a superb rod.

- I have never casted the Loop Blue 11'6" 7wt, but I have heard good things about it.

- I own two Loops already and am in love with them.

- I am looking for a quicker, crisper rod. Casting distance is not a problem, I need a rod that recovers quick and offers control on smaller rivers.

- What rod would be better for shooting, or using condensed WF flyline with heads? I probaly will cut a Rio Salmon/Steelhead taper(9wt) with a 66' head down to 35' and add tips. Allowing me to roll cast, single and double spey....yet, pick up and shoot as well if needed.

- I will be balancing it with a Ross BG Canyon 6.

- I know the 6wt Sage could be a smaller 7wt. It seems like it in my hands. A little more power and butt. Of course, sage's 14'1" 7wt seems more like an 8wt from what I have heard?

I know what to expect and just wondering more about the Loop if anything else in reference to the sage.
 
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I can make your decision easy for you. There is no Loop Blue Line 1167. What would come closest is the Blue Line 7116 which in the catalog is marked as a 11' 6" 7 weight, but on the rod is actually marked 7/8 weight. I use the Loop Adapted line designed for it on mine. It also casts a 7/8WC reasonably well. I may be wrong here, but it would seem a 7/8 and a 6 would be comparing apples and oranges. Maybe the Sage 6 isn't really a true 6?
 

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TYPO

I think wat dan meant is the 11'6 7/8.

Just a mistake...
 

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yeah...

My mistake on that one. All fixed:cool:

The old brown you say roballen is a sweet rod. Is this a more trad or euro rod. Looking for the faster rod now.
 

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do yourself a favor

Try the CND Expert 6-7 in addition to the rods you list. I think you will be amazed by both the performance AND the price point.

I have been casting one all summer and it is the best thing to come along in a long time!
 
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