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I am looking to get a new spey rod. I've had the opportunity to cast a couple of them - a Sage 8126 and a 7136. I casted the 8126 the best of the two rods. I am looking for one rod to fish medium sized rivers, 70 % floating lines, 30% sink tips. The two rods I'm considering are the 8126 and the 7141, although I haven't tried this one yet - just heard great things about it.

If anyone has any suggestions on lines and rods that fit the uses I have described, please let me know. I have only been spey casting for a couple of months.
 

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Jo - welcome to the Board. I would suggest that you also look at the CND rods, especially the Skagit. It does a great job with a 8/9 midspey and with Skagit style lines for sinktip work. I have also tried it with a 7/8 XLT out to 85 feet or so of the head without overloading the rod. With a 15 foot leader that is about 100 feet for working with a dry line.
 

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If you search the archives under "1307" or "1308" or "7136" or "8126" etc then you can learn a lot about line - rod matches.
 

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Steve and Ted -
Thanks for helping me with my spey rod questions. Ted: I found the CND web site but could not find the Skagit rod you mentioned. IF you know another source for this rod, please let me know. Also, what reel would you recommend on the Skagit rod or the 7141? Thank you for your help.
Joe
 

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Skagit Cast Specialist

Joe - it is in the Specialist series. Try
http://www.cndspey.com/products.htm#

I hve used an Able 3 for the 8/9 midspey. Something with a little more capacity would be nice, and essential for a longer line.

Meiser is a site sponsor and might be closer to you with some rods to cast.
Try http://www.meiserflyrods.com/

If you get to the Seattle area, Rivery Run Angler in Carnation has a good selection of CND and some of the more popular Meiser rods.

Good luck in the search.
 
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