The 6 wt Scott is a pretty soft action rod with a relatively short bottom grip. Nice for short casts and a great nymphing rod for trout. I have not tied the Sage you asked about but would highly recommend the next Scott in the line up - the 12'8" 7 wt - an incredible fishing tool - good crisp action but very smooth casting - can hit 100' with not too much effort and handles tips very well
I have one which I built and like the rod well enough.
It will cast right along with the rest of the 6wts.
I have cast it with a long belly S.A. Steelhead taper and it will handle the whole head.
Think this rod would be very easy to over line.
Good Summer run rod for the Stilly.
I have this rod and two weeks ago on the Clark Fork at Warm Springs and Rock Creek, MT I used this rod to the exclusion of 5 other rods I had with me. I am a new and very average spey caster, so I cant' tell what the full potential of this rod is, but I can tell you what I did. Doug Persico--thee man on Rock Creek who runs the Mercantile there---said he had never seen anyone spey Rock Creek before. Typically, I would pick nice steelhead type runs with my butt up against a granite strewn bank which rose 20-30 ft to the road and spey 50-60 ft to within 10 ft of the far bank, put in a mend or two and let my 'wonder-bugger'drift on down. Did not have great numbers, but in the last hour brought a plump 19" bow to net; with the talk I heard in the shop, no one was doing any better than I was. Did this six hours a day for six days. Used a Rio Mid-Spey line(Simon Gawesworth's suggestion) and an Abel 2 reel. "William" who posts this site suggested I lengthen the butt by 3" and I am having that done. This is a really nice nymphing and streamer fishing tool.
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