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So my sage rod busted on Sunday night, and sent it in for warranty repair, but the timing couldn't be worst, NU fishing season at its prime, IMHO. I have this Scott SH conversion to a switch rod, but I'm having a helluva time figuring out the rod, it's an 8wt 9'6" rod with the addition to the handle it measures just short of 10' to make it a real small switch rod. I scoured the net for info figured that 330 grains should be where it should be? Made a scandi head out of an old line measures out 25' and 338 grains. Just don't seem to think it loads good. It's probably the caster not doing something right. Has anyone have any experience with this rod? How is the action on this? I'm not the greatest caster and the flex on it seems soft, any help on lining this rod would be appreciated


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Coma,

Give Steve Godshall a call 541 840-2594, he can spec out your rod and build some lines for you. The Rogue is only minutes away from Bob and Steve's shop in Central Point so you can get the rod and lines dialed in, and if your lucky Jedi Ron Hayashi might be around to lend some input.

I have two Scott S3 conversions, they are both great rods. And with Steve's lines at the right length and grains they are a joy to cast and fish.

Steve is a seven day a week kind of guy, so I'd bet he's in the shop right now.

Enjoy The Spey Journey,
sixheads

Steve did the conversions on both of the rods. Beauties.
 

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Went to visit Steve to see what he thought, put the Scott on his vise set up and did his magic, he told me the rod has an enormous amount of tip power, he whipped up a test line for me to try, 24' in length and 381 grains. Told me to go fish and see what we can come up with after. I tell you this guy is awesome, will go test this line asap. It's gonna be a trial and error type thing as this rod is sorta oneoff, but that's what makes it fun

Really lucky to be so close to this guy and be able to help me out, thanks Steve!!
 

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Coma,

Good call. What kind of line did you get ? Sounds like a scandi. And yes Steve is one of the good guys and an icon in the industry, you are lucky to be so close.

Something to put in the memory bank, Steve also builds some crazy, wicked, pinche fly rods.

Let me know how things progress.


Enjoy The Spey Journey,
sixheads
 
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