DS was the introductory line a few years ago,they have been replaced with the Launch series. Sage used Graphite II, I think they are up to G5 now.
Casts short and long. I used my 2 piece DS2 590 it to pass my FFF Casting Instructor test with an SA XXD 5 weight line. I can hit 85-90 feet on a good day on the grass...with a tail wind...downhill...:roll:
I cast a friends original DS series 9140 today, have to say I was impressed. With an ultra slow underhand stroke the 38ft full sink 9/10 Hardy heads were just zooming out of this stick. With better running line management I would have been putting flies in trees across the river. I really like the butt cap of the lower cork, nice for a minimul index finger/thumb grip. I had told my buddy numerous times I thought the 9/10's would be too light for that rod, I was wrong, almost felt as though she could go a bit lighter.
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