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If you owned a older sage 7136 (brown), what dry line and weight would you put on it? I have the RIO 8/9/10 Windcutter and is OK. Think it might be a little over loaded. Been thinking about the Airflo lines.

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The Rio WC 6-7-8 seems to load it right for me, same rod. Does a better job when the right length of line is out there, which was part of the learning curve for me with that rod. I bought a DTF for it but never used it... I'll have to give that a try next fall. I am anxious to try the new blank, hear great things about it from Skookum and well pretty much everyone who has it.
 

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.2 cts worth but think Juro's on the mark.

Have both the 'old brown' and the 'new green' of the 7136-4. Very different rods; to repeat my self (sorry guys) the 'brown' is a 7wt rod, the 'green' is actually a light 8. The Rio WC 6-7-8 is a wonderful dry line match up for the 'brown' rod. Lots of line choices spooled, but this is the line/reel I just leave on the rod.

OK match up with the 'green,' but I prefer something closer to a 'true' 8wt dry line like a 8 DT or the TT 8 for the 'green' version of this rod.
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I've had mine for about 5 years now, so I believe it's the older one(didn't know there was a new one) and so far I have tried the Cortland 444 WF 8/9-F, SA Spey/Salmon taper WF 8/9-F, the SA Steelhead taper WF-8-F, the SA Steelhead taper WF-7-F, and the Rio W/C WWF7/8/9-F, the Cortland line is the line I bought when I bought the rod and I chopped it to fish heads with , I don't mind it, but it gets kinda ugly with heavier heads, the SA lines I didn't like, but the Rio line I like, I haven't and won't chop it because I like it the way it is. I tried the SA Steelhead taper because I was told by someone knowlegable that that is the line he uses for it in the 7 weight, I didn't like it, the 8 weight I tried as I had it for one of my single handed rod, the SA Spey line I didn't like so I chopped it as well and use it for heads(still don't like it)
So this probably didn't help, other than I like the Rio the best but use the Cortland the most as I mostly fish heads this time of year.

Oh, also remember that this is coming from a guy that can't Speycast all that well and these line on this rod in the hands of a well abled Speycaster would work just fine.

I just thought I would tell you my experience with the rod and lines.

The Flymaster.
 

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Dry line

I would opt for a line with a bit longer head such as the Airflo long Delta or Rio Midspey - the Windcutter 7/8/9 is 525 grains the 6/7/8 is 455 gr. Seems folks indicate the lower line weight may be best.

The Midspey 6/7 is 490, the Midspey 7/8 is 560

The long Delta 7/8 is 550. (Do not make a 6/7)

I think I would opt for the long Delta or maybe the lighter Midspey I just put the Airflo on my Scott 12'8" 7 wt and it casts like a dream. I think the Scott will be faster and more an 8 than the Sage so that line might be slightly heavy but think it would still be a great choice. Somewhat heavier than the Windcutter but line distributed out over an additional 10 to 15 feet.
 

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Triangle Taper 7/8 Spey

I've put a lot of lines on this rod, including some custom lines, but the best off-the-shelf for me was the TT Spey 7/8 (I think it would be the #7 now). It won't turn over really big flies easily without cutting it back a little, but it sure cast those sparse greased line flies nicely.
 
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