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Hello!
I want to buy a Sage blank 7141-4, 14"1', # 7-8, fast european action- to make my custom rod. The blank is marked a Sage logo? If it is marked please write me how long from butt- I need it to choose a grip.
Where can I buy Sage sock and tube for this blank, maybe somone have got these blank, tube and sock for sale from second hand?
Many greetings from Poland !!!
Konrad Mikulski
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Konrad,
The 7141-4 is a great rod! It's Probably my favorite Sage spey rod -I think I even like it more than my 8150-4 (though such a close call that it probably changes day to day).

The Sage logo on my rod (a factory stick) is located 440mm FROM THE TIP END OF THE BUTT SECTION. This dimension will get you to the leading edge of the "S" in the word Sage. I'd expect this location to be the same on a blank.

The total length of my rods handle is 640mm. It's a nice sized handle. The short handle is my primary complaint about the 7136-4 and 9140-4 rods.

I'd like to roll my own 7141-4 as I like it so much. And I've always detested the way those metallic wraps look on the newer Sage rods! :(

Pescaphile
 

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Welcome, Konrad!

You should be able to get Sage accessories such as socks and tubes from any Sage dealer. If you are making a custom rod consider getting one of the custom Spey rod tubes that have a padded zippered section to allow you to transport your reel and rod together. Various companies make them--Bagmaker, Orvis, etc.
 

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Dana, et al.-
Harding Brothers out of Oregon make some of the best two-handed rod cases I have seen. They are availiable in custom sizes and in many colors and they will actually make them duo-style so that it will hold two rods.

Plus they are somewhat less expensive that some of the others on the market...
 

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Ryan,
Do you have a source for the Harding cases? I have one and thought they weren't being made anymore. They're definitlely the best spey rod and reel case I've come across.

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peschaphile-

They actually are still being made....thank God! :)

I know that Dave Steinbaugh at Water's West in PA, Wa. carries them and the shop that I work at does as well.

Like I said the great thing about Harding & Bros is that they will custom make anysize, style you need and have it to you quickly without asking you to pay an arm and a leg.

The downside is that they are very hard to find...which is due, in my opinion, that they are a very small company and do not have a big time sales rep exposing them to all the differnt shops.

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I've thrown the 7141-4 and it was one Hell of a difficult rod to throw...I had heard that your timing had to be right on to make it work for you (once you did it was a rocket). After about 10 casts (if you could call them that) and a total of 10 feet in distance thrown after the 10 casts, I grabbed my 9140-4. :chuckle:
 

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Hi Peschaphile, the Welches Fly Shop has Harding cases, I got a double for 14' 3 piece spey rods, they are nice. When i was there they did not have one in stock so Mark had Harding ship it to my house.there web site is www.flyfishusa.com
tight lines,brian:devil:
 

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Harding rules!

Got the double case Ryan mentioned and love it!!

Fits my Sage 9150 and 8150 backup for winter trips, then shifts to the 8150 and 7136 for summer jaunts. Good zippers, solid workmanship, well padded, and a good $$.

Plus a cool color!:D Not much more you can ask!

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The Harding rod cases

you can buy them directly from them at their web site Hardingandsons.com
They ahve single and double rod cases.
 
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