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Anybody cast the Sage VT2 7130-4? Herd it was the best of the lineup.
Any "Mid." head floaters that fit this one like a glove? I was thinking a 6/7 RIO midspey.
 

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I know a pretty little gal that uses this rod to wack out a skagit 550 with an
8wt floating tip one Hell of a long ways. For a mid-head I would try a 7/8 MidSpey.
 

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MJ Adams,

I'm a newbie spey guy, and I got this as my first rod a few months ago. I haven't tried a midbelly line with it yet though. In my uneducated hands, it works well with an 8/9/10 windcutter (although I think a 7/8/9 might be better), and absolutely rocks with a 550 skagit as MJC said. I've been thinking of giving a CND Gavity point 7/8 or a 7/8/9 midspey a shot now that my casting has started to improve.

Ben
 

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Here is some VT2/line info from Sage rep and spey caster "El Excellente" George Cook:


7130-4 13' for 7 line=WC 7/8/9, Skagit 450-Sinktips 9'-15'-109 to 175grns.

8139-4 13'9" for 8 line=WC 8/9/10, Skagit 550 with skagit cheater 5' 8/9/10-Sinktips 84 to 190grns.

9144 14'4" for a 9 line=WC 9/10/11, Skagit 650 with 5' cheater 9/10/11-Sinktips 9' to 24'-129 to 300grns.
 

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Thank you

For the info. The WC 7/8/9 sounds like it would be a good setup, I'll pass on the sakgit line for my atlantic fishing. Taking a look at simons new VT2 recommendations I Think I'm going to give the Midspey 7/8 a whirl and see where that takes me.
 

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I was impressed to cast this rod with an Airflo Delta Long 7/8 .. and then Delta Long 8/9 equally well. This is a strong rod for the 7 wt rating that it holds.
 

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That's a nice rod, but be aware that, in my hands at least, it's more of a solid 8 wt than a 7 wt, as Steve noted. George's 2007 recomendations reflect that as well, he now suggests an 8/9/10 WC or 550 skagit. I fought with this rod for a couple of trips with a 7/8/9 and just never found it loaded to my liking. With good timing you can cast a 7/8/9 off of the tip, but I much prefer a heavier line. For floatiers I like the 8/9/10 WC, 8/9 Delta and 8/9 Delta Long. And as noted, a 550 skagit is a rocket launcher.

-Nate
 

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SSPey " This is a strong rod for the 7 wt rating that it holds." Yeah I agree, wiggled it a couple of times at the shop and it seemed to have power to spare, perhaps this is not exactly the rod I am looking for, I'm looking for something for those lazy Mid-summer days grilse and sea trout fishing on medium-medium/small size rivers?
 

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lining the 7130

I am just about to pick up the 7130 and would like to hear some opinions a 550 skagit or grainage. so....with a rio 550 skagit and 15 foot tips what total grainage have you guys found work well. or is it that our guys have your total skagit head weighing ~550? in the original post a rep quoted
"7130-4 13' for 7 line=WC 7/8/9, Skagit 450-Sinktips 9'-15'-109 to 175grns."
this would give you a total grainage of 559-634
with a 550 skagit the grainage would jump to 659-634
huge difference between the two....................................
What do you guys figure?:confused:
 

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I cast it with the 6/7 MidSpey and it felt a lot like the T&T 1307 with it, which means that I really liked it with the 6/7 mid-belly. It was a nice, fast recovering, medium stiff rod with a progressive movement of casting load down the blank. However, if a person likes to feel the rod bend to the cork most of the time, going up a line size would put more of a bend in the rod.
 
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