I own and love my Sage 9140. My friends father wants to get into spey fishing and has his eye on a Loop Greenline 9140. I tried to tell him that I cannot imagine an easier rod to learn on than the Sage but he is still leaning towards the Loop. Is the Loop similar to the Sage? Is it as easy to learn to spey cast with as the Sage? All opinions welcome as he does not have the internet and I promised I would ask you guys the questions and print out all responses so he could read them.