I"m not considering this reel for a spey rod but can anyone give me some info on a Sage 707 reel. Was this a pioneer of large arbor reels or??? The one I saw also had loop printed down by the patend #
The Sage 707 was made by Loop and sold in the US for several years. Sage temporarily got out of the reel business and stopped distributing both the 700 series (Loop) and the 500 Series (Hardy.) Not too long later, they bought Lamson and were back in the reel business. The Sage 707 is the same reel as the Loop #2, though there have been several revisions over the last decade. That particular size has now been discontinued. Loop and Sage had a long "across the pond" relationship that ended just this past year.
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