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: 7136-4 Sage rod.....


Dutch
05-24-2003, 12:39 PM
Hi all,
for a small amount of money I have bought myself a Sage 7136-4 blank.
It seems to me a great rod for grillse and seatroutfishing.
Now, from what I heard, the rod seems to be a lot better, if some 5 inches are taken of the tip. Does anyone of you experts know this rod, and if so, is the advice, mentioned above, a good one...

Cutting a piece of a blank seems so definite..
Best, and thanks in advance, Hans,
Dutch.

fredaevans
05-24-2003, 06:39 PM
a hair on my chinnie, chin, chin.:D

Leave the rod as is; you'll screw up the rod action big time. This (I'm assuming you've got the newer green blank) is one of the fav. rods for summer run fishing in the PNW and elsewhere.

Great rod for fish up to 10ísh pounds in moving rivers. But the rod will work on far larger fish ... but you'll spend a good bit of time playing them off the reel until you get the bugger under control.
fae

Dutch
05-26-2003, 01:19 PM
Hi Fred, thanks for your reply.
The blank I am referring to is an older, brown one....
Will this change your opinion?
Best, Hans.

fredaevans
05-26-2003, 01:30 PM
Major difference between the two 7136-4's (and I have both) is the 'green one' is a considerably faster action rod. More of a 'light Euro' blank vs. the brownie's 'traditional action.' Different as they may be, both are delightful rods to work with.

Another example where Sage has considerably changed the action(s) of their rods would be the brown vs. green 9140-4's and the huge difference between the 14' vs. the 15' versions of their 9wt speys. The 15' foot rod only weighs in about a .25 oz more than the 14 foot rod but they rod actions are from completly different planets. For winter steelhead work I go armed with both rods. the 14 with a dry line and my sinking leader lash-up, the 15 foot rod will have up to a 400 grain RIO big boy.

fae

Dutch
05-26-2003, 02:28 PM
Thanks Fred,
and mighty quick as well.
I will keep the saw in the box, and follow your advice.
I will be using the rod in Norway, for nightfishing for seatrout in August, providing we will see some water in the river this year...
Many thanks, Hans.

Dutch
05-26-2003, 03:38 PM
Another question: what line dies this rod work with?
I have found out, that Sage 2 handers are not always accurate in their lining....
Best, Hans.

fredaevans
05-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Back in a moment ...:D

Greenie has the 6/7 SA XLT (Great!! Combo for this rod) the Browie reel doesn't have the line 'sticker' on it (Dah Fred ... another way of spelling dumb sh..) but it looks like a RIO 6-7-8 WC.
fae

Dutch
05-27-2003, 07:21 AM
Thanks Fred,
The Rio 6-7-8 WC sounds fair to me....
I will give it a go....
Best, Hans.

juro
05-27-2003, 07:39 AM
Rio 7/8 Midspey is ideally suited to this rod IMHO. The 6/7/8 Windcutter is a good choice for use with tips but be careful which tips, don't go too grainy.

fredaevans
05-27-2003, 08:51 PM
Almost (remember I've not been there .. done that) sounds 'too heavy' for the brownie. The green blank ... now that could be a heck of a combo. And agree with you 110% on the tips comment.

I don't use tips on this rod at all; just very long leaders and heavily wted flys for summer use here on the Rogue.
fae

juro
05-27-2003, 09:04 PM
It definitely likes the 7/8 midspey but the brownie likes to be bent at a certain spot or it doesn't work very well. Once that sweet spot is loaded up that rod is a pleasure albeit very particular that it's loaded in that specific manner. Lately I have a preference for lighter, smoother rods with more reserve power, but that was once my favorite summer rod.

fredaevans
05-28-2003, 12:45 AM
But a 'Swave Debon-airíe, rake and roc-on-tour,' fellow 'intro'ed' me to a certain Cnd rod a couple of weekends ago in the '7wt class.' Who? could tell who the 'green hornet' was behind the "Foster Grants," but the light rod was a dream trip.

:smokin:

Great! light rod J.
fae