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All,

Since buying my first 8150 I now feel like I need to have another in case....well you know....scary thought. So. If anyone has a Sage 8150 that they would like to part with please contact me.

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Ken Campbell
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Ken:

I am curious as to what lines you use on your 8150?

DH
 
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Airflo

Delta long 8/9 on the advice of my betters, prior to that a 550 skagit with a 5 foot cheater. Both cast well. The rod is very insistent that I slow down and use good technique ( which I don't have)!

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Ken Campbell
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Dry

For a dry line something about 650 grains over 75' is perfection.

My first choice would be the Ian Gordon Spey 75' 8/9.
There is a GPS which is 670 which would work just fine.
The old Airflo Traditional was nice too
 

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Yep, I have used the Airflo Traditional 7/8 on it recently and it is an amazing contrast to the Rio 550 g Skagit I had using. I am just now beginning my long belly Spey line education.
 
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Smile!!!

Now will someone please sell me another 8150!!!



grin

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Bump

Still looking....


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Ken Campbell
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There is a GPS which is 670 which would work just fine.
I was just throwing it (GPS 8/9) last night on my 8150 and it is a very nice match. Casts well in close, loads the rod fully with the entire head out, and slings far with a very relaxed stroke. Sorry Ken, I'm not selling, but I hope this bump helps!
 
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He He

Thanks Steve!!!

It'll happen!!


Ken Campbell
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As someone who has owned both rods and written about them over the years, I think it unfair to compare the 8150 and the 1509. Both are fine rods but they are as different as night and day. The 8150 is a traditional flexing rod with a nice backbone. The 1509 a much faster rod with a soft tip. I'm a die hard T&T fan and think the 1509 a good casting tool but the 8150 is a classic!
 
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Heh,

Jonesy's messin with me now. I think I insulted his T&T at lunch the other day!

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Back up plan

An alternative is the Loomis Greased Line FR 18078-4 15ft. 7/8 wt Spey rod. It is nearly a carbon copy of the Sage 8150. These rods are still in production so if you can't find someone who will give up the 8150 there is a very similar rod out there.

Theres one on ebnay now but only about 1 day to go on it.

DH

BTW: I also have the 8150 & the T&T 1409/5 and I concur that with the former it's an 8150 slow dance vs the latter T&T tango.

too much dancing with stars, now off finally to FISH!
 

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Tip,once again,I can't seem to be able to disagree with Ya! As a matter of fact it was your sublime post on Hardy history that got me in "over my head" with my Perfect collection.You better hope Dianne doesn't figure out where you live! I still want to put my 15' Highlander 7/8/9 in Cailen's hands someday for a comparison though.......Jonesy
 
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